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State Update Volume 44, Issue 25

Virginia: Invasive Species

The Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services amended 2 Va. Admin. Code §§5.440.10, .50, .50, and .110, pertaining to the Cotton Boll Weevil Quarantine. Changes include updating the regulation to reflect the current operation of the Boll Weevil Eradication and Exclusion program and reducing the penalty for late payments and acreage underreporting. The amendments will take effect September 24, 2014. See http://register.dls.virginia.gov/details.aspx?id=4563.

Invasive Species

Utah: Water

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend Utah Code r. 309.550, Facility Design and Operation: Transmission and Distribution Pipelines. Changes include clarifying language and adding a requirement to submit information on the condition of the pipe when sewer and water lines are closer than 10 feet. The deadline for comment is September 15, 2014. See http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull_pdf/2014/b20140815.pdf (pp. 52-57).

Water (generally)

Utah: Water

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend Utah Code r. 309.545, Facility Design and Operation: Drinking Water Storage Tanks. Changes update language, clarify the food elevation requirement, modify tank coating requirements for volatile organic compounds, and revise the term “water line” under access openings to “level of the overflow.” The deadline for comment is September 15, 2014. See http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull_pdf/2014/b20140815.pdf (pp. 48-52).

Water (generally)

Texas: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

The Commission on Environmental Quality proposed to amend 30 Tex. Admin. Code §§335.1, .29, .155, .211, .261, .431, .503, and .504. Changes implement revisions to the federal hazardous waste program made by EPA between June 1, 2011 and July 31, 2013. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/archive/August222014/Proposed%20Rules/30.ENVIRONMENTAL%20QUALITY.html#49.

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

Tennessee: Radiation

The Department of Environment and Conservation proposed to amend Tenn. Admin. Code §§400.20.04, .05, .08, and .10. Changes update the requirements for the packaging and transportation of radioactive materials. The deadline for comment is October 7, 2014, and a public hearing will be held that day. See http://state.tn.us/sos/rules_filings/08-06-14.pdf.

Radiation

Tennessee: Contaminated Sites/Brownfields

The Department of Environment and Conservation proposed to amend Tenn. Admin. Code §400.15.01.13. Changes would remove the Oneida Tie Yard Site from the list of inactive hazardous substance sites. The deadline for comment is November 6, 2014, and a public hearing will be held that day. See http://state.tn.us/sos/rules_filings/08-21-14.pdf.

Contaminated Sites/Brownfields

Tennessee: Contaminated Sites/Brownfields

The Department of Environment and Conservation proposed to amend Tenn. Admin. Code §400.15.01.13. Changes would add PSC Metals Site to the list of inactive hazardous substance sites. A public hearing will be held on October 8, 2014, and the deadline for comment is October 22. See http://state.tn.us/sos/rules_filings/08-20-14.pdf.

Contaminated Sites/Brownfields

New Mexico: Waste

The Environmental Improvement Board amended N.M. Admin. Code §§20.7.3, pertaining to liquid waste disposal and treatment. Changes will take effect September 15, 2014. See http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/nmregister/xxv/xxv15/20.7.3amend.htm.

Waste (generally)

New Mexico: Air

The Environmental Improvement Board amended N.M. Admin. Code §20.2.74.303 and .503, pertaining to pollutants emitted by new major stationary sources. Changes took effect August 18, 2014. See http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/nmregister/xxv/xxv15/20.2.74amend.htm.

Air (generally)

New Jersey: Air

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed to amend N.J. Admin. Code §§7:27-8.6 and 22.31. Changes would increase the service fees charged for permitting stationary sources of air pollution. A public hearing will be held on September 22, 2014, and the deadline for comment is October 17. See http://www.nj.gov/dep/rules/notices/20140818a.html.

Air (generally)