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State Update Volume 42, Issue 12

Texas: Air

The Commission on Environmental Quality amended 30 Tex. Admin. Code §§114.650 -114.654, Texas Clean Fleet Program. Changes revise current eligibility criteria and add additional criteria based on recent House legislation. The amendments took effect April 19, 2012. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0413/0413is.pdf (pp. 2645-48).

Air (generally)

Texas: Air

The Commission on Environmental Quality amended 30 Tex. Admin. Code §114.622, Diesel Emissions Reduction Incentive Program for On-Road and Non-Road Vehicles. Changes add criteria for receiving an incentive grant under the subchapter. The amendments took effect April 19, 2012. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0413/0413is.pdf (pp. 2642-45).

Air (generally)

Texas: Air

The Commission on Environmental Quality repealed 30 Tex. Admin. Code §§101.380, 101.382, 101.383, and 101.385, System Cap Trading. The change repeals nitrogen compound emissions System Cap Trading program rules because the program has seen minimal participation since its inception. The change took effect April 19, 2012. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0413/0413is.pdf (pp. 2639-42).

Air (generally)

Tennessee: Waste

The Environment and Conservation Agency proposed to amend Tenn. Admin. Code §0400.11.01, Solid Waste Processing and Disposal. Amendments would eliminate conflict between statutory language and the regulations. There will be public hearings June 21, 2012. See http://state.tn.us/sos/rules_filings/04-09-12.pdf.

Waste (generally)

Rhode Island: Water

The Environmental Management Agency proposed to amend the Underground Injection Control Rules and Regulations. Changes would incorporate required federal language. There will be a public hearing May 17, 2012, and the deadline for comment is May 18. See http://sos.ri.gov/documents/archives/regdocs/holding/DEM/gwdpn.pdf.

Water (generally)

Nevada: Invasive Species

The Board of Wildlife Commissioners proposed to amend Nev. Admin. Code §488, relating to aquatic wildlife. Changes would add a new section providing requirements for vessel decontamination of invasive species. See http://www.leg.state.nv.us/register/2012Register/R048-12P.pdf.

Invasive Species

Montana: Quality

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend Mont. Admin. R. 17.55.109, pertaining to incorporation by reference. Changes would incorporate Numeric Water Quality Standards and Drinking Water Maximum Contaminant Levels. The deadline for comment is May 10, 2012, and the proposed date of amendment is May 15. See http://sos.mt.gov/arm/Register/archives/MAR2012/MAR12-07.pdf (pp. 678-80).

Quality

Montana: Land Use

The Board of Environmental Review amended Mont. Admin. R. 17.24, pertaining to the Strip and Underground Mine Reclamation Act. See http://sos.mt.gov/arm/Register/archives/MAR2012/MAR12-07.pdf (pp. 738-42).

Land Use (generally)

Michigan: Air

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend Mich. Admin. Code R. 55, Air Pollution Control. Changes would give the department the legal authority to write and issue permits for facilities that become subject to federal Title V requirements and will incorporate emissions thresholds for fine particulate matter. The deadline for public comment is May 3, 2012. See http://www.michigan.gov/documents/lara/MR6_041512_382363_7.pdf (pp. 18-35).

Air (generally)

Maryland: Toxic Substances

The Department of the Environment proposed to amend Md. Code Regs. 26.16.01, Accreditation and Training for Lead Paint Abatement Services; 26.16.02, Reduction of Lead Risk in Housing; and 26.16.05, Procedures for Performing Lead Abatement Services. Changes would implement the provisions of a House bill. The amendment took effect April 30, 2012. See http://www.dsd.state.md.us/mdregister/3908.pdf (p. 536).

Toxic Substances (generally)