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News & Analysis In the States Volume 50, Issue 11

South Carolina: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control proposed to amend its hazardous waste management regulations to adopt two EPA rules concerning management of recalled airbags and the addition of aerosol cans to the Agency’s universal waste regulations. A hearing will be held November 12, 2020. Comments are due September 28, 2020. See https://www.scstatehouse.gov/state_register.php?first=FILE&pdf=1&file=Sr44-8.pdf (pp. 82-87).

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

Oregon: Clean Water Act (CWA)

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality proposed to renew its 1200-Z Industrial Stormwater General Permit. A hearing will be held September 29, 2020. Comments are due October 14, 2020. See https://secure.sos.state.or.us/oard/viewRedlinePDF.action?filingRsn=45451.

Clean Water Act (CWA)

Ohio: Energy (generally)

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency proposed to adopt Ohio Admin. Code r. 3745-107-01 to -04. The adoptions would implement the federal Affordable Clean Energy Rule, which requires states to conduct a heat rate efficiency study and develop carbon dioxide standards of performance for large coal-fired electric generating units. A hearing will be held October 16, 2020, and comments are due that same date.

Energy (generally)

Idaho: Clean Water Act (CWA)

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend its water quality standards. A hearing will be held November 19, 2020. Comments are due October 2, 2020. See https://adminrules.idaho.gov/bulletin/2020/09.pdf (pp. 120-25).

Clean Water Act (CWA)

Mississippi: Clean Water Act (CWA)

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality proposed the Mississippi 2020 Section 303(d) List of Impaired Water Bodies for public comment. A hearing will be held September 28, 2020. Comments are due October 3, 2020. See https://www.sos.ms.gov/adminsearch/ACProposed/00025104a.pdf.

Clean Water Act (CWA)

New Jersey: Water (generally)

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection proposed to amend parts of its coastal zone management rules, Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act rules, and Flood Hazard Area Control Act rules. The amendments would require electronic submission of applications for all general permit authorizations, individual permits, water quality certificates, freshwater wetland transition area waivers, and any flood hazard area verifications that are submitted in conjunction with an application for a general permit authorization, individual permit, or transition area waiver.

Water (generally)

Alaska: Waste (generally)

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation proposed to amend the state’s landfill monitoring requirements. The amendments would clarify intent, conform the requirements to current technology and practice, and provide better regulatory support for existing solid waste program practices. Comments are due September 22, 2020. See https://aws.state.ak.us/OnlinePublicNotices/Notices/View.aspx?id=199243.

Waste (generally)

Texas: Groundwater

The Texas Water Development Board proposed to amend 31 Tex. Admin. Code §356.10 and adopt  §§356.70, 356.71, and 356.72. The amendments and adoptions would clarify how local or regional brackish groundwater production zones are designated as well as the protocol for assessing and technically reviewing operating permit applications for these zones.

Groundwater

Maine: Waste (generally)

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection proposed to amend the state’s solid waste management rules. The amendments would clarify what constitutes waste generated in the state and require public benefit determinations to include consideration of the impacts on health and welfare, environmental justice, and equal protections for communities where waste facilities operate. A hearing will be held September 17, 2020. Comments are due September 28, 2020.

Waste (generally)

Colorado: Water (generally)

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment proposed to amend the state’s certification requirements for operators of water and wastewater facilities. The amendments would exclude on-site wastewater treatment systems with a design capacity of 2,000 gallons or less per day from requirements for domestic wastewater treatment facilities unless they discharge directly to surface water and exclude construction activities that utilize only passive treatment and occur for less than one year from requirements for industrial wastewater treatment facilities.

Water (generally)