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State Update Volume 42, Issue 25

Indiana: Invasive Species

The Natural Resources Commission amended 312 Ind. Admin. Code §18.3.23 to designate certain invasive aquatic plants as pests or pathogens.Changes take effect October 1, 2012. See http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20120829-IR-312120050FRA.xml.html.

Invasive Species

Georgia: Waste

The Environmental Protection Division proposed to amend Chapter 391.3.4, Rules for Solid Waste Management. Changes would amend rules for inert waste operators to require that they obtain a full solid waste handling permit to operate. The changes would also add a new rule outlining design and operational standards that must be met before an inert waste landfill can obtain a permit. There will be a public hearing September 24, 2012, and the deadline for comment is October 1.

Waste (generally)

District of Columbia: Toxic Substances

The Department of the Environment proposed to amend 20 D.C. Mun. Regs. §§8, Asbestos, Sulfur, Nitrogen Oxides and Lead, & 33, Regulation of Lead-Based Paint Activities, & 22 D.C. Mun. Regs. §B73, Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention. Changes pertain to requirements for blood lead level screenings and to laboratory analysis of results. The deadline for comment is September 29, 2012.

Toxic Substances (generally)

Florida: Quality

The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services proposed to add 5M Fla. Admin. Code §16, Best Management Practices for Florida Citrus. The rule would establish procedures for Florida citrus operations to submit a Notice of Intent containing agricultural water quality and quantity best management practices. The deadline for public comment is September 21, 2012. See https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/View_notice.asp?id=11922384.


Delaware: Climate Change

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control proposed to amend 7 Del. Admin. Code Ch. 60 §1125, Requirements for Preconstruction Review, to specify in the definition of greenhouse gases that biogenic carbon dioxide is excluded from consideration prior to July 21, 2014. There will be a public hearing September 27, 2012. See http://regulations.delaware.gov/register/september2012/proposed/16%20DE%20Reg%20239a%2009-01-12.htm.

Climate Change (generally)

Connecticut: Hazardous Substances

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection proposed to amend Conn. Agencies Regs. §§22a.133k.1-.3 & 22a.133q.1. Amendments would remove barriers to site remediation and incorporate procedural changes that streamline the Environmental Land Use Restriction Regulations process. There will be a public hearing October 25, 2012. See http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?A=2586&Q=509744.

Hazardous Substances

California: Toxic Substances

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment proposed to amend 27 Cal. Code Regs. §25705 to adopt a no significant risk level of bromoethane at 96 micrograms per day. The deadline for comment is October 15, 2012. See http://www.oal.ca.gov/res/docs/pdf/notice/35z-2012.pdf (pp. 1318-21).

Toxic Substances (generally)

Arkansas: Air

The Pollution Control and Ecology Commission amended Regulation 19, Arkansas Plan of Implementation for Air Pollution Control, and Regulation 26, Arkansas Operating Air Permit Program. Changes took effect July 29, 2012. See http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/rulesRegs/Arkansas%20Register/2012/July12Reg/0712.pdf (p. 7).


Alaska: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Environmental Conservation amended 18 Alaska Admin. Code 50, relating to air quality control. Changes adopt new standards to comply with federal CAA requirements. Amendments take effect September 14, 2012. See http://notes4.state.ak.us/pn/pubnotic.nsf/1604e1912875140689256785006767f6/1075e3c834ef807289257a68005d27f1?OpenDocument.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

California: Air

The Air Resources Board proposed to amend Cal. Code Regs. tit. 17 §§94508 & 94509, Regulation for Reducing Emissions from Consumer Products pertaining to Automotive Windshield Washer Fluid. Changes would affect sections of the state where windshield washer fluid with higher volatile organic compound formulations are allowed due to the presence of freezing temperatures. The deadline for public comment is October 17, 2012. See http://www.oal.ca.gov/res/docs/pdf/notice/35z-2012.pdf (pp. 1248-56).

Air (generally)