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Welcome to this edition of BLR's Regulatory Update, covering your state(s) and federal register activity posted to Enviro.BLR.com between April 25 and April 27, 2017.

California

Water

Final Regulations

(4/27/2017) California - Final Regulations - Drinking Water
Drinking Water Fee Regulations
State Water Resources Control Board - Provides clarification of the terms used in chapter 14.5. Specifically, the terms severely disadvantaged community and wholesaler are defined. Establishes the annual fees that must be paid by all public water systems, and informs the public water system as to how the fee will be calculated. Establishes the criteria for reducing the annual fee for community water systems serving a severely disadvantaged community. Establishes that fees must be paid to the State Board w


Colorado

Water

Proposed Regulations

(4/27/2017) Colorado - Proposed Regulations - Water - General
Water and Wastewater Facility Operators Certification
Department of Public Health and Environment/Water and Wastewater Facility Operators Certification Bo - This rulemaking concerns the ability of facility owners to respond to a notice of violation issued by the disivion or a civil penalty assessment issued by the department by submitting to the Division, rather than the Board. [5 CCR 1003-2]


Florida

HazMat and Chemicals

Final Regulations

(4/26/2017) Florida - Final Regulations - Pesticides
Definitions and Additional Registration Requirements
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services/Division of Agricultural Environmental Services - The purpose of this rulemaking is to create product registrant stewardship requirements, continuing education training requirements, quality assurance reviews, and stop sale of product. The effect of this rulemaking will be to require registrants of fumigation products used for residential fumigation to provide stewardship of the use of their products by providing training and monitoring use of their products


(4/26/2017) Florida - Final Regulations - Pesticides
Fumigation Requirements
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services/Division of Agricultural Environmental Services - Proposed changes to Chapter 5E-14, F.A.C., are in response to statutory changes that will improve structural fumigation safety and regulatory oversight. The effect of this rulemaking will: prohibit performing fumigation without proper stewardship training of all employees associated with fumigation; require product registrants to notify the department of any stop sales issued as the result of Quality Assuranc


Water

Proposed Regulations

(4/25/2017) Florida - Proposed Regulations - Ag Waste
Definitions
Water Management Districts/Southwest Florida Water Management District - The purpose is to amend Rule 40D-26.021, F.A.C. to replace the Facilitating Agricultural Resource Management Systems (FARMS) Program Model Farms Economic Update, June 2009 publication with the Model Farms Economic Study Final Report, March 2016. [FAC 40D-26.021]


(4/25/2017) Florida - Proposed Regulations - Ag Waste
Publications Incorporated by Reference
Water Management Districts/Southwest Florida Water Management District - The purpose is to amend Rule 40D-26.091, F.A.C. to replace the Facilitating Agricultural Resource Management Systems (FARMS) Program Model Farms Economic Update, June 2009 publication with the Model Farms Economic Study Final Report, March 2016. [FAC 40D-26.091]


Georgia

HazMat and Chemicals

Proposed Regulations

(4/25/2017) Georgia - Proposed Regulations - Pesticides
Administration and Organization; Licensing
Structural Pest Control Commission - The purpose of this rulemaking is to allow designation of an employee, chosen by the Commissioner, to serve the Georgia Structural Pest Commission; to clarify that restricted use pesticides can only be applied in the presence of a certified operator; to eliminate any uncertainty regarding how applications and other control measures are to be performed by referencing the minimum adequate control measures. [GAC 620-1-.02, -3-.02, -6-.02, -.03, -.04, -.06, -.07]


Illinois

Air

Proposed Regulations

(4/25/2017) Illinois - Proposed Regulations - Energy
Surface Mined Land Conservation and Reclamation Act
Department of Natural Resources - This Part is being amended to increase the amount of bond required to be filed with the Department before any surface mining or refuse disposal permit is issued. The maximum bond amount will be increased from $5,000 per acre to a maximum bond of $10,000 per acre. In addition, under circumstances where a written agreement between the operator and a third party require overburden to be removed, replaced, graded, and seeded in a manner that the necessary bond penalty exceeds


Kentucky

Water

Proposed Regulations

(4/25/2017) Kentucky - Proposed Regulations - Drinking Water
Consumer Confidence Reports and Public Notification
Energy and Environment Cabinet/Department for Environmental Protection/Division of Water - This administrative regulation requires public water systems to annually report to its customers information on the quality and nature of the water that the system is delivering to customers and the system's compliance with national primary drinking water regulations. [401 KAR 8:075]


(4/25/2017) Kentucky - Proposed Regulations - Drinking Water
Inorganic and Organic Chemical Sampling
Energy and Environment Cabinet/Department for Environmental Protection/Division of Water - This administrative regulation establishes the requirements for sampling and testing procedures for radionuclides and establishes maximum contaminant levels for safe drinking water. [401 KAR 8:250]


(4/25/2017) Kentucky - Proposed Regulations - Laboratory
Laboratory Certification
Energy and Environment Cabinet/Department for Environmental Protection/Division of Water - This administrative regulation establishes procedures for certification of commercial or water system laboratories to test for drinking water contaminants. [401 KAR 8:040]


(4/25/2017) Kentucky - Proposed Regulations - Drinking Water
Public and Semipublic Water Systems
Energy and Environment Cabinet/Department for Environmental Protection/Division of Water - This administrative regulation establishes the general provisions for regulating public and semipublic water supplies. [401 KAR 8:020]


Mississippi

Water

Final Regulations

(4/27/2017) Mississippi - Final Regulations - Drinking Water
2017 Draft changes to the DWSIRLF Program Regulations
Local Government and Rural Water Systems Improvement Board - Amends rules pertaining to the Drinking Water Systems Improvements Revolving Loan Fund Program so that references in the regulation language correspond with the numbering system of the regulation. [Title 33, Part 2]


Montana

Water

Proposed Regulations

(4/25/2017) Montana - Proposed Regulations - Effluent Limitations
Nutrient Standard Variances
Department of Environmental Quality - Amends rules pertaining to nutrient standard variances. [ARM 17.30.660]


National

Air

Final Regulations

(4/25/2017) National - Final Regulations - Air - General
40 CFR 52 - Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Arkansas; Regional Haze and Interstate Visibility Transport FIP; Partial Stay
EPA has issued a final rule promulgating a FIP for Arkansas addressing regional haze and interstate visibility transport under the Federal Clean Air Act (the Act, or CAA).


