Federal Regulatory Summary - April 2015

The following environmental regulatory actions were published in the U.S. Federal Register during April 2015. Select the hyperlink to view the complete Federal Register notice.


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  • 4/3/2015 80FR18136  
    Direct final rule clarifying regulations related to the data sources used to establish the cellulosic waiver credit (CWC) price and other matters related to the renewable fuel standard program regulations.

  • 4/7/2015 80FR18557  
    Proposed Clean Water Act regulation establishing pretreatment standards preventing the discharge of pollutants into wastewater from onshore unconventional oil and gas extraction facilities to publically owned treatment works (POTWs).

  • 4/8/2015 80FR18777  
    Final rule revising the regulations associated with the comparable fuels exclusion and the gasification exclusion, originally issued under RCRA, implementing three vacaturs ordered by the DC Circuit Court.

  • 4/9/2015 80FR19080  
    Notice that EPA receives occasional FOIA requests related to the import/export of RCRA hazardous waste, the export of CRTs and spent lead acid batteries, and the export/import of RCRA universal waste, to inform affected businesses relative to their potential interest in asserting claims of confidential business information (CBI).

  • 4/10/2015 80FR19453  
    Final rule listing five flammable refrigerants as acceptable substitutes (subject to use conditions) under EPA's SNAP program to protect stratospheric ozone.

  • 4/15/2015 80FR20189  
    Proposal to add 1-bromopropane to the list of toxic chemicals subject to reporting under section 313 of EPCRA and section 6607 of PPA; comments due by 6/15/2015.

  • 4/16/2015 80FR20492  
    Notice that EPA proposes to create a new recordkeeping system, the Emergency Management Portal--Field Readiness Application (EMP-FR) to contain information used by the Agency to: 1) track emergency management and response training and certification, 2) to contact EPA staff who are members of the Response Support Corps to respond off hours, and 3) to respond to requests for related information.
  • 4/17/2015 80FR21301  
    Final rule regulating the disposal of coal combustion residuals (CCR) as a solid waste under RCRA subtitle D.
  • 4/17/2015 80FR21237  
    Notice that EPA proposes to create a new recordkeeping system, the Superfund Enterprise Management System (SEMS) to enable project and program managers to manage clean-up and enforcement activities at Superfund sites.
  • 4/20/2015 80FR21650  
    Reinstatement of monitoring and QA/QC requirements in the mandatory GHG reporting rule, revised as of 7/1/2014.

  • 4/21/2015 80FR22116  
    Correction to the SO2 allowance system contained in the 40 CFR Parts 72 to 80, revised of 7/1/14.

  • 4/21/2015 80FR22116  
    Correction to the NESHAP Source Categories compliance provisions contained in 40 CFR Part 63, revised as of 7/1/14.

  • 4/21/2015 80FR22176  
    Notice of availability of applicability determinations, alternative monitoring decisions, and regulatory interpretations that EPA has made under NSPS, NESHAPs, and the Stratospheric Ozone Protection Program.

  • 4/22/15 80FR22418  
    Correction regarding the control of emissions from nonroad spark-ignition engines at or below 19 kilowatts, contained in 40 CFR Parts 87 to 95, revised as of 7/1/14.

  • 4/24/2015 80FR22996  
    Notice that EPA is soliciting comment on its analysis of GHG emissions attributable to the production and transport of Brassica carinata oil feedstock for use in making biofuels such as biodiesel, renewable diesel, and jet fuel, until 5/26/15.

  • 4/27/2015 80FR23401  
    Proposal that existing sewage sludge incineration (SSI) units implement EPA's 3/21/11 emission guidelines in states that do not have an approved state plan implementing the EG in place by 3/21/2012.

  • 4/30/2015 80FR24218  
    Notice that EPA has responded to 23 petitions for reconsideration of the 2/16/2012 NESHAP from coal- and oil-fired electric utility steam generating units and NSPS for fossil fuel-fired electric utility, industrial/commercial/institutional steam generating units, denying each and providing the agency's rational for each denial.


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