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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 June 17 and June 23, 2022.
Alaska

Water

Proposed Regulations

(6/22/2022) Alaska - Proposed Regulations - Underground Injection Wells
Site Clearance, Completion Dates, Test Requirements
Department of Administration/Oil and Gas Conservation Commission - Amends rules dealing with site clearance, completion dates for sundry work, test requirements for injection wells, confidentiality of certain applications, and requirements for an emergency well control contingency plan. [20 AAC 25.170, .172, .280, .412, .537, .529]

Arizona

HazMat and Chemicals

Final Regulations

(6/22/2022) Arizona - Final Regulations - Hazmat Transportation
Pipeline Safety
Corporation Commission/Transportation - Conforms to the most recent amendments to the Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R), Title 49 of the Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations, which is required by the Commission's Agreement with the United States Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, and required for the Commission's Pipeline Safety Division to receive federal funds for Pipeline Safety Programs. [R14-5-201 through -205, -207]

California

HazMat and Chemicals

Proposed Regulations

(6/22/2022) California - Proposed Regulations - Underground Storage Tanks
Petroleum Underground Storage Tanks Grants and Loans
State Water Resources Control Board - Amends rules to implement amendments to the Health and Safety Code and to make them more specific and consistent with current operational practices. [Title 23 CCR Section 3420]

Colorado

Water

Proposed Regulations

(6/17/2022) Colorado - Proposed Regulations - Drinking Water
Primary Drinking Water Regulations
Department of Public Health and Environment/Water Quality Control Commission - Amends the Colorado Primary Drinking Water Regulations, Regulation 11 (5 CCR 1002-11). [5 CCR 1002-11]

Florida

Air

Final Regulations

(6/22/2022) Florida - Final Regulations - Hazardous Air Pollutants
Surface Coating of Miscellaneous Metal Parts, Products
Department of Environmental Protection - Provides alternatives to the Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products (MMPP) requirements for aerospace parts and products coating operations by cross referencing the requirements of the federal National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP), 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart GG, adopted by reference in Rule 62 204.800, State Administrative Code. [FAC 62-296.513]

Iowa

Waste

Final Regulations

(6/17/2022) Iowa - Final Regulations - Recycling
Cathode Ray Tube Recycling
Environmental Protection Commission - Removes two current state requirements that are unnecessarily burdensome or redundant. First, the revision of the chapter removes the requirement that CRT recyclers carry financial assurance. The proposed chapters structure on more detailed tracking and reporting coupled with heightened standards on storage will more effectively prevent any speculative accumulation from occurring, rendering financial assurance unnecessary. Second, the proposed revision removes all req

Water

Final Regulations

(6/17/2022) Iowa - Final Regulations - Water - General
Floodplain Permitting for Bridges
Environmental Protection Commission - Subjects new bridges and replacement bridges to the same standards as the current rules. [IAC 567-72.1]

Louisiana

Water

Final Regulations

(6/22/2022) Louisiana - Final Regulations - Effluent Limitations
Criteria (WQ110)
Department of Environmental Quality/Office of the Secretary/Legal Affairs and Criminal Investigation - Rescinds the freshwater numeric ammonia criteria so that the department can reconsider the costs to directly affected persons, in the aggregate, to implement the freshwater ammonia criteria, together with the environmental and or human health risks and benefits. [LAC 33:IX.1113]

(6/22/2022) Louisiana - Final Regulations - Groundwater
Guidance Manual
Department of Natural Resources/Office of Conservation - Includes reference to the use of the Guidance Manual for Environmental Boreholes and Monitoring Systems in the water well registration and plugging and abandonment regulations of Title 56. [LAC 56:I.303, . 503]

(6/22/2022) Louisiana - Final Regulations - Groundwater
Independent Metering Installation
Capital Area Groundwater Conservation Commission - Promotes the public health of Southern Hills Aquifer System users by ensuring continued access and conservation of the aquifer. [LAC 56:V.707, .1107]

