Current State Update
Volume 45, Issue 2
The Department of Environmental Conservation is accepting public comments on a draft TMDL for fecal coliform in a seven-mile segment of Cottonwood Creek in Wasilla. Past samples have repeatedly shown exceedances of the state's water quality standard for fecal coliform. The deadline for comment is February 10, 2015. See http://aws.state.ak.us/OnlinePublicNotices/Notices/View.aspx?id=175252.
The Department of Environmental Conservation is accepting public comments on potential changes to Alaska Admin. Code tit. 18, §70. Comments are being solicited as part of the department's triennial review of water quality standards under the CWA. The deadline for comment is February 27, 2015. See http://aws.state.ak.us/OnlinePublicNotices/Notices/View.aspx?id=175253.
The Northwest Florida Water Management District is proposing to amend various sections of Fla. Admin. Code Ann. r.40A-2. Changes would update district rules to align with statewide regulations. The deadline for comment is February 3, 2015. See https://www.flrules.org/Faw/FAWDocuments/FAWVOLUMEFOLDERS2015/4108/4108doc.pdf (pp. 175-178).
The Northwest Florida Water Management District is proposing to amend Fla. Admin. Code Ann. r.40A-1.203 and .600 regarding lobbyist registration. Changes would establish procedures for lobbyists to register with the district before they are allowed to lobby the district. The deadline for comment is February 3, 2015. See https://www.flrules.org/Faw/FAWDocuments/FAWVOLUMEFOLDERS2015/4108/4108doc.pdf (pp. 173-175).
The Department of the Environment is proposing to amend Md. Code Regs. 26.19.01.01-.58 regarding oil and gas. Changes would establish new comprehensive standards governing oil and gas exploration and production. The new standards are intended to implement best practices for resource development in the Marcellus Shale formation. The deadline for comment is February 9, 2015. See http://www.dsd.state.md.us/mdregister/4201.pdf (pp. 94-116).
The Department of Natural Resources is proposing to amend Utah Admin. Code r.649-3 regarding oil and gas production. The changes would establish standards for the drilling and operation or oil and gas wells, updating the regulations to allow for permitting of directional drilling operations. A public hearing will be held January 28, 2015, and the deadline for comment is February 17, 2015. See http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull_pdf/2015/b20150115.pdf (pp. 95-96).
The Air Pollution Control Board is proposing to amend various sections of 9 Va. Admin. Code §§5-40-7800 to -8950 regarding existing stationary sources. The amendments would adopt new standards for the control of volatile organic compound (VOC) from offset lithographic and letterpress printing operations, industrial solvent cleaning operations, miscellaneous industrial adhesive application processes, and miscellaneous metal and plastic parts coating operations within the Northern Virginia VOC Emissions Control Area in order to meet the federal 8-hour ozone standard.