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State Update Volume 43, Issue 1

Oregon: Waste

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend Or. Admin. R. 340.064, 340.093, 340.095-.097, pertaining to conversion technology and anaerobic digestion facility performance standards and solid waste permit requirements. There will be a public hearing January 16, 2013, and the deadline for comment is January 22. See http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/doc/rules/bulletin/January2013_Bulletin.pdf (p. 13).

Waste (generally)

Oregon: Wetlands

The Department of State Lands amended Or. Admin. R. 141.090 to implement recent state legislation. Amendments allow landowners to request an independent review of a wetland delineation report when there is a disagreement with a department decision. In addition, the changes allow landowners to request a five-year extension of a recently expired delineation. Changes took effect December 11, 2012. See http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/doc/rules/bulletin/January2013_Bulletin.pdf (pp. 144-50).

Wetlands

Oregon: Climate Change

The Department of Environmental Quality amended Or. Admin. R. 340.215 & 340.220, related to Title V operating permit fees. The changes took effect December 11, 2012. See http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/doc/rules/bulletin/January2013_Bulletin.pdf (pp. 113-14).

Climate Change (generally)

Oregon: Climate Change

The Department of Environmental Quality adopted Or. Admin. R. 340.253 to implement the new Oregon Clean Fuels Program, designed to reduce lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions of transportation fuels by ten percent. The rule took effect December 11, 2012. See http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/doc/rules/bulletin/January2013_Bulletin.pdf (pp. 106-13).

Climate Change (generally)

North Carolina: Waste

The Environmental Management Commission proposed to amend 15A N.C. Admin. Code 13B .0200, Permits for Solid Waste Management, to implement new state laws related to sanitary landfill or transfer station permits. There will be a public hearing January 17, 2013, and the proposed effective date is July 1. See http://www.ncoah.com/rules/register/Volume27IssueJanuary22013.pdf (pp. 1272-75).

Waste (generally)

North Carolina: Quality

The Environmental Management Commission proposed to amend 15A N.C. Admin. Code 02H .0100, Point Source Discharges to the Surface Waters. Changes implement new state laws pertaining to requirements for counties to implement Phase II stormwater requirements. The deadline for comment is March 4, 2013, and the proposed effective date is August 1. See http://www.ncoah.com/rules/register/Volume27IssueJanuary22013.pdf (pp. 1265-72).

Quality

New Mexico: Water

The Environmental Improvement Board amended N.M. Admin. Code §20.7.10, Drinking Water Regulations. Changes update the incorporation by reference of the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations so that future changes will be automatically incorporated. Amendments took effect January 6, 2013. See http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/nmregister/xxiii/xxiii24/20.7.10amend.htm.

Water (generally)

Louisiana: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Environmental Quality amended La. Admin. Code §33:III.509, PM2.5 Increments, Significant Impact Levels and Significant Monitoring Concentration, to incorporate changes to federal regulations. See http://www.doa.la.gov/osr/reg/1212/1212.pdf (pp. 3163-65).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Delaware: Climate Change

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control proposed to amend 7 Del. Admin. Code Ch. 60 §1147, CO2 Budget Trading Program. Amendments would require that petroleum refinery units purchase carbon dioxide allowances to cover emissions directly associated with the electricity generated and exported to the electrical grid. There will be a public hearing January 23, 2013.

Climate Change (generally)

Missouri: Air

The Department of Natural Resources amended Mo. Code Regs. Ann. tit. 10, §6.020, Air Quality Standards, Definitions, Sampling and Reference Methods and Air Pollution Control Regulations for the Entire State of Missouri. Changes add necessary definitions and delete obsolete ones. See http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/moreg/current/v38n1/v38n1f.pdf (pp. 106-23).

Air (generally)