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State Update Volume 41, Issue 24

Alaska: Energy

The Alaska Energy Authority proposed to amend 3 Alaska Admin. Code 107 to establish and administer its emerging energy technology grant fund program. There will be a public hearing August 31, 2011, and the deadline for comment is September 28. http://notes4.state.ak.us/pn/pubnotic.nsf/1604e1912875140689256785006767f6/f10682db1f1f7a07892578ea0001c5ed?OpenDocument.

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District of Columbia: Air

The Department of the Environment proposed to amend 20 D.C. Mun. Regs. §§1 and 7, General Rules and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and Hazardous Air Pollutants. Changes would reduce VOC emissions to alter the city's nonattainment status for eight-hour ground-level ozone. The comment period ends September 10, 2011. http://www.dcregs.dc.gov/Gateway/NoticeHome.aspx?noticeid=1388475.

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Indiana: Air

The Air Pollution Control Board amended 326 Ind. Admin. Code 2.2.1, 2.3.2, and 2.7.1, concerning permitting of ethanol production facilities. Changes exclude ethanol production facilities from those defined under the term "chemical process plants" in the major source category. The rule took effect August 21, 2011. http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20110817-IR-326110099FRA.xml.pdf.

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Indiana: Waste

The Department of Environmental Management seeks public comment on amendments to 326 Ind. Admin. Code 10.12.2 and 10.39, concerning changes and updates to the financial assurance rules for solid waste land disposal facilities. Changes would amend current language to be more consistent with hazardous waste financial assurance mechanisms and clarify the language required in the financial assurance instruments. The deadline for comment is September 16, 2011.

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Maryland: Air

The Department of the Environment amended Md. Code Regs. 26.11.01, General Administrative Provisions, to remove references to Topical Memorandum 90-01 from the state's opacity regulations. Changes take effect August 22, 2011. http://www.dsd.state.md.us/mdregister/3817.pdf p. 1014.

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Maryland: Air

The Department of the Environment amended Md. Code Regs. 26.11.01, General Administrative Provisions, and 26.11.09, Control of Fuel-Burning Equipment, Stationary Internal Combustion Engines, and Certain Fuel-Burning Installations. The amendment makes minor administrative corrections to the opacity regulations that became effective May 17, 2010. http://www.dsd.state.md.us/mdregister/3817.pdf p. 1014.

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Maryland: Air

The Department of the Environment amended Md. Code Regs. 26.11.02, Permits, Approvals, and Registration, to clarify the requirements to obtain an exemption that must be met by facilities not normally exempt from needing a permit to construct under §§A-W. http://www.dsd.state.md.us/mdregister/3817.pdf p. 1014.

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Missouri: Water

The Department of Natural Resources amended Mo. Code Regs. Ann. tit.10, §20.6.010, Construction and Operating Permits. Changes alter the exemption for the application of pesticides, add an exemption for hydrant flushing, and clarify the requirements for continuing authority status. There will be a public hearing November 2, 2011, and the deadline for comment is November 16. http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/moreg/current/v36n16/v36n16b.pdf pp. 1895-1908.

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New Jersey: Waste

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed to amend N.J. Admin. Code §7, Discharges of Petroleum and Other Hazardous Substances, Underground Storage Tanks, Industrial Site Recovery Act, and Spill Act. Changes would remove all provisions related to the phase-in period of the rules, move all Industrial Site Recovery Act rules to the Underground Storage Tank section, replace technical requirements, and cite the Spill Act as authority for all of the chapters affected by this rule proposal.

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New Jersey: Waste

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed to amend N.J. Admin. Code §7.26, Electronic Waste Management Rules. Changes would amend the solid waste rules to prohibit the knowing disposal of a used covered electronic device as solid waste and require that electronic waste be recycled pursuant to the recycling rules, and would add a new subchapter on electronic waste recycling. The deadline for written comment is October 14, 2011. http://www.lexisnexis.com/njoal/ 43 N.J.R. 2087(a).

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