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State Update Volume 45, Issue 32

Wisconsin: Quality

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources seeks public input on proposed changes to Wis. Admin. Code §NR106 regarding the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System. Specifically, the changes would affect the calculations for effluent limitations for toxic and organoleptic substances discharged to surface waters. A public hearing will be held on December 7, 2015.  Written comments will be accepted until November 12, 2015.

Quality

Texas: Energy

The Railroad Commission of Texas proposed to amend 16 Tex. Admin. Code §§3.4, 3.31, 3.38, 3.40, 3.45, 3.51, 3.51, and 3.86 relating to gas and oil wells. The changes would establish procedures for identifying unconventional fracture-treated fields and requirements for drilling horizontal drainhole wells. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/1106/1106prop.pdf (pp. 20-30). 

Energy (generally)

New Hampshire: Waste

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services has proposed revisions to N.H. Code Admin. R. Env-Wq 800 regarding sludge management. A public hearing will be held on November 10, 2015. Written comments will be accepted until 4 pm on November 13, 2015. See http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/register/2015/November-5-15.pdf (p. 6). 

Waste (generally)

Nevada: Mining

The Nevada Commission on Mineral Resources is proposing to amend Nev. Admin. Code §513 regarding abandoned mines. The amendments pertain to securing dangerous condition at abandoned mines. See http://www.leg.state.nv.us/register/2015Register/R127-15I.pdf

Mining

Massachusetts: Air

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs is proposing to amend Mass. Regs. Code tit. 310, §7.40, the Low Emission Vehicle Program Regulations. The amendments would adopt revisions to the California Zero Emission Vehicle requirements for passenger cars and light-duty trucks. A public hearing will be held on December 1, 2015. Written comments will be accepted until December 4, 2015.

Air (generally)

Maine: Waste

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection plans to amend Code Me. R. §2015-P201 regarding costs for the handling and recycling of electronic waste. The amendments would align these regulations with Maine’s Electronic Waste Law, grant the Department authority to request records, create credits for television and game console manufacturers, and clarify terminology. A public hearing will be held on December 1, 2015. Written comments will be accepted until 5 pm on December 14, 2015.

Waste (generally)

Kentucky: Mining

The Kentucky Department for Natural Resources is proposing to amend 805 Ky. Admin. Regs. 3:100 regarding rules of procedure, spacing of deep well spacing, wildcat wells, and pooling of interests. See http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/kar/805/001/100reg.htm

Mining

Illinois: Water

The Illinois Pollution Control Board is proposing amendments to Ill. Admin. Code tit. 35, §601, regarding the rules for the public water supply. The changes would incorporate by reference national testing, materials, and design standards for construction permits. Written comments will be accepted until December 21, 2015. No public hearing is scheduled. See http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/register/register_volume39_issue45.pdf (pp. 14224-38). 

Water (generally)

Delaware: Waste

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is proposing to amend Del. Code Ann. tit. 7, §1351, regarding UST regulations. Specifically, the changes would clarify cleanup liability associated with releases from USTs. A public hearing will be held on December 1, 2015. Written comments will also be accepted. See http://regulations.delaware.gov/register/november2015/proposed/19%20DE%20Reg%20402%2011-01-15.htm

Waste (generally)

Colorado: Toxic Substances

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is proposing changes to 6 Colo. Code Regs. §1007-1 regarding the licensing of radioactive materials. The changes would amend definitions of terms, registration of unregistered devices, the incorporation of current federal licensing requirements for distribution licensing requirements for uranium and thorium processing, among many other revisions. A public hearing will be held on December 16, 2015.  Written comments will be accepted until 5 pm on December 10, 2015.

Toxic Substances (generally)