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State Update Volume 45, Issue 11

Texas: Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

The Water Development Board is proposing to amend 31 Tex. Admin. Code §371.42 and related rules regarding the state's drinking water revolving fund. Among other changes, the amendments would provide for more executive discretion for granting categorical exclusions, and more closely align the board's rule with federal requirements. The deadline for comment is May 8, 2015. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0410/0410prop.pdf (pp. 2074-81).

Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

Pennsylvania: Energy

The Department of Environmental Protection is seeking public comment on changes it is recommending to the Environmental Protection Performance Standards at Oil and Gas Well Sites. Among other changes, the revised recommendations will eliminate the use of pits to temporarily store waste at unconventional drilling sites, and require operators to restore impacted drinking water supplies to SDWA standards or predrill quality, whichever is more stringent. The deadline for comment is May 4, 2015.

Energy

North Carolina: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is proposing to amend 15A N.C. Admin. Code 02D .0410 and .0544, and 15A N.C. Admin. Code 02Q .0206, .0304, .0502, and .0507 regarding air pollution regulations. Changes would remove the PSD permit requirement for sources only emitting greenhouse gases, update regulations to reflect strengthened NAAQS for particulate matter, and remove requirements concerning the reporting of recycling and reduction practices.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

New Hampshire: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Environmental Services is proposing to amend N.H. Code R. Env-A 901 through 912 regarding recordkeeping for stationary sources of air emissions. Among other changes, the amendments would clarify requirements for electronic document submission and revise reporting requirements for Title V sources. A public hearing will be held May 12, 2015, and the deadline for comment is May 22, 2015. See http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/register/2015/April-16-15.pdf (pp.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Minnesota: Quality

The Pollution Control Agency is seeking public comment on a site specific water quality standard for Spring Lake. Changes would increase the lake's phosphorus standard from 40 to 60 micrograms per liter. The deadline for comment is May 5, 2015. See http://www.comm.media.state.mn.us/bookstore/stateregister/39_40.pdf (pp. 1432-34).

Quality

Maryland: Watershed Protection

The Department of Agriculture is proposing to amend various portions of Md. Code Regs. 15.20.04, .07, and .08 regarding nutrient management. Changes would establish a process for transitioning from the Phosphorus Site Index to the Phosphorus Management Tool as a means to identify risks associated with phosphorus runoff and implement nutrient management plans. The deadline for comment is May 4, 2015. See http://www.dsd.state.md.us/mdregister/4207.pdf (pp. 574-582).

Watershed Protection

Maryland: Radiation

The Department of the Environment is proposing to amend Md. Code Regs. 26.12.01.01 regarding the regulation of radioactive material. Changes would maintain compatibility with NRC regulations by updating physical security and training requirements among other provisions. The deadline for comment is May 4, 2015. See http://www.dsd.state.md.us/mdregister/4207.pdf (pp. 582-583).

Radiation

Kansas: Quality

The Department of Health and Environment is seeking public comment on drafts of its Intended Use Plan, Project Priority List, and Project Priority System for the Water Pollution Control Revolving Loan Fund. A public hearing will be held May 13, 2015. See http://www.kssos.org/pubs/register/2015/Vol_34_No_14_April_2_2015_pages_255-300.pdf (p. 261).

Quality

Illinois: Public Lands

The Department of Natural Resources is proposing to adopt Ill. Admin. Code tit. 17, §3090.10-.90 regarding recreational trails. The new rules would establish guidelines for awarding and administering grants through the federal recreational trails program. The deadline for comment is May 22, 2015. See http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/register/register_volume39_issue15.pdf (pp. 5325-38).

Hawaii: Public Lands

The Department of Land and Natural Resources is seeking public comment on its draft 2015 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan. The plan identifies priorities for Land and Water Conservation Fund grants. The deadline for comment is April 30, 2015. See http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/blog/2015/04/10/nr15-055/.