(4/25/2017) National - Final Regulations - Air - General
40 CFR 52 - Promulgation of SIP Revisions; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2008 Lead, 2008 Ozone, 2010 NO2, 2010 SO2, and 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS; Wyoming
EPA has issued a final rule to approve elements of SIP revisions from Wyoming to demonstrate the State meets infrastructure requirements of the CAA for the NAAQS.


Notices

(4/25/2017) National - Notices - Mobile Sources
Meeting of the Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee
EPA has given notice that the Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee (MSTRS) will meet on May 31, 2017.


Proposed Regulations

(4/27/2017) National - Proposed Regulations - Air - General
40 CFR 52 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Arizona; Regional Haze State and Federal Implementation Plans
EPA has proposed to approve a source-specific revision to the Arizona SIP that provides an alternative to Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) for the Coronado Generating Station owned and operated by the Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District.


(4/25/2017) National - Proposed Regulations - Air - General
40 CFR 52 - Determination of Attainment by the Attainment Date for the 2008 Ozone Standard; District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia; Washington, DC-MD-VA Area
EPA has proposed to determine that the Washington, DC-MD-VA marginal ozone nonattainment area (the Washington Area) has attained the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) by the July 20, 2016 attainment date.


EHS Management

Notices

(4/26/2017) National - Notices - Enforcement
DOJ Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the CAA
DOJ has given notice that it has lodged a proposed consent decree with the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey in the lawsuit entitled United States v. Paulsboro Refining Company LLC, Civil Action No. 2:17-cv-02662.


HazMat and Chemicals

Final Regulations

(4/27/2017) National - Final Regulations - Hazmat Transportation
40 CFR 190 - Pipeline Safety: Inflation Adjustment of Maximum Civil Penalties
PHMSA has issued a final rule to revise references in its regulations to the maximum civil penalties for violations of Federal pipeline safety laws, or any PHMSA regulations or orders issued thereunder.


(4/25/2017) National - Final Regulations - Pesticides
40 CFR 180 - Bacillus simplex strain BU288; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
EPA has issued a final rule to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Bacillus simplex strain BU288 when used as an inert ingredient (emulsifier) in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops and raw agricultural commodities.


(4/25/2017) National - Final Regulations - Pesticides
40 CFR 180 - Benzobicyclon; Pesticide Tolerance
EPA has issued a final rule to establish a tolerance for residues of benzobicyclon in or on rice, grain.


Notices

(4/25/2017) National - Notices - Toxic Substances Control Act
Certain New Chemicals or Significant New Uses; Statements of Findings for December 2016
EPA has given notice of statements of findings made by EPA on TSCA section 5(a) notices during the period from December 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.


(4/25/2017) National - Notices - Toxic Substances Control Act
Certain New Chemicals or Significant New Uses; Statements of Findings for February 2017
EPA has given notice of statements of findings made by EPA on TSCA section 5(a) notices during the period from January 1, 2017 to February 28, 2017.


Water

Final Regulations

(4/25/2017) National - Final Regulations - Effluent Limitations
40 CFR 423 - Postponement of Certain Compliance Dates for Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Steam Electric Power Generating Point Source Category
EPA has postponed compliance dates pending judicial review for the final rule that amends the effluent limitations guidelines and standards for the steam electric point source category under the Clean Water Act.


Notices

(4/25/2017) National - Notices - NPDES
Draft NPDES General Permit for Discharges From the Oil and Gas Extraction Point Source Category to Coastal Waters in Texas (TXG330000)
EPA Region 6 has proposed a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permit regulating discharges from oil and gas wells in the Coastal Subcategory in Texas which discharge into coastal waters in Texas.


(4/25/2017) National - Notices - NPDES
Proposed Issuance of the NPDES General Permit for Discharges From the Oil and Gas Extraction Point Source Category--Stripper Subcategory in Texas (TXG350000)
EPA Region 6 proposed a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permit regulating discharges from oil and gas wells in the Stripper Subcategory which discharge into waters in Texas.


New Mexico

Air

Final Regulations

(4/26/2017) New Mexico - Final Regulations - Air - NSPS
Control of Certain Emissions from Municipal Landfills
Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board - The Air Board will hold a public hearing to address a petition for regulatory change from the City of Albuquerque, Environmental Health Department, seeking to take certain actions in response to rules promulgated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency affecting municipal solid waste landfills. [NMAC 20.11.63, .64, .71]


Oregon

Air

Proposed Regulations

(4/25/2017) Oregon - Proposed Regulations - Energy
Reorganization of Division 27
Office of Energy/Energy Facility Siting Council - Amends rules to reorganize Division 27 and rewrite rules governing requests for amendments to site certificates, to enhance the opportunity for public participation while minimizing increases in review time. [OAR 345-015-0014, -0016, -0080, -0083; -025-0006, -0010, -0016; -027-0011, -0013, -0050 to -0070 non]