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State Update Volume 49, Issue 4

Arkansas: Underground injection

The Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission proposed amendments to General Rules B-26, H-1, and H-2. The proposed amendments would, among other things, incorporate various permitting and operational requirements pertaining to certain disposal well surface facilities associated with disposal wells permitted by the Commission, and clarify the types of EPA underground injection control wells that are covered by these rules. A hearing will be held January 31, 2019. Comments are due February 27, 2019. See http://www.aogc.state.ar.us/rules/new.aspx.

Underground injection

Colorado: Waste (generally)

The Department of Public Health and Environment proposed amendments to 6 Colo. Code Regs. §1007-2. The proposed amendments would reduce the annual registration fees assessed to waste grease transporters and waste grease facilities to coincide with the Department's cost to implement the waste grease program in Colorado. A hearing will be held February 19, 2019. See https://www.sos.state.co.us/CCR/Upload/NoticeOfRulemaking/ProposedRuleAt....

Waste (generally)

Colorado: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

The Department of Public Health and Environment proposed amendments to 6 Colo. Code Regs. §1007-3. The proposed amendments would clarify the applicability of the RCRA used oil management standards to used oil containing PCBs and provide equivalency to federal electronic manifest user fee requirements. A hearing will be held February 19, 2019. See https://www.sos.state.co.us/CCR/Upload/NoticeOfRulemaking/ProposedRuleAt... and https://www.sos.state.co.us/CCR/Upload/NoticeOfRulemaking/ProposedRuleAt....

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

Florida: Wildlife (generally)

The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission proposed amendments to Fla. Admin. Code Ann. r. 68A-17.005. The proposed amendments would adjust season dates to conform to calendar year changes and revise specific area regulations on Wildlife and Environmental Areas. A hearing will be held February 20-21, 2019. See https://www.flrules.org/gateway/ruleNo.asp?id=68A-17.005.

Wildlife (generally)

Florida: Wildlife (generally)

The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission proposed amendments to Fla. Admin. Code Ann. r. 68A-15.061 to -15.065. The proposed amendments would revise specific area regulations for wildlife management areas (WMAs) and conform to calendar year date changes to enable the Commission to better manage fish and wildlife resources and public use in WMAs. A hearing will be held February 20-21, 2019. See https://www.flrules.org/BigDoc/View_Section.asp?Issue=2791&Section=2.

Wildlife (generally)

Florida: Wildlife (generally)

The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission proposed amendments to Fla. Admin. Code Ann. r. 68B-44.02 to -44.009. The proposed amendments would provide further conservation of sharks, address stakeholder concerns related to the shore-based shark fishery, clarify current shark regulations, and modify regulations to support recent legislative shark finning penalties updates. A hearing will be held February 20-21, 2019. See https://www.flrules.org/gateway/ruleNo.asp?id=68B-44.002.

Wildlife (generally)

Illinois: Natural Resources (generally)

The Department of Natural Resources proposed to amend Ill. Admin. Code tit. 62, §240.1805 and adopt §§240.1880, .1890, .1892, and .1894. The proposed amendments and adoptions would implement recent amendments to the Illinois Oil and Gas Act concerning the underground storage of natural gas to ensure consistency with current policies, increase protections to the people and environment of Illinois, and account for changes in industry practice and activities. Comments are due March 11, 2019.

Natural Resources (generally)

Massachusetts: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection proposed amendments to 310 Mass. Code Regs. 6.00. The proposed amendments would update the standards for sulfur dioxide, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, ozone, nitrogen dioxide, and lead to match existing NAAQS and update the definitions for monitoring methods promulgated by EPA. A hearing will be held February 25, 2019. Comments are due March 8, 2019. See http://www.sec.state.ma.us/spr/sprpub/012519b.pdf.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Massachusetts: Waste (generally)

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection proposed amendments to 310 Mass. Code Regs. 16.00 and 30.00.

Waste (generally)

Mississippi: Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

The Local Governments and Rural Water System Improvements Board announced its Draft FFY-2019 Intended Use Plan that shows proposed projects to be funded and terms of the assistance for the Drinking Water Systems Improvements Revolving Loan Fund. A hearing will be held February 28, 2019. See http://www.sos.ms.gov/adminsearch/ACProposed/00023909a.pdf.

Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)