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State Update Volume 42, Issue 5

Ohio: Air

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed to amend Ohio Admin. Code 3745.19 to alter the open burning requirements as part of a five-year review. Changes do not significantly alter the rule but do add the burning of confiscated marijuana to the list of permitted open burning activities. There will be a public hearing March 9, 2012. See http://wwwapp.epa.ohio.gov/legal/pubnots/120203.pdf.

Air (generally)

Montana: Water

The Board of Environmental Review proposed to amend Mont. Admin. Code R. 17.38, pertaining to public water and sewage system requirements. Changes pertain to treatment requirements, control tests, testing and sampling, records and reporting requirements, definitions, and incorporation by reference. There will be a public hearing March 1, 2012, and the deadline for public comment is March 8. See http://sos.mt.gov/arm/Register/archives/MAR2012/MAR12-03.pdf (pp. 267-74).

Water (generally)

Montana: Water

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend Mont. Admin. R. 17.40.201, 17.40.202, 17.40.203, 17.40.206, and 17.40.208, pertaining to water treatment systems and operators. Changes alter sections regarding definitions, classification of systems, certification of operators, and examinations. There will be a public hearing March 1, 2012, and the deadline for public comment is March 8. See http://sos.mt.gov/arm/Register/archives/MAR2012/MAR12-03.pdf (pp. 257-63).

Water (generally)

Maine: Waste

The Department of Environmental Protection amended 06-096 Code Me. Regs. Chs. 418 & 419, Beneficial Use of Solid Wastes & Agronomic Utilization of Residuals. Changes exempt wood ash from the licensing requirements of Chs. 418 & 419 if the wood ash is agronomically utilized as an effective substitute for a commercial product. The effective date is February 8, 2012. See http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2012/020812.html.

Waste (generally)

Maine: Waste

The Department of Environmental Protection amended 06-096 Code Me. Regs. Ch. 850 to implement changes from Pub. L. 2011 Ch. 304. Changes exempt isopropyl alcohol when used or reused as an effective substitute for a commercial product and establish methods for determining an effective substitute. The effective date is February 8, 2012. See http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2012/020812.html.

Waste (generally)

Maine: Toxic Substances

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed to amend 06-096 Code Me. Regs. Ch. 880, Regulation of Chemical Use in Children's Products. Changes substantially alter a previous rule proposal based on comment. The rule identifies the process by which the department will classify chemicals of high concern. The deadline for public comment is March 9, 2012. See http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2012/020812.html.

Toxic Substances (generally)

Iowa: Navigable waters

The Environmental Protection Commission proposed to amend Iowa Admin. Code ch. 61, Water Quality Standards. Changes would provide consistency with sections of the CWA pertaining to dredged waters and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. There will be a public hearing March 13, 2012. See http://www.legis.state.ia.us/aspx/ACODOCS/DOCS/02-08-2012.Bulletin.pdf (pp. 1022-24).

Navigable waters

Kansas: Hazardous Substances

The Department of Health and Environment proposed to amend Kan. Admin. Regs. §28.29.300 and adopt new §§28.29.330-28.29.336. Changes relate to construction and demolition landfills and are intended to minimize the potential for waste to become saturated with water. There will be a public hearing April 17, 2012, and the deadline for comment is April 19. See http://www.kssos.org/pubs/register%5C2012%5CVol_31_No_06_February_9_2012_p_181-206.pdf (p. 186).

Hazardous Substances

Indiana: Air

The Air Pollution Control Board temporarily amended 326 Ind. Admin. Code §§2.2, 2.3, & 2.7, concerning new source review provisions for particulate matter less than 2.5 microns. Changes also defer carbon dioxide emissions from bioenergy and other biogenic sources under the PSD and Title V Program. Changes took effect February 2, 2012. See http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20120208-IR-326120068ERA.xml.pdf.

Air (generally)

Illinois: Hazardous Substances

The Pollution Control Board amended 35 Ill. Admin. Code §§704, 705 and 730, UIC Permit Program, Procedures for Permit Issuance & Underground Injection Control Operating Requirements. Changes implement the federal standards for Class VI carbon sequestration injection wells. The amendments took effect January 20, 2012. See http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/register/register_volume36_issue5.pdf (pp. 1613-731).

Hazardous Substances