State Laws and Regulations

Michigan’s Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act - NREPA (451 of 1994, as amended)

“AN ACT to protect the environment and natural resources of the state; to codify, revise, consolidate, and classify laws relating to the environment and natural resources of the state; to regulate the discharge of certain substances into the environment; to regulate the use of certain lands, waters, and other natural resources of the state; to protect the people's right to hunt and fish; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state and local agencies and officials; to provide for certain charges, fees, assessments, and donations; to provide certain appropriations; to prescribe penalties and provide remedies; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.”   

Prohibited and restricted species in Michigan

Part 413 of NREPA (Section 324.41301) defines prohibited and restricted species in Michigan and limits the possession, import or sale of such species.

Aquatic nuisance control

Part 33 of NREPA, Aquatic Nuisance Control (Section 33), defines permitted actions and procedures for the treatment of aquatic nuisance species.