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News & Analysis In the States Volume 51, Issue 9

Oklahoma: Air (generally)

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend the air pollution control regulations. The amendments would, among other things, add an exemption to formalize the Department's interpretation that natural gas compressor stations are not considered loading facilities and update the source obligation provisions for facilities subject to PSD for consistency with federal regulations. A hearing will be held September 14, 2021.

Air (generally)

Missouri: Clean Water Act (CWA)

The Department of Natural Resources proposed to amend the state's water quality standards. The amendments would update the state standards for consistency with federal regulations, including provisions on designated uses for water bodies. See https://www.sos.mo.gov/CMSImages/AdRules/moreg/2021/v46n14July15/v46n14b.pdf.

Clean Water Act (CWA)

Massachusetts: Climate Change (generally)

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed to amend 310 Mass. Code Regs. 7.71. The amendments would update the state greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting program for improved consistency with EPA's GHG reporting program. Hearings will be held August 3, 2021. Comments are due August 16, 2021. See https://www.sec.state.ma.us/spr/sprpub/070921c.pdf.

Climate Change (generally)

Vermont: Hazardous Substances

The Agency of Natural Resources proposed to amend the hazardous waste management regulations. The amendments would incorporate required new federal regulations, including the federal Generator Improvement and Hazardous Waste Pharmaceutical rules. A hearing will be held August 10, 2021. Comments are due August 20, 2021. See https://secure.vermont.gov/SOS/rules/.

Hazardous Substances

Maryland: Hazardous Substances

The Department of the Environment proposed to amend the hazardous waste regulations for consistency with updated federal regulations. The amendments would incorporate, among other things, the adoption of federal land disposal restriction regulations, criteria for hazardous waste recycling, and requirements on the international shipment of hazardous waste. Comments are due August 2, 2021. See http://www.dsd.state.md.us/MDR/4814.pdf (pp. 547-77).

Hazardous Substances

Florida: Waste (generally)

The Department of Environmental Protection proposed to adopt Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 62-701.220, .310, .805, and .900. The new rules would establish requirements for a state permitting program for coal combustion residuals surface impoundments and landfills. A hearing will be held July 30, 2021. Comments are due July 29, 2021 See https://www.flrules.org/gateway/ruleNo.asp?id=62-701.220.

Waste (generally)

California: Energy (generally)

The Energy Commission proposed to amend the state's building energy efficiency standards. The amendments would adopt changes to the voluntary building efficiency standards contained in the green buildings standards code. A hearing will be held September 30, 2021. Comments are due August 16, 2021. See https://oal.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/166/2021/07/2021-Notice-Register-Number-27-Z-July-2-2021.pdf (pp. 861-66).

Energy (generally)

West Virginia: Underground injection

The Division of Water and Waste Management proposed amendments to the underground injection control regulations. A hearing will be held July 23, 2021. Comments are due the same date. See http://apps.sos.wv.gov/adlaw/registers/readpdf.aspx?did=39958.

Underground injection

Utah: Underground Storage Tanks (USTs)

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed amendments to the UST regulations. The amendments would, among other things, add and remove definitions, revise technical standards, and modify closure and remediation requirements. A hearing will be held July 15, 2021. Comments are due August 2, 2021. See https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull_pdf/2021/b20210701.pdf (pp. 77-132).

Underground Storage Tanks (USTs)

Utah: Air (generally)

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed amendments to the Lead-Based Paint Program. The amendments would implement EPA's amendments to the definitions of "clearance levels" and "dust-lead hazard" and the Agency's lowering of dust-lead hazard standards and dust-lead clearance levels. A hearing will be held August 3, 2021. Comments are due the same date. See https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull_pdf/2021/b20210701.pdf (pp. 47-53, 61-76).

Air (generally)