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State Update Volume 42, Issue 18

Washington: Toxic Substances

The Department of Ecology proposed to adopt Wash. Admin. Code §173.901, Better brakes. The rule would implement state laws that phase copper, asbestos, and several heavy metals out of brake friction materials. There will be public hearings July 10 and 12, 2012. The date of intended adoption is October 17, 2012. See http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/laws/wsr/2012/12/12-12-056.htm.

Toxic Substances (generally)

Texas: Ground water

The Commission on Environmental Quality proposed to amend 30 Tex. Admin. Code §290, Public Drinking Water. Changes are intended to bring the section into compliance with the federal Ground Water Rule, the Total Organic Carbon Rule, and new state laws. There will be a public hearing July 10, 2012, and the deadline for comment is July 16. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0615/0615is.pdf (pp. 4353-98).

Groundwater

Tennessee: Contaminated Sites/Brownfields

The Environment and Conservation Agency proposed to amend Tenn. Admin. Code §0400.01.24 to repeal and reintroduce the Abandoned Mine Lands Reclamation Program. There will be a public hearing August 21, 2012. See http://state.tn.us/sos/rules_filings/06-04-12.pdf.

Contaminated Sites/Brownfields

Oklahoma: Water

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend Okla. Admin. Code §252.641, Individual and Small Public On-Site Sewage Treatment Systems. Changes relate to waterbody protection for on-site sewage treatment systems. The rule changes take effect July 1, 2012. See http://www.oar.state.ok.us/register/Volume-29_Issue-19.htm#a385826.

Water (generally)

Oklahoma: Water

The Department of Environmental Quality adopted Okla. Admin. Code §252.627, Operation and Maintenance of Water Reuse Systems. The rule establishes standards for the operation and maintenance of systems that create reclaimed water for beneficial use. The new rule establishes four categories of water based on levels of treatment. The amendments will take effect July 1, 2012. See http://www.oar.state.ok.us/register/Volume-29_Issue-19.htm#a366871.

Water (generally)

Oklahoma: Quantity

The Department of Environmental Quality amended Okla. Admin. Code §252.626. Among other changes, the amendments remove the provision regarding large volume off-stream storage basins and modify the standards for residuals management. The amendments take effect July 1, 2012. See http://www.oar.state.ok.us/register/Volume-29_Issue-19.htm#a348942.

Quantity

Oklahoma: Water

The Department of Environmental Quality amended Okla. Admin. Code §252.4.7, Water Quality Division Tiers and Timelines. Changes add water reuse systems to the environmental permitting process. The rule changes take effect July 1, 2012. See http://www.oar.state.ok.us/register/Volume-29_Issue-19.htm#a271918.

Water (generally)

Oklahoma: Waste

The Department of Environmental Quality amended Okla. Admin. Code §252.515, Management of Solid Waste, because of recent statutory changes to the Oklahoma Used Tire Recycling Act. Changes include updates to terminology, increased percentage requirements for tire dump cleanups, and a process for allocating funds for dump remediation. See http://www.oar.state.ok.us/register/Volume-29_Issue-19.htm#a309513.

Waste (generally)

Oklahoma: Toxic Substances

The Department of Environmental Quality amended Okla. Admin. Code §252.110.1, .5, and .15, Lead Based Paint Management. Changes add the federal lead-based paint renovation, repair, and painting requirements. The changes take effect July 1, 2012. See http://www.oar.state.ok.us/register/Volume-29_Issue-19.htm#a300802.

Toxic Substances (generally)

Oklahoma: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Environmental Quality amended Okla. Admin. Code §§252.100.2, 252.100.25, and 252.100.35, Incorporation By Reference, Visible Emissions and Particulates, and Control of Emission of Sulfur Compounds. Changes update incorporations by reference to adopt the latest U.S. EPA regulations and move an existing continuous opacity monitoring requirement. The deadline for written comments is July 18, 2012, and there will be public hearings July 18 and August 21.

Clean Air Act (CAA)