Sec. 5. (1) The department shall promulgate and enforce rules to carry out this act pursuant
to the administrative procedures act of 1969, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24.201 to 24.328. The rules, at a minimum, shall include the following:
(a) Requirements for the submission of reports, plans, and specifications for the
design and construction of a waterworks system or a part thereof, and a plan for operating
and maintaining all or a part of the waterworks system, including the protection of
water quality within the distribution system as necessary to protect the public health.
(b) State drinking water standards and associated monitoring requirements, the attainment
and maintenance of which are necessary to protect the public health.
(c) The classification of waterworks systems or portions thereof, the examination
for certification of the operators of those systems including shift operators of water
treatment systems, and for the issuance, suspension, and revocation of certificates.
(d) Criteria for capacity assessments performed by the department at community supplies,
nontransient noncommunity water supplies, or a public water supply applying to the
department for assistance under part 54 of the natural resources and environmental
protection act, 1994 PA 451, MCL 324.5401 to 324.5418.
(e) Requirements for provision of facilities by public water supplies that will assure
an adequate and reliable supply of drinking water on a continuous basis.
(2) Rules governing public water supplies promulgated under former 1913 PA 98, and which were in effect on January 4, 1977 are continued in accordance with section 31 of the administrative procedures act of 1969, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24.231, and may be amended or rescinded by the director under this act.
(3) No rule promulgated may require the addition of any substance for preventive health
care purposes unrelated to contamination of drinking water.
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