Federal Regulatory Summary - June 2018

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

6/4/2018  83FR25776

Final rule establishing air quality designations for certain areas in the U.S. for the 2015 primary and secondary NAAQS for ozone, comprising most areas that remained unclassified after the 11/6/2017 designations.

6/4/2018  83FR25617

Proposal to approve portions of SIP submissions from Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming, addressing CAA interstate transport SIP requirements for the 2010 sulfur dioxide NAAQS.

6/8/2018  83FR26752

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

6/11/2018  83FR27197

Publication of EPA's Semiannual Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions.

6/11/2018  83FR26998

Publication and request for comment on the problem formulation documents for the first 10 chemical substances undergoing risk evaluation under TSCA.

6/12/2018  83FR27291

Final rule adding a nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) category to the list of toxic chemicals subject to reporting under section 313 of EPCRA and section 6607 of the Pollution Prevention Act.

6/13/2018  83FR27524

Advance notice of proposed rulemaking seeking comment on whether and how EPA should promulgate regulations that provide a consistent and transparent interpretation relating to the weighing of costs and benefits in making regulatory decisions in a manner consistent with applicable authorizing statues, and whether and how it could prescribe specific analytical approaches.

6/15/2018  83FR28068

Proposed amendments to the 2016 CISWI NSPS and EG providing clarification and addressing implementation issues.

6/19/2018  83FR28497

Final rule delaying the general compliance period for the  1/19/17 final Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, adopted by EPA and several other departments and agencies, until 1/19/19.

6/21/2018  83FR28843

Notice of extension of the public comment period until 8/9/2018 for the proposed decision to retain the existing sulfur dioxide NAAQS without revision, and announcement of public hearing.

6/25/2018  83FR29499

Proposal to establish no new requirements under CWA section 311, with respect to the 2/16/2017 consent decree requirement for EPA to address hazardous waste discharges.

6/26/2018  83FR29784

Call for information to facilitate the consideration of any adverse public health, welfare, social, economic, or energy effects which may result from various strategies for attainment and maintenance of the NAAQS, by 10/24/2018.

6/26/2018  83FR29785

Call for information related to EPA's review of the air quality criteria and NAAQS for ozone and related photochemical oxidants, by 8/27/2018.

6/26/2018  83FR29786

Notice of public comment period until 9/4/2018 for the draft Integrated Science Assessment for oxides of nitrogen and sulfur and for particulate matter which provides the scientific basis for EPA's decisions on the adequacy of the current NAAQS and appropriateness of possible alternative standards.

6/27/2018  83FR30054

Final reporting requirements for mercury under TSCA for the preparation of a mercury inventory.

6/27/2018  83FR30167

Notice of availability of strategic plan to promote the development and implementation of alternative test methods supporting TSCA.

6/27/2018  83FR30171

Notice of availability of guidance documents related to the disclosure of confidential business information under TSCA.

6/27/2018  83FR30173

Notice of availability of guidance to assist companies in creating structurally descriptive generic names for chemical substances the specific chemical identities of which are claimed confidential for reporting purposes under TSCA.

6/27/2018  83FR30168

Notice of EPA's intended approach for assigning a numerical identifier for use in identifying chemicals under CBI claims for TSCA reporting.