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State Update Volume 49, Issue 10

Florida: Clean Water Act (CWA)

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed amendments to Fla. Admin. Code Ann. r. 62-762.201, .211, .301, .401, .411, .421, .431, .501, .502, .701, .702, .801, .802, .851, and .901. The proposed amendments would revise language to clarify certain above-ground storage tank systems rules. A hearing will be held, if requested, April 22, 2019. See https://www.flrules.org/gateway/ruleNo.asp?id=62-762.201.

Clean Water Act (CWA)

Florida: Underground Storage Tanks (USTs)

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed amendments to Fla. Admin. Code Ann. r. 62-761.200, .210, .300, .400, .405, .420, .430, .500, .700, .800, .850, and .900. The proposed amendments would revise language to clarify certain UST systems rules. A hearing will be held, if requested, April 22, 2019. See https://www.flrules.org/gateway/ruleNo.asp?id=62-761.200.

Underground Storage Tanks (USTs)

Georgia: Mining

The Environmental Protection Division proposed amendments to Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. 391-3-13.

Mining

Kentucky: Mining

The Division of Mine Permits proposed amendments to 405 Ky. Admin. Regs. 10:001 and 10:015. The proposed amendments would add a definition for "long-term treatment" to regulations pertaining to surface coal mining and reclamation operations under the permanent regulatory program, change the multiplier for long-term treatment financial assurance calculations under the bonding protocol program, and remove the provision to allow a remediation plan in lieu of payment of the long-term treatment bond. A hearing will be held April 24, 2019. Comments are due April 30, 2019.

Mining

Maine: Toxic Substances (generally)

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed to adopt Chapter 890, Designation of PFOS as a Priority Chemical. The proposed adoption would designate perfluorooctane sulfonic acid as a priority chemical and require reporting for certain product categories that contain this regulated chemical. A hearing will be held April 23, 2019. Comments are due May 6, 2019. See https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2019/040319.html.

Toxic Substances (generally)

Maryland: Air (generally)

The Department of the Environment proposed amendments to Md. Code Regs. 26.11.34.02. The proposed amendments would update Maryland's low emissions vehicle (LEV) program requirements to be consistent with California's LEV program requirements. A hearing will be held April 30, 2019, and comments are due that same date. See http://www.dsd.state.md.us/MDR/4607.pdf (pp. 379-80).

Air (generally)

Minnesota: Toxic Substances (generally)

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture seeks comment in its draft Stewardship Guidelines and Best Management Practices for Use of Soil and Foliar-Applied Neonicotinoid Insecticides, which details the best approaches and applications to consider when using foliar and soil-applied neonicotinoid insecticides. Comments are due May 30, 2019. See https://mn.gov/admin/assets/SR43_40%20-%20Accessible_tcm36-377936.pdf (p. 1153).

Toxic Substances (generally)

New Jersey: Water (generally)

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed amendments to N.J. Admin. Code §§7:1E, 7:9C, 7:9E, and 7:10.

Water (generally)

Oregon: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed amendments to Or. Admin. R. 340-200-0040, -236-0010, -236-0500, -238-0040, -238-0060, -244-0030, and -244-0220. The proposed amendments would update rules to reflect new and amended federal standards and implement the federal emission guidelines for municipal solid waste landfills. A hearing will be held May 2, 2019. Comments are due May 6, 2019. See https://secure.sos.state.or.us/oard/displayBulletins.action.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Oregon: Energy (generally)

The Land Conservation and Development Department proposed amendments to Or. Admin. R. 660-033-0130. The proposed amendments would modify the criteria for when a utility-scale photovoltaic solar power-generating facility may be approved on high-value farmland in an exclusive farm use zone, clarify language to existing rules, and delete the sunset date for a requirement to complete an assessment of impacts to wildlife habitat by solar facility development. A hearing will be held May 23, 2019, and comments are due that same date.

Energy (generally)