Federal Regulatory Summary - March 2019

The following environmental regulatory actions were published in the U.S. Federal Register during March 2019. 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.

3/4/2019 84FR7682

Final NESHAP residual risk and technology review (RTR) for surface coating of wood building products source category, requiring no new emission controls while addressing SSM emissions and addressing electronic reporting and other provisions.

3/6/2019 84FR8069

Extension of the public comment period for the 2/4/2019 proposed NESHAP for the hydrochloric acid production RTR, until 4/26/2019.

3/8/2019 84FR8422

Final rule revising some regulations originally promulgated in 1998 to implement the NOx SIP Call, providing greater flexibility concerning the form of NOx emissions requirements that states must include in their SIPs, removing obsolete provisions, and providing clarifications.

3/8/2019 84FR8496

Extension of the comment period for the 12/26/2018 notice regarding potential revisions to the criteria for municipal solid waste landfills and associated issues related to advances in liquid management, until 5/10/2019.

3/15/2019 84FR9590

Final RTRs for the NESHAPs for surface coating of large appliances; printing, coating, and dyeing of fabrics and other textiles; and surface coating of metal furniture, addressing SSM emissions, electronic reporting, and other provisions.

3/18/2019 84FR9866

Final action retaining the current primary NAAQS for sulfur oxides based on EPA's review of the air quality criteria addressing human health effects.

3/21/2019 84FR10584

Proposed rule allowing gasoline blended with up to 15% ethanol, to take advantage of the 1 pound per square inch Reid Vapor Pressure waiver that currently applies to E10 during the summer months, proposing to define gasoline blended with up to 15% ethanol as "substantially similar" to the fuel used to certify Tier 3 motor vehicles, and proposing to modify certain elements of the Renewable Fuel Standard compliance system to improve functioning of the renewable identification number (RIN) market and prevent market manipulation.

3/21/2019 84FR10491

Notice that EPA is initiating the prioritization process for 20 chemical substances as candidates for designation as High Priority Substances for risk evaluation and 20 chemical substances as candidates for designation as Low Priority Substances for risk evaluation under TSCA.