Federal Regulatory Summary - April 2018

The following environmental regulatory actions were published in the U.S. Federal Register during April 2018. 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 us at (800) 229-6655 or online

4/4/2018  83FR14376

Announcement of a change of the compliance date to 6/1/2018 (rather than 12/12/2018) for emission standards, recordkeeping, and labeling related to formaldehyde regulations for composite wood products under Title VI of TSCA, due to court order. 

4/6/2018  83FR14759

Final rule finding that three states failed to submit timely revisions to their SIPs for implementation of the annual 2012 fine particulate matter NAAQS. 

4/6/2018  83FR14984

Proposal to amend the NESHAP for wet-formed fiberglass mat production to address the results of the residual risk and technology review. 

4/10/2018  83FR15458

Proposal to amend the NESHAP Refinery MACT 1 and Refinery MACT 2 regulations with respect to work practice standards, recordkeeping and reporting, and to make technical corrections to the NSPS for Petroleum Refineries. 

4/13/2018  83FR16077

Notice that EPA has reconsidered the previous Final Determination of the Mid-term Evaluation of Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards for Model Year 2022-2025 and has determined that the standards are based on outdated information and thus, may be too stringent. 

4/18/2018  83FR17226

Final action retaining, without revision, the current primary NAAQS for oxides of nitrogen, as measured by NO2, based on EPA's review of the air quality criteria addressing human health effects. 

4/25/2018  83FR18042

Request for comment by 6/25/18 on an alternative work practice request to use new technology and work practices developed for removal and replacement of asbestos cement pipe under the Asbestos NESHAP. 

4/27/2018  83FR18431

Notification of guidance related to the protection of stratospheric ozone and EPA's 7/20/2015 final SNAP program rule, indicating that due to partial vacatur of the rule, EPA will not apply the 2015 rule HFC listings in the near term. 

4/27/2018  83FR18556

Notification that EPA's Programmatic Environmental Assessment of potential environmental impacts related to the issuance of credit assistance under the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program, resulted in a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). 

4/30/2018  83FR18768

Proposed regulation intended to strengthen the transparency of EPA regulatory science and solicitation for comment by 5/30/2018.