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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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Florida: Fisheries

The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission proposed amendments to Fla. Admin. Code Ann. r. 68B-23.001 to .003, .0035, and .004 to .006. The proposed amendments would modify commercial Spanish mackerel vessel limit regulations for Atlantic state waters by reinstating in-season vessel limit reductions that are consistent with those in adjacent federal waters. Hearings will be held July 17-18, 2019, if requested. See https://www.flrules.org/gateway/ruleNo.asp?id=68B-23.001.

Fisheries

Louisiana: Water (generally)

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed amendments to La. Admin. Code tit, 33, §1113. The proposed amendments would revise the turbidity criteria for two subsegments in the Pearl River Basin. A hearing will be held July 25, 2019. Comments are due August 1, 2019. See https://www.doa.la.gov/osr/REG/1906/1906.pdf (pp. 787-88).

Water (generally)

Louisiana: Water (generally)

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed amendments to La. Admin. Code tit. 33, §1123. The proposed amendments would classify a subsegment of Mermentau River Basin as naturally dystrophic and establish seasonal dissolved oxygen criteria based on an addendum to a use attainability analysis that was conducted in the basin. A hearing will be held July 25, 2019. Comments are due August 1, 2019. See https://www.doa.la.gov/osr/REG/1906/1906.pdf (pp. 776-77).

Water (generally)

North Carolina: Air (generally)

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend 15A N.C. Admin. Code 02D .1104 and adopt 15A N.C. Admin. Code 02D .0546. The proposed amendment and adoption would add methyl bromide to the toxic air pollutant list with the value of 0.005 mg/m3 for a 24-hour averaging period and establish emission control requirements for hazardous air pollutant and toxic air pollutant emissions from bulk, chamber, and container log fumigation operations. Hearings will be held July 22, 2019, and July 23, 2019. Comments are due August 16, 2019.

Air (generally)

North Carolina: Waste (generally)

The Environmental Management Commission proposed amendments to 15A N.C. Admin. Code 13B .1401 to .1409. The proposed amendments would, among other things, modify permitting requirements for solid waste compost facilities. A hearing will be held July 16, 2019. Comments are due August 16, 2019. See https://files.nc.gov/ncoah/documents/Rules/NC-Register/Volume-33-Issue-2... (pp. 2373-90).

Waste (generally)

North Carolina: Waste (generally)

The Environmental Management Commission proposed amendments to 15A N.C. Admin. Code 13B .1201 to .1207. The proposed amendments would, among other things, clarify the requirements for packaging, temporary storage locations, the use of ozonation as a treatment method, and disposal options for noninfectious medical waste, trace chemotherapy waste, and non-hazardous pharmaceutical waste. A hearing will be held July 9, 2019. Comments are due August 16, 2019. See https://files.nc.gov/ncoah/documents/Rules/NC-Register/Volume-33-Issue-2... (pp. 2365-73).

Waste (generally)

Utah: Water (generally)

The Utah Division of Water Rights proposed amendments to Utah Admin. Code r. 73-2-1(4)(d). The proposed amendments would simplify the process for obtaining approval by the state engineers for any project that proposes to alter a natural stream within the state of Utah. Comments are due July 15, 2019. See https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull_pdf/2019/b20190615.pdf (pp. 74-79).

Water (generally)

Washington: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Ecology proposed amendments to Wash. Admin. Code §§173-460-040, -080, and -150. The proposed amendments would, among other things, update the list of toxic air pollutants; recalculate acceptable source impact levels, small quantity emission rates, and de minimis emission values; and specify the number of significant digits of emission rates and concentrations. A hearing will be held July 16, 2019. Comments are due July 23, 2019. See http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/law/wsr/2019/12/19-12-092.htm. 

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Washington: Toxic Substances (generally)

The Department of Ecology proposed to amend Wash. Admin. Code §§173-186-010, -020, -040, -110, -120, -140, -210, -220, -230, -330, -370, -380, -500, -510, and -530 and adopt Wash. Admin. Code §§173-186-160, -170, -180, -190, -601 to -605, -700, -710, -720, -800, -810, and -900, concerning oil spill contingency planning for railroads.

Toxic Substances (generally)