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News & Analysis In the States Volume 49, Issue 3

Virginia: Clean Water Act (CWA)

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed amendments to 9 Va. Admin. Code §25-260-310. The proposed amendments would modify and add site-specific chlorophyll-a water quality criteria applicable to the tidal James River to enable watershed management of nitrogen and phosphorus, nutrients that drive algal blooms in the river. A hearing will be held February 26, 2019. Comments are due March 22, 2019. See http://register.dls.virginia.gov/vol35/iss11/v35i11.pdf (pp. 1347-53).

Clean Water Act (CWA)

North Carolina: Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA)

The Coastal Resources Commission proposed amendments to 15A N.C. Admin. Code 07H .2701, .2704, and .2705; and 07J .0409. The proposed amendments would revise the Commission's general permit for the construction of riprap sills for wetland enhancement in estuarine and public trust waters in order to make the general permit consistent with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regional general permit for living shorelines. A hearing will be held February 28, 2019. Comments are due March 18, 2019.

Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA)

New Hampshire: Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

The Department of Environmental Services proposed amendments to N.H. Code Admin. R. Ann. Env-Wq 402, Env-Or 603, and Env-Dw 700 and 800. The proposed amendments would establish maximum contaminant levels and/or maximum contaminant level goals for perfluorooctanoic acid, perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, perfluorononanoic acid, and perfluorohexane sulfonic acid; and add monitoring, compliance, reporting, and public notification requirements for the four perfluorochemicals. Hearings will be held March 4, 2019, March 5, 2019, and March 12, 2019. Comments are due April 12, 2019.

Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

New Hampshire: Pesticides

The New Hampshire Pesticide Control Board proposed amendments to N.H. Code Admin. R. Ann. Pes 101.36, 301.03, 303.01, and 505.01. The proposed amendments would, among other things, add a definition for "minimum risk pesticides," add a license category for mosquitoes and black flies, and replace existing language that limits the timing of pesticide application in rights-of-way with language that identifies that the use of herbicide in rights-of-way be conducted under the supervision of a certified applicator in a manner than minimizes foliar brownout.

Pesticides

Minnesota: Pesticides

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture seeks comment on its Draft Water Quality Best Management Practices for Atrazine, which, among other things, updates background information about atrazine's use in state agriculture, herbicide site-of-action and resistance management, and impact on aquatic organisms. Comments are due March 15, 2019. See https://mn.gov/admin/assets/SR43_29%20-%20Accessible%20REAL_tcm36-364843... (p. 857).

Pesticides

Massachusetts: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection proposed amendments to 310 Mass. Code Regs. 7.40. The proposed amendments would incorporate recent revisions made by the California Air Resources Board to the greenhouse gas emissions standards for passenger cars, light-duty trucks, and medium-duty passenger vehicles for model years 2021 through 2025. A hearing will be held January 28, 2019. Comments are due February 8, 2019. See http://www.sec.state.ma.us/spr/sprpub/011119a.pdf.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Louisiana: Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed amendments to La. Admin. Code tit. 43, §§801, 803, 805, 807, 809, 811, 813, 815, 817, 819, 821, 823, 825, 827, and 829. The proposed amendments would condense rules and procedures from several departments and locations to provide a single location for a comprehensive compilation of procedural requirements for permitting, construction, operation, maintenance, plugging, and abandonment of alternative source wells installed for production of subsurface water containing greater than 10,000 mg/l total dissolved solids.

Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

Louisiana: Clean Water Act (CWA)

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed amendments to La. Admin. Code tit. 33, §2315. The proposed amendments would add water transfer discharges to the list of exclusions for a Louisiana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit. A hearing will be held March 1, 2019. Comments are due March 1, 2019. See https://www.doa.la.gov/osr/REG/1901/1901.doc (pp. 114-15).

Clean Water Act (CWA)

Louisiana: Clean Water Act (CWA)

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed amendments to La. Admin. Code tit. 33, §§2601, 2603, 2605, 2607, 2609, 2611, 2613, 2615, 2617, and 2619. The proposed amendments would establish a water quality trading program as an inducement to reduce discharges of pollutants into waters of the state. A hearing will be held March 1, 2019. Comments are due March 8, 2019. See https://www.doa.la.gov/osr/REG/1901/1901.doc (pp. 109-14).

Clean Water Act (CWA)

Louisiana: Underground storage tanks (USTs)

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed amendments to La. Admin. Code tit. 33, §307. The proposed amendments would correct the fee for storing new or used motor oil in USTs to match the fee in Act 451. A hearing will be held March 1, 2019. Comments are due March 8, 2019. See https://www.doa.la.gov/osr/REG/1901/1901.doc (pp. 108-09).

Underground storage tanks (USTs)
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