Federal Regulatory Summary - September 2017

The following environmental regulatory actions were published in the U.S. Federal Register during September 2017. 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. 

9/5/2017  82FR41903     

Notification that EPA has posted responses to certain state designation recommendations for the 2010 SO2 primary NAAQS and intended designations. 

9/15/2017  82FR43309

Withdrawal of the 6/20/2917 direct final rule amending the All Appropriate Inquiries Rule to reference ASTM International's E2247-16 “Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process for Forestland or Rural Property” and allow for its use to satisfy the statutory requirements for conducting all appropriate inquiries under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), due to adverse comment. 

9/15/2017  82FR43310

Final rule amending the Standards and Practices for All Appropriate Inquiries to update an existing reference to a standard practice revised by ASTM International to allow for its use under CERCLA. 

9/18/2017  82FR43494

Final rule postponing certain compliance dates in 2015 best available technology economically achievable (BAT) effluent limitations and pretreatment standards for existing sources (PSES) for the steam electric power generating point source category due to EPA's intent to potentially revise those standards. 

9/18/2017  82FR43537

Notice of availability of data on emission allowance allocations to certain units under CSAPR. 

9/19/2017  82FR43756

Notice of availability of two draft documents titled Risk and Exposure Assessment for the Review of the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Sulfur Oxides, External Review Draft (Draft REA) and Policy Assessment for the Review of the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Sulfur Oxides, External Review Draft (Draft PA); comments due by 10/18/2017. 

9/20/2017  82FR43964

Notice that EPA is extending the compliance dates for submitters of TSCA submissions containing information claimed as CBI and filed between 6/22/2016 and 3/21/2017, for substantiation required by TSCA section 14(c)(3), until 10/19/2017. 

9/21/2017  82FR44254

Proposal to amend the NESHAP for Portland Cement to address the results of the residual risk and technology review, correcting and clarifying rule requirements while maintaining the numerical emission limits. 

9/21/2017  82FR44178

Request for public comment on a proposed information collection request, "Survey on Clean Water Act Hazardous Substances and Spill Impacts," by 11/20/2017. 

9/26/2017  82FR44783

Notice that EPA is announcing the Smart Sectors program in the Office of Policy  to re-examine how EPA engages with industry in order to reduce unnecessary regulatory burden, create certainty and predictability, and improve the ability of EPA and industry to conduct long-term regulatory planning while protecting the environment and public health.

9/28/2017  82FR45193

Final rule amending the NESHAP for Phosphoric Acid Manufacturing and Phosphate Fertilizer Production, revising compliance dates under 8/19/2015 rule revisions and clarifying and adding options for monitoring requirements for low-energy absorbers.

9/28/2017  82FR45202

Direct final rule clarifying that small cans of non-exempt substitute refrigerants for use in motor vehicle air conditioning manufactured or imported prior to 1/1/2018 may continue to be sold to persons that are not certified as technicians under sections 608 or 609 of the Clean Air Act. Proposed rule published simultaneously.