Federal Regulatory Summary - March 2017

The following environmental regulatory actions were published in the U.S. Federal Register during March 2017. 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 your local Trinity office at (800) 229-6655.

3/2/2017  82FR12333

Extension of comment period on the 1/11/2017 proposed rule, “Financial Responsibility Requirements under CERCLA Sec. 108(b) for Classes of Facilities in the Hardrock Mining Industry,” until 7/11/2017.

3/6/2017  82FR12532

Notice of intent by EPA and the Department of the Army to review and rescind or revise the Clear Water Rule.

3/6/2017  82FR12589

Reopening of the comment period for the 1/9/2017 draft notice of the rationale for granting petitions to add n-propyl bromide (nPB), also known as 1-bromopropane (1-PB), to the list of hazardous air pollutants contained in section 112(b)(1) of the Clean Air Act, until 6/8/2017.

3/7/2017  82FR12817

Notice that EPA is withdrawing its request that owners and operators in the oil and natural gas industry provide information on equipment and emissions at existing oil and gas operations.

3/8/2017  82FR12924

Extension of the public comment period on the 1/6/2017 proposed rule concerning EPA’s addition of natural gas processing facilities to the Toxics Release Inventory, until 5/6/2017.

3/16/2017  82FR13968

Announcement of reconsideration of 1/13/2017 final chemical accident prevention provisions addressing Risk Management Programs under the Clean Air Act, staying and delaying the effective date of the rule until 6/19/2017.

3/20/2017  82FR14324

Final rule further delaying the effective dates for the five regulations addressed in the 1/20/2017 “Regulatory Freeze,” until 5/22/2017.

3/22/2017  82FR14671

Announcement of EPA’s intention to reconsider the Final Determination of the Mid-Term Evaluation of GHG standards for model year 2022-2025 light duty vehicles and to coordinate its reconsideration with the parallel process to be undertaken by the DOT’s NHTSA regarding Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards for cars and light trucks for the same model years. 

3/29/2017  82FR15522

Notice of availability of a compilation of publicly available data on the supply, use, and trade of elemental mercury and mercury compounds under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.

3/30/2017  82FR15702

Notice of public comment period until 5/24//2017 for the draft document, “First External Review Draft Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen, Oxides of Sulfur, and Particulate Matter—Ecological Criteria,” prepared as part of the review of the secondary NAAQS for oxides of nitrogen, oxides of sulfur, and particulate matter.  Simultaneous announcement of a public meeting of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee on May 24-25, 2017.