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State Update Volume 44, Issue 10

New Mexico: Waste

The New Mexico Water Quality Commission proposed to amend N.M. Admin. Code §20.6.2. Changes would remove the current numerical threshold definition of “liquid waste.” A public hearing will be held on May 13, 2014. See http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/nmregister/xxv/xxv06/WaterQualnotice.htm.

Waste (generally)

New Jersey: Water

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed to amend N. J. Admin. Code §7.11. Changes would revise the Schedule of Rates, Charges, and Debt Service Assessments for the Sale of Water from the Raritan Basin System and the Manasquan Reservoir System. A public hearing was held on April 4, 2014, and the deadline for comment is May 16, 2014. See http://www.lexisnexis.com/njoal/.

Water (generally)

New Hampshire: Waste

The Department of Environmental Services proposed to readopt with amendments Env-Wq 700, Standards of Design and Construction for Sewerage and Wastewater Treatment Facilities. Changes include updating the rule to reflect technology changes that have occurred since the rules were last adopted and clarifying existing requirements. A public hearing will be held on April 18, 2014, and the deadline for comment is May 16, 2014. See http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/register/2014/march-27-14.pdf (pp.

Waste (generally)

Nevada: Energy

The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada amended Nev. Admin. Code §704. Changes establish provisions governing the emissions reduction and capacity replacement plan that certain coal-fired electric generating plants are required to file. See http://www.leg.state.nv.us/register/2013Register/R131-13A.pdf.

Energy (generally)

Nevada: Wildlife

The Board of Wildlife Commissioners amended Nev. Admin. Code §501 in order to establish a grant program to fund wildlife restoration activities and research. See http://www.leg.state.nv.us/register/2013Register/R141-13A.pdf.

Wildlife (generally)

Massachusetts: Governance

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed to amend 310 Mass. Code Regs. §4.00. The amendments would set fee rates and establish application review schedules for the Department's environmental programs. Public hearings will take place on April 22 and 23, 2014, and the deadline for comment is May 5, 2014. See http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/massdep/news/comment/310-cmr-4-00-timely-action-and-fees-proposed-amendments.html.

Governance

Maine: Wildlife

The Department of Marine Resources amended 13-188 Me. Code Regs. Ch. 32.03(1)(B) and Ch. 55.07. The emergency rulemaking would delay the opening of the 2014 elver harvesting season in order to protect the American eel population. Changes took effect March 21, 2014. See http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2014/032614.html.

Wildlife (generally)

Maine: Forests

The Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry amended 01-669 Me. Code Regs. Ch. 26, Forest Operation Notification Standards. Changes include adding forestry activities in the Land Use Planning Commission jurisdiction and “chop and drop” activities to the notification process. The rulemaking will take effect May 1, 2014. See http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2014/031914.html.

Forests

Maine: Forests

The Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry amended 01-669 Me. Code Regs. Ch. 20, Forest Regeneration and Clearcutting Standards. Changes include removing the requirement that a licensed professional forester certify that regeneration standards have been met for certain clearcuts. The rulemaking will take effect May 1, 2014. See http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2014/031914.html.

Forests

Maine: Wildlife

The Department of Marine Resources amended 13-188 Me. Code Regs. Ch. 40, Smelt Regulations. The emergency rulemaking implements a conservation closure for anadromous smelt fishing in order to protect Maine’s smelt resource in response to recent declines in population. Changes took effect March 14, 2014. See http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2014/031914.html.

Wildlife (generally)