Take Note of Recent QC/CP Regulatory Reform

by Paul French
Apr 2, 2013

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On May 1, 2012, portions of Michigan's Refined Petroleum Fund law (Part 215 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act) were amended, which significantly altered Sections 21542, 21543 and the associated QC/CP rules.

Formal changes to the rules were enacted under Section 324.21325 of the recent Part 213 amendments. These recent changes essentially remove the responsibility of certifying underground storage tank professionals from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and place the burden of selecting a qualified consultant on the owner and/or operator.

As a result of these changes, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) will no longer prepare or update a comprehensive preapproved list of qualified underground storage tank consultants, nor will the MDEQ certify individuals as such.

It is now the responsibility of the owner or operator to determine if a consultant is qualified. Consultants may now be asked by owners or operators to produce adequate supporting documentation to demonstrate an ability to meet the qualification requirements. The criteria by which a consultant is considered qualified as well as newly defined insurance requirements are presented in Section 324.21325 of the Part 213 amendments.

Please be assured that Envirologic has a full-time team of environmental professionals, each meeting the requirements of the new Part 213 amendments. The company also meets or exceeds all necessary insurance requirements.

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