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State Update Volume 42, Issue 7

Washington: Wildlife

The Forest Practices Board proposed to amend Wash. Admin. Code §222.21, Forestry riparian easement program. Changes incorporate amendments to law pertaining to eligibility and compensation criteria. There will be public hearings March 27 and 29, 2012, and the deadline for comment is March 30. See http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/laws/wsr/2012/05/12-05-094.htm.

Wildlife (generally)

Washington: Land Use

The Forest Practices Board amended Wash. Admin. Code §§222.20.120 & 222.30.021, relating to forest practices and riparian management zones. Changes create a process for forest landowners to meet their obligations related to contacting tribes and planning for cultural resource protection. In addition, the Board amended §222.16.080, Critical habitats of threatened and endangered species, to be consistent with federal and other state laws. Changes were adopted February 14, 2012.

Land Use

Utah: Waste

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend Utah Admin. Code r. 315.16, Standards for Universal Waste Management. Changes incorporate amendments to federal regulations. The deadline for comment is April 2. See http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull_pdf/2012/b20120301.pdf (pp. 62-74).

Waste (generally)

Utah: Toxic Substances

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend Utah Admin. Code r. 307.841, Residential Property and Child-Occupied Facility Renovation, and 307.842, Lead-Based Paint Activities. The amendments incorporate changes to EPA's lead-based paint rules. The deadline for comment is April 2. See http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull_pdf/2012/b20120301.pdf (pp. 39-62).

Toxic Substances

Utah: Air

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend Utah Admin. Code r. 307.840, Lead-Based Paint Program Purpose, Applicability, and Definitions. Changes would add definitions for "Certified firm," "Painted surfaces," "Renovator," and "Vertical containment," as well as specify that individuals or firms may only deviate from the requirements with written permission of the executive secretary. The deadline for comment is April 2.

Air (generally)

Utah: Air

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend Utah Admin. Code r. 307.107, General Requirement: Unavoidable Breakdown. Changes would reverse a provision that prevents excess emissions from a breakdown from being deemed as a violation. The changes are required by EPA as a revision to Utah's SIP. There will be a public hearing March 20, 2012, and the deadline for comment is April 2. See http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull_pdf/2012/b20120301.pdf (pp. 31-33).

Air (generally)

Texas: Energy

The Commission on Environmental Quality proposed to adopt 30 Tex. Admin. Code §106.513, Turbines and Engines. The rule would add a permit for combined heat and power turbines, in which heat resulting from the operation of the engine or turbine is recovered and used for another purpose. There will be a public hearing April 3, 2012, and the deadline for comment is April 9. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0309/0309is.pdf (pp. 1649-56).

Energy (generally)

Texas: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Commission on Environmental Quality proposed to amend 30 Tex. Admin. Code §116, Control of Air Pollution by Permits for New Construction or Modification. Changes ensure compliance with federal rules. There will be a public hearing March 29, 2012, and the deadline for comment is April 9. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0309/0309is.pdf (pp. 1661-71).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Texas: Air

The Commission on Environmental Quality proposed to amend 30 Tex. Admin. Code §114.157, Locally Enforced Motor Vehicle Idling limitations. The regulation provides any local government the option of applying the rules in their jurisdiction if they need additional control measures to achieve or maintain attainment of ozone NAAQS. Amendments incorporate recent state laws that exempt certain vehicles weighing more than 14,000 pounds from the regulation. There will be a public hearing April 2, 2012, and the deadline for comment is April 9.

Air (generally)

Oregon: Energy

The Department of Energy temporarily adopted Or. Admin. R. 330.220 to implement an incentive program for alternative fuel vehicle infrastructure projects. The rules are applicable through August 3, 2012. See http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/doc/rules/bulletin/March2012_Bulletin.pdf (pp. 44-47).

Energy (generally)
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