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State Update Volume 41, Issue 30

Washington: Water

The Department of Ecology amended Wash. Admin. Code §§173.98, Uses and limitations of the water pollution control revolving fund, and 173.95, Uses and limitations of centennial clean water fund. Changes establish funding categories, ceiling amounts, and project eligibility for green project reserves projects and forgivable principal loans as part of the revolving fund. The rule takes effect October 28, 2011. See http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/laws/wsr/2011/20/11-20-036.htm.

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Washington: Water

The Department of Ecology amended Wash. Admin. Code §173.224, Wastewater discharge permit fees. Changes increase fees 4.34 percent for state fiscal year 2012 and 4.62 percent for state fiscal year 2013. The rule takes effect October 28, 2011. See http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/laws/wsr/2011/20/11-20-035.htm.

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North Carolina: Water

The Department of Environmental Management proposed to amend 15A N.C. Admin. Code 02C .0201-.0202, .0204, .0206-.0209, and .0211, relating to injection wells. Changes are necessary to comply with federal regulations. There will be public hearings throughout November and December, and the deadline for comment is January 13, 2012. The proposed effective date is April 1, 2012. See http://www.ncoah.com/rules/register/Volume26Issue08October172011.pdf (pp. 647-94).

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New Mexico: Water

The Water Quality Control Commission proposed to amend N.M. Admin. Code §20.6.6, the Commission's Dairy Rule. Changes would provide greater flexibility to dairy operators in the management of their facilities, in addition to correcting minor errors. There will be a public hearing November 16, 2011. See http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/nmregister/xxii/xxii19/WaterQualnotice.htm.

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Nevada: Energy

The State Environmental Commission proposed to amend Nev. Admin. Code §§701A.220 and .280, and to add §§701A.225 and .285. Changes relate to energy tax incentives for buildings or structures that meet certain standards under the LEED Green Building Rating System. See http://www.leg.state.nv.us/register/2011Register/R081-11I.pdf.

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Maine: Air

The Department of Environmental Protection repealed 06-096 Code Me. Regs. Ch. 155, Portable Fuel Container Spillage Control. The Department repealed the rule as it has been superseded by federal requirements. See http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2011/101911.html.

Air (generally)

Maine: Air

The Department of Environmental Protection repealed 06-096 Code Me. Regs. Ch. 122, Chlorine and Chlorine Dioxide Emission Standard. The Department repealed the rule, which establishes an emission limit for bleach plants of pulp and paper mills, as federal rules are more comprehensive. The rule takes effect October 16, 2011. See http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2011/101911.html.

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Maine: Air

The Department of Environmental Protection repealed 06-096 Code Me. Regs. Ch. 135, Hexavalent Chromium Particulate Emission Standard. The Department repealed the rule, which establishes a limitation on the amount of hexavalent chromium allowed to be emitted from any potential source of hexavalent chromium, as federal rules are more comprehensive. See http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2011/101911.html.

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Illinois: Waste

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency proposed to amend 35 Ill. Admin. Code §731, Underground Storage Tanks, and repeal §732, Petroleum Underground Storage Tanks (Releases Reported September 23, 1994 through June 23, 2002), and §734, Petroleum Underground Storage Tanks (Releases Reported On or After June 24, 2002). Changes would incorporate Public Act 96-908, which amends the Environmental Protection Act and pertains to releases. The deadline for comment is November 28, 2011.

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Illinois: Climate Change

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency proposed to amend 35 Ill. Admin. Code §254, Annual Emissions Report. Changes would declare that greenhouse gas emissions would not determine what type of report an entity files and that the type of report would continue to be based on criteria pollutant emissions. The deadline for comment is November 28, 2011. See http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/register/register_volume35_issue42.pdf (pp. 16178-82).

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