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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 46, Issue 21

California: Toxic Substances (generally)

The Department of Toxic Substances Control proposed to amend Cal. Code Regs., tit. 22, to adopt article 11 and §§69511 and 69511.1. The proposed amendment would establish a priority products list under the Safer Consumer Products regulations. A public meeting will be held on August 29, 2016. Written comments will be accepted until 5:00 pm on August 29, 2016. See http://www.oal.ca.gov/res/docs/pdf/notice/29z-2016.pdf (pp. 1212-19).

Toxic Substances (generally)

California: Wildlife (generally)

The Fish and Game Commission proposed to amend Cal. Code Regs. tit. 14, § 472, relating to nongame animals. The proposed amendment would clarify the conditions for lawfully hunting domestic pigeons and extend hunting opportunities to reduce nonnative deer populations. A public hearing will be held on October 20, 2016. Written comments will be accepted until 5:00 pm on October 14, 2016. See http://www.oal.ca.gov/res/docs/pdf/notice/29z-2016.pdf (pp. 1193-97).

Wildlife (generally)

Florida: Fisheries

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will hold a series of public workshops to gather public input on mutton snapper management issues and proposed rule changes. The public meetings will be held August 10-11, 2016, and August 15-18, 2016. See https://www.flrules.org/Faw/FAWDocuments/FAWVOLUMEFOLDERS2016/42137/42137doc.pdf (p. 3120).

Fisheries

Florida: Indoor Environments

The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services proposed changes to Fla. Admin. Code r. 5E-14, regarding fumigation products used for residential fumigation. The revisions are intended to create product registrant stewardship requirements, continuing education training requirements, quality assurance reviews, and stop sale of products. See https://www.flrules.org/Faw/FAWDocuments/FAWVOLUMEFOLDERS2016/42136/42136doc.pdf (p. 3091).

Indoor Environments

Florida: Public Lands

The Department of Environmental Protection announced that it will accept Fiscal Year 2016-17 grant applications from local governmental entities requesting funding awards to acquire or develop land for public outdoor recreation purposes from the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (Fla. Admin. Code rr. 62D-5.053 through 62D-5.05). The application submission period is from July 27 to August 17, 2016.

Public Lands

Iowa: Waste (generally)

The Environmental Protection Commission proposed to amend Iowa Admin. Code chs. 100, 101, and 111. The revisions would remove inconsistencies within the Iowa Code and eliminate obsolete language, among other changes, to reflect legislative changes to the Code and to increase the overall understanding of solid waste management requirements. A public hearing will be held on August 9, 2016. Written comments may be submitted until August 9, 2016.

Waste (generally)

Montana: Natural Resources (generally)

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend several sections contained in Mont. Admin. R. 17.56, pertaining to USTs, petroleum, and chemical substances. A public hearing will be held on August 11, 2016. See http://sos.mt.gov/arm/Register/archives/MAR2016/MAR16-14.pdf (pp. 1182-1221).

Natural Resources (generally)

Texas: Water (generally)

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality issued its list of proposed Agreed Orders to allow for public comment pursuant to Texas Water Code §7.075. The deadline for public comment is August 15, 2016. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0715/0715is.pdf (pp. 5266-71).

Water (generally)

Vermont: Air (generally)

The Agency of Natural Resources proposed amendments to the Air Pollution Control Regulations under 10 Vt. Code R. §§554(2), 555(c), 558, and 567. A hearing will be held on August 29, 2016. The deadline for public comment is September 9, 2016. See https://secure.vermont.gov/SOS/rules/index.php (Rule Number 16P034).

Air (generally)

Vermont: Groundwater

The Agency of Natural Resources proposed a primary groundwater quality enforcement standard for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) under 10 Vt. Code R. §6603(1). A hearing will be held on August 30, 2016. The deadline for public comment is September 9, 2016. See https://secure.vermont.gov/SOS/rules/index.php (Rule Number 16P031).

Groundwater

Vermont: Hazardous Substances

The Agency of Natural Resources proposed to add perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) to the Vermont list of hazardous wastes as well as other changes concerning processes for listing specific hazardous wastes. Hearings will be held on August 30-31, 2016. The deadline for public comment is September 9, 2016. See https://secure.vermont.gov/SOS/rules/index.php (Rule Number 16P029).

Hazardous Substances

Vermont: Quality

The Agency for Natural Resources proposed to amend the Vermont Water Quality Standards to reflect 10 Vt Code R. §§1252 and 1253. Hearings will be held on August 22, 2016, August 24, 2016, and August 31, 2016. The deadline for public comment is September 7, 2016. See https://secure.vermont.gov/SOS/rules/index.php (Rule Number 16P030).

Quality

Wisconsin: Air (generally)

The Department of Natural Resources will hold a public hearing to consider proposed previsions to the Wisconsin SIP, Wis. Admin. Code §285.11(6), involving ambient air quality standards for fine particles. The hearing will be held on August 25, 2016. Written comments must be received before August 31, 2016.

Air (generally)