Jump to Navigation
Jump to Content

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 46, Issue 12

Louisiana: Air (generally)

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is proposing amendments to La. Admin. Code tit. 33, §§506, 507, 2160, 3003, 5116, 5122, 5311, and 5901. The changes address such issues as clean air standards (new source performance standards and standards for hazardous pollutants), interstate rule requirements, operating permits, and toxic air pollutants, among many others. A public hearing will be held on May 25, 2016. Written comments will be accepted until 4:30pm on May 25, 2016.

Air (generally)

Louisiana: Air (generally)

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is proposing amendments to La. Admin. Code tit. 33, §1105, regarding emissions from flaring. The amendments would cap the appearance of emissions at 20% opacity for a total of 6 hours in any 10 consecutive days. A public hearing will be held on May 25, 2016. Written comments will be accepted until 4:30 pm on June 1, 2016. See http://www.doa.la.gov/osr/REG/1604/1604.pdf (pp. 642-43). 

Air (generally)

Louisiana: Sustainability

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is proposing to repeal La. Admin. Code tit. 33, §III.2153, regarding volatile organic compound emissions from industrial wastewater. A public hearing will be held on May 25, 2016. Written comments will be accepted until 4:30 pm on June 1, 2016. See http://www.doa.la.gov/osr/REG/1604/1604.pdf (pp. 446-47). 

Sustainability

Missouri: Land Use (generally)

The Missouri Department of Conservation is proposing to repeal Mo. Code Regs. Ann. tit. 3, §10-2.010, and to amend Mo. Code Regs. Ann. tit. 3, §2.020, both regarding forest crop lands. The former is proposed for repeal because the applicable lands have since been declassified or renewed as forest crop lands; the latter would be amended to improve the Conservation Commission’s ability to classify eligible lands as forest crop lands. Written comments will be accepted until May 15, 2016. No public hearing is scheduled.

Land Use (generally)

North Carolina: Air (generally)

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality proposes to repeal N.C. Admin. Code tit. 15A, r. 02D.1010, regarding idling restrictions for heavy duty vehicles, and to amend N.C. Admin. Code tit. 15A, r. 02D.0902, to remove unnecessary language for work practices for sources of volatile organic compounds. Written comments will be accepted until June 14, 2016. See http://www.ncoah.com/rules/register/Volume%2030%20Issue%2020%20April%2015,%202016.pdf (pp. 2136-41). 

Air (generally)

Utah: Hazardous Substances

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality proposes to change Utah Admin. Code R315-310 and R315-319, regarding permit requirements for solid waste facilities. The proposal would require coal ash disposal facilities to have a solid waste permit and sets forth the requirements for such a permit. See http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull_pdf/2016/b20160415.pdf (pp.30-70). 

Hazardous Substances

Washington: Contaminated Sites/Brownfields

The Washington Department of Ecology proposes a new rule, Wash. Admin. Code §173-185, regarding notification requirements for moving oil by rain and pipeline. The rule would establish notification requirements, define terms, and set forth penalties for noncompliance, among other specifications. See http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/law/wsr/2016/08/16-08-118.htm

Contaminated Sites/Brownfields

Washington: Oil Pollution Act (OPA)

The Washington Department of Ecology proposes a new rule, Wash. Admin. Code §173-186, developing an oil spill contingency plan for railroads. The new rule would describe the application of the oil spill contingency plan to railways, establish contingency plan requirements, and identify resources at risk from rail spills, among many other specifications. Public hearings will be held on May 17 and 23, 2016, and June 1 and 3, 2016.  Written comments will be accepted until June 10, 2016.

Oil Pollution Act (OPA)