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Federal Regulatory Summary - February 2020

The following environmental regulatory actions were published in the U.S. Federal Register during February 2020. 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. 

2/4/2020  85FR6064

Final rule setting forth EPA's decision on aspects of its proposed reconsideration of the 12/1/2015 final rule: Petroleum Refinery Sector Residual Risk and Technology Review (RTR) and New Source Performance Standard (NSPS), and finalizing other clarifications and corrections. 

2/5/2020  85FR6431

Final rule revising the petition provisions of the Title V permitting program. 

2/6/2020  85FR7016

Final rule establishing the annual percentage standards for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel that apply to gasoline and diesel transportation fuel produced or imported in the year 2020. 

2/12/2020  85FR7998

Notice of availability of data on emission allowance allocations to certain units under the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) trading programs, regarding the second round of allocations of allowances from the CSAPR new unit set-asides for the 2019 control periods. 

2/12/2020  85FR7999

Notice of availability of EPA's Draft Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2018; comments due by 3/13/2020. 

2/20/2020  85FR9940

Proposal to establish a federal coal combustion residuals (CCR) permit program in accordance with the 12/2016 Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act; comments due by 4/20/2020. 

2/21/2020  85FR10121

Proposal to update Appendix P to 40 CFR 51 that specifies what State Implementation Plans (SIPs) must require of sources among four categories (fossil fuel-fired steam generators, fluid bed catalytic cracking unit catalyst regenerators at petroleum refineries, sulfuric acid plants, and nitric acid plants) with respect to continuous emission monitoring, recording, and reporting. Comments due by 3/23/2020.

2/21/2020  85FR10128

Proposal to not impose financial responsibility requirement for facilities in the chemical manufacturing industry under Section 108(b) for CERCLA; comments due by 4/21/2020. 

2/25/2020  85FR10828

Final action on the NESHAP RTRs for Surface Coating of Metal Cans and Surface Coating of Metal Coil source categories addressing SSM provisions, electronic reporting, measurement methods, periodic performance testing, and various clarifications. 

2/26/2020  85FR11043

Proposed rule reopening the comment period of the 12/17/2019 NESHAP RTR for Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Manufacturing to allow for additional review and comment, until 3/19/2020. 

2/26/2020  85FR11069

Notice of EPA's designation of 20 chemical substances as Low Priority Substances for which risk evaluation is not warranted at this time, as required by recent revisions to TSCA. 

2/28/2020  85FR11909

Proposal to postpone the Phase 2 implementation of the 10/22/2015 NPDES Electronic Reporting Rule for three years, providing states with additional flexibility to request additional time as needed, and proposing clarifications. Comments due by 4/28/2020.