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State Update Volume 41, Issue 32

Virginia: Water

The State Board of Health amended 12 Va. Admin. Code §5.590, Waterworks Regulations. Changes pertain to groundwater sanitary surveys, source water monitoring for E. coli, and compliance monitoring to ensure the removal or inactivation of at least 99.99 percent of viruses. The amendments take effect December 7, 2011. See http://legis.state.va.us/codecomm/register/vol28/iss05/v28i05.pdf (pp. 338-457).

Water

Virginia: Waste

The State Board of Health amended 12 Va. Admin. Code §5.613, Regulations for Alternative Onsite Sewage Systems. Changes delete the requirement that owners have a relationship with a licensed operator for the purpose of providing operation and maintenance. The amendments take effect December 7, 2011. See http://legis.state.va.us/codecomm/register/vol28/iss05/v28i05.pdf (pp. 458-72).

Waste

Texas: Water

The Water Development Board proposed to amend 30 Tex. Admin. Code §371, Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. Changes would authorize expedited environmental review procedures required for entities seeking funding in emergency situations. The deadline for comment is December 4, 2011. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/1104/1104is.pdf (pp. 7483-86).

Water

Texas: Water

The Commission on Environmental Quality proposed to add 30 Tex. Admin. Code §§36.1 - 36.8, Suspension or Adjustment of Water Rights During Drought or Emergency Water Shortage. The rule would implement recent action by the legislature to allow executive director to temporarily suspend or adjust water rights during times of drought or other emergency shortage of water. There will be a public hearing December 1, 2011, and the deadline for comment is December 5.

Water

Texas: Energy

The Commission on Environmental Quality proposed to add 30 Tex. Admin. Code §§§114.670 - 114.672, Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program. The program would encourage eligible entities to replace on-road heavy-duty and medium-duty vehicles with natural gas vehicles and to replace on-road heavy-duty and medium-duty vehicle engines with natural gas engines. There will be a public hearing November 29, 2011, and the deadline for comment is December 5.

Energy

Texas: Energy

The Commission on Environmental Quality proposed to add 30 Tex. Admin. Code §§114.660 -114.662, Alternative Fueling Facilities Program. The program would provide funding for eligible entities to construct, reconstruct, or acquire a facility to store, compress, or dispense alternative fuels in a nonattainment area. There will be a public hearing November 29, 2011, and the deadline for comment is December 5. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/1104/1104is.pdf (pp. 7476-80).

Energy

Texas: Air

The Commission on Environmental Quality proposed to amend 30 Tex. Admin. Code §§114.650 -114.654, Texas Clean Fleet Program. Changes would revise current eligibility criteria and add additional criteria based on recent House legislation. There will be a public hearing November 29, 2011, and the deadline for comment is December 5. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/1104/1104is.pdf (pp. 7472-76).

Air

Texas: Air

The Commission on Environmental Quality proposed to amend 30 Tex. Admin. Code §114.622, Diesel Emissions Reduction Incentive Program for On-Road and Non-Road Vehicles. Changes would add criteria for receiving an incentive grant under the subchapter. There will be a public hearing November 29, 2011, and the deadline for comment is December 5. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/1104/1104is.pdf (pp. 7468-72).

Air

Tennessee: Governance

The Environment and Conservation Agency proposed to amend Tenn. Admin. Code §0400.01.01, Fees and Charges for Certain Departmental Services. Changes would add a section regarding an outstanding debt priority. There will be a public hearing January 5, 2012, and the deadline for written comment is January 12. See http://state.tn.us/sos/rules_filings/11-02-11.pdf.

Governance

Nevada: Energy

The Office of Energy proposed to amend Nev. Admin. Code §701A, related to LEED-based energy tax incentives. Changes establish requirements for applications for partial tax abatements for the renovation of certain buildings or other structures by certain new manufacturing businesses. See http://www.leg.state.nv.us/register/2011Register/R081-11P.pdf.

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