DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Environmental rulemaking and rule variances. Prohibits the issuance of certain environmental variances if rulemaking requirements are not met. Allows the water pollution control board to adopt rules for the issuance of variances from the water quality standards for mercury. Allows the air pollution control board to adopt rules to limit mercury air emissions rates of certain facilities. Requires rulemaking concerning certain air emissions of mercury, lead, and other hazardous materials.