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State Update Volume 41, Issue 10

Florida: Water

The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services proposed to amend 5M Fla. Admin. Code §13.001, Best Management Practices for Florida Specialty Fruit and Nut Crop Operations. Changes would implement best management practices to ensure that certain agricultural discharges have minimal individual or cumulative adverse impacts to state water resources. The deadline for public comment is April 6, 2011. https://www.flrules.org/gateway/ruleNo.asp?id=5M-13.001.


Rhode Island: Air

The Department of Environmental Management adopted Air Pollution Control Regulation No. 48, Outdoor Wood Boilers, to limit future sales of outdoor wood-fired boilers to those that meet EPA Phase II emission standards. The rule takes effect April 14, 2011. http://sos.ri.gov/rules/index.php?page=details&erlid=5940.


South Carolina: Air

The Department of Health and Environmental Control proposed to develop a permit for fuel combustion operations. For purposes of this permit, fuel combustion operations are defined as any facility or plant that only has fuel combustion operations meeting or under a 30 million BTU/hr rated input capacity and is fired on only natural gas, propane, virgin fuel oil, used specification oil, and biodiesel. The deadline for comment is April 25, 2011. http://www.scdhec.gov/administration/regs/20110325-11-015.htm.


Texas: Toxic substances

The Commission on Environmental Quality amended 30 Tex. Admin. Code §213.31, Discharge of Pesticides. The change is in response to a circuit court decision that provided that NPDES permits are not required to discharge pesticides over state waters. The amendment moves regulation of this pesticide discharge from the NPDES permit program to the Texas Pollution Discharge Elimination System. The amendment took effect March 31, 2011. http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0325/0325is.pdf pp. 1985-87.

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