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State Update Volume 41, Issue 5

Connecticut: Wildlife

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed to amend Conn. Gen. Stat. §§26-48a-1, 26-55-1, 26-66-4, 26-112-43, 26-112-44, 26-112-45, 26-112-46, 26-112-142a-1, and 26-142a-12. Changes would alter stream designations and amend 14 different regulations relating to nuisance species and hunting and fishing control. There will be a public hearing on March 16, 2011, and the deadline for written comment is March 30. http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?A=2586&Q=473468.

Wildlife

Iowa: Air

The Environmental Protection Commission proposed to amend Iowa Admin. Code ch. 22, Controlling Pollution, and ch. 33, Special Regulations and Construction Permit Requirements for Major Stationary Sources-Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality, and to adopt ch. 30, Fees. Changes would raise the fees the department is allowed to collect for air pollutants. The department proposed five separate options for closing a projected budget deficit, which include raising the fee cap and removing fee ceilings. There will be a public hearing on March 11, 2011.

Air

Iowa: Water

The Environmental Protection Commission proposed to amend Iowa Admin. Code ch. 64, Wastewater Construction and Operation Permits. The rule would allow reissuance of NPDES General Permit No. 5 for mining and processing facilities. There will be a public hearing on March 8, 2011, and the deadline for written comments is March 16. http://www.legis.state.ia.us/aspx/ACODOCS/DOCS/02-09-2011.Bulletin.pdf pp. 1123-25.

Water

Iowa: Air

The Environmental Protection Commission amended Iowa Admin. Code ch. 60, Scope of Title-Definitions-Forms-Rules of Practice, ch. 64, Wastewater Construction and Operation Permits, and ch. 66, Pesticide Application to Waters. The rule allows for the use of a new general permit that authorizes the discharge of biological and chemical pesticides that leave a residue to waters of the United States. This rule is required by a U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decision.

Air

New Hampshire: Air

The Department of Environmental Services proposed to readopt and amend Env-A 700, Permit Fee System. Changes include a clarification that the department is not obligated to issue a permit if outstanding fees are due and a revision to the definition of "regulated air pollutant" to clarify that the term includes regulated toxic air pollutants. There will be a public hearing on February 25, 2011, and the deadline for comment is March 7. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/register/2011/february-4-11.pdf pp. 3-4.

Air

New Jersey: Land use

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed to readopt N. J. Admin. Code 7:36, Green Acres Program Rules. The program ensures that there is an adequate supply of lands for public outdoor recreation and conservation. The expiration date of the rules has been extended to July 2, 2011, and the deadline for comment is April 8. http://www.lexisnexis.com/njoal/ 43 N.J.R. 252(a).

Land use

New Jersey: Land use

The Department of Environmental Protection adopted amendments to N. J. Admin. Code 7:50-6.46, Forestry Standards. The amendments provide specific limitations on "disking" as a means of site preparation. The changes were adopted January 13, 2011, and became effective February 7. http://www.lexisnexis.com/njoal/ 43 N.J.R. 301(a).

Land use

New Jersey: Water

The Department of Environmental Protection adopted amendments to N. J. Admin. Code 7:10-3.10, Safe Drinking Water Act rules. Changes address measures to increase permit efficiency and update penalty and enforcement provisions. http://www.lexisnexis.com/njoal/ 43 N.J.R. 289(a).

Water

Ohio: Water

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed to revise Ohio Admin. Code 3745-34-11, relating to underground injection control wells. Changes would allow, without a permit and in specific instances, the minimal discharge of wastewater resulting from the treatment of drinking water. All such discharges are currently required to have a permit. There will be a public hearing on March 8, 2011, and the deadline for written comment is March 7.

Water

Pennsylvania: Water

The Environmental Quality Board amended 25 Pa. Admin. Code. Ch. 78, Oil and Gas Wells. Changes affect regulations regarding gas migration to protect water supplies. The amendments took effect February 5, 2011. http://www.pabulletin.com/secure/data/vol41/41-6/239.html.

Water