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State Update Volume 43, Issue 12

New Jersey: Enforcement and Compliance

The Department of Environmental Protection amended N. J. Admin. Code §§7:27A-3.5 & 3.10, Air Administrative Procedures and Penalties. Changes update penalties and amend rules to expressly allow environmental impact to be taken into account when determining penalty amounts, among other revisions. Amendments took effect March 21, 2013.. See http://www.nj.gov/dep/rules/notices/20120820a.html.

Enforcement and Compliance

New Jersey: Energy

The Board of Public Utilities readopted and amended N.J. Admin. Code §§14:8-2.2 & 2.3, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Amount of Renewable Energy Required. The rulemaking readopts the regulation while allowing certain specially adopted amendments to expire due to the fact that a new law altered their underlying legal framework. Changes took effect April 15, 2013. See http://www.state.nj.us/bpu/pdf/rules/PRN%202012-152%20(44%20NJR%202358(a)).pdf.

Energy (generally)

New Jersey: Radiation

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed to amend N. J. Admin. Code §7:28, Radiation Protection Programs. Amendments include language that prohibits the use of ionizing radiation-producing machines if their protective mechanisms are malfunctioning. The deadline for comment is June 14, 2013. See http://www.nj.gov/dep/rules/notices/20130415b.html.

Radiation

New Hampshire: Quality

The Department of Environmental Services proposed to amend Env-Wq 305, Standards for Pretreatment of Industrial Wastewater. Changes would readopt the rules with revisions to sections relating to infectious waste and municipal sewer use ordinances. There will be a public hearing May 21, 2013, and the deadline for comment is May 30. See http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/register/2013/april-18-13.pdf (pp. 12-14).

Quality

New Hampshire: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Environmental Services proposed to amend Env-A 2000, Particulate and Visible Emissions Standards for Stationary Fuel Burning Devices. The rulemaking would readopt the regulations with changes intended to clarify. There will be a public hearing May 30, 2013, and the deadline for comment is June 13. See http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/register/2013/april-18-13.pdf (pp. 10-11).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

New Hampshire: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Environmental Services proposed to amend Env-A 903.03 & 1600, Air Related Programs. Changes will remove sulfur standards for gaseous fuels, as they are regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. In addition, the amendments would significantly revise provisions intended to allow the use of non-conforming fuel during shortages. There will be a public hearing May 30, 2013, and the deadline for comment is June 13.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Maine: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed to amend 06-096 Code Me. Regs. Ch. 130, Solvent Cleaning. Changes would add an Industrial Solvent Cleaning section to the rule which includes exemptions, compliance standards and recordkeeping requirements. The deadline for comment is May 17, 2013. See http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2013/041713.doc.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

New York: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Environmental Conservation proposed to amend N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. tit. 6, §§200 & 240, Transportation Conformity. Changes would ensure consistency with federal regulations. There will be a public hearing June 4, 2013. See http://docs.dos.ny.gov/info/register/2013/april17/pdf/rulemaking.pdf (pp. 10-15).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Texas: Water

The Commission on Environmental Quality amended 30 Tex. Admin. Code §293, Water Districts. Changes alter requirements for the administration of water districts. Amendments took effect April 21, 2013. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0412/0412is.pdf (p. 2374).

Water (generally)

Texas: Water

The Commission on Environmental Quality amended 30 Tex. Admin. Code §291, Utility Regulations. Changes pertain to certificates of public convenience and necessity. In addition, the rulemaking modifies water districts. Amendments took effect April 21, 2013. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0412/0412is.pdf (pp. 2365-74).

Water (generally)