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State Update Volume 42, Issue 9

Wyoming: Water

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend Chapter 5, Certification of Operators of Public Water and Distribution Systems and Publicly Owned Wastewater Treatment and Collection Systems. There will be a public hearing May 11, 2012, and the deadline for written comment is April 23. See http://deq.state.wy.us/wqd/www/Rule/EQC_Public_Notice_Chapter%205.pdf.

Water (generally)

Tennessee: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Environment and Conservation Agency proposed to amend Tenn. Admin. Code §1200.03, pertaining to its SIP. Changes alter the section to allow Tennessee to meet EPA requirements for its SIP. There will be a public hearing March 24, 2012. See http://state.tn.us/sos/rules_filings/03-10-12.pdf.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Ohio: Climate Change

The Environmental Protection Agency amended Ohio Admin. Code 3745.31.34 and 3745.77.11 to adopt an exemption for facilities that use biomass as a fuel in their processes. This will make Ohio's rules equivalent to the Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rules. The amendments were adopted March 12, 2012. See http://wwwapp.epa.ohio.gov/legal/pubnots/120316.pdf.

Climate Change (generally)

Maine: Quality

The Department of Environmental Protection amended 06-096 Me. Code R. § 530, Surface Waters Toxic Control Program. Changes allow the Department to utilize allocations previously set aside as water quality reserves for future growth under certain circumstances when calculating limits for toxic substances. The amendment takes effect March 21, 2012. See http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2012/032112.html.


Iowa: Enforcement and Compliance

The Environmental Protection Commission proposed to add Iowa Admin. Code ch. 17, Compliance and Enforcement Procedures. The rule would formalize the Department's compliance and enforcement options that may be used prior to or instead of assessing the administrative penalties specified in Chapter 10. There will be a public hearing April 23, 2012. See http://www.legis.state.ia.us/aspx/ACODOCS/DOCS/03-21-2012.Bulletin.pdf (pp. 1240-42).

Enforcement and Compliance

Indiana: Pesticides

The Pesticide Review Board amended 357 Ind. Admin. Code §1.17 to establish a list of state restricted use pesticide products. The rule takes effect April 22, 2012. See http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20120321-IR-357120135NIA.xml.pdf.


Georgia: Hazardous Substances

The Environmental Protection Division proposed to amend Chapter 391.3.6.05, Emergency Actions. Changes alter the definition of a major spill. There will be a public hearing April 10, 2012, and the deadline for comment is April 19. See http://www.gaepd.org/environet/6/20120305_publicnotice_majorspills.pdf.

Hazardous Substances

Georgia: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Environmental Protection Division proposed to amend Chapter 391.3.1. Changes would incorporate new regulations and guidelines by reference. There will be a public hearing April 16, 2012, and the deadline for comment is April 30. See http://www.gaepd.org/environet/1/20120308Notice_MiscUpdates.pdf.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

District of Columbia: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of the Environment proposed to amend 20 D.C. Mun. Regs. §1400, Control of Hazardous Air Pollutants. Changes would adopt federal standards developed to reduce air toxics. The deadline for comment is April 14, 2012. See http://www.dcregs.dc.gov/Gateway/NoticeHome.aspx?noticeid=2077951.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

California: Toxic Substances

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment proposed to amend 27 Cal. Code Regs. §25805 to establish the Maximum Allowable Dose Levels for methanol. The deadline for public comment is April 30, 2012. See http://www.oal.ca.gov/res/docs/pdf/notice/11z-2012.pdf (pp. 345-48).

Toxic Substances (generally)