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State Update Volume 44, Issue 3

Nevada: Energy

The Office of Energy proposed to amend Nev. Admin. Code §701A.100 and 701A.110, pertaining to energy efficiency standards established by the Green Building Energy Initiative. See http://www.leg.state.nv.us/register/2013Register/R127-13P.pdf.

Energy (generally)

Wisconsin: Waste

The Department of Natural Resources proposed to amend Wis. Admin. Code §157 and 219, pertaining to analytical test methods for the analysis of wastewater and biosolids. Changes would remove analytical methods not approved by EPA from the list of approved methods in the state regulation and add methods allowed by EPA but not currently included. The deadline for comment is January 27, 2014, and public hearings will be held that day.

Waste (generally)

Virginia: Air

The State Air Pollution Control Board amended 9 Va. Admin. Code §§5.50 and 5.60. Changes incorporate by reference updates to the federal regulations pertaining to new source performance standards and maximum achievable control technology. The amendments take effect July 1, 2014. See http://register.dls.virginia.gov/vol30/iss10/v30i10.pdf (pp. 1306-1323).

Air (generally)

Tennessee: Air

The Environment and Conservation Agency proposed to amend Tenn. Admin. Code §1200.03 in order to add seven new compounds to the definitions of "exempt compounds" and "volatile organic compounds." A public hearing will be held on March 18, 2014. See http://state.tn.us/sos/rules_filings/01-11-14.pdf.

Air (generally)

South Carolina: Toxic Substances

The Department of Health and Environmental Control amended S.C. Reg. 61-62, Air Pollution Control Regulations and Standards. Changes amend the definitions of "volatile organic compound" and "regulated NSR pollutant." The amendments also update regulations pertaining to the South Carolina Designated Facility Plan, New Source Performance Standards, and NESHAPS in order to maintain consistency with federal requirements.

Toxic Substances (generally)

South Carolina: Water

The Department of Health and Environmental Control proposed to amend S.C. Reg. 61.9, Water Pollution Control Permits. Changes revise the current regulation to address land application of sludge with PCB contamination. A public hearing will be held on February 13, 2014, and the deadline for comment is January 27, 2014. See http://www.scstatehouse.gov/state_register.php?first=FILE&pdf=1&file=sr37-12.pdf (pp. 9-11).

Water (generally)

Ohio: Air

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed to amend Ohio Admin. Code §3745.31, Permits-to-Install New Sources and Permit-to-Install and Operate Program, in order to maintain consistency with federal requirements. A public hearing will be held on February 18, 2014. See http://www.registerofohio.state.oh.us/pdfs/phn/3745_NO_203420_20140110_1131.pdf.

Air (generally)

New Hampshire: Toxic Substances

The Department of Environmental Services proposed to amend Env-A 1402.02, 1402.03, 1403.03, 1410.02, and 1450.01(b) in order to update the list of regulated toxic air pollutants. A public hearing will be held on February 10, 2014, and the deadline for comment is February 3, 2014. See http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/register/2014/january-9-14.pdf (pp. 5-6).

Toxic Substances (generally)

New Hampshire: Air

The Department of Environmental Services proposed to amend Env-A 101.210 in order to add a definition of “unobstructed” in air pollution dispersion modeling. A public hearing will be held on February 3, 2014, and the deadline for comment is February 10, 2014. See http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/register/2014/january-9-14.pdf (pp. 3-4).

Air (generally)

Nevada: Air

The State Environmental Commission proposed to amend Nev. Admin. Code §445B.22097, Standards of Quality for Ambient Air. Changes revise nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and fine particulate matter standards in order to maintain consistency with NAAQS. A public hearing will be held on February 12, 2014. See http://www.leg.state.nv.us/register/2013Register/R038-13N.pdf (pp. 1-2).

Air (generally)