Federal Regulatory Summary - April 2016

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

4/6/2016             81FR20171

Final technical corrections to the 2/17/2015 NESHAP for Coal- and Oil-Fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units and Standards of Performance for Fossil-Fuel-Fired Electric Utility, Industrial-Commercial-Institutional, and Small Industrial-Commercial-Institutional Steam Generating Units.

4/7/2016             81FR20252

Final rule adding five sites to the General Superfund section of the National Priorities List, under CERCLA. Proposed rule published simultaneously.

4/11/2016           81FR21295

Notice of tentative denial of petition for rulemaking requesting the revision of the RCRA corrosivity hazardous waste characteristic regulation with respect to the regulatory value for defining waste as corrosive and the scope of the RCRA corrosivity definition.

4/11/2016           81FR21328

Notice of proposed draft 2017 NPDES general permit for stormwater discharges from construction activities.

4/18/2016           81FR22810

Proposal to change the list of acceptable substitutes to ozone depleting substances, subject to narrow use limits, under EPA's SNAP program.

4/19/2016           81FR22977

Notice of availability of the draft document, Draft Integrated Review Plan for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter, for public review and comment by 6/23/2016.

4/20/2016           81FR23187

Withdrawal of the 2/25/2016 direct final rule for clarifying requirements for Method 303 certification training, due to adverse comments received.

4/21/2016           81FR23488

Notice of EPA's Office of Land and Emergency Management's proposal to create a new system of records, pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974.

4/22/2016           81FR23641

Final action on technical corrections and clarifications to the April 2014 Tier 3 Motor Vehicle Emission and Fuel Standards final rulemaking and the July 2014 Quality Assurance Program.

4/25/2016           81FR24419

Supplemental finding that it is appropriate and necessary to regulate hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired electric utility steam generating units, in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision related to cost considerations.

4/29/2016           81FR26039


Final federal plan for existing sewage sludge incineration units, implementing EPA's 3/2/2011 emission guidelines in states that do not have an approved SIP.