(6/22/2022) Louisiana - Final Regulations - Groundwater
Limitations and Prohibitions on Water Pumping
Office of the Governor/Capital Area Ground Water Conservation Commission - Amends rules governing limitations and prohibitions on water pumping to adopt the prohibition of particular water production at certain depths, the establishment of a procedure for the issuance of waters well permits, and a policy of subjecting any existing pumping limits to an annual review by the Board of Commissioners. [LAC 56:V.Chapter 13]

Proposed Regulations

(6/22/2022) Louisiana - Proposed Regulations - Underground Injection Wells
Class III (Solution-Mining) Injection Wells
Department of Natural Resources/Office of Conservation - Proposes to amend provisions governing the oversight of the Class III solution-mining program within the Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program located within the Office of Conservation. [LAC 43:XVII.Chapter 33]

(6/22/2022) Louisiana - Proposed Regulations - Underground Injection Wells
Class V Storage Wells in Solution
Department of Natural Resources/Office of Conservation - Amends rules which provides comprehensive regulations for storage wells containing hydrogen, nitrogen, ammonia, compressed air, or noble (inert and nonreactive) gases whether liquid, liquefied, or gaseous in salt dome cavities. [LAC 43:XVII.Chapter 37]

(6/22/2022) Louisiana - Proposed Regulations - Underground Injection Wells
Hydrocarbon Storage Wells in Salt Dome Cavities
Department of Natural Resources/Office of Conservation - Amends rules to facilitate the permitting, siting, construction, operation, monitoring, and site closure of Class II Hydrocarbon Storage Wells in Solution-Mined Salt Dome Caverns. [LAC 43:XVII.Chapter 3]

Maine

Air

Proposed Regulations

(6/23/2022) Maine - Proposed Regulations - Fuels and Fuel Additives
Safety Standards for Natural and Liquefied Natural Gas
Public Utilities Commission - The Commission initiates a rulemaking to amend Ch. 420, Safety Standards for Natural Gas and Liquefied Natural Gas Facility Operators. The proposed amendments are intended to update and modernize the Commission's gas safety rules. [65-407-420]

HazMat and Chemicals

Proposed Regulations

(6/23/2022) Maine - Proposed Regulations - Underground Storage Tanks
Underground Oil Storage Tank Installers and Inspectors
Board of Underground Storage Tank Installers - The Board proposes to amend Ch. 3 and Ch. 6 to discontinue the use of the terms "handicap," "handicapped" and "hearing impaired" in accordance with PL 2021 c. 348, "An Act To Discontinue the Use of the Terms "Handicap," "Handicapped" and "Hearing Impaired" in State Laws, Rules and Official Documents". [06-481-3, -6]

(6/17/2022) Maine - Proposed Regulations - Underground Storage Tanks
Underground Oil Storage Tank Installers and Inspectors
Board of Underground Storage Tank Installers - The Board proposes to amend Ch. 3 and Ch. 6 to discontinue the use of the terms "handicap," "handicapped" and "hearing impaired" in accordance with PL 2021 c. 348, "An Act To Discontinue the Use of the Terms "Handicap," "Handicapped" and "Hearing Impaired" in State Laws, Rules and Official Documents". [06-481-3, -6]

Minnesota

Water

Proposed Regulations

(6/23/2022) Minnesota - Proposed Regulations - Groundwater
Explorers and Exploratory Borings
Department of Health/Division of Environmental Health - Allows for the use of Type IL Portland-limestone cement as an equivalent to the authorized use of Type I Portland cement and other subjects that may come up, but only as time permits. [Minn. R. 4727]

(6/22/2022) Minnesota - Proposed Regulations - Groundwater
Wells and Borings
Department of Health/Division of Environmental Health - Allows for the use of Type IL Portland-limestone cement as an equivalent to the authorized use of Type I Portland cement and other subjects that come up, but only as time permits. [Minn. R. 4725]

National

Air

Final Regulations

(6/22/2022) National - Final Regulations - Air - General
40 CFR 52 - Finding of Failure To Submit a Clean Air Act Section 110 State Implementation Plan for Interstate Transport for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)
EPA has issued a final rule finding that the State of Alabama failed to submit a complete infrastructure State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision to satisfy certain interstate transport requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) with respect to the 2015 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS).

