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Here's the proposed amendment

to the Statute:

(a3) The Environmental Management Commission shall adopt rules, after consideration of recommendations from the Mining and Energy Commission, for all of the following purposes:

(1) Stormwater control for sites on which oil and gas exploration and development activities are conducted.

(2) Regulation of toxic air emissions from drilling operations. operations, if it determines the State's current air toxics program and any federal regulations governing toxic air emissions from drilling operations to be adopted by the state by reference are inadequate to protect public health, safety, welfare and the environment. In formulating appropriate standards, the Department shall assess emissions from oil and gas exploration and development activities that use horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing technologies, including emissions from associated truck traffic, in order to (i) determine the adequacy of the State's current air toxics program to protect landowners who lease their property to drilling operations and (ii) determine the impact on ozone levels in the area in order to determine measures needed to maintain compliance with federal ozone standards.

The underlined portion is what Hager wanted to add/amend. And about those state air toxics rules:

During the 2012 session of the General Assembly, HB 952 was enacted to exempt sources from the State Air Toxics Program that are Federally regulated. The legislation also required the Division of Air Quality to review the air toxics rules and identify additional changes to reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens on regulated sources and on DAQ resources.

Rule Revisions

The significant revisions are:
•Sources subject to Federal NESHAPs, either MACT or GACT standards, are now exempt from State air toxics review unless the source would present an unacceptable risk to human health:
•Only if DAQ determined in writing that a source presented an unacceptable risk to human health would an application for toxic emissions be required;
•Exempted sources will be handled in the same simplified manner DAQ has used for sources subject to the wood furniture MACT; •A new, less conservative set of threshold toxic permitting emission rates (TPERs) for emissions from unobstructed vertical stacks have been established;
•Clarification of the use of actual rate of emissions in the air toxics rules, and
•Deletion of the term “unadulterated wood”;
•Elimination of the SIC Call;
Most natural gas and propane combustion sources are now exempt; and
•Most emergency engines are now exempt.

Hager's sliminess is incalculable.