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State Update Volume 45, Issue 1

Minnesota: Energy

The Public Utilities Commission is proposing to amend various sections of Minn. R.7835 regarding small producers and cogeneration of electricity. Among other changes, the amendments would increase the capacity limit on qualifying facilities interconnected with a public utility. A public hearing will be held if requested by enough parties by February 4, 2015, and the deadline for comment is also February 4, 2015.

Energy

Delaware: Waste

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is proposing to adopt 7 Del. Admin. Code §1301 regarding solid waste management. Changes would add scrap tire facility management provisions to the state's solid waste regulations. A public hearing will be held January 26, 2015. See http://regulations.delaware.gov/register/january2015/proposed/18%20DE%20Reg%20530%2001-01-15.pdf.

Waste

California: Waste

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery is proposing to amend Cal. Code Regs. tit. 14, §§18959–18971 regarding mattress recycling. Changes would clarify processes for implementing the state's Used Mattress Recovery and Recycling Act. A public hearing will be held February 11, 2015, and the deadline for comment is also February 11, 2015. See http://www.oal.ca.gov/res/docs/pdf/notice/52z-2014.pdf (pp. 2070-76).

Waste

Washington: Endangered Species

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is proposing to amend Wash. Admin. Code §232-12-014 regarding threatened species. Changes would add the tufted puffin to the state's endangered species list. A public hearing will be held February 6, 2015, and the deadline for written comment is January 14, 2015. See http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/law/wsr/2015/01/15-01PROP.pdf (pp. 56-57).

Endangered Species

Washington: Wildlife

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is proposing to amend Wash. Admin. Code §232-12-011 regarding threatened species. Changes would remove the Steller sea lion from the state's threatened species list. A public hearing will be held February 6, 2015, and the deadline for written comment is January 14, 2015. See http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/law/wsr/2015/01/15-01PROP.pdf (pp. 55-56).

Wildlife

Utah: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Air Quality Board is proposing to amend Utah Admin. Code r.307-302 regarding solid fuel burning emissions. Changes would implement a wintertime ban on solid fuel burning for eight counties in CAA nonattainment for PM2.5. Public hearings will be held, beginning on January 14, 2015, and the deadline for comment is February 9, 2015. See http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull_pdf/2015/b20150101.pdf (pp. 19-22).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Texas: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Commission on Environmental Quality is proposing to amend various sections of 30 Tex. Admin. Code §§115 and 117 regarding CAA implementation. Among other changes, amendments would implement reasonably available control technology for volatile organic compound emission source categories in the DFW 2008 eight-hour ozone nonattainment area. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/1226/1226prop.pdf (pp. 10246-384).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Texas: Administrative Law

The Commission on Environmental Quality is proposing to amend various sections of 30 Tex. Admin. Code §101 regarding general powers of the commission. Changes would provide the agency with authority to adopt rules concerning the implementation of the Texas Water Code and the federal CAA. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/1226/1226prop.pdf (pp. 10214-245).

Administrative Law

Texas: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Commission on Environmental Quality is proposing to amend various sections of 30 Tex. Admin. Code §101 regarding SIPs. Changes would implement various SIP revisions to be presented to EPA for review. Public Hearings will be held January 15 and 20, 2015, and the deadline for comment is January 30, 2015. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/1226/1226prop.pdf (pp. 10186-214).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Rhode Island: Water

The Department of Environmental Management is proposing to amend Minimum Standard 10 of the Rhode Island Stormwater Design and Installation Standards Manual regarding sediment control. Changes would bring stormwater regulations into consistency with other state soil erosion and sedimentation control measures. A public hearing will be held on January 26, 2015, and the deadline for comment is January 27, 2015.

Water