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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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Louisiana: Air (generally)

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend La. Admin. Code tit. 33, §2803 and §2811. The amendments would incorporate new EPA and HUD dust-lead hazard standards and dust-lead clearance levels for surface dust and windowsills in target housing and child-occupied facilities. A hearing will be held May 25, 2021. Comments are due that same date. See https://www.doa.la.gov/media/0steyblu/2104.pdf (pp. 513-14).

Air (generally)

Louisiana: Contaminated Sites/Brownfields

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend La. Admin. Code tit. 33, §§1103, 1107, 1109, 1111, and 1113. The amendments would remove the requirement that only sites enrolled in the Department’s voluntary remediation program are eligible for funding from the Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund. A hearing will be held May 25, 2021. Comments are due June 1, 2021. See https://www.doa.la.gov/media/0steyblu/2104.pdf (pp. 511-13).

Contaminated Sites/Brownfields

Louisiana: Quality

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend La. Admin. Code tit. 33, §2619. The amendments would provide credit eligibility consideration of water quality benefits from public conservation funded projects in the water quality trading program. A hearing will be held May 25, 2021. Comments are due June 1, 2021. See https://www.doa.la.gov/media/0steyblu/2104.pdf (pp. 514-15).

Quality

Rhode Island: Air (generally)

The Department of Environmental Management proposed to amend air pollution control regulations concerning hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The amendments would prohibit the use of certain HFCs in air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, aerosol propellants, and foam end-uses. Comments are due May 17, 2021. See https://rules.sos.ri.gov/promulgations/part/250-120-05-53.

Air (generally)