(6/21/2022) National - Final Regulations - Air - General
40 CFR 52 - Air Plan Approval; North Carolina; North Carolina BART Rule Revisions
EPA has issued a final rule finalizing approval of a North Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision, submitted through a letter dated April 13, 2021.

(6/21/2022) National - Final Regulations - Air - General
40 CFR 52 - Air Plan Approval; North Carolina; North Carolina BART Rule Revisions
EPA has issued a final rule finalizing approval of a North Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision, submitted through a letter dated April 13, 2021.

Notices

(6/22/2022) National - Notices - Air - General
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
EPA has given notice of a proposed consent decree in WildEarth Guardians v. Regan, No. 1:22-cv-174-RB-GBW (D.N.M.).

(6/22/2022) National - Notices - Air - General
Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit
EPA has given notice of a proposed consent decree in Our Children's Earth Foundation v. Regan, No. 3:22-cv-00695-WHA (N.D. CA).

Proposed Regulations

(6/22/2022) National - Proposed Regulations - Air - General
40 CFR 52 - Air Plan Approval; NC: Inspection and Maintenance Program
EPA has proposed to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of North Carolina on December 14, 2020, through the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Division of Air Quality (DAQ), for the purpose of removing Lee, Onslow, and Rockingham Counties from North Carolina's motor vehicle inspection and maintenance (I/M) program.

(6/21/2022) National - Proposed Regulations - GHG Management
40 CFR 9 and 98 - Revisions and Confidentiality Determinations for Data Elements Under the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule; Proposed Rule
EPA has proposed to amend specific provisions in the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule to improve the quality and consistency of the data collected under the rule, streamline and improve implementation, and clarify or propose minor updates to certain provisions that have been the subject of questions from reporting entities.

(6/21/2022) National - Proposed Regulations - Air - NSPS
40 CFR Part 60 - New Source Performance Standards Review for Industrial Surface Coating of Plastic Parts for Business Machines
EPA has proposed amendments to the Standards of Performance for Industrial Surface Coating of Plastic Parts for Business Machines as the preliminary results of the review of the new source performance standards required by the Clean Air Act.

(6/17/2022) National - Proposed Regulations - Air - General
40 CFR 52 - Air Plan Disapproval; California; Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District and Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District
EPA has proposed to disapprove revisions to the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVAQMD) and the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD) portions of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP) concerning rules submitted to address section 185 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) with respect to the 1-hour ozone standard.

(6/17/2022) National - Proposed Regulations - Air Permitting
40 CFR 52 and 70 - Air Plan Approval; Iowa; State Implementation Plan and State Operating Permits Program
EPA has proposed to approve revisions to the Iowa State Implementation Plan (SIP) and the Iowa Operating Permit Program.

EHS Management

Notices

(6/23/2022) National - Notices - Enforcement
DOJ - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
DOJ has given notice that it has opened a period for public comment on the proposed consent decree with the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey in the lawsuit entitled United States v. Kaydon Acquisition XI, Inc., et al., Civil Action No. 2:22-cv-03759-CCC-JRA lodged on June 14, 2022.

(6/23/2022) National - Notices - Enforcement
Notice of Proposed Administrative Settlement Agreement for Recovery of Past Response Costs at the Omega Chemical Corporation Superfund Site in Los Angeles County, California
EPA has given notice that it has entered into a proposed settlement, embodied in an Administrative Settlement Agreement for Recovery of Past Response Costs, with Powerine Oil Company and Lakeland Development Company.

