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State Update Volume 44, Issue 20

Nevada: Natural Resources

The Commission on Mineral Resources proposed to amend Nev. Admin. Code §522 in order to regulate hydraulic fracturing and revise provisions that govern the operation of wells for the extraction of oil, gas, and geothermal resources. See http://www.leg.state.nv.us/register/2014Register/R011-14RP2.pdf.

Natural Resources (generally)

Missouri: Wildlife

The Department of Conservation proposed to amend Mo. Code Regs. tit. 3, §10.4.110. Changes would clarify terminology pertaining to wildlife raised or held in captivity. The deadline for comment is August 15, 2014. See http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/moreg/current/v39n14/v39n14a.pdf.

Wildlife (generally)

Maryland: Air

The Department of the Environment amended Md. Code Regs. 26.11.13, Control of Gasoline and Volatile Organic Compound Storage and Handling. Changes provide an alternative equivalent vapor recovery method for the transfer of high vapor pressure materials. The amendments will take effect July 21, 2014. See http://www.dsd.state.md.us/mdregister/4114/Assembled.htm#_Toc392578848.

Air (generally)

Maryland: Water

The Department of the Environment amended Md. Code Regs. 26.08.05, Certification of State Water Quality Laboratories. Changes include modifying the submission timeline for renewal applications for certification and clarifying the education and experience requirements for laboratory personnel who analyze drinking water. The amendments will take effect July 21, 2013. See http://www.dsd.state.md.us/mdregister/4114/Assembled.htm#_Toc392578845.

Water (generally)

Maine: Toxic Substances

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed to amend Me. Code Regs. Ch. 888. Changes would designate di92-ethylhexyl phthalate, dibutyl phthalate, benzyl butyl phthalate, and diethyl phthalate as priority chemicals and would require reporting for product categories that contain these chemicals. A public hearing will be held on July 29, and the deadline for comment is September 29, 2014. See http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2014/070914.html.

Toxic Substances (generally)

Indiana: Waste

The Solid Waste Management Division proposed to amend 329 Ind. Admin. Code §16, pertaining to electronic waste. Changes include eliminating the standby trust requirement for surety bonds and simplifying mapping and labeling requirements. A public hearing will be held on September 10, and the deadline for comment is August 8, 2014. See http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20140709-IR-329140019SNA.xml.html.

Waste (generally)

Connecticut: Agencies

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection proposed to amend Conn. Agencies Regs. §§22a.133v.1-7 and adopt new §§22a.133v.2(e)(7) and 133v.2(e)(8), pertaining to the State Board of Examiners of Environmental Professionals. Changes would allow for greater flexibility in fulfilling continuing education requirements. The deadline for comment is July 23, 2014, and a public hearing will be held that day. See http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?A=2586&Q=546772.

Agencies

Colorado: Water

The Department of Public Health and Environment amended 5 Colo. Code Regs. §1002.42, Site-Specific Water Quality Classifications and Standards for Groundwater. Changes will take effect July 31, 2014. See http://www.sos.state.co.us/CCR/Opinion.do?forview=true&trackingNum=2014-00046.

Water (generally)

Arizona: Water

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend Ariz. Admin. Code 18.14.301, .302, and .303, pertaining to permit and compliance fees. Changes establish new fees for the certification of drinking water and wastewater operators. A public hearing will be held on August 11, and the deadline for comment is August 26, 2014. See http://www.azsos.gov/public_services/Register/2014/28/proposed.pdf (pp. 1744-48).

Water (generally)

Wisconsin: Water

The Department of Natural Resources proposed to amend Wis. Admin. Code NR §166, pertaining to the implementation of the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program. Amendments make minor changes intended to clarify eligibility criteria and streamline processes. Public hearings will be held on July 29, and the deadline for comment is August 15, 2014. See http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/register/2014/703a/rulemaking_notices/6/1.

Water (generally)