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State Update Volume 44, Issue 1

Wisconsin: Invasive Species

The Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection amended Wis. Admin. Code ATCP §21.17 in order to establish an emergency quarantine of Dane County for the emerald ash borer. A public hearing will be held on January 13, 2014. See http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/register/2013/696b/emergency_rules/2/4.

Invasive Species

Washington: Air

The Department of Ecology proposed to add Wash. Admin. Code §173.485 in order to establish reasonably available control technology to limit greenhouse gas emissions from petroleum refineries. A public hearing will be held on January 22, 2014, and the deadline for comment is January 31, 2014. See http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/laws/wsr/2014/01/14-01-115.htm.

Air (generally)

Virginia: Waste

The State Water Control Board proposed to amend 9 Va. Admin. Code §25.32, Virginia Pollution Abatement Permit Regulation. Changes would amend definitions, terms, and procedures in order to make the regulation consistent with other regulations governing animal feeding operations. The deadline for comment is February 28, 2014. See http://register.dls.virginia.gov/details.aspx?id=4112.

Waste (generally)

Utah: Air

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend Utah Admin. Code r. 307.302, Solid Fuel Burning Devices in Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Salt Lake, Tooele, Utah, and Weber Counties. Changes clarify the term “residential solid fuel burning device.” The deadline for comment is January 31, 2014. See http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull_pdf/2014/b20140101.pdf (pp. 20-22).

Air (generally)

Texas: Air

The Commission on Environmental Quality proposed to repeal and replace 30 Tex. Admin. Code §§114.640, 114.642, 114.644, 114.646, and 114.648. Changes pertain to the control of air pollution from motor vehicles and would make schools districts, private nonprofits, and regional planning agencies eligible to apply for grants for the use of emission-reducing technology. A public hearing will be held on January 21, 2014, and the deadline for comment is January 27, 2014.

Air (generally)

Texas: Wildlife

The Department of Agriculture adopted emergency amendments to 4 Tex. Admin. Code §19.51 in order to establish two new quarantine areas for date palm lethal decline. The rules took effect December 1, 2013. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/archive/December272013/Emergency%20Rules/4.AGRICULTURE.html#5.

Wildlife (generally)

Texas: Toxic Substances

The Parks and Wildlife Department proposed to amend 31 Tex. Admin. Code §65.328 in order to prohibit the use of noxious or toxic substances to collect nongame wildlife. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/archive/December202013/Proposed%20Rules/31.NATURAL%20RESOURCES%20AND%20CONSERVATION.html#50.

Toxic Substances (generally)

New Mexico: Air

The Environmental Improvement Board proposed to repeal N.M. Admin. Code §20.2.85, Mercury Emission Standards and Compliance Schedules for Electric Generating Units. A public hearing will be held on March 21, 2014. See http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/nmregister/xxiv/xxiv24/Environotice.htm.

Air (generally)

Nevada: Air

The State Environmental Commission amended Nev. Admin. Code §445B.221 in order to adopt updated federal regulations relating to air quality. Changes pertain to the regulation of greenhouse gases, standards of performance for new stationary sources, and NESHAPs. See http://www.leg.state.nv.us/register/2013Register/R041-13A.pdf.

Air (generally)

Nevada: Air

The State Environmental Commission amended Nev. Admin. Code §§445B.22097 and .308. Changes revise Nevada’s ambient air quality standards table in order to maintain consistency with federal regulations. See http://www.leg.state.nv.us/register/2013Register/R042-13A.pdf.

Air (generally)