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State Update Volume 43, Issue 23

New Hampshire: Water

The Department of Environmental Services proposed to amend Env-Dw 503-504, Public Water System General Operation and Maintenance Requirements. Changes would update general operations and maintenance responsibilities for systems. There will be a public hearing September 13, 2013, and the deadline for comment is September 26. See http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/register/2013/august-15-13.pdf (pp. 9-11).

Water (generally)

Indiana: Waste

The Department of Environmental Management added 329 Ind. Admin. Code 3.1, concerning temporary storage and management of spent lead acid batteries. The rule provides requirements for the management of temporarily stored spent lead acid batteries, including transportation and storage by retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, auto salvage yards, and other salvage facilities and reclamation facilities, to prevent releases of contaminants into the environment. The rule also regulates the intermittent storage of partially reclaimed spend lead acid batteries.


Maine: Toxic Substances

The Department of Health and Human Services proposed to amend 10-144 Code Me. Regs. Ch.293, Maine Lead Poisoning Prevention Fee Rules. Changes would make the rules consistent with 2007 updates that change the contingent repeal timing. There will be a public hearing September 6, 2013, and the deadline for comment is September 16. See http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2013/081413.html.

Toxic Substances (generally)

Massachusetts: Climate Change

The Department of Environmental Protection amended 310 Mass. Code Regs. §700, Amendments of Definitions and Applicability to Incorporate EPA's Tailoring Rule for Greenhouse Gases. Changes add definitions in Appendix C for carbon dioxide equivalent, greenhouse gas, and greenhouse gas mass basis. See http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/massdep/air/regulations/310-cmr-7-00-air-pollution-control-regulation.html#3.

Climate Change (generally)

Vermont: Air

The Air Pollution Control Board proposed to amend the Low Emission Vehicle Program. The rulemaking would incorporate by reference changes to California's motor vehicle emission standard. There will be a public hearing September 4, 2013, and the deadline for comment is September 11. See http://www.anr.state.vt.us/air/htm/ProposedAmendments.htm#LEV.

Air (generally)

Tennessee: Hazardous Substances

The Environment and Conservation Agency amended Tenn. Admin. Code §§0400.12.01, Hazardous Waste Management. Changes allow state regulations to maintain consistency with federal rules. The rulemaking takes effect November 5, 2013. See http://www.tn.gov/sos/rules_filings/08-09-13.pdf.

Hazardous Substances

California: Air

The Air Resources Board proposed to amend Cal. Code Regs. tit. 17 §§2030 & 2031, pertaining to the alternative fuel conversion certification procedures for on-road motor vehicles, and §§94501-75, pertaining to aerosol cans. Changes make incorporations by reference. There will be a public hearing September 26, 2013 See http://www.oal.ca.gov/res/docs/pdf/notice/32z-2013.pdf (pp. 1158-76).

Air (generally)

Alaska: Oceans

The Department of Environmental Conservation proposed to amend 18 Alaska Admin. Code 69, relating to the Commercial Passenger Vessel Environmental Compliance Program. Changes incorporate statutory amendments to correct errors and remove obsolete information. The deadline for comment is September 13, 2013. See http://aws.state.ak.us/OnlinePublicNotices/Notices/View.aspx?id=169304.


Maryland: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of the Environment amended Md. Code Regs. 26.11.02, Permits, Approvals, and Registration. Changes raise the annual base fee for large air pollution sources from $200 to $5,000 for sources requiring a Title V permit and from $200 to $500-1,000 for sources requiring a State Permit to Operate. In addition, changes clarify how fees are applied. Amendments took effect August 19, 2013. See http://www.dsd.state.md.us/mdregister/4016.pdf (p. 1345).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Minnesota: Endangered Species

The Department of Natural Resources amended Minn. R. 6134 to revise the list of endangered, threatened, and special concern species. See http://www.comm.media.state.mn.us/bookstore/stateregister/38_07.pdf (pp. 217-19).

Endangered Species