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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 47, Issue 23

Illinois: Air (generally)

The Pollution Control Board proposes amendments to Ill. Admin. Code tit. 35 §243, Air Quality Standards. The amendment would update the state air quality requirements to correspond with amendments to the federal NAAQS. A public hearing is scheduled September 21, 2017. Written comments will be accepted until September 25, 2017. See http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/register/register_vo... (p 10422). 

Air (generally)

New Jersey: Air (generally)

The Department of Environmental Protection proposes amendments to N.J. Admin. Code §7:27, Air Pollution Control: Air Emission Control and Permitting Exemptions, Hazardous Air Pollutant Reporting Thresholds, and CAIR NOx Trading Program and NOx Budget Trading Program. The proposed amendment would implement changes based on the experience the Department has gained in responding to disruptions caused by natural disasters such as Superstorm Sandy, and availability of current data and new methodologies for determining hazardous air pollutant thresholds, among other things.

Air (generally)

New Jersey: Quality

The Department of Environmental Protection proposes amendments to N.J. Admin. Code §7:9, 7:10, and 7:18, Private Well Testing Act Rules; Safe Drinking Water Act Rules; and Regulations Governing the Certification of Laboratories. The proposed amendments would establish, as recommended by the New Jersey Drinking Water Quality Institute, a maximum contaminant level for perfluorononanoic acid and 1,2,3-trichloropropane, among other things. A public hearing will be held August 29, 2017. Written comments will be accepted until October 6, 2017.

Quality