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Current State Update

The latest state regulatory develoments that appear in the current issue of ELR's Weekly Update appear below. For material previously reported, refer to the state update archives.

Volume 45, Issue 23

Alaska: Infrastructure

The Industrial Development and Export Authority is proposing to amend Alaska Admin. Code tit. 3,§ 103 regarding the state's Arctic Infrastructure Development Program. Changes would promulgate regulations for the administration of the program including scope, eligibility requirements, and terms and conditions. A public hearing will be held September 9, 2015 and the deadline for comment is September 14, 2015.

Infrastructure

California: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Air Resources Board is proposing to amend Cal. Code Regs. tit. 13, §§1900, 1968.2, and 1968.5 regarding on–board diagnostic system requirements and associated enforcement provisions for cars, light–duty trucks, and medium–duty vehicles. Among other changes, the amendments would update the monitoring requirements for gasoline and diesel vehicles, and factor in low emission vehicle applications. A public hearing will be held September 24, 2015 and the deadline for comment is September 21, 2015.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

California: Pesticides

The Department of Pesticide Regulation is proposing to amend various portions of Cal. Code Regs. tit. 3, §§6000-6784 regarding field fumigation. Changes would revise approved field fumigation methods in the Sacramento Metro, San Joaquin Valley, South Coast, Southeast Desert, and Ventura ozone nonattainment areas. A public hearing will be held September 22, 2015 and the deadline for comment is September 23, 2015. See http://www.oal.ca.gov/res/docs/pdf/notice/32z-2015.pdf (pp. 1294-97).

Pesticides

Colorado: Invasive Species

The Department of Natural Resources is proposing to amend 2 Colo. Code Regs. §405-8 regarding aquatic nuisance species. Among other changes, the amendment would update decontamination procedures. A public hearing will be held September 10, 2015, and the deadline for comment is August 27, 2015. See http://www.sos.state.co.us/CCR/RegisterPdfContents.do?publicationDay=08/10/2015 (pp. 483-487).

Invasive Species

Colorado: Wildlife

The Department of Natural Resources is proposing to amend 2 Colo. Code Regs. §406-11 regarding wildlife sanctuaries. Change s would establish a provisional wildlife sanctuary license and add Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries accreditation as an alternative to the currently required AZA certification. See http://www.sos.state.co.us/CCR/RegisterPdfContents.do?publicationDay=08/10/2015 (pp. 488-492).

Wildlife

Hawaii: Wildlife

The Department of Land and Natural Resources is seeking public comment on its draft state wildlife action plan. The draft plan reviews the status of thousands of native species and addresses the state's anticipated conservation needs for the next 10 years. Public hearings will be held beginning August 17, 2015, and the deadline for comment is August 31, 2015. See http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/blog/2015/08/07/nr15-119/.

Wildlife

Illinois: Quality

The Department of Public health is proposing to amend Ill. Admin. Code tit. 77, §465 regarding drinking water regulations. Changes would approve an additional testing method for E. coli in water samples, and authorize testing by laboratories with an alternative certification standard. The deadline for comment is September 21, 2015. See http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/register/register_volume39_issue32.pdf (pp. 10685-716).

Quality

Maryland: Fisheries

The Department of Natural Resources is proposing to amend Md. Code Regs. 08.02.04.13 regarding oyster fisheries. Changes would eliminate 10 of the state's 12 harvest reserve areas and open them to commercial harvesting. The deadline for comment is September 8, 2015. See http://www.dsd.state.md.us/MDR/4216.pdf (p. 1059).

Fisheries

Maryland: Fisheries

The Department of Natural Resources is proposing to amend Md. Code Regs. 08.02.04.07 and .12 regarding oyster fisheries. Changes would simplify the voting procedure for county oyster committees. The deadline for comment is September 8, 2015. See http://www.dsd.state.md.us/MDR/4216.pdf (pp. 1057-59).

Fisheries

Montana: Agencies

The Board of Environmental Review is proposing to adopt new rules pertaining to CAA administration. Changes would update agency policy to include definitions and a conflict of interest code as required in the CAA. The deadline for comment is September 10, 2015. See http://sos.mt.gov/arm/Register/archives/MAR2015/MAR15-15.pdf (pp. 1092-95).

Agencies

Montana: Quantity

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is proposing to amend various portions of Mont. Admin. R. 36.16 regarding water quantity. Changes would provide clarification and guidance regarding water reservation applications and actions on those applications. A public hearing will be held September 10, 2015, and the deadline for comment is also September 10, 2015. See http://sos.mt.gov/arm/Register/archives/MAR2015/MAR15-15.pdf (pp. 1108-26).

Quantity

Pennsylvania: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Environmental Quality Board is proposing to amend 25 Pa. Code §125 regarding volatile organic compound emissions. Changes would adopt reasonably available control technology requirements and emission limitations for stationary sources of volatile organic compound emissions from automobile and truck assembly coating operations, and from other metal and plastic parts surface coating processes. Public hearings will be held beginning September 8, 2015, and the deadline for comment is October 13, 2015.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Tennessee: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Environment and Conservation is proposing to amend various portions of Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-03-18-.24 regarding volatile organic compound controls. Changes would adopt federal rules for vapor recovery at gasoline dispensing facilities. A public hearing will be held August 31, 2015, and the deadline for comment is also August 31, 2015. See http://share.tn.gov/sos/rules_filings/07-02-15.pdf.

Clean Air Act (CAA)