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State Update Volume 47, Issue 1

Utah: Air (generally)

The Department of Environmental Quality, Air Quality proposes amendments to Utah Admin. Code r. 307-841, Residential Property and Child-Occupied Facility Renovation, to implement amendments that EPA made to its regulations regarding lead-based paint renovator certification courses in the Utah State air quality rules. See http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull_pdf/2017/b20170101.pdf (pp. 50-67).

Air (generally)

Utah: Sustainability

The Department of Environmental Quality, Air Quality proposes amendments to Utah Admin. Code r. 307-125, Clean Air Retrofit, Replacement, and Off-Road Technology Program. The amendment would repeal the limit on the percentage of funds used towards some retrofit exchange programs. See http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull_pdf/2017/b20170101.pdf (pp. 48-50).

Sustainability

North Carolina: Natural Resources (generally)

The Department of Environmental Quality proposes to amend 15A N.C. Admin. Code 07L.0101 and .0503, regarding Coastal Management, Local Planning and Management Grants, Purpose and Authority. The amendments intend to shift the primary focus of grant funding from local land use plans to a broad variety of local projects that address coastal issues and allow the Division of Coastal Management to focus on specific issues or areas of Coastal Resources Commission interest in awarding grant funds. A public hearing will be held on February 8, 2017.

Natural Resources (generally)

New Jersey: Air (generally)

The Environmental Protection Air Quality, Energy, and Sustainability Division of Air Quality proposes amendments to N.J. Admin. Code §§ 7:27-16.1, 16.7, 16.16, 16.27, 19.2, 19.5, 19.8, and 7:27A-3.10 and proposes new rules N.J. Admin. Code §§ 7:27-16.14, 16.15, and 16.24. Proposed rulemaking pertains to control and prohibition of air pollution by volatile organic compounds and oxides of nitrogen. A public hearing regarding this proposed rulemaking and a proposed SIP revision will be held on February 13, 2017.

Air (generally)

New Hampshire: Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

The Department of Environmental Services proposes amendments to N.H. Code Admin. R. Ann. Env-Dw 103, regarding Public Drinking Water Rules: definition of "owner or operator". The amendments propose to adopt a definition of "owner or operator" that makes the subtitle consistent with federal regulations applicable to public water systems promulgated by EPA to implement the SDWA. A public hearing will be held on January 19, 2017. Written comment will be accepted until 4:00 pm on January 27, 2017.

Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

Montana: Groundwater

The Department of Environmental Quality proposes amendments to Mont. Admin. R. 17.24, 17.30, 17.36, 17.55, and 17.56, pertaining to ground and surface water, monitoring, definitions, use and classification standards, and adoption by reference. A public hearing will be held on February 10, 2017. See http://sos.mt.gov/portals/142/ARM/2016/MAR/MAR16-24.pdf?dt=1483131117370&dt=1483678054697 (pp. 2372-2393).

Groundwater

Massachusetts: Air (generally)

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection proposes to amend its regulations at 310 Mass. Code Regs. 7.00 and 60.00. Proposed amendments involve the Global Warming Solutions Act and declining aggregate greenhouse gas emissions, among other changes. Public hearings will be held on February 6 and 8, 2017. Public comment will be accepted until 5:00 pm on February 24, 2017. See http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/massdep/news/comment/reducing-ghg-emissions.html.

Air (generally)

Illinois: Forests

The Department of Natural Resources proposes amendments to Ill. Admin Code tit. 17 § 1537, Forest Management Plan. Amendments aim to expand opportunities with partnering agencies and national opportunities to further benefit the forest resources and all citizens of Illinois and beyond. See http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/register/register_volume40_issue53.pdf (pp. 16680-711).

Forests

Illinois: Forests

The Department of Natural Resources proposes amendments to Ill. Admin Code tit. 17 § 1536, Forestry Development Cost-Share Program. Amendments aim to improve establishment, management and sustainable use and benefits of forests, specifically including changes to include improvements in eligibility, forest management plans and cost-share procedures. See http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/register/register_volume40_issue53.pdf (pp. 16645-16679).

Forests

Hawaii: Oceans

The Department of Land and Natural Resources will hold an informational meeting on sea level rise vulnerability and adaptation. This meeting is one of a series of public informational meetings being held state wide in an effort to educate people about the impacts of sea level rise and to gather comments and input about key issues and concerns regarding preparedness and adaptation. The informational meeting will be held on January 9, 2017. See http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/blog/2017/01/01/nr17-002/.

Oceans