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State Update Volume 42, Issue 13

Wisconsin: Waste

The Department of Natural Resources amended Wis. Admin. Code NR §§500, 502, and 518, relating to compost use standards. The changes take effect June 1, 2012. See http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/register/2012/676b/register.pdf.


Texas: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

The Commission on Environmental Quality proposed to amend 30 Tex. Admin. Code §305, Consolidated Permits. The amendments would adopt parts of RCRA Rule Clusters XIX, XX, and XXI that implement EPA’s revisions to the federal hazardous waste program. The changes include both mandatory and optional revisions. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0427/0427is.pdf (pp. 3096-120).

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

Oregon: Water

The Department of State Lands adopted Or. Admin. R. 141.093, State General Permit for Maintaining Drainage to Protect Agricultural Land. The rule allows the department to establish a general permit that allows the removal of up to 100 cubic yards of material from state waters for the purpose of maintaining drainage and protecting agricultural lands. The rule took effect April 2, 2012. See http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/doc/rules/bulletin/May2012_Bulletin.pdf (pp 111-12).

Water (generally)

Oregon: Water

The Department of State Lands proposed to amend Or. Admin. R. 141.085, 141.089, & 141.093, Removal-Fill Authorizations within Oregon Waters, General Authorizations and General Permits. The amendments would ensure consistency with 2011 legislation, adding additional activities and adjusting the fee schedule. See http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/doc/rules/bulletin/May2012_Bulletin.pdf (p. 17).

Water (generally)

Oregon: Energy

The Department of Energy proposed to adopt Or. Admin. R. 330.210, 330. 225, and 330.230 to administer the energy conservation and transit services tax credits, in addition to the pass-through and compliance activities, within the Energy Incentives Program. The rulemaking would repeal temporary rules and implement permanent ones. There will be public hearings on May 23 and 24, 2012. See http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/doc/rules/bulletin/May2012_Bulletin.pdf (pp. 11-12).

Energy (generally)

North Carolina: Ground water

The Environmental Management Commission proposed to amend 15A N.C. Admin. Code 02L.0113 and .0202 to ensure that groundwater standards are established using the most recent U.S. EPA health effects information. The proposed change is in response to a petition to change the 1,1-dichloroethylene groundwater standard. There will be a public hearing on May 23, 2012, and the deadline for comment is July 2. The proposed effective date is November 1.


New York: Air

The Department of Environmental Conservation amended N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. tit. 6, §§200 & 219, Existing Sewage Sludge Incineration Units. The rule regulates air contaminants from the units. See http://www.dos.ny.gov/info/register/2012/may2/pdfs/rules.pdf (p. 12).

Air (generally)

Massachusetts: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed to amend 310 Mass. Code Regs. 7.24, revising the SIP for the Stage II Vapor Recovery Fleet Exemption. There will be a public hearing on June 6, 2012, and the deadline for comment is June 18. See http://www.mass.gov/dep/public/hearings/stg2phn.htm.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Nevada: Invasive Species

The Board of Wildlife Commissioners proposed to amend Nev. Admin. Code §488, establishing an aquatic invasive species fee. See http://www.leg.state.nv.us/register/2012Register/R049-12P.pdf.

Invasive Species

Maine: Wetlands

The Department of Environmental Protection amended 06-096 Code Me. Regs. Ch. 1000, Guidelines for Municipal Shoreland Zoning Ordinances. Changes remove the requirement that wetlands rated as moderate or high value waterfowl and wading bird habitat by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife be designated as Resource Protection under the rules. The changes took effect May 5, 2012. See http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2012/050212.html.