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News & Analysis In the States Volume 50, Issue 6

Washington: Hazardous Substances

The Washington Department of Ecology proposed to amend Wash. Admin. Code §§04-24-065, 09-14-105, 15-01-123, 19-04-038, 95-22-008, and 98-03-018. The amendments would update specific sections of the state’s dangerous waste regulations to incorporate new federal hazardous waste rules. A hearing will be held May 5, 2020. Comments are due May 26, 2020. See http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/law/wsr/2020/08/20-08-048.htm.

Hazardous Substances

Arizona: Air (generally)

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend Ariz. Admin. Code §18-2-327. The amendments would require all stationary sources located in ozone nonattainment areas that emit ozone precursors to submit annual emission statements. A hearing will be held May 11, 2020. Comments are due that same date. See https://apps.azsos.gov/public_services/register/2020/15/contents.pdf (pp. 653­-57).

Air (generally)

West Virginia: Quality

The West Virginia Division of Water and Waste Management proposed amendments to requirements governing water quality standards. A hearing will be held May 19, 2020, and comments are due that same date. See http://apps.sos.wv.gov/adlaw/registers/readpdf.aspx?did=39893.

Quality

New Jersey: Contaminated Sites/Brownfields

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection proposed to amend 52 N.J. Admin. Code §7:26D, concerning remediation efforts on brownfield sites. The amendments would revise remediation standards for contaminated sites throughout the state, including the replacement of site-specific soil remediation standards for the impact to the groundwater exposure pathway with codified soil and soil leachate remediation standards and the addition of indoor air remediation standards for the vapor intrusion pathway. A hearing will be held May 11, 2020. Comments are due June 5, 2020.

Contaminated Sites/Brownfields

West Virginia: Water (generally)

The West Virginia Division of Water and Waste Management proposed to amend its assessment methodology for the biological component of the narrative criteria in wadeable streams. A hearing will be held April 20, 2020, and comments are due that same date. See http://apps.sos.wv.gov/adlaw/registers/readpdf.aspx?did=39892.

Water (generally)

Missouri: Endangered Species

The Missouri Department of Conservation proposed to amend Mo. Code Regs. Ann. tit. 3, §10-4.111. The amendments would add the Caney Mountain Cave crayfish to the state endangered species list. Comments are due May 1, 2020. See https://www.sos.mo.gov/CMSImages/AdRules/moreg/2020/v45n7April1/v45n7a.pdf (p. 455).

Endangered Species

Delaware: Air (generally)

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control proposed to adopt 7 Del. Admin. Code §1151. The adoption would establish prohibitions and requirements for the use and manufacture of hydrofluorocarbons in Delaware, according to their specific end-uses and incorporate specific EPA Significant New Alternatives Policy Program prohibitions. A hearing will be held April 23, 2020. Comments are due May 8, 2020. See https://regulations.delaware.gov/documents/April2020c.pdf (p. 841).

Air (generally)

Utah: Air (generally)

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend Utah Admin. Code r. 307-101-3 to incorporate by reference existing federal air quality regulations. A hearing will be held May 4, 2020. Comments are due that same date. See https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull_pdf/2020/b20200401.pdf (pp. 14-15).

Air (generally)

Oregon: Endangered Species

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife proposed to amend Or. Admin. R. 635-100-0125 and -0137. The amendments would reclassify the marbled murrelet from threatened to endangered in the state list of threatened and endangered species, and modify survival guidelines for the species. A hearing will be held May 8, 2020. Comments are due that same date. See https://secure.sos.state.or.us/oard/viewRedlinePDF.action?filingRsn=44047.

Endangered Species

Louisiana: Hazardous Substances

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend its hazardous waste regulations. The amendments would incorporate federal guidelines for generators to provide greater flexibility in hazardous waste management. A hearing will be held April 28, 2020. Comments are due May 5, 2020. See https://www.doa.la.gov/osr/REG/2003/2003.pdf (pp. 412­-68).

Hazardous Substances