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State Update Volume 43, Issue 1

Wyoming: Waste

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend Chs. 1, 2, and 7 of the Solid Waste Rules and Regulations. Changes incorporate revisions to state law and simplify and streamline permitting requirements for solid waste transfer facilities and facilities storing used oil. The deadline for written comment is February 22, 2013, and there will be a public hearing March 14. See http://soswy.state.wy.us/Rules/RULES/8907.pdf.

Waste (generally)

Iowa: Hazardous Substances

The Environmental Protection Commission proposed to amend Iowa Admin. Code Ch. 135, Technical Standards and Corrective Action Requirements for Owners and Operators of Underground Storage Tanks. Changes alter the deadline for compliance with certain leak detection and notification requirements. There will be a public hearing February 7, 2013. See https://www.legis.iowa.gov/DOCS/ACO/IAC/LINC/01-09-2013.Bulletin.pdf (p. 1132).

Hazardous Substances

Alabama: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Environmental Management proposed to amend Ala. Admin. Code r. 335.3 to incorporate changes to EPA regulations. There will be a public hearing February 6, 2013. See http://www.alabamaadministrativecode.state.al.us/UpdatedMonthly/AAM-DEC-12/AAM-DEC-12.htm.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Alabama: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Environmental Management amended Ala. Admin. Code r. 335.3.10 & .11, pertaining to new source performance standards and NESHAPs. Amendments incorporate EPA changes. See http://www.alabamaadministrativecode.state.al.us/UpdatedMonthly/AAM-DEC-12/CERTIFIED%20RULES.pdf.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Washington: Forests

The Department of Ecology proposed to amend Wash. Admin. Code §222, Forest Practices Board, to remove inconsistencies between forest practices regulations and forest practices laws. The changes took effect January 6, 2012. See http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/laws/wsr/2013/01/13-01-007.htm.

Forests

Washington: Emergency Response

The Department of Ecology proposed to amend Wash. Admin. Code §173.182, Oil spill contingency plan. Changes update the state's preparedness plan and establish a volunteer coordination system, among other changes. The amendments took effect January 14, 2013. See http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/laws/wsr/2013/01/13-01-054.htm.

Emergency Response

Washington: Hazardous Substances

The Department of Ecology amended Wash. Admin. Code §173.183, Preassessment screening and oil spill compensation schedule regulations. Among other changes, the amendments will alter the amount of compensation that can be calculated for spills of 1,000 gallons or more from $1 to $100 per gallon to $3 to $300 per gallon. Changes took effect January 14, 2013. See http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/laws/wsr/2013/01/13-01-055.htm.

Hazardous Substances

Virginia: Quality

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend 9 Va. Admin. Code §25.860, General Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit for Potable Water Treatment Plants. Changes add definitions, change the expiration date, and reduce monitoring requirements for certain plants, among other revisions. There will be a public hearing February 14, 2013, and the deadline for comment is March 1. See http://register.dls.virginia.gov/vol29/iss09/v29i09.pdf (pp. 1428-43).

Quality

Oregon: Oceans

The Land Conservation and Development Department proposed to amend Or. Admin. R. 660.036, to designate areas and establish regulatory standards for marine renewable energy development. There will be public hearings January 22 & 24, 2013. See http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/doc/rules/bulletin/January2013_Bulletin.pdf (p. 15).

Oceans

Oregon: Forests

The Department of Forestry proposed to amend Or. Admin. R. 629.035.0055, related to the Forest Land Management Classification Systems Administrative Rules, to add two new land management classifications for the purposes of highlighting the visibility of areas managed for conservation values when mapping strategies in forest management plans. There will be public hearings March 12 & 13, 2013, and the deadline for comment is April 5.

Forests