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State Update Volume 41, Issue 16

Idaho: Air

The Department of Environmental Quality adopted the temporary Idaho Admin. Code r. 58.01.01, Rules for the Control of Air Pollution in Idaho. The rule alters crop burning rules to regulate smaller crop residue burns differently than large-scale high-fuel content burns. The rule takes effect July 1, 2011. http://adm.idaho.gov/adminrules/bulletin/bul/11bul/11jun.pdf (pp. 65-69).

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Idaho: Air

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to adopt the temporary Idaho Admin. Code r. 58.01.01, Rules for the Control of Air Pollution in Idaho. The rule would repeal Idaho Administrative Procedures Act (IDAPA) 58.01.01, §199, Electric Generating Unit Construction Prohibition, and IDAPA 58.01.01, §107.03.o, which opted out of the federal Clean Air Mercury Rule. There will be a public hearing July 7, 2011. http://adm.idaho.gov/adminrules/bulletin/bul/11bul/11jun.pdf (pp. 73-76).

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Idaho: Water

The Department of Lands adopted the temporary Idaho Admin. Code r. 20.07.02, Rules Governing Oil and Gas Conservation in the State of Idaho. The rule sets standards for hydraulic fracturing to protect groundwater in water supply wells adjacent to extraction sites. http://adm.idaho.gov/adminrules/bulletin/bul/11bul/11jun.pdf (pp. 30-34).

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Idaho: Water

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to adopt the temporary Idaho Admin. Code r. 58.01.04, Rules for Administration of Wastewater Treatment Facilities Grants. Among other rule changes, the temporary rule revises the priority rating criteria for the wastewater planning grants to closely match the Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan criteria. The deadline for comment is June 29, 2011. http://adm.idaho.gov/adminrules/bulletin/bul/11bul/11jun.pdf (pp. 79-92).

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Idaho: Water

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to adopt the temporary Idaho Admin. Code r. 58.01.04, Rules for Administration of Water Pollution Control Loans. The rule brings regulations in line with requirements that the Department consider system sustainability practices as a measure of fitness for municipalities and districts to receive a loan. The deadline for comment is June 29, 2011. http://adm.idaho.gov/adminrules/bulletin/bul/11bul/11jun.pdf (pp. 93-110).

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Indiana: Air

The Air Pollution Control Board proposed to amend 326 Ind. Admin. Code §2, concerning the permit by rule air permitting program. Changes would address U.S. EPA approvability issues. The deadline for comment is July 1, 2011. http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20110601-IR-326110316FNA.xml.pdf.

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Indiana: Air

The Air Pollution Control Board proposed to amend 326 Ind. Admin. Code §§1.2 & 4.1, concerning open burning with air curtain destructors. Changes would amend the definition of "air curtain destructor" to include portable self-contained units. The deadline for comment is July 1, 2011. http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20110601-IR-326110317FNA.xml.pdf.

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Indiana: Water

The Water Pollution Control Board proposed to amend 327 Ind. Admin. Code §§2.1.6 & 2.1.5.8, concerning the surface water quality standard for chloride and sulfate. The deadline for comment is July 1, 2011. http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20110601-IR-327110320FNA.xml.pdf.

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Minnesota: Water

The Pollution Control Agency proposed to amend Minn. R. 7001 and 7035, Requirements for Certain Landfills that Have Not Received a Permit before January 1, 2011. Changes would provide additional limits on where certain newly permitted landfills may be sited. In addition, changes would incorporate recent legislative actions allowing the agency to prohibit facilities in areas sensitive to groundwater contamination or where karst is likely to develop. There will be a public hearing on June 24, 2011.

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Minnesota: Water

The Pollution Control Agency proposed to reissue the NPDES State Disposal System General Permit for discharges of stormwater associated with small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems. The deadline for public comment is July 15, 2011. http://www.comm.media.state.mn.us/bookstore/stateregister/35_48.pdf (pp. 1871-74).

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