March 07, 2023, Introduced by Reps. Aiyash, McKinney, Tyrone Carter, Tsernoglou, Dievendorf, Rheingans, Wilson, Wegela, Hope, Mentzer, Paiz, Morgan, VanderWall, Byrnes, Puri, Liberati and Weiss and referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, Environment, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation.

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled

"Natural resources and environmental protection act,"

(MCL 324.101 to 324.90106) by adding section 5519b.

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 5519b. (1) Subject to subsection (3), by March 1 annually, the department shall prepare and submit to the legislature a report that includes the following related to the department's asbestos program:

(a) For the previous calendar year, all of the following:

(i) The number of inspectors employed by the department.

(ii) The number of inspections conducted.

(iii) The percentage of original notices of intention received for which inspections were conducted.

(iv) The number of enforcement actions taken.

(b) An evaluation and recommendation based on the evaluation of whether the department has a sufficient number of inspectors to carry out National Emission Standard for Asbestos, 40 CFR part 61, subpart M. The evaluation shall be based on metrics established by the department for the percentage of original notices of intention under 40 CFR 61.145 for renovations or demolitions received during a calendar year for which inspections were conducted during that calendar year. The minimum percentage set by the department for a determination of sufficiency shall be at least 15%.

(2) The report prepared under subsection (1) shall be posted on the department's website and published in the Michigan Register.

(3) The report required under subsection (1) may be combined with the report required under section 5522.

Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days after the date it is enacted into law.