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Infrastructure

Aggregate Mining Permit Reform

Staff Contact

Dan Papineau

Director of Tax Policy & Regulatory Affairs

(517) 371-7669 | dpapineau@michamber.com

Summary of Bill & What It Means to You

SB 429, SB 430 and SB 431 promote aggregate mining and reinforce private property rights in Michigan.

In response to activist local governments continuing to deny mining permits for baseless reasons, the Michigan Chamber and other business groups have worked with labor unions on this package that removes aggregate mining permit authority from local governments and place it in the hands of the state’s environmental protection agency, the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE).

Chamber Position

Support: The Michigan Chamber supports SB 429-31.

By moving the permitting authority for new aggregate mining locations out of the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act and into the hands of EGLE, the legislation will help break the statewide stalemate on new sand and gravel mine permits, just as Michigan prepares to spend more public money on roads than at any time in the history of the state.  This change follows the precedent of other major extractive industries, which follow a similar process. This includes sectors such as cooper, nickel and iron ore mining, and the oil and gas industry.

Bill Sponsors

This bill is a Job Killer

Primary Sponsor: Senator Jim Ananich - District 27

Additional Supporter
Senator Adam

Related Issues

Support
Aggregate Mining Permit Reform

SB 429, SB 430 and SB 431 promote aggregate mining and reinforce private property rights in Michigan.

In response to activist local governments continuing to deny mining permits for baseless reasons, the Michigan Chamber and other business groups have worked with labor unions on this package that removes aggregate mining permit authority from local governments and place it in the hands of the state’s environmental protection agency, the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE).

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