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State Update Volume 42, Issue 12

Wisconsin: Hazardous Substances

The Department of Natural Resources proposed to amend Wis. Admin. Code NR §700, Investigation & Remediation of Environment, relating to the investigation and cleanup of brownfields and other contaminated properties. Among other changes, the amendments would remove references to deed restrictions that have been replaced, remove the simple site process, and revise methodology for calculating cleanup standards. There will be public hearings May 1-17, 2012, and the deadline for comment is May 31.

Hazardous Substances

West Virginia: Waste

The Department of Transportation amended W. Va. Admin. Code. §157.7, Transportation of Hazardous Wastes Upon the Road and Highways. The amendment took effect April 17, 2012. See http://apps.sos.wv.gov/adlaw/registers/readpdf.aspx?did=1498 (p. 501).

Waste (generally)

Virginia: Air

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to repeal 9 Va. Admin. Code §5.200, National Low Emission Vehicle Program. The regulations required mobile source manufacturers to participate in the federal program, which was superseded by more restrictive program standards. The deadline for comment is May 23, 2012, and the proposed effective date is June 7. See http://legis.state.va.us/codecomm/register/vol28/iss17/v28i17.pdf (pp. 1363-64).

Air (generally)

Virginia: Air

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend 9 Va. Admin. Code §5.150, Regulation for Transportation Conformity. Changes would establish criteria and procedures to determine whether federally funded transportation plans, programs, and projects conform with state attainment plans for the Northern Virginia, Richmond, and Hampton Roads areas. The deadline for comment is May 23, 2012, and the proposed effective date is June 7.

Air (generally)

Vermont: Hazardous Substances

The Waste Management and Prevention Division released a new Investigation and Remediation of Contaminated Properties Procedure. The procedure incorporates and replaces the former Site Investigation Procedures, Corrective Action Guidance, Agency Guidelines for Petroleum Contaminated Soil and Debris, and the Site Management Activity Completed Procedures. See http://www.anr.state.vt.us/dec/wastediv/sms/pubs/IROCP.pdf.

Hazardous Substances

Texas: Hazardous Substances

The Commission on Environmental Quality amended 30 Tex. Admin. Code §§334.5 & 334.84 and added §334.19, pertaining to storage tanks. The rulemaking incorporates statutory changes to UST delivery prohibitions, state lead tank removal authorizations, and the petroleum storage tank delivery fee that was altered by recent House legislation. The rules took effect April 19, 2012. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0413/0413is.pdf (pp. 2674-79).

Hazardous Substances

Texas: Waste

The Commission on Environmental Quality added sections to 30 Tex. Admin. Code §328, creating the Television Equipment Recycling Program. The rules take effect May 1, 2012. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0413/0413is.pdf (pp. 2660-74).

Waste (generally)

Texas: Enforcement and Compliance

The Commission on Environmental Quality proposed to amend 30 Tex. Admin. Code §70, Enforcement. The amendments would adopt a general enforcement policy pursuant to state legislation. There will be a public hearing May 8, 2012, and the comment period closes May 14. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0413/0413is.pdf (pp. 2518-21).

Enforcement and Compliance

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 encourages 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. The rule took effect April 19, 2012. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0413/0413is.pdf (pp. 2652-55).

Energy (generally)

Texas: Energy

The Commission on Environmental Quality added 30 Tex. Admin. Code §§114.660 -114.662, Alternative Fueling Facilities Program. The program provides funding for eligible entities to construct, reconstruct, or acquire a facility to store, compress, or dispense alternative fuels in a nonattainment area. The amendments took effect April 19, 2012. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0413/0413is.pdf (pp. 2648-52).

Energy (generally)