Federal Regulatory Summary - December 2016

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

12/1/2016           81FR86778

Final rule revising the list of substitutes under the stratospheric ozone protection rules.

12/6/2016           81FR87933

Notice of availability of the final "Integrated Review Plan for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter."

12/6/2016           81FR87927

Notice of availability of EPA's proposed determination that the GHG standards currently in place for model year 2022-2025 light duty vehicles remain appropriate under the Clean Air Act and should not be amended to be either more or less stringent, under the Midterm Evaluation process.

12/7/2016          81FR88126

Final action to extend the implementation deadline for certain facilities subject to the final rule establishing pretreatment standards under the Clean Water Act for discharges of pollutants into publicly owned treatment works from onshore oil and gas extraction facilities.

12/8/2016           81FR88681

Notice of availability of EPA's final report on the National Lakes Assessment 2012.

12/9/2016           81FR89188

Final rule amending specific provisions in the GHG reporting rule to streamline and improve implementation of the rule, improve data quality and consistency, and to clarify or update certain provisions that have been the subject of questions from reporting entities.

12/9/2016           81FR89320

Final rule revising the NPDES regulations governing regulated small municipal separate storm sewer permits.

12/9/2016           81FR89035

Notice of availability of preliminary lists of units eligible for allocations of emission allowances under CSAPR.

12/9/2016           81FR89026

Proposed amendments to the NESHAP for Phosphoric Acid Manufacturing and Phosphate Fertilizer Production source categories.

12/9/2016           81FR89097

Notice of a public comment period on the draft document, "Second External Review Draft Integrated Science Assessment for Sulfur Oxides--Health Criteria," as part of the review of the primary NAAQS for sulfur dioxide, until 3/20/2017.

12/12/2016         81FR89674

Final rule implementing the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act, adding Title VI to TSCA, to reduce formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products.

12/12/2016         81FR89746

Final rule setting renewable fuel percentage standards for motor vehicle gasoline and diesel produced or imported in 2017, and the applicable volume of biomass-based diesel for 2018.

12/16/2016         81FR91088

Proposed determinations of attainment by the attainment date and determinations of failure to attain by the attainment date for 11 areas currently classified as "Moderate" for the 2006 24-hour fine particulate matter NAAQS.

12/19/2016         81FR91894

Notice of public hearing and extension of public comment period until 2/13/2017 for the proposed rule, "Implementation of the 2015 NAAQS for Ozone: Nonattainment Area Classifications and State Implementation Plan Requirements."

12/23/2016         81FR94809

Publication of EPA's semianuual regulatory agenda.

12/27/2016         81FR95352

Proposed amendments to the NESHAP for Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) as a result of the residual risk and technology review.

12/28/2016         81FR95551

Notice of extension of the public comment period for the 11/22/2016 notice of proposed denial of several petitions requesting EPA to initiate rulemaking to reconsider regulations that identify refiners and importers of gasoline and diesel fuel as the entities responsible for complying with the Renewable Fuel Standard program annual percentage standards, until 2/22/2017.

12/28/2016        81FR95810

Proposed amendments to the NESHAP for the Manufacturing of Nutritional Yeast source category as a result of the residual risk and technology review.

12/29/2016         81FR96381

Final rule revising the minimum monitoring requirements for near-road NO2 monitoring.

12/30/2016         81FR96413

Notice that EPA  denied a petition for reconsideration of the 8/15/2016 Finding that GHG Emissions from Aircraft Cause or Contribute to Air Pollution that May Reasonable be Anticipated to Endanger Public Health and Welfare. 

12/30/2016         81FR97046

Proposed amendments to the NESHAP for Chemical Recovery Combustion Sources at Draft, Soda, Sulfite, and Stand-Alone Semichemical Pulp Mills to address the results of the residual risk and technology review.