Federal Regulatory Summary - August 2015

The following environmental regulatory actions were published in the U.S. Federal Register during August 2015. 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.


  • 8/4/2015 80FR46271
    Notice of data availability for interstate ozone transport modeling and associated data and methods that will be used to inform an anticipated rulemaking to address interstate ozone transport for the 2008 ozone NAAQS, for public review and comment by 9/23/2015.

  • 8/4/2015 80FR46280
    Notice of availability of EPA's Final 2014 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan and EPA's 2014 Annual Effluent Guidelines Review Report, required under the Clean Water Act.

  • 8/7/2015 80FR47430
    Proposed interpretive rule intended to streamline how Indian Tribes apply for treatment in a similar manner as a state (TAS) for the water quality standards program and other Clean Water Act regulatory programs.

  • 08/12/2015 80FR48262
    Final revisions to the NSPS for the Oil and Natural Gas Sector regarding the definition of "low pressure gas well" and removing provisions concerning storage vessels connected or installed in parallel and revising the definition of "storage vessel."

  • 08/19/2015 80FR50199
    Final rule amending the PSD and Title V regulations to remove provisions related to GHGs that were initially promulgated in 2010 and which the D.C. Circuit vacated in April 2015.

  • 08/21/2015 80FR51020
    Final rule updating the federal water quality standards regulation to provide a better-defined pathway for states and authorized tribes to improve water quality and protect high quality waters.

  • 8/21/2015 80FR51051
    Final rule directing state and tribal air agencies to provide data to characterize current air quality in areas with large sources of SO2 emissions to identify maximum 1-hour SO2 concentrations in ambient air.

  • 08/27/2015 80FR52099
    Proposal of new subpart that updates the Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Landfills.

  • 08/27/2015 80FR52162
    Supplemental proposal for the Standards of Performance for MSW landfills to address the non-methane organic compound emission rate threshold at which an affected MSW landfill must install controls.

  • 08/27/2015 80FR51992
    Proposed rule related to 36 areas currently classified as "Marginal" under the 2008 ozone NAAQS  including the determination that that 17 areas attained the standard by the applicable attainment date  of 7/20/15, granting one-year attainment date extensions for eight areas, and determining that 11 areas  failed to attain the standard by the attainment date and reclassifying these areas as "Moderate."

  • 08/28/2015 80FR52271
    Notice that the public comment period for the 8/4/15 NODA on ozone transport modeling data for the  2008 ozone NAAQS is extended to 10/23/15.


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