Federal Regulatory Summary - February 2018

The following environmental regulatory actions were published in the U.S. Federal Register during February 2018. 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.

2/1/2018  83FR4620

Notice of reopening of the public comment period until 4/26/2018 regarding EPA's previously announced intent to repeal the Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units, commonly referred to as the Clean Power Plan, as promulgated on October 23, 2015. 

2/7/2018  83FR5317

Final rule amending the Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials regulations, adding other treated railroad ties (OTRT) to the categorical non-waste fuel list: Processed creosote-borate, copper naphthenate and copper naphthenate-borate treated railroad ties, under certain conditions depending on the chemical treatment. 

2/7/2018  83FR5340

Final rule revising the formaldehyde standards for composite wood products regulations. 

2/7/2018  83FR5422

Notice of availability and request for comments for the “Draft Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2016.” 

2/8/2017  83FR5543

Notice of issuance of guidance memorandum, "Reclassification of Major Sources Under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act" and withdrawal of memorandum, "Potential to Emit for MACT Standards--Guidance on Timing." 

2/8/2018  83FR5623R

Request for comment on approach for assigning and applying unique identifiers for Confidential Business Information (CBI) claims under TSCA. 

2/16/2018  83FR7034

Notice of data availability on emission allowance allocations to certain units under the CSAPR rule trading programs. 

2/20/2018  83FR7126

Request for comment by 5/21/2018 on previous EPA statements regarding the Clean Water Act and whether pollutant discharges from point sources that reach jurisdictional surface waters via groundwater or other subsurface flow that has a direct hydrologic connection to the jurisdictional surface water may be subject to CWA regulation. 

2/21/2018  83FR7556

Notice of decision to not issue final regulations on proposed regulations for financial responsibility requirements under CERCLA Section 108(b) applicable to hardrock mining facilities that were published 1/11/2017. 

2/26/2018  83FR8212

Proposal to set user fees under TSCA applicable to any person required to submit information to EPA under the TSCA section 4 or a notice, including an exemption or other information, to be reviewed by the Administrator under TSCA section 5, or who manufactures (including imports) a chemical substance that is the subject of a risk evaluation under TSCA section 6(b). 

2/27/2018  82FR8473

Notice that EPA receives Freedom of Information Act requests for documentation received or issued by EPA pertaining to the export and import of RCRA hazardous waste, the export of CRTs, the export and import of spent lead acid batteries, and the export and import of RCRA universal waste from/to the U.S., to provide businesses with the opportunity to assert CBI claims.