Federal Regulatory Summary - February 2015

The following environmental regulatory actions were published in the U.S. Federal Register during February 2015. Select the hyperlink to view the complete Federal Register notice.


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  • 2/4/2015 80FR5938  
    Direct final rule amending the NESHAP for Polyvinyl Chloride and Copolymers Production Area Sources by withdrawing the total non-vinyl chloride organic hazardous air pollutant process wastewater emission standards for new and existing area sources. Proposed rule published simultaneously.

  • 2/5/2015 80FR6481  
    Proposal to amend EPA's regulatory definition of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) under the Clean Air Act, removing the recordkeeping, emissions reporting, photochemical dispersion modeling, and inventory requirements related to the use of t-butyl acetate (known as tertiary butyl acetate or TBAC) as a VOC.

  • 2/6/2015 80FR6676  
    Announcement that EPA has received a petition requesting that it add the chemical n-Propyl Bromide (nPB) to the list of HAPs contained in section 112(b)(1) of the Clean Air Act.

  • 2/10/2015 80FR7336  
    Final rule allowing state and tribal air agencies to submit SIPs and their supporting documents through EPA’s new web-based electronic SIP (eSIP) submission system.

  • 2/10/2015 80FR7461  
    Notice of availability of the significantly enhanced Version 4 of the CAP88-PC model to demonstrate compliance with the NESHAP applicable to radionuclides.

  • 2/17/2015 80FR8391  
    Proposed amendments to the NESHAP for Aerospace Manufacturing and Rework Facilities under the residual risk and technology review and to correct certain errors and deficiencies.

  • 2/17/2015 80FR8441  
    Proposal to correct and clarify certain text of the 2/16/2012 NESHAP for Coal- and Oil-Fired Electric Utility Steam-Generating Units and NSPS for Fossil-Fired Electric Utility, Industrial-Commercial-Institutional , and Small Industrial-Commercial-Institutional Steam Generating Units, and removing provisions establishing an affirmative defense for malfunction events as a result of a recent related court decision.

  • 2/19/2015 80FR9077  
    Direct final rule correcting the Tier 3 motor vehicle emission and fuel standards; revising the test procedures and compliance provisions for nonroad spark-ignition engines at or below 19 kW (and for the corresponding nonroad equipment); addressing an ambiguity regarding permissible design


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