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News & Analysis In the States Volume 49, Issue 3

New York: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Environmental Conservation proposed amendments to N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. tit. 6, §§200 and 218. The proposed amendments would incorporate California's latest revisions to its low emission vehicle (LEV) III greenhouse gas program that clarify the deemed-to-comply provision for model years 2021-2025 into New York's existing LEV III program. A hearing will be held March 11, 2019. Comments are due March 18, 2019. See https://docs.dos.ny.gov/info/register/2019/jan9/rulemaking.pdf (pp. 6-11).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Nebraska: Energy (generally)

The Nebraska Energy Office proposed to repeal 105 Neb. Admin. Code §§1 to 6 and 109 Neb. Admin. Code §1. The proposed repeals would remove regulations concerning renewable energy tax credits and debarment procedures for participants in school energy-efficiency loan and grants programs. A hearing will be held February 27, 2019, and comments are due that same date. See https://www.nebraska.gov/nesos/rules-and-regs/regtrack/proposals/1919.pdf.

Energy (generally)

Minnesota: Watershed Protection

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency seeks comment on its draft Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy and TMDL reports for the Grand Marais Creek Watershed. Comments are due February 6, 2019. See https://mn.gov/admin/assets/SR43_28%20-%20Accessible_tcm36-364091.pdf (pp. 809-11).

Watershed Protection

California: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The California Air Resources Board proposed to adopt Cal. Code Regs. tit. 17, §§95690.1 to 95690.7. The proposed adoption would require public and private airport shuttle fleets to transition from internal combustion vehicles to zero emission vehicles. A hearing will be held February 21, 2019, and comments are due that same date. See https://oal.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/166/2019/01/1z-2019.pdf (pp. 24-35).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

California: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The California Air Resources Board proposed to adopt the Zero-Emission Powertrain Certification Regulation. The proposed adoption would establish alternative certification requirements and test procedures for heavy-duty electric and fuel-cell vehicles in addition to standards and test procedures for zero emission powertrains. A hearing will be held February 21, 2019. Comments are due February 19, 2019. See https://oal.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/166/2019/01/1z-2019.pdf (pp. 2-10).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Arkansas: Waste (generally)

The Board of the Saline County Regional Solid Waste Management District proposed to adopt a rule establishing a Recycling Fund Distribution and District Administered Grants Program within the district. A hearing will be held February 27, 2019, and comments are due that same date. See http://170.94.37.152/REGS/221.00.19-001N-18784.pdf.

Waste (generally)

Arkansas: Pesticides

The Arkansas Agriculture Department proposed amendments to the Arkansas Regulations on Pesticide Classification. The proposed amendments would modify the requirements for applying pesticides containing dicamba to allow the use of dicamba on crops while still providing a level of protection for the public and farmers with susceptible vegetation who choose not to use these technologies. A hearing will be held February 20, 2019. Comments are due February 5, 2019. See http://170.94.37.152/REGS/209.02.19-001N-18782.pdf.

Pesticides

Arizona: Air (generally)

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed amendments to Ariz. Admin. Code §R18-2-12. The proposed amendments would allow the deposit of credits for emissions reductions achieved by non-permitted activities in the Voluntary Arizona Emissions Bank. A hearing will be held February 5, 2019, and comments are due that same date. See https://apps.azsos.gov/public_services/register/2019/1/contents.pdf (pp. 8-18).

Air (generally)

Wisconsin: Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

The Department of Natural Resources proposed amendments to Wis. Admin. Code NR 800. The proposed amendments would correct and clarify language, streamline processes, update construction standards, and ensure consistency with federal and state law concerning well construction and pump installation. A hearing will be held January 15, 2019. Comments are due January 28, 2019. See http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/register/2018/756A3/register/submit....

Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

Vermont: Toxic Substances (generally)

The Department of Health proposed amendments to the Chemicals of High Concern in Children's Products Rule. The proposed amendments would refine the requirement for the disclosure and reporting of toxic substances that are intentionally added to children's products and add 20 chemicals to the list of Chemicals of High Concern to Children that must be reported by manufacturers of children's products. A hearing will be held February 1, 2019. Comments are due February 8, 2019. See https://secure.vermont.gov/SOS/rules/.

Toxic Substances (generally)