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State Update Volume 41, Issue 16

Nevada: Air

The State Environmental Commission proposed to amend Nev. Admin. Code 445B.3457, pertaining to Class II operating permits. Changes set specific standards for pollutant thresholds and alter the public comment process. http://www.leg.state.nv.us/register/2011Register/R006-11I.pdf.

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New Mexico: Air

The Environmental Improvement Board amended N.M. Admin. Code §20.2.74. Changes establish baseline dates for particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide, add to the definition of regulated new source pollutant, and alter the obligations of owners or operators of sources. The rule changes took effect June 3, 2011. http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/nmregister/xxii/xxii10/20.2.74amend.htm.

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New Mexico: Air

The Environmental Improvement Board amended N.M. Admin. Code §20.2.79. Changes alter the definition of "regulated new source review pollutant," add a definition for "reasonable possibility," and add offset requirements. The rule changes took effect June 3, 2011. http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/nmregister/xxii/xxii10/20.2.79amend.htm.

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New Mexico: Energy

The Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department proposed to amend N.M. Admin. Code §§3.4.20 & 3.4.33, for administration of the Agricultural Biomass Tax Credit. There will be a public hearing June 20, 2011. http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/nmregister/xxii/xxii10/Energynotice.htm.

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New Mexico: Waste

The Environmental Improvement Board proposed to amend N.M. Admin. Code §20.7.11, Liquid Waste Treatment and Disposal Fees. Changes pertain to the Board's biannual report for New Mexico. There will be a public hearing on August 1, 2011. http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/nmregister/xxii/xxii10/Environotice2.htm.

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North Carolina: Water

The Department of Environment and Natural amended 15A N.C. Admin. Code 02H .0126, Stormwater Discharges. Changes incorporate and supplement changes to federal regulations and are effective pending legislative review. http://www.ncoah.com/rules/register/Volume25Issue23June162011.pdf pp. 2480-512.

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Oregon: Energy

The Land Conservation and Development Department proposed to amend Or. Admin. Code 660.033 to adopt permanent rules specifically applicable to siting photovoltaic solar power generation facilities. There will be a public hearing on June 22, 2011. http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/rules/June_2011_Bulletin.pdf pp. 12-13.

Energy

Oregon: Land Use

The Department of Forestry proposed to amend Or. Admin. Code 629.035.0105 to adopt the 2011 Elliott State Forest Management Plan as an administrative rule. There will be a public hearing on June 9, 2011, and the last day for comment is August 1. http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/rules/June_2011_Bulletin.pdf p. 9.

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Oregon: Water

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend Or. Admin. Code 340.045.0100, Revised §Initiation Level§ Rule for Persistent Pollutants in Wastewater. Changes would suspend the requirement to develop a reduction plan for cholesterol and coprostanol and allows for the Department to focus the list of pollutants for which permittees that become subject to the rule in the future must monitor. There will be a public hearing on June 15, 2011, and the last day for comment is June 30.

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Oregon: Water

The Land Conservation and Development Department proposed to amend Or. Admin. Code 660.033 to clarify the siting of irrigation reservoirs on farmland. There will be a public hearing on June 22, 2011. http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/rules/June_2011_Bulletin.pdf p. 12.

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