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News & Analysis In the States Volume 51, Issue 6

Rhode Island: Air (generally)

The Department of Environmental Management proposed to amend air pollution control regulations concerning hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The amendments would prohibit the use of certain HFCs in air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, aerosol propellants, and foam end-uses. Comments are due May 17, 2021. See https://rules.sos.ri.gov/promulgations/part/250-120-05-53.

Air (generally)

Louisiana: Quality

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend La. Admin. Code tit. 33, §2619. The amendments would provide credit eligibility consideration of water quality benefits from public conservation-funded projects in the water quality trading program. A hearing will be held May 25, 2021. Comments are due June 1, 2021. See https://www.doa.la.gov/media/0steyblu/2104.pdf (pp. 514-15).

Quality

Louisiana: Contaminated Sites/Brownfields

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend La. Admin. Code tit. 33, §§1103, 1107, 1109, 1111, and 1113. The amendments would remove the requirement that only sites enrolled in the Department’s voluntary remediation program are eligible for funding from the Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund. A hearing will be held May 25, 2021. Comments are due June 1, 2021. See https://www.doa.la.gov/media/0steyblu/2104.pdf (pp. 511-13).

Contaminated Sites/Brownfields

Louisiana: Air (generally)

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend La. Admin. Code tit. 33, §§2803 and 2811. The amendments would incorporate new EPA and HUD dust-lead hazard standards and dust-lead clearance levels for surface dust and windowsills in target housing and child-occupied facilities. A hearing will be held May 25, 2021. Comments are due that same date.

Air (generally)

Illinois: Waste (generally)

The Pollution Control Board proposed to amend Ill. Admin. Code tit. 35, §307.3301. The amendments would update the Illinois wastewater pretreatment requirements to correspond with amendments to the federal wastewater pretreatment standards that EPA adopted during the second half of 2020. Comments are due May 17, 2021. See https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/register/volume45/register_volume45_issue_14.pdf (pp. 4212-38).

Waste (generally)

Florida: Endangered Species

The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission proposed to amend the Florida Endangered and Threatened Species List. The amendments would add the eastern black rail to the list with a status of federally threatened and reclassify the American burying beetle from federally endangered to federally threatened. Comments are due April 27, 2021. See https://www.flrules.org/gateway/ruleNo.asp?id=68A-27.003.

Endangered Species

California: Climate Change (generally)

The Air Resources Board proposed to adopt a Clean Miles Standard regulation. The regulation would implement a program to place environmental requirements on transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft in the form of electrification and greenhouse gas emissions targets. A hearing will be held May 20, 2021. Comments are due May 17, 2021. See https://oal.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/166/2021/04/2021-Notice-Register-Number-14-Z-April-2-2021-1.pdf (pp.

Climate Change (generally)

New Hampshire: Waste (generally)

The Department of Environmental Services proposed to amend N.H. Code Admin. R. Ann. Env-Wq 305. The amendments would update requirements for regulating the discharge of industrial wastewater into POTWs. A hearing will be held May 6, 2021. Comments are due May 21, 2021. See http://gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/Register/2021/March-3-25-21.pdf (pp. 5-8).

Waste (generally)

Kentucky: Waste (generally)

The Department for Environmental Protection proposed to amend 401 Ky. Admin. Regs. 39:060. The amendments would revise the general requirements for hazardous waste management systems. A hearing will be held May 25, 2021. Comments are due May 31, 2021. See https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/law/kar/registers/47Ky_R_2020-21/10_Apr.pdf (pp. 2095-101).

Waste (generally)