State Rep. Scott VanSingel’s plan to strengthen local economies by creating additional recycling opportunities was discussed this week in the House Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Committee.
House Bill 5816, part of a six-bill bipartisan plan, improves the planning process for landfill sites, and recognizes and increases access to recycling and composting opportunities.
“These are much-needed changes for Michiganders everywhere,” VanSingel said. “By modernizing our state law, we can look forward to the creation of additional jobs and a cleaner environment.”
In addition, the plan provides oversight of facilities that manage recycled materials to minimize potential environmental impacts and nuisances. It also provides more regulatory certainty and a level playing field.
Key changes include adding location, design, and operating provisions for facilities such as composters, recycling facilities, and anaerobic digesters; establishing a regulatory structure for small, medium, and large composting facilities; and providing for permitting and inspection of materials utilization facilities.
“This is the right move for the people of Newaygo, Lake and Oceana counties and throughout the entire state,” VanSingel said.
HBs 5812-5817 remain in committee for further review.
There is a clear and present need for greater support for women in Michigan who are experiencing crisis pregnancies. If they don’t find the support they need, changes are high that they will either seek an abortion, or be destined for a life in poverty.
State Rep. Scott VanSingel today called on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Department of Health and Human Services to amend their unilateral orders and allow winter contact sports to resume in Michigan schools as was previously anticipated until the governor extended the pause last week.
Rep. Scott VanSingel today announced emergency funding will be available in parts of Western Michigan to eligible small businesses, agricultural associations, and nonprofits impacted by frost and freeze that occurred in spring 2020.