Federal Regulatory Summary - April 2017

The following environmental regulatory actions were published in the U.S. Federal Register during April 2017. Select the hyperlink to view the complete Federal Register notice. For assistance in determining how any of these issues may affect your facility, please contact your local Trinity office at (800) 229-6655.

4/3/2017  82FR16146

Proposal to delay the effective date of the 1/13/2017 final rule amending the Rick Management Program regulations until 2/19/2019. 

4/3/2017  82FR16144

Withdrawal of the 10/23/2015 proposals for a federal plan to implement the GHG emission guidelines (EG) for existing fossil fuel-fired EGUs, for model trading rule for implementation of the EGs, and for amendments to the CAA 111(d) framework regulations, and the 6/30/2016 proposed rule concerning design details of the Clean Energy Incentive Program. 

4/4/2017  82FR16329

Announcement that EPA is reviewing and, if appropriate, will initiate proceedings to suspend, revise, or rescind the Clean Power Plan.

4/4/2017  82FR16331

Announcement that EPA is reviewing the 2016 Oil and Gas New Source Performance Standards and, if appropriate, will initiate proceedings to suspend, revise, or rescind this rule.

4/4/2017  82FR16330

Announcement that EPA is reviewing and, if appropriate, will initiate proceedings to suspend, revise, or rescind the Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Generating Units.

4/6/2017  82FR16736

Final rule amending the electronic reporting requirements for the NESHAP for Coal- and Oil-Fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units (also known as the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS)) to allow for the temporary submission, through June 30, 2018, of certain reports using the PDF format and to correct inadvertent errors.

4/13/2017  82FR17793

Request for input by 5/15/2017 on regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification, in accordance with Executive Order 13777. 

4/14/2017  82FR17947

Notice of availability of the final document, "Policy Assessment for the Review of the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen." 

4/25/2017  82FR19005

Announcement that EPA will reconsider the 11/3/2015 final rule that amends the effluent limitations guidelines and standards for the steam electric point source category under the Clean Water Act, as a result of legal challenge.