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State Update Volume 43, Issue 13

Michigan: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend Mich. Admin. Code R. 299.9101 to incorporate necessary federal rules to administer the state's Hazardous Waste Management Program. There will be a public hearing May 23, 2013, and the deadline for comment is May 24. See http://www.michigan.gov/documents/lara/MR7_050113_419369_7.pdf (pp. 70-244).

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

Oklahoma: Water

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend Okla. Admin. Code §§252.301, Laboratory Accreditation, & 252.302, Field Laboratory Accreditation. Changes would incorporate the most recent EPA required analytical methodologies for drinking water, wastewater and solid waste, as well as other recent changes to federal regulations. The deadline for written comment is June 1, 2013, and there will be a public hearing June 11.

Water (generally)

Louisiana: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Environmental Quality amended La. Admin. Code §33:III.319, Regulatory Permit for Flaring of Materials Other than Natural Gas. The rule authorizes permits for air emissions for flare from materials such as propane, ethylene, propylene, and ammonia. See http://www.doa.la.gov/osr/reg/1304/1304.pdf (pp. 1039-40).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Louisiana: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Natural Resources amended La. Admin. Code §§3: III.3003 to incorporate amendments to federal regulations by reference. See http://www.doa.la.gov/osr/reg/1304/1304.pdf (pp. 1038-39).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Kentucky: Quality

The Energy and Environment Cabinet amended 400 Ky. Admin. Regs. 10.031, Surface Water Standards, to alter the definition and requirements for eutrophication and change the standard for selenium. Amendments were filed with the agency November 12, 2013. See http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/kar/401/010/031reg.htm.

Quality

Missouri: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Natural Resources proposed to amend Mo. Code Regs. Ann. tit. 10, §6.040, Reference Methods. Changes would update the federal incorporation by reference. There will be a public hearing June 27, 2013, and the deadline for comment is July 5. See http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/moreg/current/v38n9/v38n9a.pdf (pp. 689-90).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Utah: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Environmental Quality added Utah Admin. Code r. 307.208, Outdoor Wood Boiler Prohibition. The rule prohibits any person from selling, offering for sale, supplying, installing, purchasing, or transferring an outdoor wood boiler starting September 1, 2013. In addition, the rule requires owners and operators to register their outdoor wood boilers. The rule took effect April 10, 2013. See http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull_pdf/2013/b20130501.pdf (p. 47).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

District of Columbia: Toxic Substances

The Department of the Environment proposed to amend 20 D.C. Mun. Regs. §§8 & 33 and 22 D.C. Mun. Regs. §B73. Changes would a new chapter, Regulation of Lead-Based Paint Activities, and alter the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program to conform to statute and nationwide best practices. The deadline for comment is May 25, 2013.

Toxic Substances (generally)

Georgia: Wetlands

The Department of Natural Resources proposed to amend R. 391.3 .7.01, Definitions, and .05, Buffer Variance Procedures and Criteria. Changes would provide clarification for one of the criteria used to review buffer variance applications and alter definitions. There will be a public hearing May 16, 2013, and the deadline for comment is May 22. See http://environet.dnr.state.ga.us/7/PublicNotice_EandS04162013.pdf.

Wetlands

Minnesota: Quality

The Pollution Control Agency proposed to amend Minn. R. 7041, 7053, 7076, & 7080-7081. Changes would make a number of minor revisions to the sewage sludge management program, the administration of variances for aquaculture facilities, and the notifications process for Clean Water Partnership grants. The deadline for comment is June 14, 2013. See http://www.comm.media.state.mn.us/bookstore/stateregister/37_44.pdf (pp. 1602-04).

Quality