Federal Regulatory Summary - July 2015

The following environmental regulatory actions were published in the U.S. Federal Register during July 2015. 


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  • 7/1/2015 80FR37757
    Proposed finding that GHGs from certain classes of engines used in aircraft contribute to climate change, and indicating EPA's intention for setting an international CO2 standard for aircraft at the International Civil Aviation Organization.

  • 7/1/2015 80FR37611
    Notice of the process for submitting applications for critical exemptions for methyl bromide for 2018 and subsequent years.

  • 7/13/2015 80FR39961
    Final rule finding that 24 states have failed to submit infrastructure SIPS to satisfy certain interstate transport requirements of the CAA with respect to the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS, and establishing a 2-year deadline for EPA to promulgate a FIP.

  • 7/13/2015 80FR40137
    Proposed rule establishing a comprehensive Phase 2 Heavy-Duty National Program that will reduce GHG emissions and fuel consumption for new on-road heavy-duty vehicles.

  • 7/14/2015 80FR41033
    Notice of opportunity to comment on EPA's analysis of GHG emissions attributable to the production and transport of cottonseed oil feedstock for use in making biofuels.

  • 7/15/2015 80FR41565
    Final rule revising the 1988 underground storage tank regulations for consistency with the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and adding new requirements for secondary containment, operator training, and other provisions.

  • 7/16/2015 80FR42053
    Determination of acceptability expanding the list of acceptable substitutes under the SNAP program for refrigerants, foam blowing, solvent cleaning, aerosols, and adhesives, coatings, and inks sectors.

  • 7/20/2015 80FR42869
    Final rule changing the status for a number of substitutes under the SNAP program based on recent information regarding available substitutes and their risk.

  • 7/24/2015 80FR44104
    Notice of availability of the final web-based "Report on the Environment," available at http://www.epa.gov/roe.

  • 7/27/2015 80FR44771
    Final rule making minor amendments to the Portland Cement NESHAP and NSPS.

  • 7/28/2015 80FR44863
    Notice of public hearings and extension of the public comment period for the 7/13/2015 proposed GHG Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles--Phase 2, until Sept 17, 2015.

  • 7/28/2015 80FR44882
    Final rule providing notice of emission allowance allocations to certain units under the new unit set-aside provision of the CSAPR FIP and responding to objections to preliminary calculations.


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