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State Update Volume 43, Issue 7

Delaware: Climate Change

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control amended 7 Del. Admin. Code Ch. 60 §1147, CO2 Budget Trading Program. Amendments require that petroleum refinery units purchase carbon dioxide allowances to cover emissions directly associated with the electricity generated and exported to the electrical grid. The changes take effect March 11, 2013. See http://regulations.delaware.gov/register/march2013/final/16%20DE%20Reg%20994%2003-01-13.htm.

Climate Change (generally)

Massachusetts: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Environmental Protection amended 310 Mass. Code Regs. §7.00. Changes amend the definition of miscellaneous metal parts and products and add dimethyl carbonate and propylene carbonate to the list of exempt compounds under the definition of volatile organic compound. See http://www.mass.gov/dep/air/laws/regulati.htm#vocamend.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Alaska: Energy

The Alaska Energy Authority proposed to amend 3 Alaska Admin. Code 108.500-.590, to adopt regulations to establish the Commercial Building Energy Audit Program. The program would enable building owners to receive grants to pay for the cost of an energy audit. There will be a public hearing March 22, 2013 and the deadline for comment is April 1.

Energy (generally)

New Mexico: Quality

The Water Quality Control Commission proposed to amend N.M. Admin. Code §20.6.2, the Copper Rule. Changes would establish new rules for the copper mine industry to prevent water pollution. There will be a public hearing April 9, 2013, and the deadline for comment will be May 3. See http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/nmregister/xxiv/xxiv04/WaterQualnotice.htm.

Quality

New Mexico: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Environmental Improvement Board proposed to repeal N.M. Admin. Code §20.2.98, regarding Air Quality Control Regulation Part 98, in response to EPA amendments that make the adoption and submittal of General Conformity SIPs optional rather than mandatory for states. There will be a public hearing May 3, 2013. See http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/nmregister/xxiv/xxiv04/Environotice.htm.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Indiana: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Air Pollution Control Board amended 326 Ind. Admin. Code §§1.2.18.5 & 8.3.1-8.3.4. Changes amend the definition of "cold cleaner degreaser" and alter rules for volatile organic compounds. See http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20130227-IR-326070352FRA.xml.html.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Indiana: Waste

The Solid Waste Management Board added 329 Ind. Admin. Code §11.6, concerning registration for facilities that process mobile homes, and §11.7, concerning registration for facilities that process industrial process waste or commercial solid waste as an alternative fuel. See http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20130227-IR-329100253FRA.xml.html and http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20130227-IR-329090194FRA.xml.html.

Waste (generally)

Indiana: Hazardous Substances

The Solid Waste Management Board amended 329 Ind. Admin. Code §7.1, concerning the priority ranking system for hazardous substance response sites. Changes make the regulation consistent with the Indiana statute on risk-based remediation. See http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20130227-IR-329120379FRA.xml.html.

Hazardous Substances

Maine: Forests

The Department of Agriculture amended 01-026 Code Me. Regs. Ch. 27, Standards for Timber Harvesting and Timber Harvesting-related Activities within Unorganized and Deorganized Areas of the State. The rule establishes the procedures for notifying the Department of proposed timber harvesting activities. The rule took effect March 3, 2013. See http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2013/022713.html.

Forests

New Hampshire: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Environmental Services proposed to amend Env-A 1100, Prevention, Abatement, and Control of Mobile Sources of Air Pollution, to readopt rules set to expire. There will be a public hearing April 2, 2013, and the deadling for comment is April 9. See http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/register/2013/february-28-13.pdf (pp. 3-4).

Clean Air Act (CAA)