Federal Regulatory Summary - October 2015

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


  • 10/13/2015 80FR61406
    Notice of opportunity to comment on EPA's analysis of GHG emissions attributable to the production and transport of jatropha oil feedstock for use in making biofuels; subsequent notice corrected submittal deadline to 11/12/2015.

  • 10/15/2015 80FR62389
    Final rule regarding the residual risk and technology review conducted for the primary aluminum production source category under the NESHAPs.

  • 10/15/2015 80FR61985
    Final rule authorizing uses that qualify for the critical use exemption and the amount of methyl bromide that may be produced or imported for those uses for the 2016 control period.

  • 10/19/2015 80FR63283
    Proposal to amend existing regulations regarding the export and import of hazardous wastes from and into the United States, to provide greater protection to human health and the environment.

  • 10/22/2015 80FR64063
    Final rule requiring the electronic reporting of Clean Water Act NPDES program information, effective 12/21/2015.

  • 10/22/2015 80FR64261
    Final revisions and confidentiality determinations for the petroleum and natural gas systems source category of the GHG Mandatory Reporting Rule, effective 1/16/2016.

  • 10/23/2015 80FR64661
    Final emission guidelines for states to follow in developing plans to reduce GHG emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired electric generating units (EGUs).

  • 10/23/2015 80FR64509
    Final NSPS establishing standards for emissions of SO2 for newly constructed, modified, and reconstructed affected fossil fuel-fired EGUs.

  • 10/23/2015 80FR64965
    Proposed federal plan to implement the GHG emissions guidelines for existing fossil fuel-fired EGUs.

  • 10/26/15 80FR65291
    Final rule revising the primary and secondary NAAQS for ozone, to 0.070 ppm for both standards, to protect public health and welfare.

  • 10/26/2015 80FR65469
    Final NESHAP for Brick and Structural Clay Products manufacturing and for Clay Ceramics manufacturing.

  • 10/28/2015 80FR65979
    Notice that EPA will hold public hearings during November on the proposed Federal Plan Requirements for GHG Emissions from EGUs Constructed on or before 1/8/2014; Model Trading Rules; Amendments to Framework Regulations.


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