Federal Regulatory Summary - July 2018

The following environmental regulatory actions were published in the U.S. Federal Register during July 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 us at (800) 229-6655 or  online

7/2/2018 83FR30879

Final rule extending the period during which electronic reports required by the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards may be submitted from 6/30/18 to 7/1/2020.

7/5/2018  83FR31328

Final rule approving portions of SIP submissions for several states addressing CAA interstate transport SIP requirements for the 2012 annual PM2.5 NAAQS.

7/10/2018  83FR31915

Proposal to determine that the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) Update for the 2008 ozone NAAQS fully addresses certain states' obligations under the CAA regarding interstate pollution transport.

7/10/2018  83FR31939

Proposed amendments to the NESHAP Refinery MACT 1 published on 12/1/2015 and subsequently amended on 7/13/2016, revising the compliance dates for maintenance vents to 1/30/2019.

7/10/2018  83FR32024

Proposed rule setting annual percentage standards for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel that apply to the gasoline and diesel transportation fuel produced or imported in 2019.

7/12/2018  83FR32213

Notice that EPA has responded to a petition for reconsideration of the final NESHAP for chemical recovery combustion sources at kraft, soda, sulfite, and stand-along semichemical pulp mills, denying the petition.

7/12/2018  83FR32227

Supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking to clarify, supplement and seek additional comment on the 7/27/2017 proposal to repeal the 2015 Rule Defining Waters of the United States.

7/24/2018  83FR34967

Proposed rule adding the November 2017 version of the RMP database to the proposed RMP Reconsideration rule docket and associated extension of the Reconsideration rule comment period until 8/23/2018.

7/25/2018  83FR35122

Final rule related to the residual risk and technology review for the Portland Cement NESHAP resulting in no revisions to the numerical emission limits.

7/26/2018  83FR35473

Notice of availability of data on emission allowance allocations to certain units under CSAPR trading programs for the 2018 control periods.

7/30/2018  83FR36435

Final rule revising national minimum criteria for existing and new coal combustion residuals (CCR) landfills and existing and new CCR surface impoundments. 

7/31/2018  83FR36837

Proposed rule correcting technical errors in the 5/30/2018 proposed RMP accidental release prevention requirements.