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State Update Volume 43, Issue 14

Nebraska: Waste

The Department of Environmental Quality amended 132 Neb. Admin. Code §002. Changes implement the provisions of Legislative Bill 30 relating to the prohibition against transferring a compost facility permit from one owner to another. See http://www.sos.state.ne.us/rules-and-regs/regtrack/details.cgi?proposal_id=0000000000001186.

Waste (generally)

Indiana: Agencies

The Natural Resources Commission proposed to add 312 Ind. Admin. Code § to establish a process by which someone can seek a dual review and action by the Department of Natural Resources and the Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. There will be a public hearing June 10, 2013. See http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20130508-IR-312130003PRA.xml.html.


New Hampshire: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Environmental Services amended Env-A 101.104, Definition of Incinerator, & 1900, Incinerators. Changes revise the definition to include wood waste burners. Changes took effect April 23, 2013. See http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/register/2013/may-9-13.pdf (p. 24).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Virginia: Quality

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources amended 4 Va. Admin. Code §50.70, Resource Management Plans. Changes establish a regulation implementing a process by which farmes can implement a high level of best management practices for the protection of water quality. See http://register.dls.virginia.gov/vol29/iss18%5Cv29i18.pdf#page=7 (pp. 2198-207).


Ohio: Air

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed to amend Ohio Admin. Code §3745.20.01, Asbestos Emission Control Program. Amendments would alter the definition of "Facility" and remove the definition of "Residential Exempt Structure." There will be a public hearing June 7, 2013. See http://wwwapp.epa.ohio.gov/legal/pubnots/130503.pdf.

Air (generally)

New York: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Environmental Conservation proposed to amend N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. tit. 6, §§200 & 621, Indirect Sources of Air Contamination. Changes pertain to new or modified sources in sections of Manhattan. Amendments take effect May 19, 2013. See http://docs.dos.ny.gov/info/register/2013/may8/pdf/rulemaking.pdf (p. 28).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Maryland: Pesticides

The Department of Agriculture proposed to amend Md. Code Regs. 15.05.01, Use and Sale of Pesticides, Certification of Pesticide Applicators and Pest Control Consultants, and Licensing of Pesticide Businesses. Changes would require people offering canine scent detection for pests to be trained under the requirements of the chapter. The deadline for public comment is June 3, 2013. See http://www.dsd.state.md.us/mdregister/4009.pdf (pp. 805-06).


Illinois: Radiation

The Emergency Management Agency amended 32 Ill. Admin. Code §330, Licensing of Radioactive Material. Changes clarify that any gauging or controlling device that contains 37 MBq or greater of radioactive materials other than strontium-90, radium-226 or polonium-210 is required to be registered. Amendments took effect April 16, 2013. See http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/register/register_volume37_issue18.pdf (pp. 5789-806).


Georgia: Hazardous Substances

The Department of Natural Resources amended Chapter 391.3.17, pertaining to underground storage tank management. Changes increase the environmental assurance fee for each gallon of petroleum products imported in Georgia. See http://www.gaepd.org/Files_PDF/ResponsetoComments_USTFee_April2013.pdf.

Hazardous Substances

California: Toxic Substances

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment altered the list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer and reproductive toxicity to remove bisphenol A. The delisting became effective April 19, 2013. See http://www.oal.ca.gov/res/docs/pdf/notice/18z-2013.pdf (p. 672).

Toxic Substances (generally)