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Volume 44, Issue 24

Alaska: Natural Resources

The Department of Environmental Conservation amended 18 Alaska Admin. Code 75.235 and .270, pertaining to financial responsibility for oil discharges. Changes adjust the dollar amounts of proof of financial responsibility. The amendments will take effect on October 1, 2014. See http://aws.state.ak.us/OnlinePublicNotices/Notices/View.aspx?id=173620.

Natural Resources

Alaska: Toxic Substances

The Department of Environmental Conservation amended 18 Alaska Admin. Code 75, pertaining to oil and other hazardous substances pollution control. Changes incorporate current technology and improve consistency between related regulations. The amendments will take effect September 4, 2014. See http://aws.state.ak.us/OnlinePublicNotices/Notices/View.aspx?id=173623.

Toxic Substances

California: Forests

The Board of Forestry and Fire Protection proposed to amend 14 Cal. Code Regs. §1051(a) in order to amend the Modified Timber Harvest Plan and increase the size of ownerships for which this plan can be used. A public hearing will be held on October 1, 2014, and the deadline for comment is September 22. See http://www.oal.ca.gov/res/docs/pdf/notice/32z-2014.pdf (pp.1403-06).

Forests

California: Invasive Species

The Department of Food and Agriculture proposed to amend 3 Cal. Code Regs. §3425(b), pertaining to the Melon Fruit Fly Interior Quarantine. Changes would establish a process for adding and removing quarantine areas and determining the size of the areas. The deadline for comment is September 22, 2014. See http://www.oal.ca.gov/res/docs/pdf/notice/32z-2014.pdf (pp. 1384-86).

Invasive Species

California: Toxic Substances

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment proposed to amend 27 Cal. Code Regs. §25903, pertaining to the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. Changes incorporate the 2013 legislative amendments to Proposition 65. The deadline for comment is September 22, 2014. See http://www.oal.ca.gov/res/docs/pdf/notice/32z-2014.pdf (pp. 1417-20).

Toxic Substances

Colorado: Water

The Department of Agriculture proposed to amend 8 Colo. Code Regs. §1206.1, pertaining to water quality control. Changes would exempt from the rule the inspection of bulk pesticide storage and mixing/loading areas at water and wastewater treatment systems. A public hearing will be held on September 8, 2014. See http://www.sos.state.co.us/CCR/DisplayHearingDetails.do?trackingNumber=2014-00741.

Water

Idaho: Air

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend Idaho Admin. r. 58.01.01, pertaining to air pollution control. Changes incorporate by reference federal regulations as required for approval of Idaho’s Title V Operating Permit Program. A public hearing will be held on September 9, 2014. See http://adminrules.idaho.gov/bulletin/2014/08.pdf (pp. 152-54).

Air

Idaho: Hazardous Substances

The Department of Environmental Quality proposed to amend Idaho Admin. r. 58.01.05, pertaining to hazardous waste. Changes incorporate by reference federal regulations in order to maintain consistency with RCRA, as directed by the Idaho Hazardous Waste Management Act. See http://adminrules.idaho.gov/bulletin/2014/08.pdf (pp. 155-61).

Hazardous Substances

Indiana: Air

The Air Pollution Control Division amended 326 Ind. Admin. Code §1.3.4. Changes pertain to NAAQS for the 2008 eight-hour ozone standard and the 2012 annual small particulate matter standard. See http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20140806-IR-326130358FRA.xml.html.

Air

Indiana: Water

The Natural Resources Commission amended 312 Ind. Admin. Code §6.2.1 and added §6.2.2. Changes assist with the implementation of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact. See http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20140806-IR-312130335FRA.xml.html.

Water

Kansas: Air

The Department of Health and Environment proposed to amend Kan. Admin. Regs. §§28.19.720 and .750. Changes seek to maintain consistency with current federal new source performance standards, and would adopt by reference updated federal hazardous air pollutants maximum achievable control technology regulations. The deadline for comment is October 8, 2014, and a public hearing will be held that day. See http://www.kssos.org/pubs/register/2014/Vol_33_No_32_August_7_2014_p_819-838.pdf (pp.

Air

Nevada: Water

The State Environmental Commission proposed to amend Nev. Admin. Code §§445A.1792, .1822, and .1824 in order to revise certain water quality standards related to Lahontan Reservoir. See http://www.leg.state.nv.us/register/2014Register/R101-14P.pdf.

Water

Nevada: Water

The State Environmental Commission proposed to amend Nev. Admin. Code §445A, pertaining to water quality. Changes revise the descriptions of certain segments of Green Mountain Creek and Toyn Creek and revise water quality standards for the Humboldt Region. See http://www.leg.state.nv.us/register/2014Register/R102-14P.pdf.

Water

Nevada: Water

The State Environmental Commission proposed to amend Nev. Admin. Code §§445A and 445A.1466 in order to revise certain water quality standards related to the South Fork Reservoir. See http://www.leg.state.nv.us/register/2014Register/R103-14P.pdf.

Water

New York: Natural Resources

The Department of Environmental Conservation proposed to amend N.Y. Comp. Code R. and Regs. tit. 6, §§374.2 and 370.1(e)(2); add §613; and repeal §§612, 613, and 614. Changes would align state requirements governing petroleum bulk storage facilities with federal requirements. Public hearings will be held on October 14, 16, and 23, 2014, and the deadline for comment is October 5. See http://docs.dos.ny.gov/info/register/2014/august6/pdf/rulemaking.pdf (pp. 6-10).

Natural Resources

New York: Toxic Substances

The Department of Environmental Conservation proposed to amend N.Y. Comp. Code R. and Regs. tit. 6, §§598 and 599; add §§596 and 597; and repeal §§595, 596, and 597. Changes include amending the rules governing the chemical bulk storage program and revising requirements for reporting and remediation of releases of hazardous substances. Public hearings will be held on October 14, 16, and 23, 2014, and the deadline for comment is October 5.

Toxic Substances

North Dakota: Water

The State Water Commission proposed to amend N.D. Admin. Code §89.02, Drainage of Water; .03, Water Appropriations; .04, Water Management Plans for Surface Coal Mining Operations; .08, Dams, Dikes, and Other Devices; .12, Municipal, Rural, and Industrial Water Supply Program; and .14, Stream Crossings. A public hearing will be held on September 9, 2014, and the deadline for comment is September 19.

Water

South Dakota: Agriculture

The Department of Agriculture proposed to amend the Farm Loan Mediation Program and adopt rules for the expansion of the mediation program for federal lands and oil and gas mediation. A public hearing will be held on September 9, 2014. See http://legis.sd.gov/docs/Rules/Register/08112014.pdf (p. 30).

Agriculture

Vermont: Air

The Department of Environmental Conservation amended the Air Pollution Control Regulations, Subchapter III. Changes update the state’s ambient air quality standards for particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, ozone, and lead in order to maintain consistency with NAAQS. The amendments took effect July 5, 2014. See http://www.anr.state.vt.us/air/htm/ProposedAmendments.htm.

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