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State Update Volume 41, Issue 31

Virginia: Water

The Department of Environmental Quality amended 9 Va. Admin. Code §25.820, General Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Watershed Permit Regulation for Total Nitrogen and Total Phosphorus Discharges and Nutrient Trading in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed in Virginia. Changes reduce total nitrogen and total phosphorous waste load allocations for the discharges and nutrient trading in the Chesapeake Bay watershed in Virginia and reissue the existing general permit. The amendments take effect January 1, 2012.

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Virginia: Water

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend 9 Va. Admin. Code §25.194, General Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit for Car Wash Facilities, and §25.810, General Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit for Coin-Operated Laundry. Changes would replace the applicable permits that expire in 2012 and 2016. There will be a public hearing December 1, 2011, and the deadline for comment is December 27.

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Utah: Water

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend Utah Admin. Code r. 317.2, Standards of Quality for Waters of the State. Changes would resolve U.S. EPA disapprovals, adopt updated water quality criteria, provide greater flexibility for developing site-specific standards, and make editorial corrections based on a three-year rule review. There will be a public hearing December 5, 2011, and the deadline for comment is December 15.

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Texas: Waste

The Railroad Commission of Texas proposed to add 16 Tex. Admin. Code §4.635, relating to a memorandum of understanding between the Railroad Commission of Texas and the Texas Department of State Health Services concerning radiation control functions. The rule would outline jurisdiction and responsibility. The deadline for comment is November 28, 2011. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/1028/1028is.pdf (pp. 7224-27).

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Texas: Air

The Commission on Environmental Quality proposed to amend 30 Tex. Admin. Code §116.128, Permit Application. Amendments concern control methods for existing petroleum coke, fuel oil, and coal-fired electric utility steam generating units required to demonstrate maximum achievable control technology under the CAA. There will be a public hearing November 17, 2011, and the deadline for written comment is November 21. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/1021/1021is.pdf (pp. 7128-38).

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Texas: Air

The Commission on Environmental Quality proposed to repeal 30 Tex. Admin. Code §§101.380, 101.382, 101.383, and 101.385, System Cap Trading. The change would repeal nitrogen compound emissions System Cap Trading program rules because the program has seen minimal participation since its inception. There will be public hearings November 15 & 17, 2011, and the deadline for comment is November 21. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/1021/1021is.pdf (pp. 7124-28).

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Tennessee: Water

The Environment and Conservation Agency proposed to amend Tenn. Admin. Code §0400.45.09, Water Well License Regulations and Well Construction Standards. Changes would repeal the section and replace it with §1200.04.09. There will be public hearings December 13-16, 2011, and the deadline for written comment is December 15. See http://state.tn.us/sos/rules_filings/10-14-11.pdf.

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Tennessee: Water

The Environment and Conservation Agency proposed to amend Tenn. Admin. Code §0400.45.08, Water Registration Requirements. Changes would repeal the section and replace it with §1200.05.08. There will be public hearings December 13-16, 2011, and the deadline for written comment is December 15. See http://state.tn.us/sos/rules_filings/10-13-11.pdf.

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Tennessee: Water

The Environment and Conservation Agency proposed to amend Tenn. Admin. Code §1200.04.06, Underground Injection Control. Changes would repeal the section and replace it with §0400.45.06. There will be public hearings December 13-16, 2011, and the deadline for written comment is December 15. See http://state.tn.us/sos/rules_filings/10-11-11.pdf.

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Rhode Island: Climate Change

The Office of Energy Resources adopted Regulation Rules and Regulations for the Allocation and Distribution of Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Proceeds. The rule sets forth the administrative procedure for allocation under the program. The rule takes effect November 21, 2011. See http://sos.ri.gov/rules/index.php?page=details&erlid=6499.

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