(A)   Where reference is made herein to any federal or state statute, rules or regulations, either specifically or generally, the reference shall be to that statute, rule or regulation and to all amendments thereto now in force or which may be hereafter enacted, adopted and/or promulgated.
   (B)   No portion or provision hereof shall be taken to establish lesser or different requirements than those imposed upon persons by the state and federal governments for purposes of protecting and improving the environment, and to the extent the statutes and regulations are different from or in conflict with the provisions of this chapter, the state and federal statute rules and regulations shall govern.