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State Update Volume 44, Issue 24

Vermont: Air

The Department of Environmental Conservation amended the Air Pollution Control Regulations, Subchapter III. Changes update the state’s ambient air quality standards for particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, ozone, and lead in order to maintain consistency with NAAQS. The amendments took effect July 5, 2014. See http://www.anr.state.vt.us/air/htm/ProposedAmendments.htm.

Air (generally)

South Dakota: Agriculture

The Department of Agriculture proposed to amend the Farm Loan Mediation Program and adopt rules for the expansion of the mediation program for federal lands and oil and gas mediation. A public hearing will be held on September 9, 2014. See http://legis.sd.gov/docs/Rules/Register/08112014.pdf (p. 30).

Agriculture

North Dakota: Water

The State Water Commission proposed to amend N.D. Admin. Code §89.02, Drainage of Water; .03, Water Appropriations; .04, Water Management Plans for Surface Coal Mining Operations; .08, Dams, Dikes, and Other Devices; .12, Municipal, Rural, and Industrial Water Supply Program; and .14, Stream Crossings. A public hearing will be held on September 9, 2014, and the deadline for comment is September 19.

Water (generally)

New York: Toxic Substances

The Department of Environmental Conservation proposed to amend N.Y. Comp. Code R. and Regs. tit. 6, §§598 and 599; add §§596 and 597; and repeal §§595, 596, and 597. Changes include amending the rules governing the chemical bulk storage program and revising requirements for reporting and remediation of releases of hazardous substances. Public hearings will be held on October 14, 16, and 23, 2014, and the deadline for comment is October 5.

Toxic Substances (generally)

New York: Natural Resources

The Department of Environmental Conservation proposed to amend N.Y. Comp. Code R. and Regs. tit. 6, §§374.2 and 370.1(e)(2); add §613; and repeal §§612, 613, and 614. Changes would align state requirements governing petroleum bulk storage facilities with federal requirements. Public hearings will be held on October 14, 16, and 23, 2014, and the deadline for comment is October 5. See http://docs.dos.ny.gov/info/register/2014/august6/pdf/rulemaking.pdf (pp. 6-10).

Natural Resources (generally)

Nevada: Water

The State Environmental Commission proposed to amend Nev. Admin. Code §§445A.1792, .1822, and .1824 in order to revise certain water quality standards related to Lahontan Reservoir. See http://www.leg.state.nv.us/register/2014Register/R101-14P.pdf.

Water (generally)

Nevada: Water

The State Environmental Commission proposed to amend Nev. Admin. Code §445A, pertaining to water quality. Changes revise the descriptions of certain segments of Green Mountain Creek and Toyn Creek and revise water quality standards for the Humboldt Region. See http://www.leg.state.nv.us/register/2014Register/R102-14P.pdf.

Water (generally)

Nevada: Water

The State Environmental Commission proposed to amend Nev. Admin. Code §§445A and 445A.1466 in order to revise certain water quality standards related to the South Fork Reservoir. See http://www.leg.state.nv.us/register/2014Register/R103-14P.pdf.

Water (generally)

Kansas: Air

The Department of Health and Environment proposed to amend Kan. Admin. Regs. §§28.19.720 and .750. Changes seek to maintain consistency with current federal new source performance standards, and would adopt by reference updated federal hazardous air pollutants maximum achievable control technology regulations. The deadline for comment is October 8, 2014, and a public hearing will be held that day. See http://www.kssos.org/pubs/register/2014/Vol_33_No_32_August_7_2014_p_819-838.pdf (pp.

Air (generally)

Indiana: Air

The Air Pollution Control Division amended 326 Ind. Admin. Code §1.3.4. Changes pertain to NAAQS for the 2008 eight-hour ozone standard and the 2012 annual small particulate matter standard. See http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20140806-IR-326130358FRA.xml.html.

Air (generally)