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State Update Volume 45, Issue 1

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

Delaware: Fisheries

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is proposing to amend 7 Del. Admin. Code §3541 regarding fisheries. Among other changes, the amendments would adjust shark groupings for management purposes with the intent of protecting hammerhead sharks until maturity. A public hearing will be held January 23, 2015, and the deadline for comment is also January 23, 2015.

Fisheries

Colorado: Waste

The Department of Public Health and Environment is proposing to repeal 5 Colo. Code Regs. §1003-7 regarding beneficial use of sludge. Changes would eliminate redundancy with newer regulations. A public hearing will be held February 17, 2015, and the deadline for written comment is January 23, 2015. See http://www.sos.state.co.us/CCR/RegisterPdfContents.do?publicationDay=12/25/2014 (pp. 195-205).

Waste

Colorado: Clean Water Act (CWA)

The Department of Public Health and Environment is proposing to amend 5 Colo. Code Regs. §§1002-61 and 1002-86 regarding water quality. Changes would revise the state's permit discharge system regulations and adopt graywater control regulations. A public hearing will be held April 13, 2015, and the deadline for written comment is April 10, 2015. See http://www.sos.state.co.us/CCR/RegisterPdfContents.do?publicationDay=12/25/2014 (pp. 115-194).

Clean Water Act (CWA)

Colorado: Clean Water Act (CWA)

The Department of Public Health and Environment is proposing to amend 5 Colo. Code Regs. §1002 to 1032 regarding water quality standards. Changes would revise classifications and numeric standards for the Lower Arkansas Segment 1A portion of the Arkansas River Basin. A public hearing will be held April 13, 2015, and the deadline for written comment is April 10, 2015. See http://www.sos.state.co.us/CCR/RegisterPdfContents.do?publicationDay=12/25/2014 (pp. 107-114).

Clean Water Act (CWA)

Colorado: Mining

The Department of Natural Resources is proposing to adopt 2 Colo. Code Regs. §407-1 regarding hard rock mining. Among other changes, the new rules would create a new category of permits for mining operations that impact five or fewer acres of surface area. A public hearing will be held on January 28, 2015, and the deadline for written comment is January 14, 2015. See http://www.sos.state.co.us/CCR/RegisterPdfContents.do?publicationDay=12/25/2014 (pp. 5-18).

Mining

California: Sustainability

The Air Resources Board is proposing various changes to Cal. Code Regs. tit. 17, §§ 95480-95497 regarding low carbon fuel standards. Changes would re–adopt an updated Low Carbon Fuel Standard, which is intended to reduce the carbon intensity of transportation fuels used in California. A public hearing will be held February 19, 2015, and the deadline for comment is February 17, 2015. See http://www.oal.ca.gov/res/docs/pdf/notice/01z-2015.pdf (pp. 45-62).

Sustainability

California: Energy

The Air Resources Board is proposing to adopt Cal. Code Regs. tit. 13, §§2293.0-.9 and to amend Cal. Code Regs. tit. 13, §§ 2290, 2291 and 2293 governing the commercialization of alternative diesel fuels for motor vehicles. Changes would provide a pathway for emerging diesel fuel substitutes to enter the commercial market in California. A public hearing will be held February 19, 2015, and the deadline for comment is February 17, 2015.

Energy (generally)

California: Air

The Air Resources Board is proposing to adopt Cal. Code Regs. tit. 13, §§2850-2870 and amend Cal. Code Regs. tit. 13, §§2440 and 2442 regarding emission controls. Changes would implement evaporative emission control requirements for spark–ignition marine watercraft. A public hearing will be held February 19, 2015, and the deadline for comment is February 17, 2015. See http://www.oal.ca.gov/res/docs/pdf/notice/01z-2015.pdf (pp. 8-13).

Air

California: Mining

The State Mining and Geology Board is proposing to amend Cal. Code Regs. tit. 14, §3550.11 regarding the designation of areas of economic significance. The changes would designate some areas, and remove designation of other areas within the North San Francisco Bay Production–Consumption Region. The deadline for comment is February 9, 2015. See http://www.oal.ca.gov/res/docs/pdf/notice/52z-2014.pdf (pp. 2081-88).

Mining