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State Update Volume 43, Issue 34

Missouri: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Natural Resources proposed to amend Mo. Code Regs. tit. 10, §10.6.200, in order to establish emission limits for hospital, medical, and infectious waste incinerators. The amendment would replace the rule currently in the Missouri State Plan for Designated Facilities and Pollutants. A public hearing will be held on January 30, 2014, and the deadline for comment is February 6, 2014. See http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/moreg/current/v38n23/v38n23c.pdf (pp. 2008-2019).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Minnesota: Air

The Pollution Control Agency proposed to amend Minn. R. 7005, 7007, 7011, and 7019, pertaining to mercury emissions. Changes seek to implement the mercury reduction activities described in the Statewide Mercury TMDL Implementation Plan. The deadline for comment is January 17, 2014. See http://www.comm.media.state.mn.us/bookstore/stateregister/38_23.pdf (pp. 756-777).

Air (generally)

Maryland: Natural Resources

The Department of Natural Resources proposed to amend Md. Code Regs. 8.19.01, pertaining to stream restoration projects. Amendments reflect legislative changes and add definitions for priority funding area and stream restoration project. The deadline for comment is December 16, 2013. See http://www.dsd.state.md.us/MDRegister/4023.pdf (pp. 1939-1940).

Natural Resources (generally)

Maine: Air

The Department of Environmental Protection amended 06-096 Code Me. Regs. Ch. 163 in order to institute a wood stove rebate program. The program allows owners of high emitting wood stoves to receive compensation if they replace their stoves with lower emitting heating devices. See http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2013/112713.html.

Air (generally)

Maine: Air

The Department of Environmental Control amended 06-096 Code Me. Regs. Ch. 156, CO2 Budget Trading Program, and Ch. 158, CO2 Budget Trading Program Auction Provisions. Changes ensure consistency with the regional greenhouse gas initiative model rule. See http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2013/112713.html.

Air (generally)

Maine: Toxic Substances

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed to amend 06-096 Code Me. Regs. Chs. 884, 885, and 887. Changes would require the manufacturers and distributors of children’s products that contain cadmium, formaldehyde, mercury, and arsenic to report on their use of these chemicals. A public hearing will be held on December 17, 2013, and the deadline for comment is January 10, 2014. See http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2013/112713.html.

Toxic Substances (generally)

Illinois: Waste

The Pollution Control Board proposed to amend 35 Ill. Admin. Code §501 in order to comply with the federal Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations regulations. The deadline for comment is January 16, 2014. See http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/register/register_volume37_issue48.pdf (pp. 18974-19004).

Waste (generally)

Illinois: Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

The Pollution Control Board proposed to amend 25 Ill. Admin. Code §611, Primary Drinking Water Standards. Changes update the Illinois SDWA in order to comply with amendments adopted by the EPA. The deadline for comment is January 6, 2014. See http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/register/register_volume37_issue47.pdf (pp. 18417-18831).

Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

Delaware: Air

The Department of Natural Resources amended 7 Del. Admin. Code Ch. 60 §1140, Delaware Low Emission Vehicle Program, in order to adopt California’s Low Emission Vehicle III standard and the Greenhouse Gas standard. See http://regulations.delaware.gov/register/december2013/final/17%20DE%20Reg%20640%2012-01-13.htm.

Air (generally)

Delaware: Energy

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control proposed to amend 16 Del. Admin. Code §7602. Changes would require the Department to adopt the most recent version of the International Energy Conservation Code and the latest American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers/Illuminating Engineering Society of North America energy standard. The deadline for comment is January 2, 2014, and a public hearing will be held that day.

Energy (generally)