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State Update Volume 44, Issue 8

Wisconsin: Wildlife

The Department of Natural Resources proposed to amend Wis. Admin. Code NR §§10.02, 16.12, 16.13, 19.275, 21.13, and 22.13. Changes would add the Blanding’s turtle to the State Protected Wild Animals list. A public hearing will be held on April 2, 2014. See http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/register/2014/699a/rules_lc/2/1.

Wildlife (generally)

Virginia: Water

The Department of General Services amended 1 Va. Admin. Code §30.40-41, Regulations for the Certification of Laboratories Analyzing Drinking Water. Changes include incorporating by reference the latest EPA approved test methods and laboratory-specific requirements, revising fee provisions, and providing an alternate method for drinking water laboratories to obtain certification. The rules will take effect May 1, 2014. See http://register.dls.virginia.gov/vol30/iss14/v30i14.pdf (pp. 1766-78).

Water (generally)

Tennessee: Air

The Environment and Conservation Agency proposed to amend Tenn. Admin. Code §1200.03.09, Construction and Operating Permits. Changes would incorporate the Greenhouse Gas Plantwide Applicability Limit provisions published in the Federal Register in 2012. The deadline for comment is April 22, 2014, and a public hearing will be held that day. See http://state.tn.us/sos/rules_filings/02-15-14.pdf.

Air (generally)

Pennsylvania: Air

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to redesignate Lancaster County as an attainment area and to revise the SIP. A public hearing will be held on April 10, 2014, and the deadline for comment is April 11, 2014. See http://www.pabulletin.com/secure/data/vol44/44-10/483.html.

Air (generally)

Oregon: Water

The Department of Environmental Quality amended Or. Admin. R. 340.054, pertaining to the Clean Water State Revolving Fund. Changes allow public agencies a longer-term option for financing treatment works projects. The rules took effect February 3, 2014. See http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/doc/rules/bulletin/March2014_Bulletin.pdf (pp. 54-56).

Water (generally)

Oregon: Sustainability

The Department of Energy amended Or. Admin. R. 330.160, pertaining to Oregon’s Renewable Portfolio Standard. Changes add facility eligibility, application, and review requirements for specified facilities. The rules took effect February 10, 2014. See http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/doc/rules/bulletin/March2014_Bulletin.pdf (pp. 51-54).

Sustainability

Oregon: Energy

The Department of Energy proposed to amend Or. Admin. R. 330.090, pertaining to the Business Energy Tax Credit program. Changes include adding an energy performance reporting requirement and formalizing the process used for issuing new certificates. The deadline for comment is March 26, 2014, and a public hearing will be held that day. See http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/doc/rules/bulletin/March2014_Bulletin.pdf (p. 10).

Energy (generally)

New Mexico: Mining

The Mining Commission adopted N.M. Admin. Code §19.10.3 in order to specify what is considered a minimal impact existing mining operation. See http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/nmregister/xxv/xxv04/19.10.3amend.htm.

Mining

Nevada: Water

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources proposed to amend Nev. Admin. Code §445A.044 in order to revise provisions governing the issuance of certain permits to construct piers, breakwaters, and mooring buoys. See http://www.leg.state.nv.us/register/2013Register/R149-13I.pdf.

Water (generally)

Montana: Contaminated Sites/Brownfields

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend Mont. Admin. R. 17.55.109. Changes would incorporate by reference EPA’s 2013 Regional Screening Levels for Chemical Contaminants at Superfund Sites. The deadline for comment is April 14, 2014. See http://sos.mt.gov/arm/Register/archives/MAR2014/MAR14-05.pdf (pp. 436-39).

Contaminated Sites/Brownfields