SENATE BILL NO. 491

September 04, 2019, Introduced by Senators BRINKS and CHANG and referred to the Committee on Environmental Quality.

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled

"Natural resources and environmental protection act,"

(MCL 324.101 to 324.90106) by adding section 5506a.

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 5506a. (1) An application for a new or renewal permit under this part and a permit for which an application was filed on or after the effective date of the amendatory act that added this section shall include a plan for the appropriate reduction of emissions to protect air quality on winter thermal inversion action days declared under section 5543 for the geographic area where the emissions source is located. When a winter thermal inversion action day is declared for the geographic area where the emissions source is located, the permittee shall comply with the plan and promptly report to the department, in the manner required by the department, the steps taken for compliance.

(2) If a new or renewal permit issued under this part after the effective date of the amendatory act that added this section provides for an emissions averaging period, the emissions averaging period for the months of November through March shall not exceed 8 hours, and exceedances of the required average during that 5-month period shall not total more than 1 hour.

(3) As used in this section, "thermal inversion" means that term as defined in section 5543.

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

Enacting section 2. This amendatory act does not take effect unless Senate Bill No. 490 of the 100th Legislature is enacted into law.