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State Update Volume 41, Issue 18

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. The defects listed are substantial enough to warrant the removal of the fueling point from service until the defect is repaired. Changes would incorporate defects certified in executive orders and add new defect verification procedures. The deadline for comment is July 20, 2011.


Indiana: Climate Change

The Air Pollution Control Board amended 326 Ind. Admin. Code 2.7.1, relating to the definition of "major source" under the tailoring rule. Changes took effect June 25, 2011. http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20110622-IR-326110085FRA.xml.pdf.

Climate Change (generally)

Indiana: Wildlife

The Natural Resources Commission amended 312 Ind. Admin. Code §9.5.4 to remove the four-toed salamander from, and add the plains leopard frog and mole salamander to, the list of endangered species of reptiles and amphibians. The rule takes effect July 15, 2011. http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20110615-IR-312110196PRA.xml.pdf.


Maine: Energy

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed to amend Ch. 375, No Adverse Environmental Effect Standard of the Site Location Law, §10, Control of Noise, Sound Level Limits and Measurements for Wind Turbine Projects. There will be a public hearing on July 7, 2011, and the deadline for comment is July 18. http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2011/061511.html.


Maine: Land Use

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed to amend Ch.10, Land Use Districts and Standards, to allow permit subdivisions for maple sugar processing operations. The deadline for comment is July 15. http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2011/061511.html.

Land Use

Minnesota: Waste

The Pollution Control Agency proposed to modify the statewide general permit governing composting of up to 1,500 cubic yards of petroleum contaminated soil. The deadline for public comment is July 13, 2011. http://www.comm.media.state.mn.us/bookstore/stateregister/35_50.pdf pp. 1950-51.


Montana: Water

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed amendments to Mont. Admin. R. 17.56.308 through 17.56.310, pertaining to operating tags and delivery prohibition for USTs. There will be a public hearing on July 15, 2011, and the deadline for written comment is July 21. http://sos.mt.gov/arm/Register/archives/MAR2011/MAR11-12.pdf pp. 1048-52.


Nebraska: Air

The Department of Environmental Quality amended 129 Neb. Admin. Code §018.028, Nebraska Air Quality Regulations. Changes alter the dates of construction for which certain rules apply and add documents incorporated by reference. The rule took effect June 15, 2011. http://www.sos.state.ne.us/rules-and-regs/regtrack/proposals/0000000000000924.pdf.


New York: Climate Change

The Department of Environmental Conservation amended N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. tit. 6, §§200, 201 and 231, pertaining to particulate matter. The change is an emergency rule to allow the department to comply with federal new source review rules from 2008 and 2010. http://www.dos.state.ny.us/info/register/2011/jun15/pdfs/rules.pdf pp. 14-21.

Climate Change (generally)

Ohio: Air

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed amendments to Ohio Admin. Code 3745.71, related to the control of lead emissions from industrial sources. Changes would replace §01 with new text based on Legislative Service Commission requirements, rescind §§04 & 05, and amend §03 for consistency with NAAQS for lead. There will be a public hearing on July 14, 2011. http://www.registerofohio.state.oh.us/pdfs/phn/3745_NO_139179_20110606_1302.pdf.