Michigan Refined Petroleum Cleanup Advisory Council

The Refined Petroleum Advisory Council, a new legislatively-created body, is required to make a recommendation to the Governor and the Legislature on how funds transferred from the Michigan Underground Storage Tank Financial Assurance Fund to a new Refined Petroleum Fund should be expended.  The Refined Petroleum Fund was established in 2004 to fund gasoline inspection programs, corrective actions to address releases of petroleum products under a refined petroleum product cleanup program, and to cover costs of administering the Fund

The council is required to submit a report to the Governor and the legislature that evaluates and makes recommendations for a refined petroleum cleanup program that provides for corrective actions necessary to address releases of refined petroleum products, makes recommendations on appropriate limitation costs for administering the Refined Petroleum Fund, and makes recommendations to update obsolete provisions of Michigan law relating to releases of refined petroleum products and cleanup.

Refined Petroleum Cleanup Page

Members

James Patrick Clift, Lansing, MI

General public

Allen A. Cholger, Madison Heights, MI

General public

Edward S. Weglarz, Livonia, MI

Petroleum industry

All three members have served since 3/8/2005 at the Pleasure of the Governor.