Federal Regulatory Summary - January 2017

The following environmental regulatory actions were published in the U.S. Federal Register during January 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.

1/6/2017  82FR1651

Proposal to add natural gas processing facilities to the scope of industrial sectors covered by the reporting requirements of section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (TRI) and section 6607 of the Pollution Prevention Act.

1/6/2017  82FR1733

Notice of availability of preliminary interstate ozone transport modeling data and associated methods relative to the 2015 ozone NAAQS, for public review and comment. 

1/9/2017  82FR2230

Final rule revising EPA's Consolidated Rules of Practice governing the administrative assessment of civil penalties and various other administrative adjudicatory hearings.

1/9/2017  82FR2760

Final rule adding a subsurface intrusion component to the Hazard Ranking System, which is the principal mechanism that EPA uses to evaluate sites for placement on the National Priorities List.

1/9/2017   82FR2294

Withdrawal of a 12/14/2015 proposed rule regarding nondiscrimination in programs or activities receiving federal assistance from EPA.

1/10/2017    82FR3078

Final rule revising requirements under the Clean Air Act for state plans for protection of visibility in mandatory Class I Federal areas in order to continue steady environmental progress while addressing administrative aspects of the program.

1/11/2017  82FR3173

Final discharge performance standards for 11 discharges incidental to the normal operation of a vessel of the Armed Forces into the navigable waters of the United States, the territorial seas, and the contiguous zone.

1/11/2017   82FR3554

Proposed federal plan for existing commercial and industrial incineration (CISWI) units, implementing emission guidelines in states that do not have approved SIPs in place by the effective date of the federal plan.

1/12/2017  82FR3633

Final rule adjusting the level of statutory civil monetary penalty amounts under the statutes EPA administers, as mandated by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990.

1/12/2017   82FR3641

Final rule establishing reporting and recordkeeping requirements for certain chemical substances when they are manufactured or processed at the nanoscale.

1/13/2017  82FR4594

Final rule amending the Risk Management Program, changing the accident prevention program requirements.

1/13/2017  82FR4232

Extension of the public comment period for the 12/28/2016 proposed amendments to the NESHAP for nutritional yeast manufacturing risk and technology review, until 2/24/2017.

1/17/2017  82FR5182

Final rule promulgating revisions to the Guideline on Air Quality Models including enhancing AERMOD and incorporating approaches to address ozone and particulate matter.

1/17/17    82FR5142

Final rule revising the NESHAP for radon emissions from uranium operating mill tailings.

1/17/17   82FR4864

Notice that EPA denied petitions for reconsideration of the 10/23/2015 final Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units except to the extent that they raise topics concerning biomass and waste-to-energy, and deferring action on the petitions to the extent they raised those topics.

1/18/17   82FR5401

Final action on EPA's reconsideration of certain aspects of the 6/30/2015 final amendments for the NESHAP for ferroalloys production.

1/19/2017   82FR7149

Final rule revising the 1991 Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects.

1/19/2017  82FR7400

Proposed new health and environmental protection standards under the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978, focused on groundwater protection, restoration and long-term stability.

1/19/2017   82FR6534

Notice of final issuance of the 2017 NPDES general permit for stormwater discharges from construction activities to waters of the United States (the "2017 Construction General Permit [CGP]).

1/23/2017   82FR7821

Final rule revising EPA document AP-42, Section 13.5: Industrial Flares.

1/26/2017   82FR8499

Final rule delaying the effective date of 30 environmental regulations until 3/21/2017 as a result of the 1/20/2017 Presidential directive, "Regulatory Freeze Pending Review."