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Taylor Porter
August 2015
Regulatory Alert
LDEQ PUBLIC NOTICE
 
DRAFT LPDES GENERAL PERMIT - LIGHT COMMERCIAL FACILITIES
LAG480000 / AI 84683
 
PUBLIC NOTICE – 8/05/2015
 
On August 8, 2015, LDEQ issued a public notice and requested comment on the draft LPDES General Permit for Light Commercial Facilities. Coverage under this general water discharge permit is limited to facilities discharging treated sanitary wastewater (less than 5,000 GPD), exterior vehicle and equipment washwater, equipment repair area washdown wastewater, shop floor washdown, dock washdown water, utility wash water, hydrostatic testing and vessel testing wastewater, non-contact cooling water (less than 100,000 GPD flow), cooling tower blowdown (less than 25,000 GPD flow), boiler water treatment blowdown, boiler blowdown wastewater, condensate, industrial storm water, or any combination of these discharges from a light commercial facility into surface waters of the state. 
 
Once finalized, permit coverage for proposed facilities, existing facility with individual permits and existing facilities currently covered under this general permit may be secured utilizing the following methods.
 
  • Proposed facilities seeking coverage under this general permit must submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) at least sixty (60) days prior to commencement of discharge.   After review of the submission, LDEQ will issue written notification to those applicants who are accepted for coverage under this general permit. 
  • Dischargers with individual LPDES discharge permits eligible for the general permit may apply for (submit an NOI) and be issued this LPDES general permit.  Upon approval by LDEQ, the permittee will be notified of coverage by this general permit and of cancellation of the previous permit(s).
  • Existing dischargers currently covered under the previous General LPDES Permit for Light Commercial Facilities will automatically be covered under this general permit, provided they continue to meet all applicability requirements.  After the permit is issued, current Light Commercial Facility discharge permittees will be sent notification of continued coverage and a link to the new permit.
 
PUBLIC COMMENT AND/OR REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING
September 8, 2015
4:30 PM
 
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LDEQ REGULATION – RP060ft
 
Physical Protection of Byproduct Material; Distribution of Source Material to Exempt Persons and General Licensees; Domestic Licensing of Special Nuclear Material; and Safeguards Information

LAC 33:XV.102, 103, 303, 321, 340, 1519 and 1601, 1603, 1605, 1607, 1609, 1611, 1613, 1615, 1617, 1619, 1621, 1623, 1625, 1627, 1629, 1631, 1633, 1635, 1637, 1641, 1643, 1645, 1647, 1649, 1651, 1661, 1663, 1665 and 1699
 
PROPOSED RULE – August 20, 2015
 
 
LDEQ states that the amendments to the radiation protection regulations are identical to the federal regulations at 10 CFR 30, 37, 40 and 70, which were promulgated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission as RATS ID 2013-1, 2013-2, 2015 -1 and 2015-2. The rule proposes major changes to the requirements for physical protection of Category 1 and 2 quantities of radioactive materials, as well as minor changes to the distribution of source material to exempt persons and general licensees. The following sections are amended:
 
