Regulatory Updates


New Jersey
Changes to NJDEP’s Soil Remediation Standards: Important Opportunities and Challenges to Evaluate

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has adopted amendments to the Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules (N.J.A.C. 7:13), Coastal Zone Management Rules (N.J.A.C. 7:7) and Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act Rules (N.J.A.C. 7:7A), effective July 17, 2017.

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Connecticut
Connecticut Legislation Affecting Subsurface Sewage Disposal System Jurisdiction

Public Act No. 17-146, Section 30 modifies Subsection (g) of CT General Statute Sec. 22a-430 raising the subsurface sewage disposal system (SSDS) site jurisdictional limit from 5,000 gallons per day (gpd) up to 7,500 gpd, effective July 1, 2017.

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New Jersey
NJDEP Adopts Amended Land Use Regulations

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has adopted amendments to the Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules (N.J.A.C. 7:13), Coastal Zone Management Rules (N.J.A.C. 7:7) and Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act Rules (N.J.A.C. 7:7A), effective July 17, 2017.

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New Jersey
NJDEP Issues Proposed Revision to the Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act Rules

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Division of Land Use Regulation (DLUR) issued proposed revisions to the Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act Rules (FWPA) (N.J.A.C. 7:7A) on May 1, 2017.

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National
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Reissues Nationwide Permits

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has published a final rule for the reissuance of existing nationwide permits (NWP) with some minor modifications and issuance of two new NWPs.

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San Jose, CA
San Jose Extends Downtown High-Rise Incentives

The San Jose City Council unanimously approved an extension of the Downtown High-Rise Incentive Program last month.

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New Jersey
NJDEP Water Quality Management Planning Rule Adopted

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Office of Water Resources Management Coordination adopted new Water Quality Management Planning (WQMP) rules (N.J.A.C. 7:15) on November 7.

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Pennsylvania
PADEP Updated Vapor Intrusion Guidance Released

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) released updated Vapor Intrusion Guidance on Saturday, November 19, which will become effective on January 18, 2017.

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Pennsylvania
PADEP Reissues the PAG-03 Industrial Stormwater NPDES General Permit

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) reissued the PAG-03 General Permit on September 24, 2016 for a new 5-year term.

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Ohio
Ohio Brownfield Funding Update – Application Period for the 3rd Round of Abandoned Gas Station Cleanup Grant Funding to Open January 2017

Are you aware of an abandoned gas station property in Ohio that is vacant, but ideal for redevelopment? The property could be eligible to receive funding through the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA).

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North Dakota
North Dakota Brine Spill Guidelines and Remediation Resources Released by NDDOH and EERC

North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) and Environmental Health Section Division of Water Quality has released Guidelines for the Assessment and Cleanup of Saltwater Releases.

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New Jersey
New Jersey Re-Adopts Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules

On June 20th, the NJDEP adopted the June 2015 Flood Hazard Area Control Act (FHACA) Rule proposal without substantial changes.

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Pennsylvania
RACT 2: Upcoming Compliance Deadlines for New Emission Control Requirements in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently finalized new rules that will impact at least 192 Pennsylvania facilities that are major sources of either oxides of nitrogen (NOx) or volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions.

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San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Environmental Screening Levels (ESLs) Update Published by California Regional Water Quality Control Board

The California Regional Water Quality Control Board – San Francisco Bay Region recently published its 2016 update of the Environmental Screening Levels (ESLs).

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