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State Update Volume 43, Issue 20

Oregon: Forests

The Department of Forestry amended Or. Admin. R. 629.035.0055, related to the Forest Land Management Classification Systems Administrative Rules, to add two new land management classifications for the purposes of highlighting the visibility of areas managed for conservation values when mapping strategies in forest management plans. The amendments too effect July 1, 2013. See http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/doc/rules/bulletin/July2013_Bulletin.pdf (pp. 58-60).


New Hampshire: Wetlands

The Department of Environmental Services amended Env-Wt 200, Wetlands Rules of Practice and Procedure, and 300, 400, 500, 600, & 700, Wetland Program Rules. The rules pertain to procedures for hearings on permit applications, and the rulemaking allows them to continue after their expiration. See http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/register/2013/july-11-13.pdf (pp. 14-15).


New York: Climate Change

The Department of Environmental Conservation proposed to amend N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. tit. 6, §§200 & 242, CO2 Budget Trading Program. Changes lower the emissions cap starting in 2014 to decline by 2.5 percent per year through 2020. There will be public hearings August 26, 27, & 29, 2013. See http://docs.dos.ny.gov/info/register/2013/july10/pdf/rulemaking.pdf (pp. 19-26).

Climate Change (generally)

Colorado: Water

The Department of Public Health and Environment amended 5 Colo. Code Regs. §1002.84, Reclaimed Domestic Wastewater Control. Changes modify the terms evaporative and non-evaporative industrial processes, washwater applications, commerical laundries, and vehicle washing. See http://www.sos.state.co.us/CCR/RegisterContents.do?publicationDay=07/10/2013&Volume=36&yearPublishNumber=13&Month=7&Year=2013#21.

Water (generally)

Colorado: Quality

The Department of Public Health and Environment amended 5 Colo. Code Regs. §1002.21, Procedural Rules. Changes streamline requirements and explicitly state that TMDL appeals are to be heard by the Water Quality Control Commission. See http://www.sos.state.co.us/CCR/Opinion.do?forview=true&trackingNum=2013-00068.


Kentucky: Public Lands

The Energy and Environment Cabinet proposed to amend 418 Ky. Admin. Regs. .010, .040, & .050, to clarify rules and incorporate changes to federal regulations. See http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/kar/title418.htm#chp001.

Kentucky: Water

The Energy and Environment Cabinet added 400 Ky. Admin. Regs. 5.320, Wastewater Laboratory Certification Program. See http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/kar/401/005/320reg.htm.

Water (generally)

Texas: Quantity

The Commission on Environmental Quality amended 30 Tex. Admin. Code §297.1, Water Rights, Substantive. Changes pertain to water flows and water reuse. Amendments took effect July 8, 2013. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0705/0705is.pdf (pp. 4384-87).


Texas: Water

The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation amended 31 Tex. Admin. Code §§523.1-523.3, 523.6, & 523.7, Agricultural and Silvicultural Water Quality Management. Among other changes, the amendments repeal the sections pertaining to the Daily Manure Export Program and implement new management recommendations and statutory requirements for the Water Quality Management Plan Program. Changes took effect July 11, 2013. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0705/0705is.pdf (pp.

Water (generally)

California: Toxic Substances

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment amended 27 Cal. Code Regs. §25306. Changes add hydrogen cyanide and cyanide salts to the list of chemicals known to the state to cause reproductive toxicity. The listing took effect July 5, 2013. See http://www.oal.ca.gov/res/docs/pdf/notice/27z-2013.pdf (p. 992)

Toxic Substances (generally)