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News & Analysis In the States Volume 49, Issue 5

California: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The California Air Resources Board proposed amendments to Cal. Code Regs. tit. 13, §§2411, 2412, 2415, 2418, and 2419.4.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

California: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The California Air Resources Board proposed amendments to Cal. Code Regs. tit. 17, §94014. The proposed amendments would establish a regulatory methodology that provides for a transparent and consistent process the Board would use to assess costs of the Cargo Tank Vapor Recovery Program and adjust certification fees going forward, and address the program's deficit of funding and resources and current inability to recover necessary program expenses. A hearing will be held April 25, 2019. Comments are due April 22, 2019.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

District of Columbia: Waste (generally)

The Department of Energy and Environment proposed to adopt Chapter 24, Nonwoven Disposable Products Labeling. The proposed adoption would establish rules for determining the flushibility of nonwoven disposable wipes and specify the labeling requirements for those products. Comments are due April 14, 2019. See https://www.dcregs.dc.gov/Common/DCR/Issues/IssueDetailPage.aspx?issueID... (pp. 003000-009).

Waste (generally)

Minnesota: Pesticides

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture seeks comment on its Draft Stewardship Guidelines and Best Management Practices for Home and Residential Use of Neonicotinoid Insecticides to protect pollinators and their habitat. Comments are due May 16, 2019. See https://mn.gov/admin/assets/SR43_38%20-%20Accessible_tcm36-376146.pdf (p. 1085).

Pesticides

New Jersey: Fisheries

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed amendments to N.J. Admin. Code §7:9B. The proposed amendments would upgrade 749 river miles to Category One antidegradation designation based on exceptional ecological significance and exceptional fisheries resource, and reclassify waters based on trout sampling data. A hearing will be held April 8, 2019. Comments are due May 3, 2019. See http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/njoal/.

Fisheries

Pennsylvania: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Environmental Quality Board proposed amendments to 25 Pa. Code §§121.1 and 127.202, .203, .210, and .641. The proposed amendments would incorporate recently promulgated federal requirements for the regulation of volatile organic compounds and ammonia as precursor emissions to the formation of fine particulate matter, and revise the application submission options for the use of general plan approvals and operating permits for portable sources in 25 Pa. Code §127.641(c). Hearings will be held April 16, 2019, April 17, 2019, and April 18, 2019. Comments are due May 20, 2019.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

South Carolina: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

The Department of Health and Environmental Control proposed amendments to S.C. Code Ann. Regs. R.61-79. The proposed amendments would adopt three final rules concerning hazardous waste management that were published in the Federal Register by EPA. Comments are due April 22, 2019. See https://www.scstatehouse.gov/state_register.php?first=FILE&pdf=1&file=Sr... (pp. 8-9).

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

Alaska: Clean Water Act (CWA)

The Department of Environmental Conservation seeks comment on its preliminary draft of the Alaska Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit for Wastewater Discharges From Drinking Water Treatment Facilities. The permit would cover discharge of backwash and reject water from conventional/direct, membrane filtration, or ion exchange drinking water treatment systems to fresh or marine surface waters in the state. Comments are due April 3, 2019. See https://aws.state.ak.us/OnlinePublicNotices/Notices/View.aspx?id=193490.

Clean Water Act (CWA)

Florida: Water (generally)

The Northwest Florida Water Management District proposed to adopt Fla. Admin. Code Ann. r. 40A-8.011, -8.021, and -8.031. The proposed adoption would establish a minimum flows and minimum water levels rule chapter, and set a minimum flow for the St. Marks River Rise. A hearing will be held, if requested. See https://www.flrules.org/gateway/ruleNo.asp?id=40A-8.011.

Water (generally)

Florida: Wildlife (generally)

The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission proposed amendments to Fla. Admin. Code Ann. r. 68A-16.006. The proposed amendments would establish regulations regarding the use, placement, possession, and transport of bird traps to prevent illegal trapping of migratory birds, and provide exceptions to the regulations, such as for persons possessing a federal permit or falconry permit and those engaged in activities authorized under Fla. Admin. Code Ann. r. 68A-9.010, 68A-9.012, or 68A-12. A hearing will be held May 1-2, 2019.

Wildlife (generally)