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House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Department of environmental management. Amends the law concerning the property tax exemption for industrial waste control facilities to: (1) require the property owner seeking the exemption to certify that the property for which the exemption is claimed meets the exemption requirements; and (2) provide for the township assessor or county assessor, instead of the department of environmental management (department), to allow or deny the claimed exemption. Amends the law concerning assessed value deductions for hydroelectric power devices and geothermal energy heating or cooling devices to: (1) eliminate the requirement that the department determine whether a system or device qualifies for Department of environmental management. Amends the law concerning the property tax exemption for industrial waste control facilities to: (1) require the property owner seeking the exemption to certify that the property for which the exemption is claimed meets the exemption requirements; and (2) provide for the township assessor or county assessor, instead of the department of environmental management (department), to allow or deny the claimed exemption. Amends the law concerning assessed value deductions for hydroelectric power devices and geothermal energy heating or cooling devices to: (1) eliminate the requirement that the department determine whether a system or device qualifies for the deduction; and (2) provide that the township assessor or county assessor may consult with the department in determining whether to verify the certified statement of the property owner concerning a claimed deduction. Eliminates the requirement that the department itself, at least once per year, administer a certification examination for operators of water treatment plants, water distribution systems, and wastewater treatment plants. Requires instead the department to ensure that the examination is administered at least once per year, and allows the examination to be administered by independent third parties authorized by the commissioner of the department. ... View more