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State Update Volume 49, Issue 23

New Hampshire: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

The Department of Environmental Services proposed amendments to N.H. Code Admin. R. Ann. Env-Hw 300 to 800, 110, and 1200. The proposed amendments would incorporate federal requirements applicable to hazardous waste management. A hearing will be held August 29, 2019. Comments are due September 6, 2019. See http://gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/Register/2019/august-8-19.pdf (pp. 5-9).

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

New Hampshire: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

The Department of Environmental Services proposed amendments to N.H. Code Admin. R. Ann. Env-Hw 203.03. The proposed amendments would incorporate federal requirements applicable to electronic manifests and the export and import of hazardous waste. A hearing will be held August 29, 2019. Comments are due September 6, 2019. See http://gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/Register/2019/august-8-19.pdf (pp. 3-4).

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

New Hampshire: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

The Department of Environmental Services proposed amendments to N.H. Code Admin. R. Ann. Env-Hw 101 to 104. The proposed amendments would, among other things, replace existing and adopt new definitions relevant to the export and import of hazardous waste and use of electronic manifests with current federal terms. A hearing will be held August 29, 2019. Comments are due September 6, 2019. See http://gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/Register/2019/august-8-19.pdf (pp. 1-2).

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

New Hampshire: Environmental Law and Policy/Governance

The Department of Environmental Services proposed to adopt N.H. Code Admin. R. Ann. Env-C 209.07. The proposed adoption would formally establish a process by which applicants can request the Department to expedite the review of an application and the criteria for granting such requests. A hearing will be held August 22, 2019. Comments are due August 30, 2019. See http://gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/Register/2019/august-1-19.pdf (pp. 9-10).

Environmental Law and Policy/Governance

Nevada: Wildlife (generally)

The Sagebrush Ecosystem Council proposed to adopt regulations concerning the mitigation of certain activities that impact lands identified as greater sage-grouse habitat. See https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Register/2019Register/R024-19P.pdf.

Wildlife (generally)

Minnesota: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency proposed amendments to Minn. R. 7005, 7007, 7011, 7017, and 7019. The proposed amendments would, among other things, incorporate by reference 31 existing federal air standards, provide an exemption from permitting for new residential hydronic heaters and forced-air furnaces, and remove a duplicate reporting requirement. Comments are due September 27, 2019. See https://mn.gov/admin/assets/SR44_7%20-%20Accessible_tcm36-397485.pdf (pp. 132-95).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Massachusetts: Environmental Law and Policy/Governance

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed amendments to 310 Mass. Code Regs. 4.00. The proposed amendments would incorporate recent changes to program regulations, including the addition of a new chemical laboratory fee category for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to support the Department's certification of environmental laboratories performing PFAS testing for drinking water, clarify the applicability of fee categories, and adjust schedules for the Department's permit review. A hearing will be held August 23, 2019. Comments are due September 3, 2019.

Environmental Law and Policy/Governance

Idaho: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed amendments to Idaho Admin. Code r. 58.01.05.002, .004 to .013, and .015 to .018. The proposed amendments would update references to federal regulations to ensure that Idaho's rules and standards for hazardous waste are consistent with federal regulations. A hearing will be held if requested. Comments are due September 4, 2019. See https://adminrules.idaho.gov/bulletin/2019/08.pdf (pp. 147-53).

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

Idaho: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed amendments to Idaho Admin. Code r. 58.01.01.107. The proposed amendments would update references to federal regulations as required by EPA for approval of Idaho's Title V Operating Permit Program and citations to other federal regulations necessary to retain state primacy of CAA programs. A hearing will be held September 10, 2019, and comments are due that same date. See https://adminrules.idaho.gov/bulletin/2019/08.pdf (pp. 142-44).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Florida: Wildlife (generally)

The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission proposed to adopt Fla. Admin. Code Ann. r. 68A-16.006. The proposed adoption would establish regulations related to the use, placement, possession, and transport of bird traps to prevent illegal trapping of migratory birds. A hearing will be held October 2-3, 2019, if requested. See https://www.flrules.org/gateway/ruleNo.asp?id=68A-16.006.

Wildlife (generally)