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State Update Volume 49, Issue 22

South Carolina: Enforcement and Compliance

The Department of Health and Environmental Control proposed amendments to S.C. Code Ann. Regs. R.61-30. The proposed amendments would, among other things, revise the assessment of fees to address financial shortfalls in the air quality program and NPDES and wastewater construction programs. Comments are due August 26, 2019. See https://www.scstatehouse.gov/state_register.php?first=FILE&pdf=1&file=Sr... (pp. 6-7).

Enforcement and Compliance

New York: Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

The Department of Health proposed amendments to N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. tit. 10, §5-1.52. The proposed amendments would enhance current protections governing public water systems and establish specific maximum contaminant levels for perfluorooctanoic acid, perfluorooctanesulfunic acid, and 1,4-dioxane. Comments are due September 22, 2019. See https://www.dos.ny.gov/info/register/2019/july24.pdf (pp. 19-24).

Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

New Mexico: Clean Water Act (CWA)

The New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission proposed amendments to N.M. Code R. §20.6.4, concerning standards for interstate and intrastate surface waters. The proposed amendments would modify the aquatic life use classification of the San Isidro Arroyo and its tributaries. A hearing will be held October 8, 2019, and comments are due that same date. See http://164.64.110.134/nmac/nmregister/xxx/WQCCnotice_xxx14.html.

Clean Water Act (CWA)

Mississippi: Water (generally)

The Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality seeks comment on its draft FY-2019 Water Pollution Control Revolving Loan Fund Intended Use Plan, which determines projects to be funded and the terms of the assistance for the funds available in the program. A hearing will be held August 21, 2019. See http://www.sos.ms.gov/adminsearch/ACProposed/00024252a.pdf.

Water (generally)

Minnesota: Watershed Protection

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency announced the availability of and seeks comment on draft TMDL for total suspended solids reports for the Minnesota River and Greater Blue Earth River Basin. The report sets pollution reduction goals and strategies for the watershed. Comments are due September 20, 2019. See https://mn.gov/admin/assets/SR44_4%20-%20Accessible_tcm36-393647.pdf (p. 67).

Watershed Protection

Minnesota: Watershed Protection

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency announced the availability of and seeks comment on draft TMDL and restoration and protection strategy reports for the Lower Minnesota River Major and Minnesota River-Mankato Major Watersheds. The reports set pollution reduction goals and strategies for the watersheds. Comments are due September 20, 2019. See https://mn.gov/admin/assets/SR44_4%20-%20Accessible_tcm36-393647.pdf (pp. 68-69).

Watershed Protection

Massachusetts: Endangered Species Act (ESA)

The Division of Fisheries and Wildlife proposed to amend the list of species of animals and plants protected by the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act. A hearing will be held August 28, 2019. See http://www.sec.state.ma.us/spr/sprpub/072619d.pdf.

Endangered Species Act (ESA)

Massachusetts: Waste (generally)

The Department of Agricultural Resources proposed to adopt 330 Mass. Code Regs. 25.00. The proposed adoption would establish criteria under which the Department can register agricultural composting operations in Massachusetts. Hearings will be held August 12, 2019, and August 14, 2019. Comments are due August 15, 2019. See http://www.sec.state.ma.us/spr/sprpub/072619a.pdf.

Waste (generally)

Massachusetts: Toxic Substances (generally)

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs proposed amendments to 301 Mass. Code Regs. 41.00. The proposed amendments would implement changes to the list of chemicals made by the Administrative Council on Toxics Use Reduction pursuant to 2006 amendments to the Toxics Use Reduction Act. A hearing will be held August 15, 2019. Comments are due August 16, 2019. See http://www.sec.state.ma.us/spr/sprpub/072619c.pdf.

Toxic Substances (generally)

Florida: Clean Water Act (CWA)

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed to adopt Fla. Admin. Code Ann. r. 62-304.625 and 62-304-640. The proposed adoptions would create TMDLs for certain waters impaired for nutrients in the Peace River Basin and Withlacoochee River Basin. A hearing will be held September 20, 2019. See https://www.flrules.org/gateway/ruleNo.asp?id=62-304.625.

Clean Water Act (CWA)