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The latest state regulatory develoments that appear in the current issue of ELR's Weekly Update appear below. For material previously reported, refer to the state update archives.

Current State Update

Volume 45, Issue 12

California: Right-To-Know

The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking comment on a request to issue a safe use determination for the use of diisononyl phthalate in certain roofing products pursuant to Cal. Code Regs. tit. 27, §25204(b)(3). A public hearing will be held May 19, 2015, and the deadline for comment is also May 19, 2015. See http://www.oal.ca.gov/res/docs/pdf/notice/16z-2015.pdf (pp. 601-602).

Right-To-Know

Florida: Fisheries

The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is proposing to amend Fla. Admin Code Ann. r.68B-14.0036 regarding bag limits for red grouper. Changes would set the per person limit at two fish per day, and make regulations for state waters consistent with NOAA's new regulations for federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico. The deadline for comment is May 4, 2015. See https://www.flrules.org/Faw/FAWDocuments/FAWVOLUMEFOLDERS2015/4176/4176doc.pdf (pp. 1903-04).

Fisheries

Georgia: Waste

The Department of Natural Resources is proposing to amend Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. 391-3-4-.19 regarding used tire management. Among other changes, the amendments would clarify regulations on the recycling and beneficial use of scrap tires. A public hearing will be held May 12, 2015, and the deadline for comment is May 15, 2015. See http://environet.dnr.state.ga.us/4/20150417%20CORRECTED%20Public%20Notice%20(2).pdf.

Waste

Hawaii: Public Lands

The Department of Land and Natural Resource is proposing to amend Haw. Code R. §13-256-152 regarding recreational use of Kahaluu Bay. Changes would implement certification requirements for commercial surf instructors and set limits for commercial surf instruction participants. A public hearing will be held April 29, 2015, and the deadline for comment is also April 29, 2015. See http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/blog/2015/04/17/nr15-58/.

Public Lands

Louisiana: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Environmental Quality is proposing to amend La. Admin. Code tit. 33, §§ 506, 507, 2160, 3003, 5116, 5311 and 5901 regarding air quality. Changes would incorporate by reference updated EPA rules for new stationary sources of air emissions and new NESHAPs. A public hearing will be held May 29, 2015, and the deadline for comment is also May 29, 2015. See http://www.doa.louisiana.gov/osr/reg/1504/1504.pdf (pp. 791-793).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Louisiana: Fisheries

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is proposing to adopt La. Admin. Code tit. 76, §537 regarding recreational reefs. The new rule would establish 31 recreational reef areas and prohibit oyster harvesting in those areas. The deadline for comment is June 5, 2015. See http://www.doa.louisiana.gov/osr/reg/1504/1504.pdf (pp. 863-866).

Fisheries

Louisiana: Radiation

The Department of Environmental Quality is proposing to amend La. Admin. Code tit. 33, §§ 102, 301, 304, 322, 324, 328, 361, 399, 460, 465, 499, 541, 731, and 1302 regarding radiation protection. Changes would update rules for the distribution of byproduct materials to maintain consistency with NRC regulations. A public hearing will be held May 29, 2015, and the deadline for comment is also May 29, 2015. See http://www.doa.louisiana.gov/osr/reg/1504/1504.pdf (pp. 793-799).

Radiation

Maryland: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of the Environment is proposing to amend of Md. Code Regs. 26.11.29 regarding air emissions from natural gas pipeline compression stations. Changes would require stations to meet the hourly limits for nitrogen oxides, and clarify monitoring and record keeping requirements. A public hearing will be held May 19, 2015, and the deadline for comment is also May 19, 2015. See http://www.dsd.state.md.us/mdregister/4208.pdf (pp. 625-626).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Maryland: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of the Environment is proposing to amend various sections of Md. Code Regs. 26.11 and adopt Md. Code Regs. 26.11.30 regarding air emission limitations. Changes would create a separate chapter applicable to Portland cement manufacturing plants, and establish more stringent limits for nitrogen oxides as well as new monitoring requirements. A public hearing will be held May 19, 2015, and the deadline for comment is also May 19, 2015. See http://www.dsd.state.md.us/mdregister/4208.pdf (pp.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Maryland: Fisheries

The Department of Natural Resources is proposing to amend Md. Code Regs. 08.02.05 regarding spiny dogfish. Changes would provide consistency between state rules and NOAA regulations for federal waters by prohibiting the removal of spiny dogfish fins until they are landed. The deadline for comment is June 1, 2015. See http://www.dsd.state.md.us/mdregister/4208.pdf (p. 611).

Fisheries

Mississippi: Fisheries

The Department of Marine Resources is proposing to amend 22-7 Miss. Code R. §100 to 102 regarding oyster harvesting. Changes would reduce the maximum dredge weight from 140 to 115 pounds, and prohibit the use of basket dredges. The deadline for comment is May 15, 2015. See http://www.sos.ms.gov/ACProposed/00021188a.pdf.

Fisheries

Ohio: Public Lands

The Department of Natural Resources is proposing to amend Ohio Admin. Code 1501:47-3-02 and 47-5-03, and to adopt 1501:47-3-31 regarding the use of boats in wildlife areas. Changes would update the list of restricted waters and define "hydro jet devises." A public hearing will be held May 22, 2015, and the deadline for comment is also May 22, 2015. See http://www.registerofohio.state.oh.us/pdfs/phn/1501$47_NO_271979_20150421_1554.pdf.

Public Lands

Texas: Fisheries

The Parks and Wildlife Department is proposing to amend 31 Tex. Admin. Code §§58.102, 58.160, and 58.166 regarding shrimping. Changes would maintain consistency with federal rules by requiring the use of turtle exclusion devices on shrimp trawls in all coastal waters. The deadline for comment is May 21, 2015. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0417/0417prop.pdf (pp. 2174-75).

Fisheries

Texas: Fisheries

The Parks and Wildlife Department is proposing to amend 31 Tex. Admin. Code §§58.11 and 58.21 regarding oyster harvesting. Changes would minimize the removal of substrate by including dead oysters shells in the definition of "sack of oysters," and requiring that large dead oyster shells be returned to the reef at the time of harvest. The deadline for comment is May 21, 2015. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0417/0417prop.pdf (pp. 2173-74).

Fisheries

Wisconsin: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Natural Resources is proposing to amend Wis. Admin Code NR §§404 and 484 regarding NAAQS. Changes would adopt revised standards for sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide. A public hearing will be held May 21, 2015, and the deadline for comment is May 28, 2015.

Clean Air Act (CAA)