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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 14

Alaska: Pollution Prevention

The Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing to amend various portions of Alaska Admin. Code tit. 75, §§400 to 990 regarding oil pollution control. Changes would proffer requirements for non-tank vessels as well as clarify existing regulations. The deadline for comment is July 6, 2015. See https://aws.state.ak.us/OnlinePublicNotices/Notices/View.aspx?id=176804.

Pollution Prevention

Colorado: Radiation

The Department of Public Health and Environment is proposing to amend 6 Colo. Code Regs. §1007-1 regarding radiation protection. Changes would update recordkeeping requirements for short-lived radioactive materials. A public hearing will be held June 17, 2015, and the deadline for comment is also June 17, 2015. See http://www.sos.state.co.us/CCR/RegisterPdfContents.do?publicationDay=05/10/2015 (pp. 62-166).

Radiation

Florida: Quantity

The Southwest Florida Management District is proposing to amend Fla. Admin. Code Ann. r. 40D-8.624 regarding water quantity. Changes would revise minimum surface water levels for Bird, Crystal, and Hobbs Lakes in order to maintain the minimum hydrological connection between the lakes and the Hillsborough River necessary for ecological health. The deadline for comment is May 29, 2015. See https://www.flrules.org/Faw/FAWDocuments/FAWVOLUMEFOLDERS2015/4190/4190doc.pdf (pp.

Quantity

Florida: Wildlife

The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is proposing to amend Fla. Admin. Code Ann. r. 68A-13.0001 regarding black bear management. Changes would create bear management units within the state to facilitate management of the species. A public hearing will be held beginning June 23, 2015, and the deadline for comment is June 2, 2015. See https://www.flrules.org/Faw/FAWDocuments/FAWVOLUMEFOLDERS2015/4192/4192doc.pdf (pp. 2210-11).

Wildlife

Florida: Wildlife

The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is proposing to amend Fla. Admin. Code Ann. r. 68A-12.004 regarding the possession of wildlife trophies. Among other changes, the amendment would require labels for non-native venison and prohibit the sale and purchase of articles made from black bear parts. A public hearing will be held beginning June 23, 2015, and the deadline for comment is June 2, 2015.

Wildlife

Florida: Wildlife

The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is proposing to amend Fla. Admin. Code Ann. r. 68A-9.007 regarding hunting. Changes would create special permitting program for black bear hunting. A public hearing will be held beginning June 23, 2015, and the deadline for comment is June 2, 2015. See https://www.flrules.org/Faw/FAWDocuments/FAWVOLUMEFOLDERS2015/4192/4192doc.pdf (pp. 2202-03).

Wildlife

Florida: Wildlife

The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is proposing to amend Fla. Admin. Code Ann. r. 68A-4.004 regarding the possession of wildlife. Changes would prohibit the possession of the carcass or parts of any black bear not lawfully acquired. A public hearing will be held beginning June 23, 2015, and the deadline for comment is June 2, 2015. See https://www.flrules.org/Faw/FAWDocuments/FAWVOLUMEFOLDERS2015/4192/4192doc.pdf (pp. 2201-02).

Wildlife

Florida: Wildlife

The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is proposing to amend Fla. Admin. Code Ann. r. 68A-4.001 regarding hunting. Changes would allow for the unrestricted taking of non-protected birds and mammals not governed by other regulations. A public hearing will be held beginning June 23, 2015, and the deadline for comment is June 2, 2015. See https://www.flrules.org/Faw/FAWDocuments/FAWVOLUMEFOLDERS2015/4192/4192doc.pdf (pp. 2200-01).

Wildlife

Florida: Wildlife

The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is proposing to amend Fla. Admin. Code Ann. r. 68A-1.004 regarding mammal regulations. Among other changes, the amendment would define "bear cub" and exclude bear from the definition of small game. A public hearing will be held beginning June 23, 2015, and the deadline for comment is June 2, 2015. See https://www.flrules.org/Faw/FAWDocuments/FAWVOLUMEFOLDERS2015/4192/4192doc.pdf (pp. 2199-2200).

Wildlife

Iowa: Public Lands

The Natural Resource Department is proposing to adopt Iowa Admin. Code r. 561-13 regarding state lands. The new rule would implement the statutorily created State Lands Volunteer Program for individuals and organizations to participate in volunteer park maintenance and fundraising. A public hearing will be held June 2, 2015, and the deadline for comment is also June 2, 2015. See https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/aco/bulletin/05-13-2015.pdf (pp. 2019-21).

Public Lands

Missouri: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Department of Natural Resources is proposing to repeal Mo. Code Regs. Ann. tit. 10, §10-6.260 and adopt Mo. Code Regs. Ann. tit. 10, §10-6.261 regarding air quality standards. Changes would establish regulations for units emitting sulfur dioxide, and is required to comply with EPA's one-hour sulfur dioxide NAAQS. A public hearing will be held June 26, 2015, and the deadline for comment is July 2, 2015. See http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/moreg/current/v40n10/v40n10.pdf (pp. 621-626).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Pennsylvania: Clean Air Act (CAA)

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health is seeking public comment on its 2015 Air Monitoring Network Plan. The plan covers 12 monitoring stations in the area and is required to be submitted to EPA. The deadline for comment is June 8, 2015. See http://www.pabulletin.com/secure/data/vol45/45-19/867.html.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Texas: Radiation

The Commission on Environmental Quality is proposing to amend 31 Tex. Admin. Code §§675.20 to 675.23 regarding radiation protections. Changes would simplify the commission's application process, and update the regulations governing the exportation of radioactive waste. The deadline for comment is June 22, 2015. See http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0508/0508prop.pdf (pp. 2500-10).

Radiation