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Massachusetts: Energy

The Department of Energy Resources proposed to adopt regulations concerning participation in the Green Communities Program. The regulations would enable municipalities served by municipal light plants to qualify for the Green Communities Designation and Grant Program by adopting a renewable energy charge, in accordance with An Act Relative To Municipal Light Plant Participation In Green Communities. A hearing will be held December 18, 2023. Comments are due the same date.

Maryland: Water

The Department of Environment proposed amendments to regulations governing water quality. The amendments would replace incorrect reference tables and an equation related to freshwater aquatic life water quality criteria for chronic ammonia criteria with the correct versions, and add a footnote to Table 6 to more directly indicate the effect of pH on PCP toxicity. A hearing will be held December 13, 2023. Comments are due December 22, 2023.

Maine: Toxic Substances

The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry proposed new rules for the implementation of certain strategies identified in the PFAS Fund Plan. The rules would establish eligibility criteria, administrative procedures, evaluation criteria, and appeals procedures for a number of programs. A hearing will be held December 18, 2023. Comments are due December 28, 2023. See

Maine: Energy

The Efficiency Maine Trust proposed amendments to rules governing the implementation of the Electric Efficiency and Conservation Programs. The amendments would reflect changes to the Efficiency Maine Trust Act addressing activities related to beneficial electrification and the inclusion of cost-effective measures in the determination of maximum achievable cost-effective resources; and legislative changes to goals that the Trust must advance in its triennial plans and criteria for conservation programs. A hearing will be held December 19, 2023.

Maine: Energy

The Maine Public Utilities Commission adopted amendments to regulations governing small generator interconnection procedures. The amendments implement requirements of "An Act to Support the Continued Access to Solar Energy and Battery Storage by Maine Homes and Businesses," make changes to facilitate the interconnection process for all levels of generation facilities, and add provisions related to export control and energy storage.

Colorado: Climate Change

The Department of Public Health and Environment adopted amendments to regulations governing greenhouse gas emissions and energy management for manufacturing. The amendments reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the industrial and manufacturing sector and make necessary revisions to reduction strategies for the Energy Intensive, Trade-Exposed Manufacturing Source Audit Program.