Federal Regulatory Summary - March 2016

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


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3/01/2016  81FR10563

Notice regarding EPA's responses to certain state designation recommendations for the 2010 SO2 NAAQS and solicitation for public comment.


3/01/2016  81FR10620

Notice of availability of draft technical report: Protecting Aquatic Life from Effects of Hydrologic Alteration, for public review and comment.


3/2/2016  81FR10822

Notice of information related to the 7/13/2015 proposed Phase 2 Heavy-Duty National Program to reduce GHG emissions and fuel consumption for new on-road heavy duty vehicles and engines.


3/14/2016  81FR13275

Final rule affirming and making permanent certain previous interim amendments implementing the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) with respect to Phase 1 and Phase 2 emissions budgets and assurance provisions.


3/14/2016  81FR13637

Proposed amendments to the Risk Management Program including several changes to the accident prevention program requirements including an additional analysis of safer technology and alternatives for the process hazard analysis for some Program 3 processes, third-party audits and incident investigation root cause analysis for Program 2 and Program 3 processes, enhancements to the emergency preparedness requirements, increased public availability of chemical hazard information, and several other changes to certain regulatory definitions and data elements submitted in risk management plans.


3/17/2016  81FR14393

Final rule restoring provisions that were inadvertently removed in the 10/15/2015 final rule issuing 2016 critical use allowances for methyl bromide.


3/18/2016  81FR14736

Final rule finding that several states have failed to submit SIPs to satisfy certain nonattainment area planning requirements for the 2010 one-hour primary SO2 NAAQS.  


3/21/2016  81FR15100

Notice of availability of EPA's final report on the National Rivers and Streams Assessment (NRSA) 2008/2009.


3/28/2016  81FR17248

Final rule revising the ambient air monitoring requirements for criteria pollutants.