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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 14

California: Land Use (generally)

The California Fish and Game Commission proposes to amend Cal. Code Regs. tit. 14, §§550, 551, 552, 630, and 702, and to repeal §§703(a)(2) and 703(c), relating to the Department of Fish and Wildlife Lands Pass Program and Lands Public Uses. Among other changes, the amendments would expand the number of wildlife areas and ecological reserves that participate in the Lands Pass Program so that the Department may receive additional funds to manage wildlife areas and ecological reserves.

Land Use (generally)

District of Columbia: Clean Water Act (CWA)

The Department of Energy and Environment seeks comments on the District of Columbia Amended Draft 2016 Integrated Report (required biennially by CWA §§305(b) and 303(d)). The Integrated Report reports on the status of all waterbodies in the District. Waterbodies listed as impaired may require the development of TMDLs. All comments must be submitted by Monday, June 6, 2016. See http://www.dcregs.dc.gov/Notice/DownLoad.aspx?NoticeID=6001795.

Clean Water Act (CWA)

Illinois: Underground storage tanks (USTs)

The Pollution Control Board proposes to amend Ill. Admin. Code tit. 35, pt. 721, Underground Injection Control and Underground Storage Tank Programs. The amendments would update the Illinois UST corrective action rules to correspond with amendments adopted by U.S. EPA between July 1, 2015, and December 31, 2015. Comments will be accepted until June 20, 2016. See http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/register/register_volume40_issue19.pdf (pp. 6991-7020).

Underground storage tanks (USTs)

Maine: Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

The Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Environmental and Community Health, amended Chapter 231, Rules Relating to Drinking Water.

Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

New Jersey: Land Use (generally)

The Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Land Use Regulation, proposed to amend N.J. Admin. Code §7:38-1.4 and §7:28-3.4(b), concerning septic system density standards in the Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act Rules. Specifically, the amendments would relate the septic system density standards to the three land use capability zones (Protection, Conservation, and Existing Community) established by the Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council in the Highlands Regional Master Plan, and reflect the results of a recent analysis conducted by the U.S.

Land Use (generally)