Current State Update
Volume 44, Issue 20
The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend Ariz. Admin. Code 18.14.301, .302, and .303, pertaining to permit and compliance fees. Changes establish new fees for the certification of drinking water and wastewater operators. A public hearing will be held on August 11, and the deadline for comment is August 26, 2014. See http://www.azsos.gov/public_services/Register/2014/28/proposed.pdf (pp. 1744-48).
The Department of Public Health and Environment amended 5 Colo. Code Regs. §1002.42, Site-Specific Water Quality Classifications and Standards for Groundwater. Changes will take effect July 31, 2014. See http://www.sos.state.co.us/CCR/Opinion.do?forview=true&trackingNum=2014-00046.
The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection proposed to amend Conn. Agencies Regs. §§22a.133v.1-7 and adopt new §§22a.133v.2(e)(7) and 133v.2(e)(8), pertaining to the State Board of Examiners of Environmental Professionals. Changes would allow for greater flexibility in fulfilling continuing education requirements. The deadline for comment is July 23, 2014, and a public hearing will be held that day. See http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?A=2586&Q=546772.
The Solid Waste Management Division proposed to amend 329 Ind. Admin. Code §16, pertaining to electronic waste. Changes include eliminating the standby trust requirement for surety bonds and simplifying mapping and labeling requirements. A public hearing will be held on September 10, and the deadline for comment is August 8, 2014. See http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20140709-IR-329140019SNA.xml.html.
The Department of Environmental Protection proposed to amend Me. Code Regs. Ch. 888. Changes would designate di92-ethylhexyl phthalate, dibutyl phthalate, benzyl butyl phthalate, and diethyl phthalate as priority chemicals and would require reporting for product categories that contain these chemicals. A public hearing will be held on July 29, and the deadline for comment is September 29, 2014. See http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2014/070914.html.
The Department of the Environment amended Md. Code Regs. 26.11.13, Control of Gasoline and Volatile Organic Compound Storage and Handling. Changes provide an alternative equivalent vapor recovery method for the transfer of high vapor pressure materials. The amendments will take effect July 21, 2014. See http://www.dsd.state.md.us/mdregister/4114/Assembled.htm#_Toc392578848.
The Department of the Environment amended Md. Code Regs. 26.08.05, Certification of State Water Quality Laboratories. Changes include modifying the submission timeline for renewal applications for certification and clarifying the education and experience requirements for laboratory personnel who analyze drinking water. The amendments will take effect July 21, 2013. See http://www.dsd.state.md.us/mdregister/4114/Assembled.htm#_Toc392578845.
The Department of Conservation proposed to amend Mo. Code Regs. tit. 3, §10.4.110. Changes would clarify terminology pertaining to wildlife raised or held in captivity. The deadline for comment is August 15, 2014. See http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/moreg/current/v39n14/v39n14a.pdf.
The Commission on Mineral Resources proposed to amend Nev. Admin. Code §522 in order to regulate hydraulic fracturing and revise provisions that govern the operation of wells for the extraction of oil, gas, and geothermal resources. See http://www.leg.state.nv.us/register/2014Register/R011-14RP2.pdf.
The Department of Environmental Services proposed to amend Env-A 907.01, pertaining to annual reporting requirements for air pollution sources. Changes would establish a tiered system to determine which sources must report on which pollutants and would no longer require certain smaller sources to submit annual reports. A public hearing will be held on August 15, and the deadline for comment is August 22, 2014. See http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/register/2014/july-10-14.pdf (pp. 3-4).
The Department of Environmental Services proposed to amend Env-A 702.05, 705.01, and 705.06, pertaining to the registration fee for emergency generators and the emission-based fee. Changes would eliminate the requirement to file an annual emissions report and would replace the emission-based fee with a registration fee to be paid once every five years. A public hearing will be held on August 15, and the deadline for comment is August 22, 2014.
The Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation proposed to add N.Y. Comp. Code R. and Regs. tit. 9, §377.1(i) in order to control the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species in facilities under the Office's jurisdiction. The deadline for comment is August 23, 2014. See http://docs.dos.ny.gov/info/register/2014/july9/pdf/rulemaking.pdf (pp. 65-67).
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources proposed to amend 15A N.C. Admin. Code 05H .0101-.0102, .0201-.0203, .0301, .0401-.0402, .0501-.0504, .0601-.0605, .0701-.0709, .0801-.0808-.0901, .1001-.1005, .1101, .1201-.1206, .1301-.1314, .1401-.1407, .1501-.1504, .1601-.1624, .1701-.1704, .1801-.1807, 1901-.1906, .2001-.2007, .2101-.2103, and .2201 and repeal 15A N.C. Admin. Code 05D .0101 and .0103-.0111. Amendments regulate the oil and gas industry. Public hearings will be held on August 20, 22, and 25, and the deadline for comment is September 15, 2014.
The Department of Environment and Conservation amended Tenn. Admin. Code §400.40.11.02, pertaining to environmental protection fund fees. Changes clarify the amount of the application fee for projects with multiple points of impact. The amendments will take effect September 11, 2014. See http://www.tn.gov/sos/rules_filings/06-08-14.pdf.
The Department of Natural Resources, Forestry, Fire, and State Lands proposed to amend Utah Admin. Code r. 652.70.2300, pertaining to the management of Bear Lake Sovereign Lands. Changes amend the rule to avoid possible misinterpretation that would restrict the scope of the rule. The deadline for comment is August 14, 2014. See http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/bulletin/2014/20140715/38658.htm.
The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend Utah Admin. Code r. 317.12, pertaining to tax exemptions available for a water pollution control facility or a freestanding pollution control property. Changes seek to maintain consistency with provisions of H.B. 31. The deadline for comment is August 14, 2014. See http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/bulletin/2014/20140715/38661.htm.
The State Water Control Board proposed to amend 9 Va. Admin. Code §25.115, General Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit for Seafood Processing Facilities. Changes amend and reissue the existing permit that expires on July 23, 2016. The deadline for comment is August 13, 2014. See http://register.dls.virginia.gov/details.aspx?id=4509.
The Department of Ecology proposed to repeal Wash. Admin. Code §173.330, pertaining to used automobile oil recycling sign requirements for automobile oil sellers, and §173.24, tax exemptions and credits for pollution control facilities. The deadline for comment is September 3, 2014. See http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/laws/wsr/2014/14/14-14-010.htm.
The Division of Water and Waste Management proposed to amend W. Va. Admin. Code §47.30, pertaining to the NPDES rule for coal mining facilities. Changes took effect on July 6, 2014. See http://apps.sos.wv.gov/adlaw/registers/readpdf.aspx?did=1615.
The Department of Natural Resources proposed to amend Wis. Admin. Code NR §166, pertaining to the implementation of the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program. Amendments make minor changes intended to clarify eligibility criteria and streamline processes. Public hearings will be held on July 29, and the deadline for comment is August 15, 2014. See http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/register/2014/703a/rulemaking_notices/6/1.
The Department of Natural Resources proposed to amend Wis. Admin. Code NR §162, pertaining to the implementation of the Clean Water Fund Program. Amendments make minor changes intended to clarify eligibility criteria, streamline processes, and revise the scoring system. Public hearings will be held on July 29, and the deadline for comment is August 5, 2014. See http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/register/2014/703a/rulemaking_notices/4/1.