Federal Regulatory Summary - November 2016

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

11/1/2016           81FR75781

Proposal to amend the 3/21/2011 Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials rule, under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), to add other treated railroad ties to the list of “categorical non-waste fuels.”

11/1/2016           81FR75816

Notice of final 2016 NPDES pesticide general permit.

11/3/2016           81FR76550

Extension of the comment period for the 10/18/2016 reconsideration of five issues in the Petroleum Refining NESHAP, until 12/19/2016.

11/7/2016           81FR78043

Final rule amending the PSD regulations to remove a date restriction from the Permit Rescission provision, clarifying that a rescission of a permit is not automatic, and correcting an outdated cross-reference to another part of the PSD regulations.  A corresponding provision is simultaneously added in the regulations for major sources in non-attainment areas of Indian country.

11/16/2016         81FR80593

Notice of final second-round emission allowance allocations to certain units under the new unit set-aside provisions of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule federal implementation plans.

11/16/2016         81FR80828

Proposal to update EPA’s renewable fuels and other fuels regulations to reflect changes in the marketplace and to promote the growing use of both ethanol fuels and non-ethanol advanced and cellulosic biofuels.

11/16/2016         81FR80624

Proposal to add a nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) category to the list of toxic chemicals subject to reporting under section 313 of Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act and section 6007 of the Pollution Prevention Act.

11/17/2016         81FR81276

Proposed nonattainment area classification thresholds and implementation requirements for the strengthened 2015 ozone NAAQS.

11/18/2016         81FR82272

Final rule updating and extending the refrigerant management regulations including more stringent leak repair requirements, additional recordkeeping requirements, revisions to the technician certification program, and revisions for improved readability and compliance.

11/18/2016         81FR81711

Extension of the comment period for the 8/26/16 proposed revisions to the PSD and Title V permitting regulations applicable to GHGs to fully conform to court decisions, until 12/16/16.

11/22/2016         81FR83776

Request for comment on proposal to deny several petitions requesting EPA initiate rulemaking to reconsider or change its regulations that identify refiners and importers of gasoline and diesel fuel as the entities responsible for complying with the annual percentage standards adopted under the Renewable Fuel Standard program.

11/28/2016         81FR85696

Final rule amending existing regulations regarding the export and import of hazardous wastes from and into the United States.

11/28/2016        81FR85732

Final revisions to the RCRA hazardous waste generator regulatory program intended to improve usability, close gaps in the existing regulations, increase flexibility for subject sites, and make technical corrections and conforming changes.

11/28/2016        81FR85440

Final rule adding a hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) category to the list of toxic chemicals subject to reporting under section 313 of Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act and section 6007 of the Pollution Prevention Act.

11/28/2016         81FR85445

Withdrawal of the 9/30/2016 direct final rule that extended the implementation date for certain facilities subject to EPA’s final rule establishing pretreatment standards under the Clean Water Act for discharges of pollutants into publicly-owned treatment works from unconventional oil and gas extraction, due to adverse comments.

11/28/2016         81FR85459

Proposed rule requiring exporters of hazardous waste and receiving facilities recycling or disposing hazardous waste from foreign sources to maintain a single publicly accessible Website for documentation regarding the receipt or completed recovery or disposal of individual hazardous waste import and export shipments.

11/30/2016         81FR86490

Final revisions to the petroleum and natural gas systems source category of the GHG Reporting Program, adding new monitoring methods for detecting leaks, new emissions factors for leaking equipment, and new reporting requirements and confidentiality determinations  for nine new or substantially revised data elements.