Federal Regulatory Summary - May 2016

The following environmental regulatory actions were published in the U.S. Federal Register during May 2016.  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. 


5/4/2016  81FR26697

Final action on three separate and independent types of determinations for each of the 36 areas that are currently classified as "Marginal" for the 2008 ozone NAAQS.


5/4/2016  81FR26941

Proposed amendments to the CAA requirements for state plans for protection of visibility in mandatory Class I federal areas in order to continue steady environmental progress while addressing administrative aspects of the program.


5/6/2016  81FR27442

Notice of final action denying five petitions for reconsideration of the final Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units, and deferring action on the treatment of biomass raised in a sixth petition.


5/10/2015  81FR28720

Final rule revising the maximum permit term for Municipal Solid Waste Landfill units operating under Research, Development and Demonstration permits, increasing the number of three-year permit renewals from three to six.


5/10/2016  81FR28864

Notice that EPA is removing programs that were revoked and those that submitted voluntary withdrawals from its list of Section 608 Technician Certification Programs approved to provide the technician certification exam, under the Protection of Stratospheric Ozone program.


5/13/2016  81FR29821

Proposal to amend the NESHAP for Site Remediation by removing exemptions from the rule for site remediation activities performed under CERCLA and RCRA corrective action or other required RCRA order, and proposing to remove the applicability requirement that site remediations be co-located with at least one other stationary source regulated by another NESHAP.


5/16/2016  81FR30183

Final interpretive ruling finding that section 518 of the Clean Water Act includes an express delegation of authority by Congress to Indian tribes to administer regulatory programs over their entire reservations, subject to the eligibility requirements in section 518, thus streamlining the process for applying for treatment similar to states.


5/16/2016  81FR30182

Final action denying a petition for reconsideration of a 3/18/2015 rule amending the NESHAP for Off-Site Waste and Recovery Operations based on a residual risk and technology review.


5/16/2016  81FR30224

Proposal to revise the minimum monitoring requirements for near-road NO2 monitoring by removing the existing requirement for NO2 monitoring stations in Core Based Statistical Areas with populations between 500,000 and 1,000,000 persons, that are due 1/1/2017, due to monitor data that indicates air quality levels in in those areas are well below the NAAQS for NOx.


5/18/2016  81FR31343

Proposed revisions to the NPDES regulations to eliminate regulatory and application form inconsistencies; improve permit documentation, transparency, and oversight; clarify existing regulations; and remove outdated provisions.


5/18/2016  81FR31222

Notice of extension of the public comment period for the 4/18/2016 proposed "Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Proposed New Listings of Substitutes; Changes of Listing Status; and Reinterpretation of Unacceptability for Closed Cell Foam Products under the SNAP program; and Revision of CAA Section 608 Venting Prohibition for Propane" until 6/16/2016.


5/18/2016  81FR31234

Notice of action denying in part and granting in part petitions for reconsideration of the final NESHAP for Brick and Structural Clay Products Manufacturing and the final NESHAP for Clay Ceramics Manufacturing published on 10/26/2015.


5/23/2016  81FR32241

Determination of acceptability expanding the list of acceptable substitutes pursuant to EPA's SNAP program, listing additional substitutes for use in the refrigeration and air conditioning sector.


5/27/2016  81FR33636

Notice of data availability of preliminary calculations of 2016 emission allowance allocations to certain units under CSAPR.


5/31/2016  81FR34777

Proposed annual percentage standards for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel that would apply to all motor vehicle gasoline and diesel produced or imported in 2017.