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State Update Volume 42, Issue 36

Maine: Pesticides

The Department of Agriculture amended 01-026 Code Me. Regs. Chs. 21 & 50 to alter definitions, incorporate improvements, and remove reporting requirements for restricted-use pesticide container deposit systems. The changes took effect December 23, 2012. See http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2012/122612.html.

Pesticides

South Dakota: Energy

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources proposed to amend regulations of the Board of Minerals and Environment to require reporting of hydraulic fracturing details to a nationwide database, specify final well site reclamation requirements, and add requirements for interim well site reclamation. There will be a public hearing January 17, 2013. See http://legis.state.sd.us/rules/Register.aspx?RegisterDate=12/24/2012 (p. 117).

Energy (generally)

Minnesota: Climate Change

The Pollution Control Agency amended Minn. R. 7007, pertaining to greenhouse gas permit requirements. Changes  adopt the federal requirements. See http://www.comm.media.state.mn.us/bookstore/stateregister/37_26.pdf (p. 991).

Climate Change (generally)

Nevada: Energy

The State Environmental Commission amended Nev. Admin. Code §445B.22096, to reduce certain emissions from power-generating units. The changes took effect December 20, 2012. See http://www.leg.state.nv.us/register/2012Register/R051-12A.pdf.

Energy (generally)

Nevada: Quality

The State Environmental Commission amended Nev. Admin. Code §445A.1236, relating to water quality standards. Changes revise the list of toxic materials to include certain additional chemicals and revise the water quality standards for various toxic materials. Amendments took effect December 20, 2012. See http://www.leg.state.nv.us/register/2012Register/R129-12A.pdf.

Quality

Nevada: Water

The State Environmental Commission amended Nev. Admin. Code §445A.1256, revising standards related to fecal coliform in surface water. Changes took effect December 20, 2012. See http://www.leg.state.nv.us/register/2012Register/R131-12A.pdf.

Water

Massachusetts: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Environmental Protection amended 310 Mass. Code Regs. §7.40, the Low Emission Vehicle Program, to adopt changes to California's program. Amendments include more stringent tailpipe and evaporative motor vehicle standards for model year 2015-2020 vehicles and more stringent greenhouse gas emissions standards for 2017-2025 vehicles. Rules were promulgated December 21, 2012. See http://www.mass.gov/dep/air/laws/regulati.htm#lev.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Wyoming: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Environmental Quality amended Chs. 2, 3, 5, & 8. Changes align state regulations with NAAQS requirements and remove certain sections superseded by new rules. The amendments were filed December 19, 2012. See http://deq.state.wy.us/aqd/Miscellaneous/Notice%20of%20Final%20Adoption%20GP%20R-20%20Signed%2012-19-12.pdf.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Massachusetts: Waste

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed to amend its Solid Waste Master Plan. Changes would modify the moratorium on municipal solid waste combustion to encourage technologies for converting municipal solid waste to energy or fuel. The deadline for comment is February 15, 2013. See http://www.mass.gov/dep/public/hearings/mprev12.htm.

Waste (generally)

South Dakota: Energy

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources proposed to amend regulations of the Board of Minerals and Environment. The amendments would require reporting of hydraulic fracturing details to a nationwide hydraulic fracturing database, specify final well site reclamation requirements, and add requirements for interim well site reclamation. There will be a public hearing January 17, 2013. See http://legis.state.sd.us/rules/Register.aspx?RegisterDate=12/17/2012.

Energy (generally)