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State Update Volume 47, Issue 16

Florida: Governance

The Department of Health proposed to revise Fla. Admin. Code r. 64E-1, Certification of Environmental Testing Laboratories. The proposed rule amendments incorporate by reference the updated consensus environmental testing certification standards, as revised in 2016.

Governance

Vermont: Waste

The Agency of Natural Resources proposes to amend Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 10 §6615d(c), Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration Rule. The rule establishes the process for review and selection of restoration activities deemed necessary to make the public whole following an injury to natural resources. Written comments will be accepted until July 7, 2017. See https://secure.vermont.gov/SOS/rules/results.php.

Waste

Utah: Air quality

The Department of Environmental Quality proposes amendments to Utah Code Ann. rule R307-122, Heavy Duty Vehicle Tax Credit. The amendments would update the definition of a "qualified heavy duty vehicle" to include heavy duty vehicles that have hydrogen-electric and 100% electric drivetrains. Written comments will be accepted until July 7, 2017. See https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull_pdf/2017/b20170601.pdf (pp. 30-32). 

Air quality

Maryland: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Environment proposes to add a new regulation at Md. Code Ann Envir. §26.11.32, Control of Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds from Consumer Products. The amendment establishes new volatile organic compound standards for 11 new consumer products and strengthens VOC standards for 15 existing consumer products. A public hearing will be held on June 27, 2017. Written comments will be accepted until June 27, 2017. See http://www.dsd.state.md.us/MDR/4411/Assembled.htm#_Toc483212130. 

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Maine: Quantity

The Department of Environmental Protection proposes amendments to Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 502, Direct Watersheds of Lakes Most at Risk from New Development, and Urban Impaired Streams. The proposed amendments would reflect current water quality, and identify those lakes that are now most at risk from development activities and urban impaired streams. A public hearing will be held on June 15, 2017. Written comments will be accepted until June 26, 2017. See http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2017/052417.html.

Quantity