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State Update Volume 45, Issue 25

Alaska: Water

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is soliciting comments and information on a proposal to amend the Beluga Lake Dam in Homer, Alaska. Construction plans include both repairs to existing infrastructure and the construction of new structures, including a stilling basin and debris catchment. The deadline for written comments is September 20, 2015; only written comments are being accepted at this time.

Water (generally)

Washington: Air

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is proposing to amend Wash. Admin. Code §12.03, pertaining to quality assurance requirements for new continuous opacity monitoring systems. The changes would bring the quality assurance requirements in line with the most up-to-date U.S. EPA information. The deadline for comment is September 23, 2015. See http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/law/wsr/2015/17/15-17-122.htm.

Air (generally)

Washington: Air

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is proposing to amend Wash. Admin. Code §§5.03 and 6.03, pertaining to emergency generators. The amendments would extend exemptions for emergency generators that are powered by spark ignited and diesel engines. The deadline for comment is September 23, 2015.

Air (generally)

Virginia: State implementation plans (SIPs)

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is opening for public comment the proposed revision to their SIP regarding air quality standards set by U. S. EPA. The DEQ is seeking comments on whether regulation amendments for permits for major stationary sources (9 Va. Admin. Code §5-80-1605 and §5-80-2000) should be submitted for revision. Public comment period closes October 7, 2015. See http://register.dls.virginia.gov/issue.aspx?voliss=32:01&type=8.

State implementation plans (SIPs)

South Carolina: New source performance standards, §111

The Department of Health and Environmental Control is proposing to amend S.C. Code Ann. Regs. 61-62, Air Pollution Control Regulations and Standards. Changes incorporate U.S. EPA revisions to NSPS. The deadline for comment is September 28, 2015. See http://www.scstatehouse.gov/state_register.php?first=FILE&pdf=1&file=sr39-8.pdf (pp. 18-24).

New source performance standards, §111

Texas: Toxic Substances

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is proposing to adopt changes to 30 Tex. Admin. Code §336, regarding the physical protection of radioactive material. The proposed rulemaking intends to ensure compatibility with federal regulations. A public hearing will be held on September 29, 2015. Written comments will be accepted until October 5, 2015.

Toxic Substances (generally)

Oregon: Clean Water Act (CWA)

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is proposing to amend several sections of Or. Admin. R. 340-039, pertaining to water quality credit trading. The changes would clarify DEQ’s authority with regard to trading as a voluntary compliance option for certain permits and certifications under the CWA and establish mechanisms for evaluating and implementing water quality trades. A hearing will be held September 21, 2015. The deadline for comment is September 25, 2015.

Clean Water Act (CWA)

Oregon: Sustainability

The Department of Energy is proposing to amend Or. Admin. R. 330-135-0055, pertaining to green energy technologies. The changes would adjust contract prices for construction when a public body finds that a green energy technology is not appropriate for a current project. The deadline for comment is September 24, 2015. A hearing will be held September 24, 2015. See http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/doc/rules/bulletin/September2015_Bulletin.pdf (pp. 15-16).

Sustainability

Oregon: Sustainability

The Department of Energy is proposing to amend Or. Admin. R. 330-135-0015, pertaining to geothermal heating. The changes would amend geothermal heating source requirements for public school buildings in the green energy technology program. The deadline for comment is September 24, 2015. A hearing will be held September 23, 2015. See http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/doc/rules/bulletin/September2015_Bulletin.pdf (p. 15).

Sustainability

Oregon: Sustainability

The Department of Energy is proposing to amend Or. Admin. R. 330-070-0022, -0059, and -0060, pertaining to Residential Energy Tax Credit Rules. The changes would increase tax credit amounts available for solar radiation for certain domestic water and pool heating devices. The deadline for comment is September 24, 2015. A hearing will be held September 23, 2015. See http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/doc/rules/bulletin/September2015_Bulletin.pdf (p. 15).

Sustainability
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