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State Update Volume 42, Issue 30

Washington: Wildlife

The Noxious Weed Control Board proposed to amend Wash. Admin. Code §16.750, State noxious weed list and schedule of monetary penalties. Changes would add several weeds to the list and update region descriptions. There will be a public hearing November 6, 2012, and the deadline for written comment is November 5. See http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/laws/wsr/2012/20/12-20-082.htm.

Wildlife (generally)

Indiana: Hazardous Substances

The Solid Waste Management Board proposed to amend 329 Ind. Admin. Code §7.1, concerning the priority ranking system for hazardous substance response sites. Changes would make the regulation consistent with the Indiana statute on risk-based remediation. There will be a public hearing November 20, 2012. See http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20121024-IR-329120379PRA.xml.html.

Hazardous Substances

Maine: Forests

The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry proposed to amend 04-061 Code Me. Regs. Ch. 25, Standards for Placing Wood into Stream Channels to Enhance Cold Water Fisheries Habitat. The rule would establish standards for placing wood into stream channels to enhance cold water fisheries. There will be a public hearing November 15, 2012, and the deadline for comment is November 26. See http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2012/102412.html.


Virginia: Quantity

The Department of Environmental Quality amended 9 Va. Admin. Code §25.740, Water Reclamation and Reuse Regulation. Amendments would allow the department to implement a more effective water reclamation and reuse regulatory program by allowing it to accept deviations from original proposals and authorize temporary reclamation and reuse. There will be a public hearing December 13, 2012, and the deadline for comment is January 11. See http://register.dls.virginia.gov/vol29/iss04/v29i04.pdf (pp. 923-62).


Virginia: Water

The Soil and Water Conservation Board amended 4 Va. Admin. Code §§50.30, Erosion and Sediment Control Regulations, .50, Erosion and Sediment Control Certification Regulations, and .60, Virginia Stormwater Management Program Permit Regulations. Changes conform the regulations to statutory law primarily to integrate the regulatory process for several rules to improve efficiency. Amendments take effect November 21, 2012. See http://register.dls.virginia.gov/vol29/iss04/v29i04.pdf (pp. 669-788).

Water (generally)

Illinois: Quality

The Pollution Control Board amended 35 Ill. Admin. Code §620, Groundwater Quality. Changes add standards for chemical constituents with toxicity values established by EPA or that have groundwater remediation objectives under the Tiered Approach to Corrective Action Objectives. In addition, changes revise arsenic standards to 0.05 milligrams per liter to reflect amendments to federal regulations. The rulemaking took effect October 5, 2012.


Tennessee: Waste

The Environment and Conservation Agency amended Tenn. Admin. Code §0400.11.01, Solid Waste Processing and Disposal. Amendments eliminate conflict between statutory language and the regulations. Changes take effect January 8, 2013. See http://www.tn.gov/sos/rules_filings/10-13-12.pdf.

Waste (generally)

Tennessee: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Environment and Conservation Agency amended Tenn. Admin. Code §§1200.03.37, Nitrogen Oxides, and 1200.03.37, Clean Air Mercury Rule. The rulemaking repeals the nitrogen oxide budget trading program and the entire Clean Air Mercury Rule. Changes take effect January 8, 2013. See http://www.tn.gov/sos/rules_filings/10-12-12.pdf.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

North Carolina: Oceans

The Environmental Management Commission proposed to amend 15A N.C. Admin. Code 07H .0308 and .1705, Ocean Hazard Areas. Changes would allow the Coastal Resources Commission to uniformly manage temporary erosion control structures along shorelines and allow permit expirations to more accurately reflect necessary timeframes. There will be a public hearing November 15, 2012, and the deadline for comment is December 14. See http://www.ncoah.com/rules/register/Volume27Issue08October152012.pdf (pp.


Michigan: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend Mich. Admin. Code R. 4 & 9, Emission Limitations and Prohibitions. Changes adopt NESHAPs for electric arc furnaces, iron and steel foundries, and other non-ferrous foundries, and correct deficiencies identified by EPA. There will be a public hearing November 1, 2012. See http://www.michigan.gov/documents/lara/MR18_101512_401196_7.pdf (pp. 2-17).

Clean Air Act (CAA)