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Federal Regulatory Summary - October 2019

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

10/9/2019  84FR54278

Proposed amendments to the Generic MACT Standards for the ethylene production NESHAP pursuant to the residual risk and technology review (RTR); comments due by 11/25/2019.

10/9/2019  84FR54394

Proposed rule resulting from the RTR for the iron and steel foundries NESHAP; comments due by 11/25/2019.

10/21/2019  84FR56287

Proposed amendments to the NESHAP for organic liquids distribution (non-gasoline) (OLD) as a result of the RTR; comments due by 12/5/2019.

10/22/2019  84FR56626

Final rule repealing the 2015 Clean Water Rule: Definition of "Waters of the United States," which amended portions of the CFR, and restoring the regulatory text that existed prior to the 2015 Rule.

10/22/2019  84FR56590

Proposed changes to EPA's test procedures required to be used by industries and municipalities when analyzing the chemical, physical, and biological properties of wastewater and other environmental samples for reporting under the NPDES permit program; comments due by 12/23/2019.

10/24/2019  84FR57019

Notice of availability of EPA's Preliminary Effluent Guidelines Program Plan 14 which identifies new or existing industrial categories selected for effluent guidelines or pretreatment standards; comments due by 11/25/2019.

10/28/2019  84FR57677

Proposed rule in response to comments provided on the 7/29/2019 proposed percentage standards for four categories of renewable fuel that would apply to obligated parties in 2020 under the Renewable Fuel Standard; comments due by 11/29/2019.

10/28/2019  84FR57728

Notice of the update to the Federal Agency Hazardous Waste Compliance Docket under section 120(c) of CERCLA, used to identify Federal facilities that should be evaluated to determine if they pose a threat to public health or welfare and the environment and to provide a mechanism to make this information available to the public.

10/30/2019  84FR58268

Proposed amendments to the NESHAP for rubber tire manufacturing resulting from the RTR, addressing SSM provisions and electronic reporting.

10/31/2019  84FR58356

Proposed amendments to the NESHAP for chemical recovery combustion sources at kraft, soda, sulfite, and stand-along semichemical pulp mills and NSPS for kraft pulp mills constructed, reconstructed, or modified after 5/23/2013; comments due by 12/30/2019.