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State Update Volume 41, Issue 27

West Virginia: Water

The Office of Oil and Gas proposed to add W. Va. Admin. Code §35.8, Horizontal Well Development. There will be a public hearing October 11, 2011. See http://www.sos.wv.gov/administrative-law/register/Documents/2011/091611.pdf (p. 1560) for the notice and http://www.dep.wv.gov/pio/Documents/35-8%20%20%20Horizontal%20Well%20Rule.pdf for the rule.

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Wyoming: Land Use

The Department of Environmental Quality amended Chapter 4, Environmental Protection Performance Standards for Surface Coal Mining Operations. The rule took effect September 12, 2011. See http://soswy.state.wy.us/Rules/RULES/8310.pdf.

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Wyoming: Land Use

The Department of Environmental Quality amended Chapter 1, Authorities and Definitions for Surface Coal Mining Operations. The rule took effect September 12, 2011. See http://soswy.state.wy.us/Rules/RULES/8308.pdf.

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Ohio: Air

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency proposed amendments to Ohio Admin. Code 3745-49-50, Definitions, 51, Permitted uses, eligibility, and prioritization, and 52, Grant administration. The rules pertain to Clean Diesel Retrofit grants. Among other changes, the amendments would add a definition for "approved idle reduction technology" and change the language for which years of school buses are eligible from "1994 or newer" to "1996 to 2006." There will be a public hearing October 17, 2011.

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Rhode Island: Water

The Department of Environmental Management amended the priority list for fiscal year 2012. The list will take effect October 4, 2011. See http://sos.ri.gov/rules/index.php?page=details&erlid=6539.

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Tennessee: Waste

The Department of Environment and Conservation amended Tenn. Admin. Code 1200.02.11, Licensing Requirements for Land Disposal of Radioactive Waste. Changes incorporate the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's requirements and include security rules for portable gauges and an expansion of the definition of byproduct material. The amendments take effect December 8, 2011. See http://www.tn.gov/sos/rules_filings/09-06-11.pdf.

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New Jersey: Air

The Department of Environmental Protection adopted a new General Permit 021, Combined Heat and Power Combustion Turbine Units; and General Operating Permit 005, Combined Heat and Power Combustion Turbine Unit. See http://www.lexisnexis.com/njoal/ 43 N.J.R. 2523(a).

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New Jersey: Air

The Department of Environmental Protection adopted a new General Permit 022, Combined Heat and Power Spark Ignition Reciprocating Engines, and General Operating Permit 006, Combined Heat and Power Spark Ignition Reciprocating Engines. See http://www.lexisnexis.com/njoal/ 43 N.J.R. 2524(a).

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Indiana: Water

The Water Pollution Control Board temporarily amended 327 Ind. Admin. Code §§5 & 15, related to Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations. Emergency sections relate to NPDES requirements and who must seek a permit. Changes took effect September 15, 2011, and expire December 14. See http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20110921-IR-327110554ERA.xml.pdf.

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Connecticut: Air

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed to amend Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies §22a.174.20(s) to alter reasonably available control technologies requirements for miscellaneous metal and plastic parts coating activities. There will be a public hearing November 9, 2011. See http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?A=2586&Q=486738.

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