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State Update Volume 42, Issue 23

Indiana: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Air Pollution Control Board proposed to amend 326 Ind. Admin. Code §§1.2.18.5 & 8.3.1-8.3.4. Changes would amend the definition of "cold cleaner degreaser" and alter rules for volatile organic compounds. There will be a public hearing November 7, 2012. See http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20120815-IR-326070352PRA.xml.html

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Texas: Energy

The Commission on Environmental Quality amended 30 Tex. Admin. Code §106.513, Turbines and Engines. The rule change adds a permit for combined heat and power turbines, in which heat resulting from the operation of the engine or turbine is recovered and used for another purpose. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0810/0810is.pdf (pp. 6037-49).

Energy (generally)

Texas: Quality

The Commission on Environmental Quality proposed to amend 30 Tex. Admin. Code §7.127 to adopt a memorandum of understanding between the commission and the Department of Transportation regarding the "Don't Mess With Texas Water" program. The memorandum would help the commission implement a requirement that the commission and department coordinate on aspects of the program, which is intended to prevent illegal dumping. There will be a public hearing August 30, 2012, and the comment period closes September 10.

Quality

Nevada: Quality

The State Environmental Commission proposed to amend Nev. Admin. Code §445A.1236 to revise the water quality standards for various toxic materials. See http://www.leg.state.nv.us/register/2012Register/R129-12P.pdf.

Quality

Virginia: Air

The Air Pollution Control Board proposed to amend 9 Va. Admin. Code §5.10, General Definitions, .20, General Provisions, & .40, Existing Stationary Sources. Changes would repeal certain sections and remove references to metropolitan statistical areas, as all three hospital medical infectious waste incinerators subject to the specific requirements have been dismantled. The deadline for comment is September 12, 2012, and the effective date of the fast-tracked regulation is September 27.

Air (generally)

North Carolina: Endangered Species

The Environmental Management Commission proposed to amend 15A N.C. Admin. Code 10B, 10C, 10D, 10H, 10I, & 10J, pertaining to wildlife. Among other changes, the amendments would alter the rules for taking threatened species and allow the commission to create an open season for the American alligator. There will be public hearings September 11-27, 2012, and the deadline for comment is October 15. See http://www.ncoah.com/rules/register/Volume27Issue04August152012.pdf (pp. 409-69).

Endangered Species

Missouri: Air

The Department of Natural Resources proposed to amend Mo. Code Regs. Ann. tit. 10, §6.020, Air Quality Standards, Definitions, Sampling and Reference Methods and Air Pollution Control Regulations for the Entire State of Missouri. Changes would add necessary definitions and delete obsolete ones. There will be a public hearing September 27, 2012, and the deadline for public comment is October 4. See http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/moreg/current/v37n16/v37n16a.pdf (pp. 1222-43).

Air (generally)

District of Columbia: Quality

The Department of the Environment proposed to repeal and replace 21 D.C. Mun. Regs. §5, Water Quality and Pollution, which would allow the rule to comply with the requirements of the District's Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit while also complying with other District sustainability measures, such as the Green Area Ratio.

Quality

New Hampshire: Waste

The Department of Environmental Services proposed to amend Env-Hw 300, 800, & 1100. Changes would correct and clarify citations and provisions, exclude additional materials from regulation as hazardous wastes, and incorporate federal requirements. There will be a public hearing August 30, 2012, and the deadline for comment is September 7. See http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/register/2012/august-9-12.pdf (pp. 3-6).

Waste (generally)

New Hampshire: Waste

The Department of Environmental Services proposed to amend Env-Hw 100. Changes would clarify the definitions of full quantity generator and small quantity generator, adopt definitions for household and pharmaceutical waste, update the definition of spent material, and add synthetic oil to the definition of used oil. There will be a public hearing August 30, 2012, and the deadline for comment is September 7. See http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/register/2012/august-9-12.pdf (pp. 1-2).

Waste (generally)