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State Update Volume 43, Issue 35

Nevada: Energy

The Office of Energy proposed to amend Nev. Admin. Code §701.220 in order to adopt the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code. See http://www.leg.state.nv.us/register/2013Register/R126-13P.pdf.

Energy (generally)

Nevada: Air

The State Environmental Commission proposed to amend Nev. Admin. Code §445B.22097 in order to revise ambient air quality standards. See http://www.leg.state.nv.us/register/2013Register/R145-13I.pdf.

Air (generally)

Massachusetts: Water

The Department of Environmental Protection amended 310 Mass. Code Regs. §4.00 in order to add specific water quality standards for copper and zinc to the surface water quality standards. See http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/massdep/service/regulations/proposed-and-recently-promulgated-regulations-.html.

Water (generally)

Maine: Forests

The Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry proposed to amend 04-058 Code Me. Regs. Ch. 20, Forest Regeneration and Clearcutting Standards. The proposed changes would remove the requirement that professional foresters certify that regeneration standards have been met for Category 2 and Category 3 clearcuts. The deadline for comment is January 3, 2014. See http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2013/120413.html.

Forests

Illinois: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Pollution Control Board proposed to amend 35 Ill. Admin. Code §226, Standards and Limitations for Certain Sources of Lead. Under the proposed amendment, Illinois would submit an SIP for sources of lead emissions that exceed NAAQS in order to comply with the CAA. The deadline for comment is January 20, 2014. See http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/register/register_volume37_issue49.pdf (pp. 19490-19522).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Idaho: Invasive Species

The Department of Agriculture amended Idaho Admin. Code r. 2.06.09, Rules Governing Invasive Species. Changes add definitions, create a method of application for Energy Crop Invasive Species Possession/Production Permits and Trap Crop Invasive Species Permits, remove the transport permit requirement for bullfrogs, and extend transport permit validity to five years for Exempt Species. See http://adminrules.idaho.gov/bulletin/2013/12.pdf (pp. 18).

Invasive Species

Idaho: Water

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend Idaho Admin. Code r. 58.01.02, Water Quality Standards. The amendments would address changes to the Idaho Code pertaining to the treatment of water bodies that do not support designated beneficial uses. The deadline for comment is January 3, 2014. See http://adminrules.idaho.gov/bulletin/2013/12.pdf (pp. 119-128).

Water (generally)

Georgia: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Natural Resources proposed to amend R. 391.3.20, Rules for Enhanced Inspection and Maintenance. Changes would clarify the existing regulation and implement Section 182 of the CAA. A public hearing will be held on January 9, 2014, and the deadline for comment is January 10, 2014. See http://environet.dnr.state.ga.us/20/20131209PublicNotice_IandMRule.pdf.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Delaware: Air

The Department of Natural Resources amended 7 Del. Admin. Code §1147, pertaining to the Carbon Dioxide Budget Trading Program – Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). Changes update the size and structure of the CO2 allowance cap and make other modifications to the program. The amendments took effect December 11, 2013. See http://regulations.delaware.gov/register/december2013/final/17%20DE%20Reg%20644%2012-01-13.htm.

Air (generally)

California: Wildlife

The Department of Food and Agriculture proposed to amend 3 Cal. Code Regs. §3700, pertaining to Sudden Oak Death (SOD). Changes would establish gaultheria procumbens as an associated host and would give the Department the authority to regulate the movement of the species. The deadline for comment is January 20, 2014. See http://www.oal.ca.gov/res/docs/pdf/notice/49z-2013.pdf (pp. 1923-1926).

Wildlife (generally)