April 9, 2019, Introduced by Senators JOHNSON, HOLLIER, LUCIDO, BAYER, ANANICH, WOJNO, RUNESTAD, DALEY, IRWIN, ALEXANDER and MCMORROW and referred to the Committee on Environmental Quality.
A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled
"Public health code,"
by amending section 12707 (MCL 333.12707), and by adding section
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 12707. (1) Not later than 60 days after the completion of
a well, a well drilling contractor shall provide the owner with a
copy and the department, or local health department, with 2 copies
of a record indicating the well owner's name, location of the well,
well depth, geologic materials and thicknesses of materials
penetrated, amount of casing, static water levels, and any other
which that may be required by the rules and
construction code promulgated under section 12714.
(2) The department or local health department shall send 1
copy of the record described in subsection (1) to the director of
the department of natural resources not later than 30 days after
its receipt from the well drilling contractor. In addition, if the
local health department requires testing of water from the well for
the presence of contaminants, the local health department shall
send a copy of those test results to the department.
(3) Standard forms for the record described in subsection (1)
shall be provided by the department or the contractor's forms may
be used if approved by the department. A record for a drive point
well where no earth materials are removed from the well bore is
sufficient if the owner's name, well location, depth, casing,
static water level, and screen data are stated.
Sec. 12707a. (1) Not later than January 1, 2021, the
department shall develop and maintain an interactive electronic map
showing statewide well water testing results where contaminants
have been confirmed in groundwater samples. The map must include,
but is not limited to, all of the following contaminants:
(f) Trichloroethylene (TCE).
(2) The map described in subsection (1) must be based on
confirmed data collected by the department, local health
departments, and other sources approved by the department. The map
must display the following information:
(a) A visible listing of the results of each well water test,
including the presence or absence of each contaminant within the
map, for each well highlighted by a user from its location on the
(b) Color coding functionality by contaminant so that a user
may discern where the various contaminants are found to be present
in a given area of this state.
(c) Shading of the color codes for each contaminant to
demonstrate the relative concentration of the contaminant in each
area of this state where it was found to be present.
(3) On the website containing the interactive electronic map
described in subsection (1), the department shall include links to
regularly updated information sheets containing the following
(a) A list of the potential health hazards associated with
each contaminant from 1 or more reputable sources.
(b) The concentration level of each contaminant for which the
level exceeds state drinking water standards or standards
established by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
(c) Information about how each contaminant may be mitigated
and how well water may be treated to effectively remove each
contaminant so that the water flowing through it is rendered safe
for consumption and other household use.
(d) Contact information for entities capable of assisting
users in having their well water tested for contaminants, including
all of the following:
(i) All local health departments.
(ii) The department of environmental quality drinking water
(iii) All certified drinking water analysis laboratories in
(4) As used in this section:
(a) "Department" means the department of environmental
(b) "PFAS" means perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl
(c) "Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)" means any compound of
carbon, excluding carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, carbonic acid,
metallic carbides or carbonates and ammonium carbonate, which
participates in atmospheric photochemical reactions, except those
designated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as
having negligible photochemical reactivity.
Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days
after the date it is enacted into law.