New Wetlands Law Imposes Substantial Number of New Regulations, Leaves Farmers with Uncertainty

On July 2, 2013 the Governor signed Senate Bill 163 with immediate effect into Public Act 98 of 2013.  This new law is a dramatic policy change concerning the regulation of all privately owned drains and wetlands in the State of Michigan which has existed from October 1, 1980. “This new law has imposed a … Continue reading New Wetlands Law Imposes Substantial Number of New Regulations, Leaves Farmers with Uncertainty

US EPA Approves and Disapproves of Michigan’s Changes to the Inland Lakes & Streams and Wetland Protection Acts

On July 2, 2013, the Governor signed into law 2013 Public Act 98 which made some very significant changes to Michigan’s Inland Lakes & Streams and Wetlands Protection Acts which are known as “part 301” and “part 303,” respectively, of Michigan’s Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act. The federal Clean Water Act required the United … Continue reading US EPA Approves and Disapproves of Michigan’s Changes to the Inland Lakes & Streams and Wetland Protection Acts