Federal Regulatory Summary - May 2018

The following environmental regulatory actions were published in the U.S. Federal Register during May 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 us at (800) 229-6655 or online

5/1/2018  83FR19026

Proposal to revise the regulatory definition of volatile organic compounds (VOC) under the CAA. 

5/2/2018  83FR19281

Notice of availability of EPA's Final 2016 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan under section 304(m) of the CWA. 

5/3/2018  83FR19499

Proposed amendments to the NESHAP for friction materials manufacturing facilities resulting from the recent residual risk and technology review. 

5/4/2018  83FR19757

Notice of availability of the The U.S. Phaseout of HCFCs: Projected Servicing Demand in the U.S. Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Fire Suppression Sectors (2020 - 2030); comments required by 6/18/2018. 

5/7/2018  83FR20004

Withdrawal of several proposed regulatory requirements, described in proposed rules identified in the Semiannual Regulatory Agenda, for which EPA no longer intends to issue final regulatory action.

5/8/2018  83FR20775

Proposed amendments to the National Oil and Natural Gas FIP that applies to new true minor sources and minor modifications at existing true minor sources in the production and processing segments, located in Indian Country. 

5/8/2018  83FR20813

Notice identifying Federal facilities not previously listed and Federal facilities that have reported to EPA since the last update on 12/8/2017 for inclusion on the Federal Agency Hazardous Waste Compliance Docket under section 120(c) of CERCLA. 

5/10/2018  83FR21772

Notice of availability of data on emission allowance allocations to certain units under the CSAPR trading programs for the 2018 control period. 

5/15/2018  83FR22438

Reopening of the comment period on the 3/14/2018 proposed NESHAP for leather finishing operations, adding a supporting document to the docket, and extending the comment period until 6/14/2018. 

5/15/2018  83FR22479

Notice of availability of two documents related to the review of the NAAQS for sulfur oxides. 

5/16/2018  83FR22754

Proposed amendments to the NESHAP for surface coatings of wood building products resulting from a recent residual risk and technology review. 

5/17/2018  83FR22859

Final rule adding six sites to the General Superfund section of the National Priorities List under CERCLA. 

5/30/2018  83FR24664

Final rule revising regulations associated with the definition of solid waste under RCRA, implementing vacturs ordered by the D.C. Circuit Court on 7/7/2017 and modified on 3/6/2018. 

5/30/2018  83FR24850

Proposed changes to the 1/13/2017 final Risk Management Program amendment, proposing to rescind amendments related to safer technology and alternatives analyses, third-party audits, incidents investigations, information availability, and other minor changes, and modifying amendments related to local emergency coordination and emergency exercises, and changing the related compliance dates.