Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy
Drinking Water and Environmental Health Division
Administrative Rules for Part 1. Well Construction Code
Rule Set 2022-39 EQ
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Thursday, March 2, 2023
In Person: Lee Walker Conference Room, Atrium Level, North Tower, Constitution Hall, 525 West
Allegan Street, Lansing, MI 48933.
Virtual: https://bit.ly/3CytDBF To join by phone only: 213-787-0529 (conference code 881478).
The Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy will hold a public hearing to receive public
comments on proposed changes to the Part 1. Well Construction Code rule set.
The current rules adopt ASTM International Specification C 150-89 “Standard Specification for Portland
Cement” (C 150-89) and require the use of Portland Cement that meets the requirements of this
specification as an approved water supply system component. Up until 2022, the manufacturers of
Portland Cement made the most common product (Type I) that is compliant with the specification. To
reduce their carbon footprint, the manufacturers have modified the product and it no longer complies with
C 150-89. The modified product, which is similar in characteristics, is referred to as Type IL. Modification
of the language to allow the use of the Type IL would alleviate the need to use less common currently
approved products and use a more sustainable product that has similar characteristics to Type I for safe
water supply well construction.
By authority conferred on by Section 12714 of Part 127, Water Supply and Sewer Systems, of the Public
Health Code, 1978 PA 368 as amended, MCL 333.12714, gives EGLE rule and construction code
The proposed rules will take effect immediately after filing with the Secretary of State. The proposed
issue of the Michigan Register. Copies of these proposed rules may also be obtained by mail or
electronic mail at the following email address: DeyoungD@Michigan.gov.
Comments on these proposed rules may be made at the hearing, by mail, or by electronic mail at the
following addresses until 3/2/2023 at 05:00PM.
Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, Drinking Water and Environmental
Health Division, Attention: David DeYoung
Constitution Hall, 525 W Allegan Street, 4th Floor-South, P.O. Box 30817, Lansing, MI 48909-8311
The public hearing will be conducted in compliance with the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act. If the
hearing is held at a physical location, the building will be accessible with handicap parking available.
Anyone needing assistance to take part in the hearing due to disability may call 517-898-3589 to make