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State Update Volume 42, Issue 15

Oklahoma: Radiation

The Department of Environmental Quality amended Okla. Admin. Code §252.410, Radiation Management. Changes incorporate federal regulation changes by reference. In addition, the rule revokes Subchapter 19, related to X-ray fluorescence instruments used for lead-based paint analysis, as the subchapter was previously regulated under the provisions of the Atomic Energy Act. See http://www.oar.state.ok.us/register/Volume-29_Issue-17.htm#a63509.

Radiation

Oklahoma: Waste

The Department of Environmental Quality amended Okla. Admin. Code §252.205.3.1, Hazardous Waste Management, to incorporate changes to federal regulations by reference. See http://www.oar.state.ok.us/register/Volume-29_Issue-17.htm#a62245.

Waste (generally)

Oklahoma: Air

The Department of Environmental Quality amended Okla. Admin. Code §§252.100.2 and 252.100.8, Air Pollution Control. Changes incorporate federal rules by reference and clarify rules for construction permits. See http://www.oar.state.ok.us/register/Volume-29_Issue-17.htm#a38949.

Air (generally)

Missouri: Quality

The Department of Natural Resources amended 10 Mo. Code Regs. §20.7.031, Water Quality Standards, to ensure equivalence with federal standards. Among other changes, the amendments designate "fishable/swimmable" uses to currently unclassified water and update designation of beneficial uses. See http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/moreg/current/v37n10/v37n10a.pdf (pp. 737-856).

Quality

Massachusetts: Climate Change

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed to amend 310 Mass. Code Regs. §700, Amendments of Definitions and Applicability to Incorporate EPA's Tailoring Rule for Greenhouse Gases. Changes would add definitions in Appendix C for carbon dioxide equivalent, greenhouse gas, and greenhouse gas mass basis. There will be a public hearing June 19, 2012, and the deadline for written comment is June 30.

Climate Change (generally)

Maine: Wildlife

The Department of Environmental Protection amended 06-096 Code Me. Regs. Ch. 305, Permit by Rule Standards, Section 20, concerning activities located in, on, or over high or moderate value inland waterfowl and wading bird habitat, or shorebird nesting, feeding, and staging areas. Changes allow activities occurring in high- or moderate-value waterfowl and wading bird habitat to be eligible for a permit-by-rule. The amendments take effect June 8, 2012.

Wildlife (generally)

Maine: Ground water

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed to amend 06-096 Code Me. Regs. Ch. 692, Siting of Oil Storage Facilities. Amendments respond to a legislative resolve directing the department to create a permit-by-rule process for the conditional use of aboveground diesel storage tanks in sand and gravel borrow pits in a manner that does not significantly increase the risk of groundwater contamination. There will be a public hearing June 5, 2012, and the deadline for comment is June 15.

Groundwater

Maine: Hazardous Substances

The Department of Environmental Protection amended 06-096 Code Me. Regs. Ch. 378, Variance Criteria for the Excavation of Rock, Borrow, Topsoil, Clay or Silt and the Performance Standards for the Storage of Petroleum Products. Changes allow licensed mining operation to store a small amount of diesel fuel on significant sand and gravel aquifers mapped by the Maine Geological Survey. The amendments take effect June 8, 2012. See http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2012/051612.html.

Hazardous Substances

Maine: Energy

The Department of Environmental Protection amended 06-096 Code Me. Regs. Ch. 375, No Adverse Environmental Effect Standard of the Site Location Law, §10, Control of Noise. Changes add a new subsection, "Sound Level Limits and Measurements for Wind Turbine Projects," which includes provisions on predictive modeling requirements, maximum sound limits for operations, short-term duration repetitive sounds and tonal sounds, noise easements, post-construction compliance requirements, and noise complaint response. The amendments take effect June 10, 2012.

Energy (generally)

Iowa: Clean Water Act (CWA)

The Environmental Protection Commission amended Iowa Admin. Code ch. 61, Water Quality Standards. Changes certify nationwide general permits, definitions, and general conditions under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act. The amendment takes effect June 20, 2012. See http://www.legis.state.ia.us/aspx/ACODOCS/DOCS/05-16-2012.Bulletin.pdf (pp. 1497-98).

Clean Water Act (CWA)