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State Update Volume 45, Issue 27

Massachusetts: Climate Change

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection is accepting comments on its draft review of greenhouse gas reporting verification. The public comment period ends on October 9, 2015. See http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/dep/air/climate/ghgvrev.pdf.

Climate Change (generally)

Maryland: Sustainability

The Maryland Department of the Environment is proposing to amend Md. Code Regs. 26.11.38 regarding standards for nitrogen oxide emissions from coal-fired electric power plants. The new standards would help Maryland attain the NAAQS for ozone. A public hearing will be held on October 23, 2015. Written comments will be accepted both at the hearing and by email, no later than October 23, 2015. See http://www.dsd.state.md.us/MDR/4219.pdf (pp. 1243-46).

 

Sustainability

Maine: Land Use

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection is proposing to update the Site Location of Development Law (Site Law), 38 Me. Code R. §481. The proposal would update requirements for long-term construction projects. A public hearing will be held on October 15, 2015. Written comments will be accepted until 5pm on October 26, 2015. See http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2015/092315.html.

Land Use (generally)

District of Columbia: Wildlife

The District Department of Energy and Environment is proposing to amend D.C. Mun. Regs. tit. 19, regarding licensure and registration guidelines for wildlife control operators. No public hearing has been announced. See http://www.dcregs.dc.gov/Gateway/IssueHome.aspx?IssueId=565 (p. ii).

 

Wildlife (generally)

Arizona: Water

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is proposing to amend Ariz. Admin. Code R18-11 and related appendices regarding standards used for permits. Specifically, the amendments would repeal current state standards for 21 pollutants and revert them to U.S. EPA approved criteria from 2003 and reassign uses and districting for certain surface waters. A public hearing will be held on October 19, 2015. Written comments will be received until 5pm on October 19, 2015.

Water (generally)