SIP Approval: California (revisions to new source review permitting program for Placer County Air Pollution Control District).
EPA entered into a proposed administrative settlement agreement under CERCLA with Sugar Pine Hotel, Inc., for the recovery of $44,192 plus interest in past response costs incurred at the Klamath Falls Motel Mercury Spill Response site.
EPA announced that it is establishing the Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Serving Institutions Advisory Council.
NMFS announced its 12-month finding on a petition to revise the critical habitat designation for the North Pacific right whale under the ESA.
The Department of Ecology reissued the Irrigation System Aquatic Weed Control NPDES and state waste discharge general permit, which provides coverage for the conditional use of pesticides, marker dyes, and other chemicals to manage and eradicate aquatic plants and algae in irrigation canals that flow into surface waters of the state. See lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/law/wsr/2023/18/23-18-012.htm.
The Division of State Parks proposed updates to the Real Property Rule.
The Department of Environmental Protection announced the availability of final NPDES general permits for discharges from the application of pesticides and for operation of concentrated animal feeding operations. See https://www.pacodeandbulletin.gov/secure/pabulletin/data/vol53/53-37/53-37.pdf (pp. 5853-54).
The Department of Environmental Quality proposed amendments to its hazardous waste rules. The amendments would incorporate by reference regulations found in 40 C.F.R. Parts 124 and 260-279, which would allow the use of EPA Method 23 as an alternative to SW-846 Method 0023A when determining emission rates of certain substances during site-specific risk assessments for boilers and industrial furnaces under specific conditions. A hearing will be held October 26, 2023. Comments are due the same date.
The Environmental Protection Agency proposed amendments to its water quality standards regulations as part of a five-year review of four rules. The four rules being reviewed concern definitions, analytical methods and availability of documents, Mahoning River drainage basin, and Lake Erie standards. A hearing will be held October 23, 2023. Comments are due the same date. See https://www.registerofohio.state.oh.us/hearings/hearingsSearch/results/831897/345664.
The Clean Water Commission adopted an amendment to Mo. Code Regs. Ann. tit. 10, §20-8.015 concerning water quality. The amendment modifies the definition of losing streams for consistency with Mo. Code Regs. Ann. tit. 10, §20-7.031, incorporates requirements for water reuse discharges, and adds statewide nutrient reduction requirements for certain point sources. See https://www.sos.mo.gov/CMSImages/AdRules/moreg/2023/v48n18Sept15/v48n18.pdf (pp. 1717-21).