Federal Regulatory Summary - November 2018

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

11/1/2018  83FR54892

Proposed amendments to the 12/12/2016 formaldehyde emission standards for composite wood products. 

11/2/2018  83FR55163

Notice of available draft Integrated Review Plan for the Ozone NAAQS, for public review. 

11/14/2018  83FR56713

Final rule amending certain testing regulations to reflect corrections, updates, and the addition of alternative equipment and methods for source testing of emissions. 

11/14/2018  83FR56791

Proposal to amend the release notification regulations under EPCRA to add the reporting exemption for air emissions from animal waste at farms provided for under CERCLA. 

11/14/2018  83FR56781

Proposal related to the attainment date for 11 areas classified as "moderate" for the 2008 ozone NAAQS. 

11/15/2018  83FR57324

Final action regarding the reconsideration of the 1/15/2009 PSD and nonattainment NSR aggregation and project netting action, retaining the original interpretation, lifting the administrative stay, and announcing the effective date of 11/15/2018. 

11/16/2018  83FR58079

Publication of EPA's semiannual regulatory agenda. 

11/26/2018  83FR60696

Final rule amending the petroleum refinery NESHAP and NSPS regarding work practice standards, recordkeeping, and reporting provisions proposed on 4/10/2018, and regarding the compliance date for existing maintenance vents proposed on 7/10/2018. 

11/28/2018  83FR61127

Final action excluding cis-1,1,1,4,4,4-hexafluorobut-2-ene (HFO-1336mzz-Z; CAS number 692-49-9) from the regulatory definition of VOC due to its negligible contribution to tropospheric ozone formation. 

11/30/2018  83FR61574

Proposal to amend the 2015 NSPS for new residential hydronic heaters and new forced-air furnaces by adding a two year "sell-through" period for all affected units manufactured or imported before the May 2020 compliance date to be sold at retail through May 2022 and request for comment on related provisions. 

11/30/2018  83FR61585

Request for comment on several aspects of the 2015 NSPS for new residential wood heaters, new residential hydronic heaters, and forced-air furnaces regarding future rulemaking to improve the standards and related test methods.