Jump to Navigation
Jump to Content

State Update Volume 43, Issue 12

Washington: Waste

The Department of Ecology amended Wash. Admin. Code §173.350, Solid Waste Handling Standards. Changes add requirements for the environmental performance of large scale composters, including new rules for representative sampling, new requirements for odor response complaints, and new allowances for permit exemptions for innovative methods of handling organic waste. Amendments take effect April 25, 2013. See http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/laws/wsr/2013/08/13-08-016.htm.

Waste (generally)

Michigan: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Environmental Quality amended Mich. Admin. Code R. 4 & 9, Emission Limitations and Prohibitions. Changes adopt NESHAPs for electric arc furnaces, iron and steel foundries, and other non-ferrous foundries, and correct deficiencies identified by EPA. Changes took effect March 18, 2013. See http://www.michigan.gov/documents/lara/MR6_041513_417655_7.pdf (pp. 14-20).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Tennessee: Contaminated Sites/Brownfields

The Environment and Conservation Agency amended Tenn. Admin. Code §0400.01.24 to repeal and reintroduce the Abandoned Mine Lands Reclamation Program. Changes take effect July 8, 2013. See http://www.tn.gov/sos/rules_filings/04-08-13.pdf.

Contaminated Sites/Brownfields

Ohio: Waste

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed to amend Ohio Admin. Code §§3745.300.05, Certified Professionals, & .09, Property Specific Risk Assessment Procedures. The rules pertain to voluntary action program, and changes modify biocriteria training and certification requirements for certified professionals. Changes took effect April 18, 2013. See http://wwwapp.epa.ohio.gov/legal/pubnots/130412.pdf.

Waste (generally)

Ohio: Quality

The Environmental Protection Agency amended Ohio Admin. Code §3745.33 & .36, pertaining to the NPDES and Pretreatment Permit Programs. Changes provide the director with discretion to renew permits, in accordance with revised statutes. The amendments will become effective May 1, 2013. See http://wwwapp.epa.ohio.gov/legal/pubnots/130412.pdf.

Quality

Ohio: Water

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed to amend Ohio Admin. Code §3745.39, Ohio EPA NPDES requirements for industries, and large and medium MS4s. Changes are part of the five year update. The deadline for public comment is May 14, 2013. See http://wwwapp.epa.ohio.gov/legal/pubnots/130412.pdf.

Water (generally)

North Carolina: Air

The Environmental Management Commission proposed to amend 15A N.C. Admin. Code 02D.1100, Toxic Air Pollutant Guidelines. Changes would revise acceptable ambient level for arsenic and inorganic arsenic compounds based on recommendations from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary’s Science Advisory Board on Toxic Air Pollutants. There will be a public hearing May 14, 2013, and the deadline for comment is June 14, 2013.

Air (generally)

Missouri: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Natural Resources rescinded Mo. Code Regs. Ann. tit. 10, §6.368, Control of Mercury Emissions From Electric Generating Units. Changes remove the rule because the federal Clean Air Mercury Rule is being replaced with the new non-trading Mercury and Air Toxics Standard. Amendments take effect May 15, 2013. See http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/moreg/current/v38n8/v38n8c.pdf (pp. 659-60).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Missouri: Waste

The Department of Natural Resources amended Mo. Code Regs. Ann. tit. 10, §6.191, Sewage Sludge Incinerators. Changes incorporate federal requirements for existing sludge incineration units. The rule will take effect May 15, 2013. See http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/moreg/current/v38n8/v38n8c.pdf (pp. 658-59).

Waste (generally)

Missouri: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Natural Resources proposed to amend Mo. Code Regs. Ann. tit. 10, §§6.060, Construction Permits Required, .110, Reporting Emission Data, Emission Fees, and Process Information, & .400, Restriction of Emission of Particulate Matter From Industrial Processes. Changes would incorporate amendments to EPA regulations and improve tracking of equipment and testing, add a reference to applicable years for set emissions fees, and provide a hierarchy for demonstrating compliance. There will be a public hearing May 30, 3013, and the deadline for comment is June 6.

Clean Air Act (CAA)