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State Update Volume 41, Issue 17

California: Air

The Air Resources Board proposed to amend Cal. Code Regs. tit. 17, §94006, relating to the list of equipment defects that substantially impair the effectiveness of gasoline vapor recovery systems. Changes would incorporate defects certified in executive orders and add new defect verification procedures. The deadline for comment is July 6, 2011. http://www.oal.ca.gov/res/docs/pdf/notice/22z-2011.pdf pp. 923-25.

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Illinois: Air

The Pollution Control Board proposed to amend 35 Ill. Admin. Code 217, Nitrogen Oxides Emissions. Changes would add a provision sunsetting the Nitrogen Oxides SIP Call requirements as set forth in Subpart U that apply to non-electric generating units. Beginning with the 2009 control period (May 1 through September 30), Non electric generating units will no longer be required to hold NOx allowances in an amount equal to their seasonal NOx emissions. These sources will continue to be required to monitor, record, and report seasonal NOx emissions. The deadline for comment is July 25, 2011.

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Indiana: Air

The Air Pollution Control Board amended 326 Ind. Admin. Code 2, concerning transition fees and permits. Changes take effect July 8, 2011. http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20110608-IR-326070286PRA.xml.pdf.

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Indiana: Air

The Air Pollution Control Board amended 326 Ind. Admin. Code 4.1, concerning open burning. Changes add types of burning allowed under the regulation, including burning for natural area and wildlife habitat maintenance and the burning of clean petroleum products for fire training. According to the public notice, the exemptions are not expected to increase the amount of open burning occurring in the state. Changes take effect July 8, 2011. http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20110608-IR-326090362PRA.xml.pdf.

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Kentucky: Land Use

The Energy and Environment Cabinet proposed to amend 400 Ky. Admin. Regs. 2:090, management, use, and protection of nature preserves. Changes would alter regulations pertaining to wildfires and construction on or near nature preserves, among other revisions. There will be a public hearing on June 23, 2011, and the deadline for comment is June 30. http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/kar/400/002/090reg.htm.

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Maryland: Air

The Department of the Environment amended Md. Code Regs. 26.11.02, Permits, Approvals, and Registration, and added chapter 26.11.36, Distributed Generation. Among other changes, the amendments establish annual reporting requirements for curtailment service providers that negotiate contracts with facilities that operate on-site generators/engines and alter requirements relating to load-shaving units. The rule took effect June 13, 2011. http://www.dsd.state.md.us/mdregister/3812.pdf p. 708.

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Maryland: Air

The Department of the Environment amended Md. Code Regs. 26.11.09, Control of Fuel-Burning Equipment, Stationary Internal Combustion Engines, and Certain Fuel-Burning Installations.

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New Jersey: Water

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed to readopt N.J. Admin. Code §7:14C, Sludge Quality Assurance, with amendments. Among other changes, the amendments would extend the analytical exemption in the existing rules to small generators with a permitted wastewater flow of less than or equal to 20,000 gallons per day. http://www.lexisnexis.com/njoal/ 43 N.J.R. 1312 (a).

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South Dakota: Water

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources proposed to amend rules to redistrict seven water development districts and repeal rules due to the end of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. There will be a public hearing June 23, 2011, and the deadline for written comment is June 22. http://legis.state.sd.us/rules/register/06062011.pdf p. 231.

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Vermont: Air

The Air Pollution Control Board proposed to amend Vermont Air Pollution Control Regulations, 5-221(1). Changes would require lower sulfur limits for fuel used for heat or power generation as part of a regional strategy agreed to by Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states to reduce regional haze. There will be a public hearing on June 21, 2011, and the deadline for comment is June 28. http://www.anr.state.vt.us/air/htm/ProposedAmendments.htm#sulfurlimit.

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