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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 46, Issue 13

California: Quality

The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment is proposing to revise Proposition 65, title 27 by setting a no significant risk level of 27 micrograms a day of styrene.  Written comments will be accepted until 5 pm on June 6, 2016. A public hearing will be scheduled if requested by May 23, 2016. See http://www.oal.ca.gov/res/docs/pdf/notice/17z-2016.pdf (pp. 663-67). 

Quality

District of Columbia: Sustainability

The Department of Energy and Environment is proposing to amend 95 Stat 893, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. The changes would make modifications to the administration procedures of the program, including clarifying the application process, eligibility requirements, and the appeal process. Written comments will be accepted until May 22, 2016.

Sustainability

District of Columbia: Water (generally)

The Department of Energy and Environment proposes to amend D.C. Mun. Regs. Tit. 21, §18, a new chapter that would regulate the construction, maintenance, and abandonment of wells and borings in the District. Comments will be accepted until July 13, 2016. See http://www.dcregs.dc.gov/Notice/NoticeListForPublic.aspx?type=Issue&CategoryName=Proposed%20Rulemaking&IssueID=598.

Water (generally)

Florida: Quality

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is proposing amendments to Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 5M-19.001-.004, regarding nonpoint source pollutant reduction from poultry farms. The changes would require poultry operations to submit the water-related best management practices used in their facilities. A public hearing will be held if requested by May 16, 2016. See https://www.flrules.org/Faw/FAWDocuments/FAWVOLUMEFOLDERS2016/4280/4280doc.pdf (pp. 1829-30). 

Quality

Kansas: Water (generally)

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment seeks public input on its draft intended use plan, project priority list, and project priority system for Kansas water pollution control revolving loan fund for 2017. A public hearing will be held on May 25, 2016. Written comments are also being accepted. See http://www.kssos.org/pubs/register/2016/Vol_35_No_16_April_21_2016_pages_331-370.pdf (p. 338). 

Water (generally)

Massachusetts: Waste (generally)

The Massachusetts Department of Energy and Environmental Affairs is proposing to rescind Mass. Regs. Code tit. 310, §§14, 28, 31, 35, 37, and 39 because the funds for the respective programs no longer exist. These programs are: the household hazardous waste grant program; financial assistance for municipalities to correct onsite disposal systems, water supply contamination correction, and the water conservation grant program. A public hearing will be held on May 19, 2016. Written comments will be accepted until 5 pm on May 31, 2015.

Waste (generally)

Nevada: Quality

The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners proposes to amend Nev. Admin. Code R014-16, regarding artificially created bodies of water that may have chemicals harmful to wildlife. The changes would clarify modification and renewal of permits. See http://www.leg.state.nv.us/register/2016Register/R014-16RP1.pdf

Quality

Pennsylvania: Sustainability

The Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board is suspending the $85 emission fee for Title V facilities. The Department intends to address the fees if the Federal appellate courts uphold the October 2015 CAA Section 111 rules. See http://www.pabulletin.com/secure/data/vol46/46-17/703.html.

Sustainability

South Carolina: Hazardous Substances

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is proposing to amend S.C. Code Ann. §R.61 by drafting a new regulation to address siting of coal combustion residuals storage. Written comments will be accepted until May 23, 2016. See http://www.scstatehouse.gov/state_register.php (April 22) (p. 18).

Hazardous Substances

South Carolina: Hazardous Substances

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is proposing to amend S.C. Code Ann. §R.61-105, regarding the management of infectious waste. The changes would require facilities to notify the department of the treatment process that they use, establish reporting timeframes, and expand the application of the rule, among other changes. Written comments will be accepted until May 23, 2016. See http://www.scstatehouse.gov/state_register.php (April 22) (pp. 17-18). 

Hazardous Substances