(6/21/2022) National - Notices - Enforcement
DOJ - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Stipulation and Order of Settlement Under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
DOJ has given notice opening the public comment on the proposed Stipulation and Order of Settlement with the District Court of the Southern District of New York in a lawsuit entitled Tzumi Innovations, LLC v. Regan, et al., Civil Action No. 21-122 lodged on June 13, 2022.

(6/17/2022) National - Notices - Environment - General
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
EPA has given notice of its weekly receipt of Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) filed June 6, 2022 through June 13, 2022 pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9.

HazMat and Chemicals

Notices

(6/23/2022) National - Notices - Pesticides
Notice of Objections to Notice of Intent To Suspend Dimethyl Tetrachloroterephthalate (DCPA) Technical Registration; Notice of Public Hearing
EPA has given notice that it has received objections and hearing requests in response to its issuance of a Notice of Intent to Suspend registration of a pesticide containing dimethyl tetrachloroterephthalate (DCPA).

(6/22/2022) National - Notices - Pesticides
Spirodiclofen; Rescinding Cancellation Order for Certain Pesticide Registrations
EPA has given notice that it is rescinding the cancellation order published on November 19, 2021for the two spirodiclofen registrations, EPA Registration Nos. 10163-382 and 10163-383, as requested by the registrant (Gowan), for the two registrations from December 31, 2021, until June 30, 2022.

(6/21/2022) National - Notices - Pesticides
Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Active Ingredients--May 2022
EPA has given notice of receipt of applications to register pesticide products containing active ingredients not included in any currently registered pesticide products and requests comment on these applications.

(6/21/2022) National - Notices - Pesticides
Pesticide Product Registration; Receipt of Applications for New Uses--May 2022
EPA has given notice that it has received applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients.

Proposed Regulations

(6/22/2022) National - Proposed Regulations - Pesticides
40 CFR 174 and 180 - Receipt of Pesticide Petitions Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities May 2022
EPA has given notice of the Agency's receipt of initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.

(6/17/2022) National - Proposed Regulations - Pesticides
40 CFR 180 - Receipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of a Pesticide Chemical in or on Various Commodities
EPA has given notice of its receipt of an initial filing of a pesticide petition requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of a pesticide chemical in or on various commodities.

Waste

Notices

(6/23/2022) National - Notices - CERCLA/Superfund
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Brownfields Program--Accomplishment Reporting (Renewal)
EPA has given notice that it has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Brownfields Program--Accomplishment Reporting (Renewal) (EPA ICR Number 2104.09, OMB Control Number 2050-0192) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.

(6/23/2022) National - Notices - Land Disposal Restrictions
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Land Disposal Restrictions (Renewal)
EPA has given notice that it has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Land Disposal Restrictions (EPA ICR Number 1442.24, OMB Control Number 2050-0085) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.

(6/17/2022) National - Notices - Hazardous Waste Generators
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Hazardous Waste Generator Standards (Renewal), EPA ICR No. 0820.15, EPA ICR No. 2050-0035
EPA has given notice that it is planning to submit the information collection request (ICR), Hazardous Waste Generator Standards (Renewal) (EPA ICR No. 0820.15, OMB Control No. 2050-0035) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.

Water

Notices

(6/21/2022) National - Notices - Drinking Water
Lifetime Drinking Water Health Advisories for Four Perfluoroalkyl Substances
EPA has given notice of the release of health advisories for four perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), including interim updated lifetime drinking water health advisories for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS).

(6/17/2022) National - Notices - Water - General
Notice of Funding Availability for Credit Assistance Under SWIFIA Program
EPA has given notice soliciting letters of interest (LOIs) from prospective state infrastructure financing authority borrowers seeking credit assistance from the Agency under the state infrastructure financing authority WIFIA (SWIFIA) program.

