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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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California: Toxic Substances (generally)

 The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board proposed amendments to Cal. Code Regs. tit. 8, §5189. The amendments would incorporate by reference OSHA’s minor technical amendments to the process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals standard. A hearing will be held February 20, 2020. Comments are due the same date.

Toxic Substances (generally)

Florida: Wildlife (generally)

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission proposed to amend Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 68A-16.003 and -27.003. The amendments would update rules governing non-listed migratory bird nests to prohibit the take of non-listed birds, nests, and eggs, and would codify guidelines for the Sanibel Island rice rat, short-tailed snake, and bluenose shiner as part of the imperiled species management plan. A hearing will be held February 19, 2020. Comments are due January 28, 2020.

Wildlife (generally)

Nevada: Energy (generally)

The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada proposed amendments to Nev. Admin. Code §704. The amendments would, among other things, establish biennial targets for the procurement of energy storage systems by certain electric utilities and require certain electric utilities to include an energy storage plan in their integrated resource plan. See https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Register/2019Register/R106-19P.pdf.

Energy (generally)