District of Columbia: Bill 597 ap-
proves proposed rules to amend the
District of Columbia’s solid waste dis-
posal fee formula. Introduced Nov. 16.
Kentucky: Bill Request 181
(2010)/Senate Bill 26 relates to nuclear power. The bill requires that nuclear power facilities have a plan for
the storage of nuclear waste rather
than a means for permanent disposal;
deletes the requirement that the Public Service Commission certify the facility as having a means for disposal of
high-level nuclear waste; and changes
all references to the disposal of nuclear waste to the storage of nuclear
waste. Prefiled Nov. 17.
Florida: Senate Bill 792 relates to
derelict motor vehicles and mobile
homes. The bill revises requirements
for disposition of a motor vehicle,
recreational vehicle or mobile home
that is sold, transported or delivered
to a salvage motor vehicle dealer or a
secondary metals recycler, and requires certificates of title to conform to
specified provisions. Prefiled Nov. 19.
New York: Assembly Bill 9239 re-
quires paint manufacturers to estab-
lish paint stewardship
programs, to develop
and implement strategies for reducing the
generation of post-consumer paint, to promote the re-use of
and to collect, transport and process
post-consumer paint for end of product
life management. Introduced Nov. 9.
New York: Senate Bill 6273 prohibits
deposit initiators from picking up commingled containers processed through
a reverse vending machine.
Introduced and sent to Senate Rules Committee Nov. 6.
United States: Senate Bill 2783
amends the Internal Revenue Code of
1986 to provide production credits for
re-refining lubricating oil. Introduced
and sent to Senate Finance Committee
Massachusetts: Department of Revenue increases the amount of claims
pertaining to the Underground Storage
Tank Petroleum Product Cleanup Fund
that can be submitted every 90 days
from $5,000 to $7,500. Adopted Nov. 13.
Michigan: Department of Environ-
mental Quality/Air Quality Division es-
tablishes new rules governing mercury
emissions from coal-fired generating units;
for mercury testing and
sampling; and amends
and reporting requirements applicable to
specified facilities. Adopted Oct. 16.
Pennsylvania: Environmental Quality Board amends rules relating to administration of the storage tank and
spill prevention program, including
comprehensive underground storage
tank operator training requirements
and corrections and clarifications to
existing regulations. Approved by Independent Regulatory Review Commission Nov. 20.
Utah: Department of
Laboratory Services/Envi-ronmental Services raises
the methamphetamine decontamination standard
from 0.1 microgram per 100
square centimeters to 1.0 microgram per 100 square centimeters. Proposed Nov. 2.
Washington: Department of Natural
Resources clarifies rules regarding
open water disposal of dredge materials on state-owned aquatic lands.
Proposed Oct. 30.
Louisiana: Department of Environ-
mental Quality/Office of the Secre-tary/Legal Affairs Division clarifies
compliance monitoring provisions and
corrects a typographical error in the
regulations; enables the state hazardous waste regulations to maintain
equivalency with the federal regulation. Adopted Nov. 20.
Tennessee: Department of Environment and Conservation/Division of
Solid Waste Management amends
rules addressing the fee system for
transporters, storers, treaters, disposers and certain generators of hazardous waste and for certain used oil
facilities or transporters. Proposed
Environmental Protection Agency
has reviewed the state of
Oregon’s application for final authorization of certain
changes to its hazardous
waste program under the
Resource Conservation and
Recovery Act, as amended.
The EPA has preliminarily
determined that the changes
satisfy all requirements
needed to qualify for final authorization and is proposing to authorize the
state’s changes. Proposed Nov. 18.
Florida: Department of Environmen-
tal Protection amends rules to include
additional equipment on the list of re-
cycling equipment. Adopted Oct. 26.
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