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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.

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Idaho: Clean Water Act (CWA)

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend its water quality standards. A hearing will be held November 19, 2020. Comments are due October 2, 2020. See https://adminrules.idaho.gov/bulletin/2020/09.pdf (pp. 120-25).

Clean Water Act (CWA)

Mississippi: Clean Water Act (CWA)

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality proposed the Mississippi 2020 Section 303(d) List of Impaired Water Bodies for public comment. A hearing will be held September 28, 2020. Comments are due October 3, 2020. See https://www.sos.ms.gov/adminsearch/ACProposed/00025104a.pdf.

Clean Water Act (CWA)

New Jersey: Water (generally)

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection proposed to amend parts of its coastal zone management rules, Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act rules, and Flood Hazard Area Control Act rules. The amendments would require electronic submission of applications for all general permit authorizations, individual permits, water quality certificates, freshwater wetland transition area waivers, and any flood hazard area verifications that are submitted in conjunction with an application for a general permit authorization, individual permit, or transition area waiver.

Water (generally)

Ohio: Energy (generally)

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency proposed to adopt Ohio Admin. Code r. 3745-107-01 to -04. The adoptions would implement the federal Affordable Clean Energy Rule, which requires states to conduct a heat rate efficiency study and develop carbon dioxide standards of performance for large coal-fired electric generating units. A hearing will be held October 16, 2020, and comments are due that same date.

Energy (generally)

Oregon: Clean Water Act (CWA)

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality proposed to renew its 1200-Z Industrial Stormwater General Permit. A hearing will be held September 29, 2020. Comments are due October 14, 2020. See https://secure.sos.state.or.us/oard/viewRedlinePDF.action?filingRsn=45451.

Clean Water Act (CWA)

South Carolina: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control proposed to amend its hazardous waste management regulations to adopt two EPA rules concerning management of recalled airbags and the addition of aerosol cans to the Agency’s universal waste regulations. A hearing will be held November 12, 2020. Comments are due September 28, 2020. See https://www.scstatehouse.gov/state_register.php?first=FILE&pdf=1&file=Sr44-8.pdf (pp. 82-87).

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)