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State Update Volume 44, Issue 14

Washington: Hazardous Substances

The Department of Ecology proposed to repeal and replace Wash. Admin. Code §173.322, Remedial Action Grants and Loans. The new rule would modify the current program of grants and loans for investigating and cleaning up hazardous waste sites. A public hearing will be held on May 29, and the deadline for comment is June 6, 2014. See http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/laws/wsr/2014/09/14-09-052.htm.

Hazardous Substances

Washington: Environmental Law and Policy/Governance

The Department of Ecology amended Wash. Admin. Code §197.11, State Environmental Policy Act. Changes include updating the definition of “lands covered by water” and adding new exemptions. See http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/laws/wsr/2014/09/14-09-026.htm.

Environmental Law and Policy/Governance

Washington: Radiation

The Department of Ecology repealed Wash. Admin. Code §173.325, Low-level Radioactive Waste Disposal, and §173.326, Commercial Low-level Radioactive Waste Disposal—Site Use Permits. See http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/laws/wsr/2014/09/14-09-012.htm.

Radiation

Virginia: Water

The State Water Control Board amended 9 Va. Admin. Code §25.720. Changes add four sediment TMDLs for the James River Basin. The amendments will take effect June 4, 2014. See http://register.dls.virginia.gov/details.aspx?id=4391.

Water (generally)

Virginia: Waste

The State Water Control Board amended 9 Va. Admin. Code §§25.192.10-70 and added §§25.192.25, .80, and .90, pertaining to animal waste at animal feeding operations. Changes address the transfer of animal waste off the farm and the import of waste materials. See http://register.dls.virginia.gov/details.aspx?id=4388.

Waste (generally)

Virginia: Air

The Air Pollution Control Board amended 9 Va. Admin. Code §§5.80.1695 and .1715. Changes seek to maintain consistency with a recent federal revision in which the EPA removed certain provisions regarding significant impact levels and significant monitoring concentration for fine particulate matter from its PSD regulations. Changes will take effect June 4, 2014. See http://register.dls.virginia.gov/details.aspx?id=4387.

Air (generally)

Utah: Air

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend Utah Admin. Code r. 307.101.2, pertaining to the fine particulate matter SIP. Changes add a definition for “optional add-on controls.” The deadline for comment is June 2, 2014. See http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull_pdf/2014/b20140501.pdf (pp. 20-27).

Air (generally)

Oregon: Air

The Department of Environmental Quality amended Or. Admin. R. 340.200.0040 in order to incorporate the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency rules for permitting requirements into Oregon’s SIP. See http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/doc/rules/bulletin/May2014_Bulletin.pdf (pp. 62-63).

Air (generally)

Oregon: Air

The Department of Environmental Quality amended Or. Admin. R. 340.200.0040 in order to incorporate the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency rules for open burning into Oregon’s SIP. See http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/doc/rules/bulletin/May2014_Bulletin.pdf (pp. 60-62).

Air (generally)

Oregon: Energy

The Department of Environmental Quality amended Or. Admin. R. 340.259.0010. Changes seek to align the diesel grant program with federal guidelines. See http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/doc/rules/bulletin/May2014_Bulletin.pdf (pp. 60).

Energy (generally)