Federal Regulatory Summary - March 2018

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

3/5/2018  83FR9313

Final action on EPA's review of the existing VOC emissions factor for flares at natural gas production sites under section 130 of the CAA, maintaining the existing VOC emissions factor and issuing new THC emissions factors for enclosed ground flares based on available flare data. 

3/7/2018  83FR9703

Withdrawal of the 12/11/2017 direct final rule titled "Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Revision to References for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Sector to Incorporate Latest Edition of Certain Industry, Consensus-based Standards," due to adverse comment. 

3/9/2018  83FR10376

Final rule establishing the air quality thresholds that define the classifications assigned to all nonattainment areas for the 2015 ozone NAAQS promulgated on 10/1/2015. 

3/12/2018  83FR10628

Final rule amending certain requirements that are contained within the 6/3/2016 final emissions standards for the oil and natural gas sector. 

3/14/2018  83FR11314

Proposed amendments to the NESHAP for leather finishing operations to address the results of the residual risk and technology review required under section 112 of the CAA. 

3/15/2018  83FR11584

Proposed rule amending the 4/17/2015 national minimum criteria for existing and new coal combustion residuals (CCR) landfills and existing new CCR surface impoundments, addressing four provisions of the final rule that were remanded by the D.C Circuit Court and proposing provisions including alternative performance standards. 

3/16/2018  83FR11654

Proposal to add hazardous waste aerosol cans to the universal waste program under RCRA; comments due by 5/15/2018. 

3/30/2018  83FR13745

Issuance of guidance memorandum titled, "Project Emissions Accounting Under the New Source Review Preconstruction Permitting Program," allowing the consideration of emissions decreases in Step 1 of the NSR applicability process.