(6/17/2022) National - Notices - Water - General
Notice of Funding Availability for Credit Assistance Under WIFIA Program
EPA has given notice soliciting letters of interest (LOIs) from prospective borrowers seeking credit assistance from the Agency under the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2014 (WIFIA) program.

(6/17/2022) National - Notices - Wastewater - General
United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Mitigation of Contaminated Transboundary Flows Project
EPA and the U.S. International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC) have given notice that they have prepared a Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Draft PEIS) for the proposed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Mitigation of Contaminated Transboundary Flows Project.

New Jersey

Air

Final Regulations

(6/23/2022) New Jersey - Final Regulations - Air - General
Cost Cap Calculation
Board of Public Utilities - Establishes rules to implement the requirements of Section 38.d(2) of the Clean Energy Act of 2018, P.L. 2018, c. 17 (N.J.S.A. 48:3-87.d(2)) (Cost Cap), which requires the Board to perform several complex calculations to determine whether spending on specified clean energy programs remains within acceptable levels, as defined by the Clean Energy Act. [NJAC 14:8-2.12]

Water

Final Regulations

(6/23/2022) New Jersey - Final Regulations - Water - General
Sale of Water from the Manasquan Reservoir Water Supply
Department of Environmental Protection/Water Supply Authority - Amends rules to update references to the fiscal year (FY) from FY 2022 to FY 2023. [NJAC 7:11-4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6]

(6/23/2022) New Jersey - Final Regulations - Water - General
Sale of Water from the Raritan Basin System
Department of Environmental Protection/Water Supply Authority - Amends rules to update references to the fiscal year (FY) from FY 2022 to FY 2023. [NJAC 7:11-2.3, 2.4, 2.5, and 2.6]

Rhode Island

Water

Final Regulations

(6/21/2022) Rhode Island - Final Regulations - Water - General
Regulations Governing the Establishment of Various Fees
Department of Environmental Management - Amends rule to correct a typographical error in the fee chart included in Section 1.8(B). [250-RICR-30-00-1]

Proposed Regulations

(6/22/2022) Rhode Island - Proposed Regulations - Wastewater - General
Oil Pollution Control Regulations
Department of Environmental Management - Amends rule to update and clarify definitions and regulatory parameters, edit wording and abbreviations to remain consistent throughout the regulation, and update contents to accurately reflect other State regulatory policies. [250-RICR-140-25-2]

(6/17/2022) Rhode Island - Proposed Regulations - Wetlands
Freshwater Wetlands Act
Department of Environmental Management - Amends rule to eliminate the variance fee and improve clarity in the fee table for applications and correct the RICR reference number referring to CRMC regulations in the definition section of the rules. [250-RICR-150-15-3]

Utah

HazMat and Chemicals

Proposed Regulations

(6/22/2022) Utah - Proposed Regulations - Hazmat Transportation
General Provisions
Public Service Commission/Division of Administration - Amends federal guidelines for states participating in the Federal Pipeline Safety Grant program have changed since 2019-09-01. [R746-409-1]

Water

Final Regulations

(6/21/2022) Utah - Final Regulations - Wastewater - General
Sewer Management Program (SMP)
Department of Environmental Quality/Division of Water Quality - Requires that these minimum standards be met by federal, state, municipal, and special service districts that own or operate sewer collection systems within the state. [R317-801]

Proposed Regulations

(6/22/2022) Utah - Proposed Regulations - Groundwater
Water Wells
Department of Natural Resources/Division of Water Rights - Amends rules where corrections and clarifications to this rule have been made by the Division of Water Rights (Division) staff. [R655-4]

Wisconsin

Water

Final Regulations

(6/22/2022) Wisconsin - Final Regulations - Groundwater
Well Construction and Pump Installation
Department of Natural Resources - Amends rules to address issues raised during public comment and Board discussion at the May 2019 Natural Resources Board meeting regarding proposed Rule No. DG-16-16, while maintaining protection of public health and groundwater. [NR 812]