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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 12

Florida: Quality

The Department of Water Management Districts proposes amendments to Fla. Admin. Code Ann. r. 40C-8.031, Minimum Flows and Levels. The proposed rules would establish minimum water flows and levels for Silver Springs, an Outstanding Florida Spring. Written comments will be accepted until May 3, 2017. See https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/View_notice.asp?id=18832761.

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Florida: Quality

The Department of Water Management Districts proposes amendments to Fla. Admin. Code Ann. r. 40C-2.101, Permitting of Consumptive Uses of Water. The proposed amendments would create the regulatory part of a strategy to prevent the existing flows and levels from falling below the minimum flows and levels for Silver Springs, among other things. Written comments will be accepted until May 3, 2017. See https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/View_notice.asp?id=18833052.

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Montana: Quality

The Department of Environmental Quality proposes amendments to Mont. Admin. R. 17.30.660, Nutrient Standards Variances. The amendments would modify a department circular that would include detailed instructions on how variances for permitees in two discharger categories are to be permitted. A public hearing will be held on May 31, 2017. See http://sos.mt.gov/portals/142/ARM/2017/MAR/MAR17-07.pdf?dt=1492197167116 (pp 394-98).

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