Beneficial Reuse

Bill Number: 
HB 5400
Status: 
Enrolled
Vote Result: 
House: Yeas = 68, Nays = 42 | Senate: Yeas = 25, Nays = 11
Desired Vote: 
Yes
Priority: 
1

Expands the types of industrial byproducts that can be used as fill for roads and parking lots. Toxic industrial byproducts like fly ash that is scrubbed from smokestacks at coal-fired power plants and known to contain high levels of mercury would be classified as "beneficial use materials." Those materials could then be spread on roads outside Michigan homes, schools, and businesses.