June 20, 2019, Introduced by Reps. Howell, Tate and Mueller and referred to the Committee on Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation.
A bill to amend 1885 PA 152, entitled
"An act to authorize the establishment of facilities for former
members of the armed forces of the United States in the state of
Michigan; to create funds; and to provide for the promulgation of
(MCL 36.1 to 36.12) by adding section 10b.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 10b. (1) The board shall conduct sampling, analysis, and
remediation of lead contamination in drinking water from drinking
water taps and other sources of drinking water used for human
consumption at a Michigan veterans' facility. The board shall
conduct the sampling and analysis required under this section
within 1 year after the effective date of the amendatory act that
added this section and at least once every 3 years after that date.
(2) The sampling and analysis conducted under this section
must comply with all of the following:
(a) Sampling must be conducted at all buildings where
residents, staff, and other users of the Michigan veterans'
facility are present.
(b) A sample must be taken at each drinking water tap and any
other source of drinking water used for human consumption in each
of the buildings described in subdivision (a).
(c) Testing protocols must include a first-draw sample that is
taken after at least 6 hours of stagnation in a 250 ml bottle.
(3) The analysis of samples collected under this section must
be conducted by a laboratory certified by the department of
environmental quality or the United States Environmental Protection
Agency for the testing of contaminants listed in the state drinking
water standards as that term is defined in the safe drinking water
act, 1976 PA 399, MCL 325.1001 to 325.1023.
(4) The board shall make available the results of the sampling
and analysis conducted under this section in the administrative
office of the Michigan veterans' facility where the sampling and
analysis was conducted and provide a report of those results to the
Michigan veterans affairs agency. The Michigan veterans affairs
agency shall make the information received under this subsection
available on the agency's website.
(5) If the sampling and analysis conducted under this section
shows evidence of lead in the sampled drinking water at a level
higher than 12 mg/L, the board shall do all of the following:
(a) Immediately take out of service the drinking water tap or
other source of drinking water used for human consumption from
which the sample was taken.
(b) Provide direct notification to the Michigan veterans
affairs agency and, in a manner approved by the Michigan veterans
affairs agency, to the residents, staff, and other users of the
Michigan veterans' facility where the sampling and analysis was
(6) The sampling and analysis requirement provided in this
section does not apply if a licensed plumber or a licensed
professional engineer determines that a Michigan veterans' facility
building is lead free. The determination described in this
subsection must be documented in a signed statement by the person
making the determination.