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State Update Volume 41, Issue 6

Alaska: Air

The Department of Environmental Conservation proposed to amend 18 Alaska Admin. Code 50, dealing with air quality control. Changes would adopt a new standard for sulfur dioxide, add new significant impact levels for fine particulate matter, and adopt a new emissions rate basis for greenhouse gases. There will be a public hearing on March 18, 2011, and the deadline for comment is March 24.

Air

Alaska: Wildlife

The Department of Fish and Game proposed to revise 5 Alaska Admin. Code 95.011, Atlas to the Catalog of Waters Important for the Spawning, Rearing, or Migration of Anadromous Fishes and Catalog of Waters Important for the Spawning, Rearing, or Migration of Anadromous Fishes. The deadline for comment is March 21, 2011. http://notes4.state.ak.us/pn/pubnotic.nsf/1604e1912875140689256785006767f6/a8140f5cbff6f903892578390068f670?OpenDocument.

Wildlife

California: Air

The Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to amend Cal. Code Regs. tit. 3 §§6400, 6452.4, 6624, & 6860; and adopt §§6446 & 6446.1, Methyl Iodide: Designating as a Restricted Material, Listing as a Toxic Air Contaminant, and Use Requirements as a Volatile Organic Compound. The amendment would designate methyl iodide as a state-restricted material, incorporate it into the department§s volatile organic compound regulatory program, and add it as a toxic air contaminant on the basis of its listing as a federal hazardous air pollutant pursuant to Food and Agricultural Code §14021.

Air

Florida: Water

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed to amend 62 Fla. Admin. Code §621.300, Generic Permits. Changes would develop a generic permit for pollutant discharges to surface waters of the state from the application of pesticides that is consistent with U.S. EPA§s draft General Permit. There will be a public hearing on March 11, 2011. https://www.flrules.org/gateway/notice_Files.asp?ID=9661023.

Water

Indiana: Air

The Air Pollution Control Board seeks public comment on proposed changes to 326 Ind. Admin. Code 4.1, concerning open burning. Changes would add types of burning allowed under the regulation, including burning for natural area and wildlife habitat maintenance and the burning of clean petroleum products for fire training. According to the public notice, the exemptions are not expected to increase the amount of open burning occurring in the state. There will be a public hearing on May 4, 2011.

Air

Indiana: Climate Change

The Air Pollution Control Board seeks public comment on proposed changes to 326 Ind. Admin. Code 2.7.1, relating to the definition of "major source" under the tailoring rule. There will be a public hearing on May 4, 2011, and the deadline for written comments is March 25. http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20110223-IR-326110085FDA.xml.pdf.

Climate Change (generally)

Kansas: Water

The Department of Health and Environment proposed changes to Kan. Admin. Regs. §28.16.28g, the classification and use designation section of the Kansas Surface Water Quality Standards. The change would identify the designated use changes for 709 stream segments and 36 lakes as a result of a recent use attainability analysis. There will be a public hearing on May 26, 2011. http://www.kssos.org/pubs/register%5C2011%5CVol_30_No_08_February_24_2011_p_153-180.pdf p. 160.

Water

Maine: Waste

The Department of the Secretary of State proposed to amend Ch. 152, Rules Concerning Form for Hazardous Materials License. The change would repeal an obsolete rule pertaining to hazardous materials transport licensing. The deadline for public comment is March 18, 2011. http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2011/021611.html.

Waste

Missouri: Energy

The Department of Natural Resources amended Mo. Code Regs. Ann. tit.10, §140.2, Energy Set-Aside Fund, adding several definitions to accommodate expansion of the scope of energy-using sectors to which loans may be offered. Changes take effect March 15, 2011. http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/moreg/current/v36n4/v36n4e.pdf p. 834.

Energy

Montana: Waste

The Department of Environmental Quality amended Mont. Admin. R. 17.53 & 17.56, pertaining to emergency preparedness in hazardous waste facilities and underground storage tanks. The rule changes were certified February 14, 2011. http://sos.mt.gov/arm/Register/archives/MAR2011/MAR11-04.pdf p. 243.

Waste