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State Update Volume 41, Issue 23

California: Air

The Air Resources Board proposed to amend Cal. Code Regs. tit. 13 §2497, Regulation for Mobile Cargo Handling Equipment at Ports and Intermodal Rail Yards. Changes would affect retrofit requirements, operational practices, emissions standards, and compliance requirements. The amendments give additional flexibility to owners and operators to cost-effectively comply with the regulations. There will be a public hearing September 22, 2011, and the deadline for public comment is September 21.

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California: Air

The Air Resources Board proposed to amend Cal. Code Regs. tit. 17 §§94010, 94011, 94016, 94150, and 94168, which incorporate by reference vapor recovery definitions, certification procedures, and test procedures. Changes would clarify language giving owners of gas dispensing facilities four years to replace current equipment when new standards become effective. There will be a public hearing September 22, 2011, and the deadline for public comment is September 21. http://www.oal.ca.gov/res/docs/pdf/notice/31z-2011.pdf pp.

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Indiana: Air

The Natural Resources Commission temporarily amended 312 Ind. Admin. Code §2 concerning new source review provisions for fine particulate matter and deferral of carbon dioxide emissions from bioenergy and other biogenic sources under the prevention of significant deterioration and Title V programs. Changes took effect August 3, 2011. http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20110810-IR-326110447ERA.xml.pdf.

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Indiana: Climate Change

The Natural Resources Commission temporarily added noncode provisions to supplement 312 Ind. Admin. Code §39 to govern carbon dioxide transmission pipelines. The provisions took effect August 15, 2011. http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20110810-IR-312110443ERA.xml.pdf.

Climate Change (generally)

Indiana: Water

The Water Pollution Control Board proposed to amend 327 Ind. Admin. Code §8.3.5.3 concerning the eligibility of a water main project funded by the drinking water state revolving fund to receive a general construction permit. Changes take effect August 31, 2011. http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20110810-IR-327100403FRA.xml.pdf.

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Kansas: Waste

The Department of Health and Environment proposed changes to Kan. Admin. Regs. §28.31.10, related to hazardous waste monitoring fees. The total estimated cost to treatment, storage, and disposal facilities is $185,500. The deadline for written comment is October 17, 2011. http://www.kssos.org/pubs/register%5C2011%5CVol_30_No_32_August_11_2011_p_1103-1136.pdf p. 1111.

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Maine: Land use

The Department of Environmental Protection amended Ch.10, Land Use Districts and Standards, to allow permit subdivisions for maple sugar processing operations. Changes took effect August 9, 2011. http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2011/081011.html.

Land use

Montana: Water

The Board of Environmental Review amended Mont. Admin. Code 17.38.101, 17.38.106, 17.38.502, 17.38.511, and 17.38.513 pertaining to plans for public water supply or wastewater system, fees, definitions, water supply, and chemical treatment of water. Changes add a definition for "rural distribution systems." http://sos.mt.gov/arm/Register/archives/MAR2011/MAR11-15.pdf pp. 1545-47.

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Montana: Water

The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation amended Mont. Admin. R. 36.12.101, 36.12.102, 36.12.103, and 36.12.1701 regarding water rights permitting. Changes alter definitions to define "manifold" and remove obsolete earmarks and forms. http://sos.mt.gov/arm/Register/archives/MAR2011/MAR11-15.pdf pp. 1548-50.

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Texas: Air

The Commission on Environmental Quality amended 30 Tex. Admin. Code §101.27, General Rules, related to program fees. Changes took effect August 11, 2011. http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/currview/0805is.pdf pp. 4964-72.

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