Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Rivers, Lakes, and Streams Act. Requires the Director of the Environmental Protection Agency to seek negotiations with each state that borders Lake Michigan to establish a notification policy under which the states will notify one another when permitting new sources of water pollution or increased levels of pollution into Lake Michigan. Requires the Director to report to the General Assembly no later than January 1, 2009 on the status of these negotiations. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that there is no rulemaking authority under the amendatory Act, but that the Governor may suggest rules by filing them with the General Assembly and requesting that the General Assembly authorize such rulemaking by law, enact the suggested rules into law, or take other appropriate action in the General Assembly's discretion.