  • Section 102 – Definitions;
  • Section 103 – Exemptions;
  • Section 303 – Unimportant Quantities of Source Material;
  • Section 321 – General Licenses: Source Materials;
  • Section 340 – Transfer of Source or Byproduct Material;
  • Section 1519 – Advance Notification of Shipment of Irradiated Reactor Fuel and Nuclear Waste;
  • Section 1601 – Physical Protection of Category 1 and Category 2 Quantities of Radioactive Material, General Provisions, Purpose and Scope;
  • Section 1603 – Definitions;
  • Section 1605 – Specific Exemptions;
  • Section 1607 – Personal Access Authorization Requirements for Category 1 and Category 2 Quantities of Radioactive Material;
  • Section 1609 – Access Authorization Program Requirements;
  • Section 1611 – Background Investigations;
  • Section 1613 – Requirements for Criminal History Records of Individuals Granted Unescorted Access to Category 1 and Category 2 Quantities of Radioactive Materials;
  • Section 1615 – Relief from Fingerprinting, Identification and Criminal History Record Checks and Other Elements of Background Investigations for Designated Categories of Individuals Permitted Unescorted Access to Certain Radioactive Materials;
  • Section 1617 – Protection of Information;
  • Section 1619 – Access Authorization Program Review;
  • Section 1621 – Security Program;
  • Section 1623 – General Security Program Requirements;
  • Section 1625 – Local Law Enforcement Agency (LLEA) Coordination;
  • Section 1627 – Security Zones;
  • Section 1629 – Monitoring, Detection and Assessment;
  • Section 1631 – Maintenance and Testing;
  • Section 1633 – Requirement for Mobile Devices;
  • Section 1635 – Security Program Review;
  • Section 1637 – Reporting of Events;
  • Section 1641 – Additional Requirements for Transfer of Category 1 and Category 2 Quantities of Radioactive Material;
  • Section 1643 – Applicability of Physical Protection of Category 1 and Category 2 Quantities of Radioactive Material During Transport;
  • Section 1645 – Preplanning and Coordination of Shipments of Category 1 and Category 2 Quantities of Radioactive Material;
  • Section 1647 – Advance Notification of Shipment of Category 1 and Category 2 Quantities of Radioactive Material;
  • Section 1649 – Requirements for Physical Protection of Category 1 and Category 2 Quantities of Radioactive Material During Shipment;
  • Section 1651 – Reporting of Events;
  • Section 1661 – Form of Records;
  • Section 1663 – Record Retention;
  • Section 1665 – Inspections; and
  • Section 1699 – Appendix A – Category 1 and Category 2 Thresholds.
 
 
PUBLIC HEARING
September 24, 2105
1:30 PM
 
PUBLIC COMMENT
September 24, 2015
4:30 PM
 
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LDNR REGULATION

Office of Conservation, General Operations, Subpart 20.  Expedited Permit Processing Program
LAC 43:XIX.Chapter 47

PROPOSED RULE – 8/20/2015

The LDNR Office of Conservation proposes to promulgate LAC 43:XIX. Subpart 20, Sections 4701, 4703, 4705, 4707 and 4709. The proposal to implement an expedited permit processing program was authorized by Act 362 of the 2015 Legislative Session.
 
The new program will allow the Office of Conservation to expedite the processing of permits, modifications, orders, licenses, registrations or variances for applicants who request such services. Expedited processing of an application will be on a case-by-case basis as an exercise of the discretion of the Commissioner and subject to the availability of processing resources. Furthermore, applications approved for expedited processing must still meet all regulatory requirements, including required public comment periods and any required review by other agencies.
 
The following will NOT be eligible for the expedited process.
  • A request for expedited processing submitted prior to submittal of the associated application for a permit, modification, order, license, registration or variance will not be considered.
  • Expedited processing will not be considered for partial review of an application for a permit, modification, order, license, registration, or variance except in accordance with LAC 43.XIX.4703.D.
  • Requests for waivers, exceptions, regulatory interpretations, letters of no further action, review of data and/or work plans, and other miscellaneous letters of response are not eligible for expedited processing.
 
 
PUBLIC HEARING
September 28, 2015
9:00 AM
 
PUBLIC COMMENT
October 5, 2015
4:30 PM
 
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LDNR REGULATION
 
Statewide Order No. 29-B, Chapter 1. General Provisions
Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation Operations - Thirty Day Work History Report
LAC 43:XIX.118

PROPOSED RULE – 8/20/2015

The LDNR Office of Conservation proposes to amend LAC 43:XIX.118, extending the timeframe for submitting a work history report (on or with the well history and work resume report (Form WH)) following a hydraulic fracture stimulation operation from 20 days to 30 days.
 
 
PUBLIC HEARING
September 28, 2015
9:00 AM
 
PUBLIC COMMENT
October 5, 2015
4:30 PM
 
 
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