EGLE involved the Michigan Ground Water Association in the development of the rules, which represents small
businesses as a whole.
Cost-Benefit Analysis of Rules (independent of statutory impact)
28. Estimate the actual statewide compliance costs of the rule amendments on businesses or groups.
EGLE does not anticipate a change in compliance costs regarding the rule revision on businesses or groups. If the
rule revision is not successful, a lack of available products that meet the Well Code will increase costs, decreasing the
ability of contractors to complete the work.
A. Identify the businesses or groups who will be directly affected by, bear the cost of, or directly benefit from the
Citizens and businesses that require cement products under the Well Code for use in well installation and well
abandonment activities, along with water well drilling contractors, will benefit directly from the proposed rules. The
proposed rules allow the use of readily available Type IL for these tasks. If the proposed rule changes are not
approved and Type IL is not allowed, costs will increase due to a lack of an approved product.
B. What additional costs will be imposed on businesses and other groups as a result of these proposed rules (i.e.
new equipment, supplies, labor, accounting, or recordkeeping)? Please identify the types and number of businesses
and groups. Be sure to quantify how each entity will be affected.
EGLE does not foresee additional costs imposed on businesses and other groups as a result of these proposed rules.
29. Estimate the actual statewide compliance costs of the proposed rules on individuals (regulated individuals or
the public). Include the costs of education, training, application fees, examination fees, license fees, new
equipment, supplies, labor, accounting, or recordkeeping.
EGLE does not foresee any additional costs on individuals to implement the proposed rule changes.
A. How many and what category of individuals will be affected by the rules?
Individuals who rely on well water for potable use and those businesses that provide water well drilling services will
be affected by the proposed rule changes.
B. What qualitative and quantitative impact do the proposed changes in rules have on these individuals?
Except for utilizing a similar cement product, no impact is anticipated to the regulated individuals and public.
30. Quantify any cost reductions to businesses, individuals, groups of individuals, or governmental units as a result
of the proposed rules.
EGLE cannot exactly quantify the cost reductions. Under the existing rules, the products listed are difficult to find
and are likely more expensive. The proposed rules will reduce the current costs by including Type IL, which is
currently available at retail stores where cement products are sold.
31. Estimate the primary and direct benefits and any secondary or indirect benefits of the proposed rules. Please
provide both quantitative and qualitative information, as well as your assumptions.
The primary benefit of these proposed rules is sustaining the ability to protect public health when water well
installation and abandonment occurs in the state.
32. Explain how the proposed rules will impact business growth and job creation (or elimination) in Michigan.
The passage of the proposed rule changes will allow the use of a readily available product and likely help with
controlling costs when cement is required in well installation and abandonment activities. The proposed rules will
not have a significant impact on business growth and job creation.
33. Identify any individuals or businesses who will be disproportionately affected by the rules as a result of their
industrial sector, segment of the public, business size, or geographic location.
EGLE is not aware of any individuals or businesses who will be disproportionately affected by the rules.
34. Identify the sources the agency relied upon in compiling the regulatory impact statement, including the
methodology utilized in determining the existence and extent of the impact of the proposed rules and a cost-
benefit analysis of the proposed rules.
EGLE relied upon department experts, information from existing EGLE data sources, and stakeholders (cement
industry, local health agencies, and water well drilling contractors) in the development of the Regulatory Impact
Statement and estimated cost-benefit analysis of the proposed rules.