GLRPPR Sector Resource: Michigan: Green Chemistry Executive Order (Executive Directive No. 2006-6)
Michigan: Green Chemistry Executive Order (Executive Directive No. 2006-6)
This Michigan executive order is for the promotion of green chemistry for sustainable economic development and protection of public health. Issued by Governor Jennifer Granholm and effective October 17, 2006, the order establishes state policy and encourages green chemistry education, research and partnerships between academia and industry. Includes a definition of green chemistry based upon 12 principles. The order declares that the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will establish a "Green Chemistry Support Program to promote and coordinate state green chemistry research, development, demonstration, education, and technology transfer activities in Michigan." Among other things this support program is charged with making annual recommendations to the Governor for a Governor's Green Chemistry Award to promote "excellence, innovation, economic development, and public health risk reduction by businesses and institutions." The support program will also "convene a Green Chemistry Support Roundtable to include representatives of public health, industrial, environmental, local government, and general public perspectives as deemed appropriate by the Department. The Roundtable may establish subgroups organized around particular chemicals or other classes of chemicals to identify the need for green chemistry research and innovation for alternatives."
Office of the Governor of Michigan
Date of Publication:
October 17, 2006
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