Federal Regulatory Summary - October 2018

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

10/1/2018  83FR49344

Proposed corrections to the 2012 light-duty vehicle GHG emissions standards regulations for model years 2017-2025.

10/1/2018   83FR49332

Proposed rule changing the legal interpretation regarding knowingly venting or releasing ozone-depleting and substitute refrigerants while managing appliances or industrial process refrigeration such that the appliance maintenance and leak repair provisions would apply only to equipment using refrigerant containing a class I or class II substance.

10/4/2018  83FR50026

Determination expanding the list of acceptable substitutes under EPA's SNAP program, for use in refrigeration and air conditioning, foam blowing, fire suppression, cleaning solvents, and aerosols.

10/5/2018  83FR50366

Notice of availability of a document discussing EPA's near-term approach for identifying potential chemicals for prioritization, the initial step in evaluating the safety of existing chemicals under TSCA.

10/15/2018  83FR51842

Final amendments to the NESHAP for amino/phenolic resins in response to petitions for reconsiderations regarding 10/8/2014 rule revisions, revising the MACT standard for continuous process vents at existing affected sources, extending the compliance date, and making additional changes and clarifications.

10/15/2018  83FR52056

Proposed reconsideration amendments to NSPS OOOOa as a result of EPA's reconsideration on the fugitive emission requirements, well site pneumatic pump standards, and the requirements for certification of closed vent systems by a professional engineer.

10/16/2018  83FR52157

Corrections to the 11/6/2017 and 4/30/2018 regulatory text regarding the designation of certain areas in nine states for the 2015 ozone NAAQS.

10/17/2018  83FR52694

Final rule establishing fees applicable to submitters of information under TSCA. 

10/22/2018  83FR53204

Proposed rule correcting the 8/24/2018 proposed Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks.

10/23/2018  83FR53471

Notice of public comment period for draft document, "Integrated Science Assessment for Particulate Matter (External Review Draft," as part of the review of the primary and secondary NAAQS for particulate matter.

10/29/2018  83FR54347

Notice identifying Federal facilities not previously on the Federal Agency Hazardous Waste Compliance Docket under CERCLA that manage hazardous waste or from which a reportable quantity of hazardous substances has been released.

10/30/2018  83FR54527

Proposed rule amending the 2016 Emissions Guidelines and Compliance Times for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills; public comments due by 12/14/2018.

10/30/2018  83FR54543

Withdrawal of the 1/19/2017 proposed rule addressing health and environmental protection standards for uranium and thorium mill tailing.