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State Update Volume 44, Issue 9

Texas: Land Use

The Commission on Environmental Quality proposed to amend 30 Tex. Admin. Code §§17.4, .12 and .14, pertaining to tax relief for property used for environmental protection. Changes include limiting the technical review process for applications to 230 days and updating the Tier I Table. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/archive/March142014/Proposed%20Rules/30.ENVIRONMENTAL%20QUALITY.html#21.

Land Use (generally)

Tennessee: Water

The Environment and Conservation Agency proposed to amend Tenn. Admin. Code §1200.05. Changes bring the regulation in line with the Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Act and revise the qualification requirements for a certified water treatment plant operator. The deadline for comment is April 8, 2014, and a public hearing will be held that day. See http://state.tn.us/sos/rules_filings/02-10-14.pdf.

Water (generally)

Rhode Island: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Environmental Management proposed to amend to Air Pollution Control Regulations No. 8, Sulfur Content of Fuels, and No. 9, Burning of Alternative Fuels. Changes would lower the allowable sulfur limit of petroleum-based distillate and residual fuel oils and would revise the sulfur content limitation of alternative fuels. A public hearing will be held on April 11, 2014, and the deadline for comment is April 14, 2014. See http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/benviron/air/pdf/apc8dft.pdf.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Rhode Island: Watershed Protection

The Department of Environmental Management proposed to amend the Rules and Regulations for Narragansett Bay and Watershed Restoration Bond Fund. Changes would expand the types of projects eligible for funding and would allow the Department to support up to 75% of total project costs. A public hearing was held on March 10, 2014, and the deadline for comment was March 17, 2014. See http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/benviron/water/finance/nbwrpn.pdf.

Watershed Protection

New Mexico: Wildlife

The Department of Game and Fish adopted N.M. Admin. Code §19.35.9 in order to regulate the possession and sale of privately owned wildlife. The rulemaking took effect March 14, 2014. See http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/nmregister/xxv/xxv05/19.35.9.htm.

Wildlife (generally)

Nevada: Land Use

The State Land Registrar proposed to amend Nev. Admin. Code §322.2-25 in order to establish a procedure for obtaining authorization from the State Land Registrar for the use of certain lands. See http://www.leg.state.nv.us/register/2013Register/R135-13P.pdf.

Land Use (generally)

Nevada: Air

The State Environmental Commission proposed to amend Nev. Admin. Code §445B.22097 in order to revise provisions governing ambient air quality standards and certain environmental evaluations. See http://www.leg.state.nv.us/register/2013Register/R145-13RP1.pdf.

Air (generally)

Missouri: Air

The Department of Natural Resources proposed to amend Mo. Code Regs. tit. 10, §10.6.165 in order to restrict the emission of excessive odorous matter. A public hearing will be held on April 24, 2014, and the deadline for comment is May 1, 2014. See http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/moreg/current/v39n6/v39n6.pdf (p. 732).

Air (generally)

Maine: Mining

The Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry proposed to amend 01-672 Code Me. Regs. Chs. 10 and 13. Changes update the Land Use Planning Commission’s rules for metallic and nonmetallic mineral exploration activities. The deadline for comment is April 11, 2014. See http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2014/031214.html.

Mining

Illinois: Water

The Pollution Control Board adopted 35 Ill. Admin. Code §106. Changes amend the procedural rules by establishing alternative thermal effluent limitations. The rulemaking took effect February 26, 2014. See http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/register/register_volume38_issue11.pdf (pp. 6086-106).

Water (generally)