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State Update Volume 42, Issue 29

Maine: Agencies

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed to amend 06-096 Code Me. Regs. Ch. 2, Rules Concerning the Processing of Applications and Other Administrative Matters. Changes would conform the standards for standing to appeal a decision to the Board to the judicial standards to appeal a decision of the Board to court. There will be a public hearing November 1, 2012, and the deadline for comment is November 13. See http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2012/101012.html.

Agencies

Colorado: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Public Health and Environment proposed to amend 5 Colo. Code Regs. §1001.13, Motor Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program. The amendments would make a number of changes, including extending newer model-year exemptions for testing from four years to seven years and defaulting to on-board diagnostic testing for vehicles that are not readily testable with IM 240. There will be a public hearing December 20, 2012.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Colorado: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Public Health and Environment proposed to amend 5 Colo. Code Regs. §§1001.5 & .9. The rulemaking would address EPA's partial disapproval of Colorado's SIP and clarify, correct, and streamline regulations. There will be a public hearing December 20, 2012.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Colorado: Ground water

The Department of Public Health and Environment amended 5 Colo. Code Regs. §§1002.31 and 1002.41, pertaining to the organic chemical and groundwater standards. Changes adopt revised and new organic chemical standards and alter groundwater standards for consistency. Amendments take effect January 31, 2013.

Groundwater

Texas: Waste

The Commission on Environmental Quality proposed to amend 30 Tex. Admin. Code §§305, Consolidated Permits, 324, Used Oil Standards, and 335, Industrial Solid Waste and Municipal Hazardous Waste. Changes would incorporate changes to federal hazardous waste requirements. The deadline for comment is November 5, 2012. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/1005/1005is.pdf (pp. 7871-941).

Waste (generally)

Tennessee: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Environment and Conservation Agency proposed to amend Tenn. Admin. Code §1200.03.09, Construction and Operating Permits. Changes would alter the definition of "baseline area" and "baseline date." There will be a public hearing December 4, 2012. See http://state.tn.us/sos/rules_filings/10-01-12.pdf.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Arkansas: Hazardous Substances

The Pollution Control and Ecology Commission amended Regulations 14, Waste Tire Program; 23, Hazardous Waste Code; and 30, Remedial Action Trust Fund/Hazardous  Substance Site Priority List. Changes take effect August 12-18, 2012. See http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/rulesRegs/Arkansas%20Register/2012/Aug12Reg/0812.pdf (p. 6).

Hazardous Substances

Virginia: Energy

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to add 9 Va. Admin. Code §15.70, Small Renewable Energy Projects. The rule would implement 2009 state legislation requiring the department to develop a permit for renewable energy products smaller than 20 megawatts. The deadline for public comment is December 10, 2012. See http://legis.state.va.us/codecomm/register/vol29/iss03/v29i03.pdf (pp. 463-73).

Energy (generally)

Virginia: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Environmental Quality amended 9 Va. Admin. Code §§5.50, New and Modified Stationary Sources, and 5.80, Permits for Stationary Sources. Changes primarily alter the permit program so that applicability only takes into account emissions increases from new and modified sources, rather than considering net changes from all affected units. Amendments take effect November 7, 2012. See http://legis.state.va.us/codecomm/register/vol29/iss03/v29i03.pdf (pp. 431-63).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Illinois: Waste

The Pollution Control Board proposed to amend 35 Ill. Admin. Code §809, Special Waste Hauling. Changes would extend the duration of permits from one year to three years to implement provisions of state laws. The extension will take effect January 1, 2012. The deadline for comment is November 12, 2012. See http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/register/register_volume36_issue40.pdf (pp. 14600-07).

Waste (generally)