Federal Regulatory Summary - October 2016

The following environmental regulatory actions were published in the U.S. Federal Register during October 2016. 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.

10/3/2016  81FR68216

Final revisions to the guidance on the use of ambient air quality monitoring data influenced by "exceptional" events when making certain regulatory determinations. 

10/3/2016  81FR68110

Proposed revisions to the PSD and Title V GHG permitting regulations with respect to regulatory definitions, PALs, preventing a source from being required to obtain a permit solely because it exceeds or has the potential to emit GHGs above the applicable thresholds, and proposing a significant emissions rate (SER) for GHGs under the PSD program.

10/4/2016  81FR68411

Notice that EPA has clarified its 7/29/16 response to petitions for reconsideration of the 2012 final NSPS and NESHAP for the Oil and Natural Gas Sector and subsequent amendments whereby it denied the petitions with respect to the NSPS but not on the NESHAPs.

10/7/2016  81FR69753

Proposed 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 continuous zone.

10/11/2016  81FR70029

Determination of acceptability expanding the list of acceptable substitutes pursuant to EPA's SNAP program for use in the refrigeration and air conditioning sector and fire suppression and explosion protection sectors. 

10/14/2016  81FR70944

Final general permits for use in Indian country pursuant to the Federal Minor New Source Review Program for Indian Country for new or modified minor sources in six source categories.

10/18/2016  81FR71613

Final rule revising the public notice rule provisions for the New Source Review, title V, and Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) permit programs of the Clean Air Act and corresponding onshore area determinations for implementation of the OCS air quality regulations, removing the requirement for public notice of draft air permits and other program actions through publication in a newspaper in favor of electronic notice.

10/18/2016  81FR71906

Final rule retaining the current NAAQS for lead based on EPA's review of the air quality criteria and the current standard.

10/18/2016  81FR71661

Proposed rule announcing reconsideration and request for public comment on five issues raised in petitions for reconsideration regarding the 12/1/2015 amendments to the NESHAP Refinery MACT 1 and Refinery MACT 2 regulations and the NSPS for petroleum refineries.

10/25/2016  81FR73478

Final rule establishing a comprehensive Phase 2 Heavy-Duty National Program to reduce GHG emissions and fuel consumption from new on-road medium and heavy-duty vehicles and engines.

10/26/2016  81FR74504

Final rule updating the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule to address interstate transport of ozone pollution with respect to the 2008 ozone NAAQS.

10/31/2016  81FR75365

Extension of the comment period on the 9/29/2016 proposed rule, "Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) Completion of Electronic Reporting Requirements," until 11/15/2016.