Federal Regulatory Summary - April 2019

The following environmental regulatory actions were published in the U.S. Federal Register during April 2019. 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.

4/5/2019  84FR13531

Final rule issuing significant new use rules (SNURs) under TSCA for 13 chemical substances which are the subject of premanufacture notices, effective 6/4/2019.

4/12/2019  84FR15046

Proposed amendments to the NESHAP for stationary combustion turbines resulting from the residual risk and technology review, finding that risks from this source category due to emissions of air toxics are acceptable, identifying no new cost-effective controls to further reduce emissions, amending SSM provisions, requiring electronic reporting, and removing the stay of the effectiveness of the standards for new lean premix and diffusion blame gas-fired turbines that was promulgated in 2004. 

4/16/2019  84FR15846

Final rule providing clarification regarding the June 2016 NSPS and EG for commercial and industrial solid waste incineration, addressing implementation issues, and correcting inconsistencies and errors in the proposed amendments. 

4/19/2019  84FR16432

Proposed SNURs under TSCA for 11 chemical substances which are the subject of premanufacture notices; comments due by 5/20/2019. 

4/23/2019  84FR16810

Notice of availability of interpretive statement addressing whether the Clean Water Act NPDES permit program applies to releases of a pollutant from a point source to groundwater, finding that the CWA is best read as excluding all releases of pollutants from a point source to groundwater from NPDES program coverage, regardless of a hydrologic connection between the groundwater and the jurisdictional surface water, and requesting comment by 6/7/2019. 

4/23/2019  84FR16826

Proposed rules establishing a plan to review all confidential business information claims for specific chemical identity asserted in a Notice of Activity Form A, and requesting review and comment by 6/24/2019. 

4/24/2019  84FR17160

Notice of availability of final guidance, "Planning for Natural Disaster Debris," intended to assist communities in planning for debris management before a natural disaster occurs, revising the 2008 version. 

4/25/2019  84FR17345

Final rule to ensure that any discontinued use of asbestos cannot re-enter the marketplace without EPA review, closing a loophole in the regulatory regime for asbestos, effective 6/24/2019. 

4/25/2019  84FR17692

Proposed amendments to the TSCA section 8(a)Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) requirements and the size standards for small manufacturers (including importers); comments due by 6/24/2019.

4/29/2019  84FR18029

Thirty-fifth update of EPA's Hazardous Waste Compliance Docket under Section 120(c) of CERCLA, containing information reported to EPA by Federal facilities that manage hazardous waste or from which a reportable quantity of hazardous substances has been released.

4/30/2019  84FR18200

Proposal to updated specific data elements within the 10/22/2015 NPDES Electronic Reporting Rule (NPDES eRule) that apply to regulated municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s); comments required by 7/29/2019.