Federal Regulatory Summary - January 2015

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


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  • 1/6/2016 81FR415  
    Proposed changes to the regulations governing small municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permits in response to a remand regarding adequate public notice and opportunity to request a hearing.  

  • 1/7/2016 81FR774  
    Notice of a 45-day public comment period for the External Review Draft of the "Guidelines for Human Exposure Assessment."

  • 1/15/2016 81FR2535  
    Proposal to amend specific provisions on the GHG Reporting Rule to streamline and improve implementation of the rule, to improve the quality and consistency of the data collected under the rule, and to clarify or provide minor updates to certain provisions that have been the subject of questions from reporting entities.  

  • 1/19/2016 81FR2791  
    Proposed rule establishing regulatory procedures for eligible Indian tribes to obtain treatment in a similar manner as states (TAS) for the CWA Section 303(d) Impaired Water Listing and TMDL Program, enabling them to obtain authority to identify impaired waters on their reservations and to establish TMDLs, which serve as plans for attaining and maintaining applicable water quality standards.

  • 1/25/2016 81FR3982  
    Proposed revisions to the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan to align with the Department of Homeland Security's National Response Framework and National Incident Management System.  

  • 1/26/2016 81FR4239  
    Extension of the deadline to respond to the 11/27/2015 request for information related to HAP emissions from sources in the oil and natural gas production and natural gas transmission and storage segments of the oil and natural gas sector until 3/11/2916.

  • 1/26/2016 81FR4289  
    Notice of the draft 2016 NPDES pesticide general permit (PGP), covering point source discharges from the application of pesticides, to waters of the United States.  

  • 1/29/2016 81FR4987  
    Proposed revisions and confidentiality determinations for the petroleum and natural gas systems source category of the GHG Reporting Program, with respect to monitoring methods for leak detection, emissions factors for leaking equipment, and reporting requirements and confidentiality determinations for nine new or substantially revised data elements.


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