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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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Georgia: Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

The Environmental Protection Division proposed to amend the rules for public water systems to improve water supply efficiency. The amendments would make clear that public water systems serving at least 3,300 individuals that do not otherwise hold a water withdrawal permit are required to demonstrate progress toward improving water supply efficiency when renewing their drinking water permits, and that the director of the Division may take permitting action where such systems fail to demonstrate progress. A hearing will be held December 14, 2020. Comments are due December 18, 2020.

Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

Georgia: Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

The Environmental Protection Division proposed to amend the rules for safe drinking water. The amendments would, among other things, address comments from EPA in order to gain final primacy approval of Georgia’s drinking water rules and address state rule updates that are not impacted by the Agency’s primacy review. A hearing will be held December 16, 2020. Comments are due December 18, 2020. See https://epd.georgia.gov/chapter-391-3-5-rules-safe-drinking-water.

Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

Kansas: Waste (generally)

The Bureau of Waste Management proposed its 2021-2025 statewide solid waste management plan. Comments are due December 9, 2020. See https://sos.ks.gov/publications/register/2020/Vol_39_No_47_November_19_2020_pages_1411-1436.pdf (pp. 1418-19).

Waste (generally)

Massachusetts: Toxic Substances (generally)

The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs proposed to amend its list of toxic or hazardous substances. The amendments would add 172 per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances to the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act substance list. A hearing was held November 20, 2020. See https://www.sec.state.ma.us/spr/sprpub/111320c.pdf.

Toxic Substances (generally)

New Jersey: Energy (generally)

The Board of Public Utilities proposed to amend its community solar energy pilot program. The amendments would, among other things, replace the six-month deadline for approved projects to begin construction with a requirement to provide quarterly updates to the Board, set the annual capacity limit for program years two and three, and update the existing exemption to the 10-subscriber minimum so that it is only available to projects devoting at least 51 percent of their capacity to low-and moderate-income subscribers. Comments are due January 15, 2021.

Energy (generally)