Federal Regulatory Summary - February 2016

The following environmental regulatory actions were published in the U.S. Federal Register during February 2016.  Select the hyperlink to view the complete Federal Register notice. 


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2/9/2016  81FR6765

Direct final rule on minor conforming edits to the stratospheric protection regulations to implement the International Trade Data System.  Proposed rule published simultaneously.


2/9/2016  81FR6814

Proposed amendments to the NESHAP Refinery MACT 1 and Refinery MACT 2 regulations and the NSPS for petroleum refineries, which were published on 12/1/2015.


2/11/2016  81FR7466

Final rule providing notice of emission allowance allocations to certain units under the new unit set-aside (NUSA) provisions of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) federal implementation plans (FIPs).


2/16/2016  81FR7788

Notice to "affected businesses" regarding EPA's receipt of FOIA requests for RCRA-related information in order to give the businesses the opportunity to assert claims of confidential business information (CBI).


2/16/2016  81FR7791

Extension of the public comment period on the 1/7/2016 external review draft of "Guidelines for Human Exposure Assessment” for public comment prior to external peer review, until 3/22/2016.


2/17/2016  81FR7987

Final rule revising the Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) rule, and the Lead-based Paint (LBP) Activities rule.


2/22/2016  81FR8713

Notice of availability of the Draft Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2014.


2/24/2016  81FR9109

Final rule amending the "Federal Minor New Source Review (NSR) Program in Indian Country," extending the NSR minor source permitting deadline for true minor sources in the oil and natural gas sector from 3/2/2016 to 10/3/2016, and amending the minor source registration deadline to the permitting deadline change.


2/25/2016  81FR9350

Direct final rule better defining the requirements for training for Method 303 air pollution testing for visible emissions from coke ovens. Proposed rule published simultaneously.

2/25/2016  81FR9339

Final rule amending EPA's regulatory definition of VOC regarding t-butyl acetate, removing all recordkeeping, emissions reporting, photochemical modeling, and inventory requirements related to its use as a VOC.



Extension of the public comment period for the proposed "Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule: Lead Detection Methodology Revisions and Confidentiality Determinations for Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems," until 3/15/2016.



Extension of the public comment period for the proposed "2015 Revisions and Confidentiality Determinations for Data Elements under the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule," until 3/30/2016.



Proposal to add a subsurface intrusion (SsI) component to the Hazard Ranking System (HRS) which is the principal mechanism that EPA uses to evaluate sites for placement on the National Priorities List.