Federal Regulatory Summary - November 2015

The following environmental regulatory actions were published in the U.S. Federal Register during November 2015. 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.


  • 11/3/2015 80FR67837
    Final rule strengthening the technology-based effluent limitations guidelines and standards for the steam electric power generating industry.

  • 11/5/2015 80FR68490
    Extension to the comment period for the 9/25/2015 proposed rule on improvements to the generator regulations under RCRA, until 12/24/2015.

  • 11/5/2015 80FR68491
    Extension of comment period for the 9/25/2015 proposed rule on the management and disposal of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals under RCRA, until 12/24/2015.

  • 11/6/2015 80FR68808
    Proposed amendments to the standards of performance for stationary compression ignition (CI) internal combustion engines to allow manufacturers to design the engines so that operators can temporarily override performance inducements to protect human life and requiring compliance with Tier 1 emissions standards in such emergencies.

  • 11/9/2015 80FR69457
    Proposed rule updating and extending existing requirements related to the maintaining, servicing, repairing, or disposing of appliances or industrial process refrigeration to reduce emissions of ozone-depleting substances.

  • 11/9/2015 80FR69220
    Notice of availability for public review and comment of the draft document, Draft Integrated Review Plan for the Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides of Sulfur, until 12/30/2015.

  • 11/10/2015 80FR69653
    Solicitation of public input and information on existing public and private sector programs that address stormwater discharges from forest roads, to assist EPA in considering whether the Clean Water Act requires such regulation.

  • 11/12/2015 80FR69883
    Notice of emission allowance allocations, for the 2015 compliance year, to certain units under the new unit set-aside provisions of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule federal implementation plans.

  • 11/13/2015 80FR70180
    Proposal to revise the maximum permit term for Municipal Solid Waste Landfill units operating under the Research, Development and Demonstration permits to six allowable permit renewals for a total permit term of up to 21 years.

  • 11/20/2015 80FR72789
    Notice of EPA's final action on reconsideration of certain aspects of the 1/31/2013 final amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Major Sources: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boiler and Process Heaters (Boiler MACT).

  • 11/24/2015 80FR73183
    Notice of a 60-day public comment period for the draft document, External Review Draft Integrated Science Assessment for Sulfur Oxides--Health Criteria, prepared as part of the review of the primary NAAQS for SO2.

  • 11/25/2015 80FR73679
    Extension on the comment period for the 9/8/2015 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects.

  • 11/27/2015 80FR74068
    Request for information related to HAP emissions from sources in the oil and natural gas production and natural gas transmission and storage segments of the oil and natural gas sector, specifically regarding storage vessels without potential flash emissions and small glycol dehydrators.