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News & Analysis In the States Volume 49, Issue 3

Montana: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Board of Environmental Review proposed to adopt New Rules I through IX. The proposed adoptions would implement a registration system for certain facilities that currently require a Montana air quality permit, including nonmetallic mineral processing plants, asphalt plants, and concrete batch plants. A hearing will be held January 23, 2019. Comments are due January 25, 2019. See https://sosmt.gov/download/191/2018/36355/issue-24-current.pdf (pp. 2430-45).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Minnesota: Watershed Protection

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency seeks comment on its draft Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy and TMDL reports for the Two Rivers Watershed. Comments are due January 23, 2019. See https://mn.gov/admin/assets/SR43_26%20%20Accessible_tcm36-363186.pdf (pp. 756-58).

Watershed Protection

Maine: Aquaculture

The Department of Marine Resources proposed amendments to Chapter 2, Aquaculture Lease Regulations. The proposed amendments would, among other things, modify the leasing procedures for standard and limited-purpose aquaculture leases, create lease expansion application procedures, restrict the number of pending limited-purpose lease applications any one applicant could have in process to two applications, clarify that an emergency lease could be utilized when the safety of the consumer, shellfish, or animals is threatened, and establish additional minimum lease maintenance standards.

Aquaculture

Kansas: Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

The Department of Health and Environment proposed amendments to its Public Water Supply Loan Fund 2019 Intended Use Plan. The proposed amendments would make additions to the project priority list and include estimates and uses of anticipated capitalization grants from EPA. A hearing will be held January 29, 2019, and comments are due that same date. See http://www.kssos.org/pubs/register/2018/Vol_37_No_52_December_27_2018_pa... (p. 1220).

Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

Iowa: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Environmental Protection Commission proposed amendments to Iowa Admin. Code r. 567-20, -22, -23, and -25.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Illinois: Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency proposed amendments to Ill. Admin. Code 35, §186.115. The proposed amendments would update minimum standards for the operation of environmental laboratories relating to analyses and laboratory testing. Comments are due February 11, 2019. See http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/register/volume42/re... (pp. 24373-82).

Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

Illinois: Mining

The Department of Natural Resources proposed amendments to Ill. Admin. Code 62, §§1773, 1774, and 1778. The proposed amendments would add, revise, and delete permitting procedures related to ownership and control of mining operations to comport with federal regulations found at 30 C.F.R. 773 and 778, and provide further clarification as to what reclamation plan land use changes require an application for significant revisions. Comments are due February 4, 2019. See http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/register/volume42/re... (pp.

Mining

Illinois: Mining

The Department of Natural Resources proposed amendments to Ill. Admin. Code 62, §240. The proposed amendments would ensure consistency with the Illinois Oil and Gas Act, increase protections to the people and environment of Illinois, account for changes in industry practices and activities, and streamline oil and gas enforcement procedures to increase efficiency, promote voluntary compliance, and deter noncompliance within the regulated community. Comments are due February 4, 2019.

Mining

Florida: Wildlife (generally)

The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission proposed amendments to Fla. Admin. Code Ann. r. 68-1.010. The proposed amendments would clarify the responsibilities of the Commission's licensees, permittees, or other authorization holders. A hearing will be held, if requested. See https://www.flrules.org/gateway/ruleNo.asp?id=68-1.010.

Wildlife (generally)

Florida: Wildlife (generally)

The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission proposed amendments to Fla. Admin. Code Ann. r. 68-1.003. The proposed amendments would address revisions to Florida's State Wildlife Grants Program Guidelines, including clarifying data, project deliverables, and restrictions placed on funds by 2 C.F.R. 200. A hearing will be held, if requested. See https://www.flrules.org/gateway/ruleNo.asp?id=68-1.003.

Wildlife (generally)