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State Update Volume 43, Issue 33

Virginia: Endangered Species

The Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services amended 2 Va. Admin. Code §5.320, Regulations for the Enforcement of the Endangered Plant and Insect Species Act. Changes remove nestronia umbellule from the endangered species list, add boltonia montana, isoetes virginica, and pseudanophthalmus thomasi to the endangered species list, and add clematis viticaulis to the threatened species list. See http://register.dls.virginia.gov/details.aspx?id=4013.

Endangered Species

Utah: Hazardous Substances

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend Utah Admin. Code r. 313.25, License Requirements for Land Disposal of Radioactive Waste – General Provisions. Changes pertain to applications for approval of radioactive waste and disposal facilities. The deadline for comment is December 16, 2013. See http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull_pdf/2013/b20131115.pdf (pp. 49-59).

Hazardous Substances

Utah: Toxic Substances

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend Utah Admin. Code r. 313.14, Violations and Escalated Enforcement. Changes would double the penalty for violating Section 19-3-109 of the Radiation Control Act in order to maintain consistency with H.B 124. The deadline for comment is December 16, 2013. See http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull_pdf/2013/b20131115.pdf (pp. 45-49).

Toxic Substances (generally)

New York: Public health

The Department of Environmental Conservation proposed to amend N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. tit. 6, §41. Changes would address the potential harm shellfish consumption can cause and would reclassify certain underwater lands to prohibit the harvest of shellfish. See http://docs.dos.ny.gov/info/register/2013/nov20/pdf/rulemaking.pdf (pp. 5-7).

Public health

Nevada: Energy

The Office of Energy proposed to amend Nev. Admin. Code §701A, pertaining to energy-related fees and to property taxes for buildings that meet certain energy efficiency standards. See http://www.leg.state.nv.us/register/2013Register/R127-13I.pdf.

Energy (generally)

Nevada: Energy

The Office of Energy proposed to amend Nev. Admin. Code §701A, pertaining to the application for and approval of energy tax incentives. See http://www.leg.state.nv.us/register/2013Register/R065-13RP1.pdf.

Energy (generally)

Nebraska: Toxic Substances

The Department of Agriculture proposed to amend 25 Neb. Admin. Code §002, Pesticide Regulations. Changes pertain to the administration of the Pesticide Act. A public hearing will be held on December 10, 2013, and the deadline for comment is December 9, 2013. See http://www.sos.ne.gov/rules-and-regs/regtrack/details.cgi?proposal_id=0000000000001330.

Toxic Substances (generally)

Montana: Wildlife

The Department of Agriculture proposed to amend Mont. Admin. R. 4.5.206-209, pertaining to modification of the Noxious Weed Priority 1A category statement. The proposed amendments would change the priority category of dyer’s woad, flowering rush, Eurasian watermilfoil, and curlyleaf pondweed. A public hearing will be held on December 9, 2013, and the deadline for comment is December 12, 2013. See http://sos.mt.gov/arm/Register/archives/MAR2013/MAR13-21.pdf (pp. 2014-2017).

Wildlife (generally)

Minnesota: Quality

The Pollution Control Agency proposed to amend Minn. R. 7050 and 7053. Changes would establish new water quality standards for eutrophication in rivers, streams, Mississippi River pools, and Lake Pepin and would replace the current water quality parameter of turbidity with a standard of total suspended solids. A public hearing will be held on January 8, 2014, and the deadline for comment is January 15, 2013. See http://www.comm.media.state.mn.us/bookstore/stateregister/38_21.pdf (pp. 637-674).

Quality

Michigan: Waste

The Department of Environmental Quality amended Mich. Admin. Code R. 299, pertaining to hazardous waste management. Changes add a number of definitions, identify and list types of hazardous waste, and establish requirements for generators and transporters of hazardous waste. See http://www.michigan.gov/documents/lara/MR20_111513_440148_7.pdf (pp. 32-195).

Waste (generally)