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State Update Volume 44, Issue 18

Wisconsin: Toxic Substances

The Department of Natural Resources amended Wis. Admin. Code NR §446, pertaining to the control of mercury emitted by coal-fired electric generating units. Changes will take effect August 1, 2014. See http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/register/2014/702b/rules_filed/5/1

Toxic Substances (generally)

Wisconsin: Air

The Department of Natural Resources amended Wis. Admin. Code NR §§400, 405, 408, and 410 in order to revise air pollution control rules. Changes will take effect August 1, 2014. See http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/register/2014/702b/rules_filed/4/1.

Air (generally)

Washington: Air

The Department of Ecology adopted Wash. Admin. Code §173.485, pertaining to petroleum refinery greenhouse gas emission requirements. Changes establish reasonably available control technology to limit emissions from petroleum refineries. The amendments took effect June 28, 2014. See http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/laws/wsr/2014/12/14-12-038.htm.

Air (generally)

Texas: Invasive Species

The Department of Parks and Wildlife amended Tex. Admin. Code §57.1001 in order to prevent the spread of the zebra mussel. Changes took effect June 26, 2014. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/archive/June202014/Adopted%20Rules/31.NATURAL%20RESOURCES%20AND%20CONSERVATION.html#80.

Invasive Species

Texas: Invasive Species

The Department of Agriculture amended Tex. Admin. Code §19.161 in order to expand the quarantined area for the Diaprepes root weevil. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/archive/June132014/Emergency%20Rules/4.AGRICULTURE.html#4.

Invasive Species

Tennessee: Water

The Department of Environment and Conservation proposed to amend Tenn. Admin. Code §§400.49.01, 1200.05.03, and 1200.05.06. Changes include bringing the regulation in line with the Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Act and amending the education requirements for operators of certified water treatment plants, water distribution systems, and wastewater treatment plants. The amendments will take effect August 19, 2014. See http://www.tn.gov/sos/rules_filings/05-15-14.pdf.

Water (generally)

North Carolina: Water

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources proposed to amend 15A N.C. Admin. Code 02B.0206, .0211, .0212, .0214-.0216, .0218, and .0220. Changes would amend surface water quality standards for various substances. A public hearing will be held on July 16, and the deadline for comment is August 22, 2014. See http://www.ncoah.com/rules/register/Volume%2028%20Issue%2024%20June%2016%202014.pdf (pp. 3004-05).

Water (generally)

New York: Energy

The Department of State proposed to repeal and replace N.Y. Comp. Code R. and Regs. tit. 19, §1240. Changes seek to reduce energy use in commercial buildings. Public hearings will be held on August 11 and 15, and the deadline for comment is August 20, 2014. See http://docs.dos.ny.gov/info/register/2014/june18/pdf/rulemaking.pdf (pp. 19-23).

Energy (generally)

Nevada: Air

The State Environmental Commission amended Nev. Admin. Code §§445B.22097 and .311. Changes update the minimum ambient air quality standards and revise provisions governing environmental evaluations. See http://www.leg.state.nv.us/register/2013Register/R145-13A.pdf.

Air (generally)

Montana: Waste

The Board of Environmental Review proposed to amend Mont. Admin. R. 17.36.326 and .327, pertaining to subdivisions and onsite subsurface wastewater treatment. Changes seek to clarify the requirements applicable to existing public and non-public sewage systems. A public hearing will be held on July 23, and the deadline for comment is July 24, 2014. See http://sos.mt.gov/arm/Register/archives/MAR2014/MAR14-12.pdf (pp. 1334-1338).

Waste (generally)