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Federal Regulatory Summary - December 2019

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

12/2/2019  84FR65491

Proposed rule implementing the 8/21/18 D.C. Circuit Court's vacature of the 4/17/2015 national minimum criteria for existing and new coal combustion residuals (CCR) landfills and existing and new CCR surface impoundments, thereby allowing unlined impoundments to continue receiving coal ash unless they leak, classifying clay-lined impoundments as lined, and allowing such units to operate indefinitely. 

12/4/2019  84FR66369

Advance notice of proposed rulemaking regarding EPA's consideration of adding certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the list of toxic chemicals subject to reporting under section 313 of SPECRA and section 6007 of the Pollution Prevention Act; comments due by 2/3/2020. 

12/09/2029  84FR67202

Final rule adding hazardous waste aerosol cans to the universal waste program under RCRA. 

12/09/2019  84FR67265

Notice of data availability of preliminary lists of units eligible for second-round allocations of emission allowances for the 2019 control periods from the new unit set-asides established under the CSAPR trading programs. 

12/12/2019  84FR67889

Advance notice of proposed rulemaking soliciting information to aid in potential future revisions of the Ethylene Oxide Emission Standards for Sterilization Facilities. 

12/17/2019  84FR69182

Proposed amendments to the NESHAP for the Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Manufacturing source category resulting from the residual risk and technology review (RTR). 

12/18/2019  84FR69335

Final rule amending the diesel fuel regulations to allow fuel suppliers to distribute distillate diesel fuel that complies with the sulfur standard that applies internationally for ships instead of the fuel standards that otherwise apply to distillate fuel in the U.S. 

12/19/2019  84FR69834

Final rule revising regulations under the Risk Management Program, rescinding recent amendments related to safer technology and alternative analyses, third-party audits, incident investigations, information availability, and several other minor changes in lieu of a greater focus on compliance with current regulations. 

12/20/2019  84FR70092

Proposed revisions to the NSR regulations correcting errors and removing vacated language, outdated or incorrect cross references, and outdated provisions and exemptions. 

12/23/2019  84FR70467

Proposal to not impose financial responsibility requirements for facilities in the Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing industry under Section 108(b) of CERCLA. 

12/26/2019  84FR71189

Publication of EPA's Semiannual Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. 

12/30/2019  84FR71924

Notice of EPA's designation of 20 chemical substances as High-Priority Substances for risk evaluation under section 6(b) of TSCA.