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Pennsylvania: Waste (generally)

The Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board proposed amendments to 25 Pa. Code §§250.1, .4, ..6, .10, .12 .304 to .308, .311, .402, .404, .409, .410, .412, .503, .603, .605, and .707, concerning the Land Recycling Program. The amendments would, among other things, update existing medium-specific concentrations (MSCs)for regulated substances, and add MSCs for three compounds in the per- and polyfluoroalkyl acid family—perfluorooctanoic acid, perfluorooctane sulfonate, and perfluorobutane sulfonate. Hearings will be held March 17, 28, and 25. Comments are due April 14, 2020.

Waste (generally)

Louisiana: Clean Water Act (CWA)

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality proposed amendments to La. Admin. Code tit. 33, §§2501, 2707, 3113, and 3705, concerning Louisiana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System program requirements. The amendments would align the Department’s administrative rules with revisions made to corresponding federal regulations. A hearing will be held March 27, 2020. Comments are due April 3, 2020. See https://www.doa.la.gov/Pages/osr/reg/regs2020.aspx.

Clean Water Act (CWA)

North Carolina: Air (generally)

The North Carolina Environmental Management Commission proposed to readopt, with changes, 15A N.C. Admin. Code 02D.0504, .0530, .0532, .0926, .0927, .0932, .0960, .1702, and .2615. The amendments would, among other things, update emission control standards for particulates from wood burning indirect heat exchangers and modify the VOC regulations for gasoline cargo tanks. A hearing will be held March 31, 2020. Comments are due April 17, 2020.

Air (generally)

Florida: Clean Water Act (CWA)

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection proposed to adopt Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 62-331, the State 404 Program. The adoption would establish 404 assumption by the state of the administration of the federal dredge and fill permit program in certain waters. Comments are due March 11, 2020. See https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/View_notice.asp?id=22931787.

 

Clean Water Act (CWA)

Vermont: Waste (generally)

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources proposed to amend the Solid Waste Management Rules. The amendments would, among other things, alter provisions addressing organics management with consideration of anaerobic digesters, organic recovery facilities, and organic drop-off facilities and clarify financial responsibility for landfills and post closure certifications. Hearings will be held March 18 and March 23, 2020. Comments are due April 1, 2020. See https://secure.vermont.gov/SOS/rules/.

Waste (generally)

Texas: Toxic Substances (generally)

The Texas General Land Office proposed amendments to 31 Tex. Admin. Code §19.2, relating to authority of the Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act of 1981. The amendments would clarify secondary containment requirements and certification requirements. Comments are due March 8, 2020. See https://www.sos.texas.gov/texreg/archive/February72020/Proposed%20Rules/31.NATURAL%20RESOURCES%20AND%20CONSERVATION.html.

 

Toxic Substances (generally)

Rhode Island: Land Use (generally)

The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council proposed to amend 650-20 R.I. Code R. §1.3.1(G). The amendments would provide coastal property owners with alternative non-structural and hybrid shoreline protection options and supplement existing structural shoreline protection provisions within the section. A hearing will be held February 25, 2020. Comments are due March 13, 2020. See https://rules.sos.ri.gov/promulgations/part/650-20-00-1.

Land Use (generally)

New York: Toxic Substances (generally)

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation proposed amendments to N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. tit. 6, pts. 200 and 235, concerning consumer products regulations. The amendments would, among other things, set volatile organic compound (VOC) content limits for nine new product categories and lower the VOC content limits for ten existing product categories. Hearings will be held April 14, 15, and 16, 2020. Comments are due April 21, 2020. See https://www.dos.ny.gov/info/register/2020/021220.pdf (pp.

Toxic Substances (generally)

New York: Air (generally)

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation proposed amendments to N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. tit. 6, pts. 200 and 231. The amendments would update new source review requirements for proposed new major facilities and major modifications to existing facilities. Hearings will be held April 14, 15, and 16, 2020. Comments are due April 21, 2020. See https://www.dos.ny.gov/info/register/2020/021220.pdf (pp. 15­-18).

Air (generally)

Texas: Waste (generally)

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality proposed to adopt 30 Tex. Admin. Code §§328.200-.204. The adoption would establish requirements for certain governmental entities to create recycling programs and purchasing preferences for products made of recycled materials. A hearing will be held February 27, 2020. Comments are due March 3, 2020. See https://www.sos.texas.gov/texreg/pdf/backview/0131/0131is.pdf (pp. 691-94).

Waste (generally)
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