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State Update Volume 42, Issue 6

Texas: Quantity

The Water Development Board amended 31 Tex. Admin. Code §371.34, Application for Assistance. Changes authorize expedited environmental review procedures required for entities seeking funding in emergency situations. The amendments take effect February 15, 2012. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0210/0210is.pdf (pp. 709-10).

Quantity

Texas: Water

The Water Development Board amended 31 Tex. Admin. Code §358.6, Data Collection. Changes pertain to water loss audits and financial assistance. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0210/0210is.pdf (p. 708).

Water (generally)

Texas: Governance

The Commission on Environmental Quality proposed to repeal and replace portions of 30 Tex. Admin. Code §90. Changes would consolidate and reorganize the rules regarding certain environmental incentives and innovative programs into a single subchapter. The deadline for comment is March 12, 2012. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0210/0210is.pdf (pp. 637-48).

Governance

Texas: Enforcement and Compliance

The Commission on Environmental Quality proposed amendments to 30 Tex. Admin. Code §§60.1-60.3, Compliance History. Changes would allow the commission to use new standards instead of the existing uniform standard for evaluating and using compliance history. Amendments would also modify the components and formula of compliance history. There will be a public hearing March 6, 2012, and the deadline for comment is March 12. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0210/0210is.pdf (pp.

Enforcement and Compliance

Texas: Air

The Commission on Environmental Quality amended 30 Tex. Admin. Code §111.147, Materials Handling, Construction, Roads, Streets, Alleys, and Parking Lots. The section pertains to visible emissions and particulate matter. Changes relate to El Paso's city plan for alley paving. The changes took effect February 16, 2012. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0210/0210is.pdf (pp. 704-08).

Air (generally)

Pennsylvania: Air

The Environmental Quality Board amended 25 Pa. Code Chs. 121, 129, &130, Flexible Packaging Printing Presses, Offset Lithographic Printing Presses, and Letterpress Printing Presses. Changes would add terms and definitions and limit emissions of volatile organic compounds from inks, coatings, adhesives, fountain solutions, and cleaning material. The amendments took effect February 11, 2012. See http://www.pabulletin.com/secure/data/vol42/42-6/229.html.

Air (generally)

Ohio: Water

The Environmental Protection Agency amended Ohio Admin. Code §3745.42.05, relating to design flow and waste strength requirements for treatment works sized for 100,000 gallons per day or less. Changes concern minimum requirements for design flows and design waste characterizations for five-day biochemical oxygen demand. The rule will become effective March 1, 2012. See http://wwwapp.epa.ohio.gov/legal/pubnots/120217.pdf.

Water (generally)

Ohio: Water

The Environmental Protection Agency amended Ohio Admin. Code §§3745.150.01-.15, relating to water pollution control loans. Changes are part of a five-year rule review and took effect February 20, 2012. See http://wwwapp.epa.ohio.gov/legal/pubnots/120210.pdf.

Water (generally)

Nevada: Energy

The Office of Energy proposed to amend Nev. Admin. Code §701.2-701.7 to prohibit the sale of general purpose lights that do not produce a specified amount of lumens per watt. The prohibition would start January 1, 2016. See http://www.leg.state.nv.us/register/2012Register/R020-12I.pdf.

Energy

Nevada: Energy

The Office of Energy amended Nev. Admin. Code §701. Changes revise provisions relating to the administration of the Account for Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation Loans. See http://www.leg.state.nv.us/register/2011Register/R063-11A.pdf.

Energy (generally)