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State Update Volume 45, Issue 7

Oregon: Quantity

The Water Resources Department is proposing to amend Or. Admin. R. 690-522-0030 and -0050 regarding water quantity. Changes would clarify existing rules to remove the references to specific cancellation statutes, allowing water to be added back to the allocation cap and mitigation credits to be reassigned regardless of which cancellation process is exercised. A public hearing will be held March 30, 2015, and the deadline for comment is March 31, 2015.

Quantity

Maine: Land Use

The Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry is proposing to amend 01-672 Me. Code R. §10 regarding the Land Use Planning Commission. Changes would allow the commission to designate areas of cultural, historical, or other special significance, and require additional permitting for development in those areas. The deadline for comment is April 3, 2015. See http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2015/030415.html.

Land Use

Texas: Air

The Commission on Environmental Quality is proposing to amend 30 Tex. Admin. Code §101.201 and .211 regarding air quality. Changes would eliminate requirements of certain small emitting sources in select areas to report emissions events and maintenance, startup, and shutdown activities annually. A public hearing will be held March 17, 2015, and the deadline for comment is March 23, 2015. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0220/0220prop.pdf (pp. 777-86).

Air

South Carolina: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Health and Environmental Control is seeking public comment on its proposal to submit a redesignation demonstration and maintenance plan for the state's SIP. The proposed revision would request that US EPA redesignate the York County portion of the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill NC-SC Nonattainment Area to attainment for the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS. If requested, a public hearing will be held March 30, 2015, and the deadline for comment is also March 30, 2015. See 39 S.C. Reg. pp. 13-14 (Feb.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Oregon: Wildlife

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is proposing to amend various sections of Or. Admin. R 635 regarding wildlife possession. Changes would amend rules for wildlife control operators and wildlife rehabilitation. A public hearing will be held April 24, 2015, and the deadline for comment is also April 24, 2015. See http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/doc/rules/bulletin/March2015_Bulletin.pdf (pp. 14-15).

Wildlife

New Mexico: Quality

The Water Quality Control Commission is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to N.M. Code R. §20.6.6 regarding water quality. Changes would specify measures to be taken by the dairy industry to prevent water pollution and to monitor water quality. A public hearing will be held April 6, 2015. See http://164.64.110.239/nmregister/xxvi/xxvi04/WaterQualNotice_E.htm.

Quality

Minnesota: Public Health

The Department of Health is seeking public comment on its proposed amendments to Minn. R. 4620 regarding asbestos abatement. Changes would clarify existing rules and address abatement activities not covered under the original rule. The deadline for comment before adoption is proposed is April 24, 2015. See http://www.comm.media.state.mn.us/bookstore/stateregister/39_34.pdf (pp. 1264-65).

Public Health

Maine: Underground injection

The Department of Health and Human Services is proposing to amend 10-144 Me. Code R. §241 regarding underground wastewater disposal. Changes would clarify requirements and prohibitions on wastewater disposal siting. A public hearing will be held March 23, 2015, and the deadline for comment is April 6, 2015. See http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2015/030415.html.

Underground injection

Maine: Agencies

The Department of Environmental Protection is proposing to amend 06-096 Me. Code R. §2 regarding department administration. Changes would facilitate the electronic submission of materials. The deadline for comment is March 20, 2015. See http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2015/021815.html.

Agencies

Florida: Ground water

The South Florida Water Management District is proposing to amend various portions of Fla. Admin. Code Ann. r.40E-3 regarding well regulations. Changes would update regulations to reflect current statutes, incorporate Department of Environmental Protection rules by reference, and create a new rule for multiple wells governed by a single permit. The deadline for comment is March 16, 2015. See https://www.flrules.org/Faw/FAWDocuments/FAWVOLUMEFOLDERS2015/4136/4136doc.pdf (pp.

Groundwater