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State Update Volume 42, Issue 14

West Virginia: Air

The Division of Air Quality amended W. Va. Admin. Code §45, pertaining to air quality standards, to incorporate changes to federal rules. Changes take effect June 1, 2012. See http://apps.sos.wv.gov/adlaw/registers/readpdf.aspx?did=1500 (pp. 680-84).

Air (generally)

Virginia: Quality

The State Water Control Board proposed to amend 9 Va. Admin. Code §25.120, General Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Regulation for Discharges from Petroleum Contaminated Sites, Groundwater Remediation and Hydrostatic Tests. Among other changes, the amendment would add reasons why a facility's discharge would not be eligible for a permit, add coverage for hydrostatic tests, and allow short-term projects to be automatically covered. There will be a public hearing June 13, 2012, and the deadline for comment is July 6.


Texas: Water

The Water Development Board proposed to amend 31 Tex. Admin. Code §§355, 357, and 358, relating to water planning. Changes repeal and reorganize sections of the rules. The deadline for comment is June 3, 2012. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0504/0504is.pdf (pp. 3352-82).

Water (generally)

New York: Water

The Department of Environmental Conservation adopted the emergency N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. tit. 6, §326.2(b)(4)(ii), to allow fluridone pellets to be used in waters less than two feet deep for the control of Hydrilla verticillata, an invasive aquatic plant. The rule will expire July 17, 2012. See www.dos.ny.gov/info/register/2012/may9/pdfs/rules.pdf (pp. 20-21).

Water (generally)

New Jersey: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

The Department of Environmental Protection adopted N.J. Admin. Code §7:1E, pertaining to administrative and technical requirements for site remediation. The rules represent the third phase of the department's initiative to adopt the requirements of the Site Remediation Reform Act. Under the new rules, all projects must be supervised by a licensed site remediation professional, and the department has a diminished oversight role. The Department adopted the rules on May 7, 2012.

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

Nevada: Public Lands

The State Land Registrar proposed to amend Nev. Admin. Code §§321.305-321.365, which outlines the process for which the division can provide funding to Lake Tahoe projects. Changes would alter outdated information and improve the grant administration process. There will be a public hearing June 7, 2012. See http://www.leg.state.nv.us/register/2012Register/R040-12N.pdf.

Indiana: Air

The Air Pollution Control Board temporarily amended 326 Ind. Admin. Code §§2.2, 2.3, and 2.7, concerning new source review provisions for PM2.5 and deferral of carbon dioxide emissions from bioenergy. The amendment took effect May 3, 2012. See http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20120509-IR-326120220ERA.xml.pdf.

Air (generally)

Illinois: Energy

The Capital Development Board proposed to amend 71 Ill. Admin. Code §600, Illinois Energy Conservation Code. The amendment would adopt the latest edition of the International Code Council's International Energy Conservation Code, pursuant to the Energy Efficient Building Act.

Energy (generally)

Illinois: Climate Change

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency amended 35 Ill. Admin. Code §254, Annual Emissions Report. Changes declare that greenhouse gas emissions will not determine what type of report an entity files and that the type of report would continue to be based on criteria pollutant emissions. The amendment takes effect April 20, 2012.

Climate Change (generally)

Illinois: Air

The Environmental Protection Agency amended 35 Ill. Admin. Code §251, Procedures For Collection Of Air Pollution Site Fees. Changes update the schedule and stipulate that greenhouse gases do not incur fees. The rules took effect April 20, 2012. See http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/register/register_vo... (pp. 6803-08).

Air (generally)