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State Update Volume 41, Issue 33

Nevada: Wildlife

The Board of Wildlife Commissioners proposed to amend Nev. Admin. Code §504. Changes would revise the boundaries of certain management areas and create new management units. See http://www.leg.state.nv.us/register/2011Register/R078-11P.pdf.

Wildlife

Rhode Island: Oceans

The Coastal Resources Management Council amended Ocean Special Area Management Plan (O-SAMP) §800, Renewable Energy and Other Offshore Development, and §1100, The Policies of the O-SAMP. Changes ensure consistency between the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement regulation changes and those of the O-SAMP requirements. The amendments will take effect December 5, 2011. See http://sos.ri.gov/rules/index.php?page=details&erlid=6495.

Oceans

Missouri: Water

The Department of Natural Resources proposed to amend Mo. Code Regs. Ann. tit.10, §60.5.010 to §60.15.080, to conform various aspects of the regulations with new federal requirements from the Lead and Copper Rule Short-Term Revisions. There will be a public hearing December 20, 2011. See http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/moreg/current/v36n22/v36n22a.pdf (pp. 2374-94).

Water

Missouri: Water

The Environmental Quality Board amended Minn. R. 4410.4300 to add a specific threshold number applying to greenhouse gas emissions to the mandatory EA worksheet category for air pollutants. The level is a combined total of 100,000 tons per year of greenhouse gases, expressed as carbon dioxide equivalents. The gases to which this applies are carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, and sulfur hexafluoride.

Water

Maine: Waste

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed to amend 06-096 Code Me. Regs. Ch. 691, Rules for Underground Oil Storage Facilities. Changes would amend the current requirement for the abandonment of underground motor fuel, marketing, and distribution oil storage tanks upon the expiration of their tank manufacturer warranty and would allow tanks and their associated facilities to remain in operation for 10 years beyond their warranty expiration date. The amendment would also add safeguards to prevent an increase in the number of petroleum leaks to groundwater.

Waste

Maine: Waste

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed to amend 06-096 Code Me. Regs. Ch. 573, Snow Dumps: Best Management Practices for Pollution Prevention. Changes would define siting criteria and best management practices that will not result in a pollutant discharge and will not require a waste discharge permit. There will be a public hearing December 6, 2011. See http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2011/111611.html.

Waste

Indiana: Water

The Natural Resources Commission amended 312 Ind. Admin. Code §§10.2.29.5, 10.4.5, and 10.5, relating to the definition of a "mass of wood debris" and regulations for removing logjams. The amendment took effect November 19, 2011. See http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20111116-IR-312110170FRA.xml.pdf.

Water

Illinois: Water

The Pollution Control Board proposed to amend 35 Ill. Admin. Code §620, Groundwater Quality. Changes update the groundwater quality rules based on new scientific data, federal amendments, and technical references. The deadline for comment is December 16, 2011. See http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/register/register_volume35_issue46.pdf (pp. 18502-64).

Water

Illinois: Governance

The Pollution Control Board proposed to amend 35 Ill. Admin. Code §106, Proceedings Pursuant to Specific Rules or Statutory Provisions. Changes establish adjusted standards procedural rules concerning authorizations under §21(q) of the Environmental Protection Act. A recent amendment allows the Board, rather than the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, to grant certain authorizations relating to composted landscape waste. The deadline for comment is December 16, 2011.

Governance

Florida: Water

The Department of Environmental Protection developed a rule to amend 40 Fla. Admin. Code §302, Conditions for Issuance of General Permits. Changes would clarify the acreage threshold for general environmental resource permits for activities that occur in, on, or over wetlands and other surface waters. See https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/View_notice.asp?id=10602214.

Water