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State Update Volume 49, Issue 19

Wisconsin: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

The Department of Natural Resources proposed amendments to Chapter NR 600, Hazardous Waste Management. The proposed amendments would ensure that the provisions for generation, transportation, recycling, treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste, universal waste, pharmaceuticals, and used oil are at least as stringent as EPA's RCRA regulations. Hearings will be held July 25, 26, and 29, 2019. Comments are due August 5, 2019. See http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/register/2019/762B/register/rule_no....

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

Tennessee: Waste (generally)

The Department of Environment and Conservation proposed amendments to Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0400-12-1. The proposed amendments would bring current rules in conformity with EPA's 2018 rule regarding the definition of solid waste and hazardous secondary materials. A hearing will be held August 13, 2019. Comments are due August 20, 2019. See https://publications.tnsosfiles.com/rules_filings/06-23-19.pdf.

Waste (generally)

Minnesota: Quality

The Department of Agriculture seeks comment on its Draft Water Quality Best Management Practices for Metolachlor and Draft Water Quality Best Management Practices for Metribuzin. Comments are due August 23, 2019. See https://mn.gov/admin/assets/SR43_52%20-%20Accessible_tcm36-390021.pdf (p. 1495).

Quality

Arizona: Underground storage tanks (USTs)

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed amendments to Ariz. Admin. Code §R18-12. The proposed amendments would incorporate new federal regulations and implement a UST plan review process for inspection and approval of newly installed, modified, and permanently closed tanks previously conducted by the state fire marshal. A hearing will be held July 29, 2019, and comments are due that same date. See https://apps.azsos.gov/public_services/register/2019/25/contents.pdf (pp. 1485-1546).

Underground storage tanks (USTs)

Alaska: Clean Water Act (CWA)

The Department of Environmental Conservation proposed to issue an Alaska Pollutant Discharge Elimination System general permit for hydrostatic test water and aquifer pump testing. The permit would authorize and set conditions on the discharge of pollutants from authorized hydrostatic testing of tanks, pipelines, and similar containers, including waterline flushing, as well as aquifer pump testing discharges in support of mineral mining development and exploration to waters of the United States or land. Comments are due July 26, 2019.

Clean Water Act (CWA)

Alaska: Clean Water Act (CWA)

The Department of Environmental Conservation proposed to issue an Alaska Pollutant Discharge Elimination System general permit for excavation dewatering discharges. The permit would authorize and set conditions on the discharges of pollutants from authorized excavation dewatering discharges to waters of the United States or to land, and place limits on the types and amounts of pollutants that can be discharged. Comments are due July 26, 2019. See https://aws.state.ak.us/OnlinePublicNotices/Notices/View.aspx?id=194697.

Clean Water Act (CWA)