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Wisconsin: Waste (generally)

The Department of Natural Resources proposed amendments to solid waste management regulations relating to coal combustion residual landfills. A hearing will be held October 28, 2021. Comments are due November 4, 2021. See https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/register/2021/790A1/register/submit_proposed/cr_21_076/cr_21_076.

Waste (generally)

Oklahoma: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed amendments to Okla. Admin. Code §§252:100-8-36.1 to -36.2, 252:100-37-16, and 252:100-39-45. Among other changes, the amendments would make the state’s PSD source obligation provisions more similar to EPA's provisions. A hearing will be held November 9, 2021.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Massachusetts: Climate Change (generally)

The Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act Office proposed amendments to 301 Mass. Code Regs 11.00 to implement new requirements of “An Act Creating a Next-Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy.” Hearings will be held October 12 and October 13, 2021. Comments are due October 20, 2021. See https://www.sec.state.ma.us/spr/sprpub/100121a.pdf.

Climate Change (generally)

Delaware: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Division of Air Quality proposed to amend 7-1103 Del. Admin. Code §6.0. The proposed amendment would change the current ambient air quality standard for ground-level ozone from 0.075 ppm to 0.070 ppm. A hearing will be held October 27, 2021. Comments are due November 11, 2021. See https://regulations.delaware.gov/documents/October2021c.pdf (pp. 388-94).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

California: Public Health

The Department of Toxic Substances Control proposed to amend Cal. Code Regs. tit. 22, §69511.6. The proposed amendment would add nail products containing toluene as a priority product on the Priority Products List. Comments are due November 15, 2021. See https://oal.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/166/2021/10/2021-Notice-Register-Number-40-Z-October-8-2021.pdf (pp. 1369-76).

Public Health

Wisconsin: Air (generally)

The Department of Natural Resources proposed amendments to Chapters NR 400, 438, and 484, relating to clarifying and updating air contaminant emissions inventory reporting requirements. Among other changes, the proposed amendments would incorporate a fine particulate matter emissions reporting requirement, align with state and federal emissions reporting terminology, and update regulations to reflect current emissions reporting procedure. A hearing will be held October 29, 2021. Comments are due November 5, 2021.

Air (generally)

New Mexico: Endangered Species

The Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department proposed amendments to N.M. Code R. §§, .9 to .13, and .15 to .20. The proposed amendments would add American Hart's-tongue fern to the list of state endangered plant species, change the definition of "take" to include harm, kill, and destroy, and establish an incidental take permitting process. A hearing will be held November 10, 2021. Comments are due the same date.

Endangered Species

Nevada: Energy (generally)

The Office of Energy proposed amendments to Nev. Admin. Code §§701A.500, .520, .550, .615, .620, .645, and .650. The amendments would revise provisions relating to energy storage buildings and abatements. See https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Register/2021Register/R045-21I.pdf.

Energy (generally)

Maryland: Air (generally)

The Department of the Environment proposed amendments to Md. Code Regs. The proposed amendments would clarify and expand regulations prohibiting (1) the removal or alteration of a motor vehicle’s air pollution control systems, and (2) the operation of motor vehicles with removed, altered, or inoperative air pollution control systems. A hearing will be held October 26, 2021. Comments are due the same date. See http://www.dsd.state.md.us/MDR/4820/Assembled.htm#_Toc83112518.

Air (generally)

District of Columbia: Air (generally)

The Department of Energy and Environment proposed to adopt D.C. Mun. Regs. tit. 20, §762, and amend D.C. Mun. Regs. tit. 20, §799 to establish emissions standards for screen printing operations. The amendments would set volatile oganic compound limits for ink, haze removal, and screen reclamation products and allow for alternative compliance through the installation of a control device. Comments are due October 24, 2021.

Air (generally)
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