Federal Regulatory Summary - July 2017

7/6/2017  82FR31267

Direct final rule withdrawing the 5/24/2017 direct final and proposed rules to extend the compliance dates and California Third-Party Certifier transitional period for the TSCA Title VI formaldehyde emission standards for the composite word products final rule on 12/12/2016, due to adverse comment.

7/11/2017  82FR31922

Direct final rule amending the 12/12/2016 formaldehyde emission standards for composite wood products under TSCA, providing relief with respect to labeling. Proposed rule published simultaneously.

7/14/2017  82FR32519

Proposal to grant a petition to exclude the sludge generated from the electroplating process from the list of hazardous wastes.

7/20/2017  82FR33726

Final rule establishing process for conducting risk evaluations to determine whether a chemical substance presents an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment, without consideration of costs or other non-risk factors, including an unreasonable risk to a potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulation, under the conditions of use, as required by TSCA.

7/20/2017  82F33753

Final rule under TSCA establishing the process and criteria that EPA will use to identify chemical substances as either High-Priority Substances for risk evaluation, or Low-Priority Substances for which risk evaluations are not warranted at the time.

7/20/2017  82FR33765

Notice of availability of guidance document, “Guidance to Assist Interested Persons in Developing and submitting Draft Risk Evaluations Under the Toxic Substances Control Act.”

7/21/2017  82FR33809

Determination of acceptability expanding the list of acceptable substitutes under EPA’s SNAP program for protecting stratospheric ozone. 

7/21/2017  82FR34206

Proposal of the annual percentage standards for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel that apply to gasoline and diesel transportation fuel produces or imported in 2018, and proposal of the applicable volume of biomass-based diesel for 2019.

7/21/2017  82FR33903

Notice that two chapters of EPA’s Air Pollution Control Cost Manual have been updated, on carbon adsorbers and flares, and request for comment on them by 10/19/2017.

7/26/2017  82FR34792

Proposal to retain the current NAAQS for nitrogen dioxide without revision, based on EPA’s review of the air quality criteria addressing human health effects of oxides of nitrogen.

7/26/2017  82FR34656

Invitation to comment on EPA’s analysis of the upstream greenhouse gas emissions attributable to the production of sugar beets for use as a biofuel feedstock, until 8/25/2017.

7/27/2017  82FR34858

Direct final rule amending the NESHAP for flame attenuation lines in the wool fiberglass manufacturing industry, providing affected sources a one year extension to comply with the emission limits. Proposed rule published simultaneously.

7/27/2017  82FR34899

Proposed rule to initiate the first step in a comprehensive, two-step process intended to review and revise the definition of “waters of the United States,” consistent with the related 2/28/2017 Executive Order.