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State Update Volume 49, Issue 12

Vermont: Hazardous Substances

The Agency of Natural Resources proposed amendments to the Investigation and Remediation of Contaminated Properties Rule. The proposed amendments would modify the standards and requirements for the investigation and remediation of releases of hazardous materials, including adding a provision that exempts historical fill from specific procedural requirements after an exemption request is submitted and approved by the Agency. Hearings will be held May 17, 2019, and May 20, 2019. Comments are due May 27, 2019. See https://secure.vermont.gov/SOS/rules/.

Hazardous Substances

South Dakota: Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources proposed amendments to S.D. Admin. R. 74:04:12. The proposed amendments would incorporate by reference the federal Revised Total Coliform Rule at 40 C.F.R. 141 and add an additional section of the federal rules associated with the Revised Total Coliform Rule to the state's existing administrative rules for drinking water standards. A hearing will be held May 8, 2019. Comments are due May 7, 2019. See http://sdlegislature.gov/docs/rules/Register/04232019.pdf (p. 133).

Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

Pennsylvania: Water (generally)

The Department of Environmental Protection seeks comment on its draft 2018 Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report, which includes a narrative description of the state's water quality management programs and water body-specific lists depicting the status of state surface waters as required by CWA §303(d). Comments are due June 4, 2019. See https://www.pabulletin.com/secure/data/vol49/49-16/574.html.

Water (generally)

New Hampshire: Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

The Department of Environmental Services proposed amendments to N.H. Code Admin. R. Ann. Env-Dw 722. The proposed amendments would update best available technology requirements for public water systems for various contaminants in drinking water, including radionuclides. A hearing will be held May 9, 2019. Comments are due May 17, 2019. See http://gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/Register/2019/april-18-19.pdf (pp. 3-4).

Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

New Hampshire: Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

The Department of Environmental Services proposed amendments to N.H. Code Admin. R. Ann. Env-Dw 703 and 710, concerning drinking water quality standards and monitoring requirements for radionuclide contaminants. The proposed amendments would ensure equivalency with federal requirements, including clarification that a community water system is required to sample at every entry point to the distribution system and after every centralized radionuclide treatment, update cross-references, and clarify existing requirements. A hearing will be held May 9, 2019. Comments are due May 17, 2019.

Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

New Hampshire: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Environmental Services proposed amendments to N.H. Code Admin. R. Ann. Env-A 1000 to 1003.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Missouri: Water (generally)

The Department of Natural Resources proposed amendments to Mo. Code Regs. Ann. tit. 10, §60-15.020. The proposed amendments would specify actions required by the Department if a water system is not required to perform a corrosion control study. A hearing will be held May 22, 2019. Comments are due May 29, 2019. See https://www.sos.mo.gov/CMSImages/AdRules/moreg/2019/v44n8April15/v44n8.pdf (pp. 1138-39).

Water (generally)

Massachusetts: Hazardous Substances

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed amendments to 310 Mass. Code Regs. 40.0000, concerning the Massachusetts Contingency Plan. The proposed amendments would update and clarify existing provisions for the notification, assessment, and cleanup of oil and/or hazardous material contamination in the environment to ensure that actions are performed in a timely manner, are appropriately monitored and documented, and achieve a level of "no significant risk" that is protective of public health and the environment.

Hazardous Substances

Massachusetts: Land Use (generally)

The Department of Agricultural Resources proposed amendments to 330 Mass. Code Regs. 22.00, concerning the transfer and sale of parcels protected by an agricultural preservation restriction (APR). The proposed amendments would provide APR landowners with a clearer understanding of their responsibilities at the time of transfer, the Department's process for review, and their rights to withdraw and appeal the Department's decision. Hearings will be held May 8, 2019, and May 9, 2019. Comments are due May 10, 2019. See http://www.sec.state.ma.us/spr/sprpub/041919a.pdf.

Land Use (generally)

Massachusetts: Energy (generally)

The Department of Energy Resources proposed amendments to 225 Mass. Code Regs. 14, 15, and 16. The proposed amendments would revise the Class I and II renewable energy portfolio standards to address policy-related changes, and revise the alternative energy portfolio standard by eliminating the transition from pre-minting of certificates to forward-minting of certificates for eligible small non-emitting renewable thermal technologies. A hearing will be held May 13, 2019. Comments for amendments to 225 Mass. Code Regs. 16 are due May 13, 2019. Comments for amendments to 225 Mass. Code Regs.

Energy (generally)