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Federal Regulatory Summary - November 2019

The following environmental regulatory actions were published in the U.S. Federal Register during November 2019. 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.

11/1/2019  84FR58601

Final amendments to the NESHAP for clay ceramics manufacturing in response to a petition for reconsideration of the 10/26/2015 final rule, revising the temperature monitoring methodology used to demonstrate compliance with the dioxin/furan emission limit, addressing concerns regarding visible emissions monitoring of tunnel kiln stacks related to PM and HG emissions limits, and amending the requirements for weekly visual inspections of system ductwork and control device equipment for water curtain spray booths. 

11/1/2019  84FR58936

Proposed amendments to the NESHAPs for surface coating of automobiles and light-duty trucks, surface coating of miscellaneous metal parts and products, and surface coating of plastic parts and products resulting from the residual risk and technology review (RTR), retaining the current emission limits and amending provisions related to SSM emissions, electronic reporting of performance test results, and electronic monitoring requirements. 

11/1/2019  84FR58711

Notice of availability for the document, "Policy Assessment for the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards," prepared as part of the review of the NAAQS for photochemical oxidants including ozone; comments due by 12/16/2019. 

11/6/2019  84FR59743

Partial grant and partial denial of a petition for reconsideration of the 5/1/2007 rule, "Prevention of Significant Deterioration, Nonattainment New Source Review and Title V: Treatment of Certain Ethanol Production Facilities Under the 'Major Emitting Facility' Definition" (the Ethanol Rule) which excluded all facilities that produce ethanol through a natural fermentation process. 

11/8/2019  84FR60363

Proposed revisions to existing and proposed substantiation requirements for certain confidential business information (CBI) claims made under TSCA.

11/13/2019  84FR61563

Final amendments to the Standards of Performance for Stationary Compression Ignition Internal Combustion Engines, regarding emission standards for particulate matter for new compression ignition engines located in remote areas of Alaska. 

11/13/2019  84FR61684

Proposed rule revising the National Primary Drinking Water Regulation for lead and copper under the Safe Drinking Water Act; comments due by 1/13/2020.

11/19/2019  84FR63876

Extension of the public comment period until 12/18/2019 for the 9/19/2019 request for comment on policy approaches for addressing "baseline" issues in the watersheds with EPA-approved TMDLs where policy makers would like to pursue water quality trading as a regulatory option for NPDES permit compliance. 

11/22/2019  84FR64620

Proposed rule revising the technology-based effluent limitation guidelines and standards for the steam electric power generating point source category applicable to flue gas desulfurization wastewater and bottom ash transport water; comments due by 1/21/2020.

11/25/2019  84FR64765

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

11/29/2019  84FR65739

Proposed corrections to the TRI program including identifiers, formulas, and names for certain TRI-listed chemicals and updates to the text that cross-references to an OSHA regulatory citation; comments due by 1/28/2020.