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State Update Volume 41, Issue 28

Ohio: Waste

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed to amend Ohio Admin. Code 3745, pertaining to composting facilities. Amendments would add new sections on class I-IV composting facilities and rescind old rules. There will be a public hearing October 25, 2011. See http://www.registerofohio.state.oh.us/pdfs/phn/3745_NO_146599_20110923_1643.pdf.

Waste

Rhode Island: Governance

The Department of Environmental Management proposed to revise Administrative Rules of Practice and Procedure for the Administrative Adjudication Division for Environmental Matters. Rule changes pertain to recent changes to state law that stipulate that the decisions of administrative hearing officers become final agency decisions rather than recommendations for the department director's review. In addition, changes would update rules on electric filings. There will be a public hearing October 27, 2011, and the deadline for written comment is October 26.

Governance

Nevada: Waste

The State Environmental Commission proposed to amend Nev. Admin. Code §444.8675 to eliminate a requirement for biennial reporting by generators of hazardous waste. There will be a public hearing October 5, 2011. See http://www.leg.state.nv.us/register/2011Register/R030-11P.pdf.

Waste

Nevada: Waste

The State Environmental Commission proposed to amend Nev. Admin. Code §444 to repeal provisions governing grants for the reduction of hazardous or industrial waste. There will be a public hearing October 5, 2011. See http://www.leg.state.nv.us/register/2011Register/R031-11P.pdf.

Waste

Nevada: Waste

The State Environmental Commission proposed to amend Nev. Admin. Code §444A.120, pertaining to recycling services at apartment complexes and condominiums. See http://www.leg.state.nv.us/register/2011Register/R049-11P.pdf.

Waste

New York: Energy

The Department of Environmental Conservation proposed to amend N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. tit. 6, §§52, 190, 550-555, 560, and 750, High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing. Changes will promulgate new regulations related to the use of high-volume hydraulic fracturing and update the oil and gas and state pollutant discharge elimination system regulations. There will be public hearings November 16-30, 2011, and the deadline for public comment is December 12.

Energy

Maine: Toxic Substances

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed to amend 06-096 Code Me. Regs. Chs. 81 & 82, Designation of Priority Toxic Chemicals and Priority Toxic Chemical Reporting and Pollution Prevention Planning. Changes would add a number of chemicals, including cadmium and formaldehyde, to the list of priority toxic chemicals, and establish details applicable to reporting and prevention requirements related to the list. There will be a public hearing October 18, 2011, and the deadline for comment is October 28.

Toxic Substances

Nevada: Air

The State Environmental Commission proposed to amend Nev. Admin. Code §445B.6115, relating to exemptions for older motor vehicles. There will be a public hearing October 5, 2011. See http://www.leg.state.nv.us/register/2011Register/R039-11P.pdf.

Air

Arizona: Water

The Department of Water Resources proposed to amend 15 Ariz. Admin. Code 12.15.101 and 12.15.107, pertaining to the 2012-2013 fiscal year fees. Changes would add definitions and create a new section requiring each municipality to pay the Department a fee. There will be a public hearing on October 24, 2011. See http://www.azsos.gov/public_services/Register/2011/38/proposed.pdf (pp. 1846-52).

Water

Alaska: Wildlife

The Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission proposed to amend 20 Alaska Admin. Code 05, dealing with eligibility for reduced permit fees. The deadline for public comment is October 21, 2011. See http://notes4.state.ak.us/pn/pubnotic.nsf/1604e1912875140689256785006767f6/6b90cda4eacb1505892579140062d5e9?OpenDocument

Wildlife