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State Update Volume 42, Issue 19

Tennessee: Waste

The Environment and Conservation Agency amended Tenn. Admin. Code §0400.12.01, Hazardous Waste Management, to adopt recent changes to agreements concerning the transboundary movements of hazardous waste among Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries. The changes take effect September 17, 2012. See http://www.tn.gov/sos/rules_filings/06-26-12.pdf.

Waste (generally)

Pennsylvania: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed to amend Chs. 121, 123, and 139, Commercial Fuel Oil Sulfur Limits for Combustion Units. Amendments replace existing area-specific sulfur limits with a statewide standard, in addition to other changes. The deadline for comment is July 23, 2012. See http://www.pabulletin.com/secure/data/vol42/42-25/1162.html.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

New York: Environmental Justice

The Department of Environmental Conservation adopted N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. tit. 6, §487, Analysis of Environmental Justice Issues Associated with the Siting of Major Electric Generating Facilities. The rule establishes a regulatory framework for an environmental justice analysis in siting a major electric generating facility. The amendments take effect July 5, 2012. See http://www.dos.ny.gov/info/register/2012/jun27/pdfs/rules.pdf (pp. 7-11).

Environmental Justice

New York: Climate Change

The Department of Environmental Conservation amended N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. tit. 6, §200, and added §251, CO2 Emissions from Major Electric Generating Facilities. Changes target emissions reductions. The amendments take effect July 5, 2012. See http://www.dos.ny.gov/info/register/2012/jun27/pdfs/rules.pdf (pp. 3-7).

Climate Change (generally)

Illinois: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Environmental Protection Agency amended 35 Ill. Admin. Code §101, General Rules. Changes alter the definition of "pollution control facility" to make it consistent with recent amendments to the statutory definition. The amendment took effect June 7, 2012. See http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/register/register_volume36_issue25.pdf (pp. 9211-35).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

California: Toxic Substances

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment listed benzophenone, coconut oil diethanolamine condensate, diethanolamine, and 2-methyl-imidazole as chemicals known to the state to cause cancer. The listing took effect June 22, 2012. See http://www.oal.ca.gov/res/docs/pdf/notice/25z-2012.pdf (p. 18).

Toxic Substances (generally)

Illinois: Waste

The Pollution Control Board amended 35 Ill. Admin. Code §106, Proceedings Pursuant to Specific Rules or Statutory Provisions. Changes alter the Board's procedural rules for adjusted standards to allow the Board, rather than the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, to grant authorizations related to landscape waste and composting. The amendment took effect June 17, 2012. See http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/register/register_volume36_issue25.pdf (pp.

Waste (generally)