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State Update Volume 44, Issue 21

Texas: Clean Water Act (CWA)

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has made available for public comment five draft TMDLS for indicator bacteria in four Austin streams (Segments 1403J, 1403K, 1428B, and 1429C) of four Austin watersheds in Travis County and a draft implementation plan concerning the five TMDLs for bacteria for the same named segments. The Commission will conduct a public meeting to receive comments on the five TMDLs and the draft implementation plan on August 7, 2014.

Clean Water Act (CWA)

Tennessee: Land Use

The Attorney General, in accordance with Tenn. Code Ann. §12-1-203, issued the 2014 update to its Regulatory Takings Guidelines in the Tennessee Register. Slight modifications were made to the guide's section on permitting in order to be more reflective of current agency practices. See http://tn.gov/sos/pub/tar/announcements/07-13-14.pdf.

Land Use (generally)

Pennsylvania: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Environmental Protection seeks comment on a revision to its SIP as it relates to reasonably available control technology for the Delaware County Regional Water Quality Control Authority's Western Regional Treatment Plant in the city of Chester, Delaware County. The revision would correct an error in the heat release limit for each hearth incinerator at the facility. A hearing will be held on August 20, 2014. See http://www.pabulletin.com/secure/data/vol44/44-29/1501.html.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Ohio: Water

The Division of Drinking and Ground Waters adopted Ohio Admin. Code 3745-81-76, the water source designation rule. The rule goes into effect August 1, 2014. See http://epa.ohio.gov/Portals/28/documents/rules/final/3745-81-76_effective_08-01-2014.pdf.

Water (generally)

Ohio: Water

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Division of Drinking and Ground Waters, drafted revisions to Ohio Admin. Code 3745.91.03 and rules in Chapter 3745.81, concerning plan approval and primary drinking water standards for the state of Ohio. The proposed amendments are mostly minor and are a result of the state's  five-year rule review requirements. Comments must be received by August 21, 2014. See http://epa.ohio.gov/Portals/28/documents/rules/draft/PrimDWStds_IPR_PN.pdf.

Water (generally)

Maine: Wildlife

The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife proposed additions and modifications to the list of endangered and threatened species to the Maine State Legislature for their consideration and approval. Public hearings will be held on August 5 and 15, 2015. Comments are due August 15. See http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2014/071614.html.

Wildlife (generally)

Kansas: Wildlife

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism proposed revision to Kan. Admin. Regs. §§115-2-1, 115-18-21, 115-7-3, 115-25-14, 115-2-3, 115-15-1, and 115-15-2, pertaining to recreational fishing, hunting, and camping. One of the proposed revisions would remove three endangered species and six threatened species from the threatened and endangered species lists. A workshop and hearing will be held on October 16, 2014. Comments are due the same day.

Wildlife (generally)

Indiana: Waste

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is soliciting public comment on amendments to 329 Ind. Admin. Code 1, concerning requests for restrictive covenant modifications and associated cost recovery measures for remediation projects. As of April 2014, there are over 1,300 remediation sites in Indiana with a restrictive covenant. The comment period closes on August 15, 2014. See http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20140716-IR-329140254FNA.xml.html.

Waste (generally)

Florida: Mining

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed to amend Fla. Admin. Code 62-660.804, General Permit for Sand and Limestone Mines. The revisions would authorize a permittee that holds a current Environmental Resources Permit to conduct mining and processing operations without the need to obtain a separate General Permit under the Industrial Wastewater Program.

Mining

Florida: Water

The Department of Environmental Protection is initiating rulemaking to update the Water Quality Credit Trading Rules in Fla. Admin. Code. ch. 62-306, which was adopted in 2010 to establish the requirements for a pilot water quality credit trading (WQCT) program among pollutant sources in the Lower St. Johns River Basin. State law no longer limits the program to the Lower St. Johns River Basin and authorizes the Department to implement WQCT on an ongoing basis in adopted basin management action plans or other applicable pollution control programs.

Water (generally)