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State Update Volume 42, Issue 26

Maine: Land Use

The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry proposed to amend 04-061 Code Me. Regs. Ch. 10, Land Use Districts and Standards. Changes relate to zoning rules for wind power developments. The deadline for comment is October 12, 2012. See http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2012/091212.html.

Land Use (generally)

Maine: Land Use

The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry proposed to amend 04-061 Code Me. Regs. Ch. 4, Rules of Practice. Changes relate to the definition of "person aggrieved" for the purposes of standing to appeal before the Land Use Planning Commission. There will be a public hearing October 5, 2012, and the deadline for comment is October 15. See http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2012/091212.html.

Land Use (generally)

Maine: Waste

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed to amend 06-096 Code Me. Regs. Ch. 419, Agronomic Utilization of Residuals. Changes would provide a permit-by-rule for the agronomic utilization of Type I residuals, which include leaf and yard waste, food waste, and fish waste. There will be a public hearing October 2, 2012, and the deadline for comment is November 2. See http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2012/091212.html.

Waste (generally)

Maine: Waste

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed to amend 06-096 Code Me. Regs. Ch. 415, Reasonable Costs for the Handling and Recycling of Electronic Wastes. Changes would make revisions for consistency with state laws, including clarifying the categorization of covered electronic devices and providing television and game console manufacturers the opportunity to claim recycling credits. There will be a public hearing October 2, 2012, and the deadline for comment is November 2.

Waste (generally)

Maine: Oceans

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed to amend 06-096 Code Me. Regs. Ch. 355, Coastal Sand Dune Rules. Changes would allow for reconstruction of a frontal dune if it is protected by a seawall and elevated on posts, in accordance with new laws. The deadline for comment is October 12, 2012. See http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2012/091212.html.

Oceans

Maine: Civil Procedure

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed to amend 06-096 Code Me. Regs. Ch. 3, Rules Governing the Conduct of Licensing Hearings. Changes would make the hearings procedures consistent with the requirements of the Maine Administrative Procedure Act and department statutes. There will be a public hearing October 4, 2012, and the deadline for comment is October 19. See http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2012/091212.html.

Civil Procedure

Indiana: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Air Pollution Control Board seeks public comment on changes to 326 Ind. Admin. Code §1.3.4, concerning NAAQS for nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide, and particulate matter, and §1.4.1, to add a definition for particulate matter. The deadline for written comment is October 12, 2012, and there will be a public hearing November 7. See http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20120912-IR-326120510PHA.xml.html.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Texas: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Commission on Environmental Quality proposed to amend 30 Tex. Admin. Code §106.141, Permits by Rule. Changes would create a permit by rule for medium-sized batch mixing operations commonly used in construction and repair operations. There will be a public hearing October 2, 2012, and the deadline for comment is October 8. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0907/0907is.pdf (pp. 7048-51).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Florida: Hazardous Substances

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed to amend 62 Fla. Admin. Code §§770, 780, 782, & 785, to merge the sections into 62 Fla. Admin. Code §780, Contaminated Site Cleanup Criteria. In addition, changes would add program-specific provisions from the Petroleum, Drycleaning Solvent, and Brownfields Risk-Based Corrective Action cleanup rules. The deadline for comment is September 28, 2012. See https://www.flrules.org/BigDoc/View_Section.asp?Issue=1182&Section=2.

Hazardous Substances

Maryland: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of the Environment amended Md. Code Regs. 26.11.04, amending §.03 and repealing §.04-.09, Ambient Air Quality Standards. Changes adopt revised NAAQS and will be submitted to U.S. EPA as part of the SIP approval process. Revisions took effect September 17, 2012. See http://www.dsd.state.md.us/mdregister/3918.pdf (pp. 1197-98).

Clean Air Act (CAA)