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State Update Volume 42, Issue 12

Maryland: Air

The Department of the Environment amended Md. Code Regs. 26.11.02, Permits, Approvals, and Registration. Changes modify the description of fluoropolymer material process installations to be consistent with 26.11.19.30, Control of Volatile Organic Compounds from Chemical Production and Fluoropolymer Material Installations. The amendment also adds a de minimis statement so that processes with limited volatile organic compounds would not be required to seek a permit. The amendment took effect April 30, 2012.

Air (generally)

Maine: Land Use

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed to amend 06-096 Code Me. Regs. Ch. 692, Siting of Oil Storage Facilities. The amendments would allow for the storage of up to 1,100 gallons of diesel fuel for fueling heavy equipment used in the mining of sand and gravel from pits located in significant sand and gravel aquifers mapped by the Maine Geological Survey, among other changes.

Land Use (generally)

Maine: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed to amend 06-096 Code Me. Regs. Ch. 127, New Motor Vehicle Emission Standards. Changes would allow diesel truck owners to install Federal Tier IV certified auxiliary power units rather than more costly California certified units. The deadline for comment is May 18, 2012. See http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2012/041812.html.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Indiana: Quality

The Water Pollution Control Board amended 327 Ind. Admin. Code §§2.1.6 & 2.1.5.8, concerning the surface water quality standard for chloride and sulfate. See http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20120425-IR-327110320PRA.xml.pdf.

Quality

Indiana: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Air Pollution Control Board amended 326 Ind. Admin. Code §§6.3, 6.5, & 6.8, concerning the applicability of particulate matter limitations and the use of alternative methods for the determination of compliance. The rule took effect April 20, 2012. See http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20120418-IR-326070438FRA.xml.pdf.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Illinois: Quality

The Pollution Control Board proposed to amend 35 Ill. Admin. Code §301, Introduction; §302, Water Quality Standards; and §303, Water Use Designations and Site-Specific Water Quality Standards. Changes would incorporate an updated methodology related to cyanide used to determine compliance and update other water quality standards. The deadline for comment is June 11, 2012. See http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/register/register_volume36_issue15.pdf (pp.

Quality

Hawaii: Air

The Department of Health amended Haw. Admin. Code §11.60.1, restricting open burning of trash and adding rules on green waste. Changes expand the prohibition on open burning from O'ahu to all islands and allow for an exception for the burning of green waste after obtaining a permit from the department. See http://hawaii.gov/health/about/pr/2012/12-011.pdf.

Air (generally)

Florida: Endangered Species

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed to amend 62 Fla. Admin. Code §68A.4.009, Florida Black Bear Conservation. Changes would remove the Florida black bear from the state-designated threatened species list. There will be public hearings June 27 & 28, 2012. See https://www.flrules.org/gateway/readFile.asp?sid=2&tid=11368417&type=1&File=68A-4.009.htm.

Endangered Species

Connecticut: Pesticides

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection proposed to amend Conn. Agencies Regs. §§22a.61 & 22a.66. Changes relate to the state’s pesticide management regulations as well as regulations concerning the licensing of arborists. The deadline for comment is May 17, 2012. See http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?A=2586&Q=502370.

Pesticides

Colorado: Air

The Department of Natural Resources proposed to adopt 2 Colo. Code Regs. §401.1, Colorado Weather Modification Rules and Regulations. The rule would provide regulation of weather modification, defined as a program, operation, or experiment designed to artificially induce changes in the composition, behavior, or dynamics of the atmosphere. The rules supersede the state's original 1986 regulations and continue Colorado's weather modification permit program, which has existed since 1972. There will be a public hearing May 16, 2012.

Air (generally)