Federal Regulatory Summary - September 2018

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

9/10/2018  83FR45588

Extension of public comment period until 10/31/2018 on the 8/31/2018 proposed Emission Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Existing Electric Utility Generating Units; Revisions to Emission Guideline Implementing Regulations; Revisions to New Source Review Program, also being called the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule. 

9/12/2018  83FR46262

Proposed results of the residual risk and technology reviews for the NESHAPs for Surface Coating of Large Appliances; the Printing, Coating, and Dyeing of Fabrics and Other Textiles; and the Surface Coating of Metal Furniture, proposing no revisions to emission limits, proposing requirement of the use of high efficiency spray application equipment where applicable, and proposing amended provisions regarding SSM emissions and electronic reporting of performance test results. 

9/13/2018  83FR46408

Final rule adding five sites and removing one from the General Superfund section of the National Priorities List under CERCLA. Draft rule published simultaneously.

9/26/2018  83FR48544

Final rule amending EPAs responsibility of the NEPA Official under regulations for "Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act and Assessing the Environmental Effects Abroad of EPA Actions," as a result of an agency reorganization. 

9/26/2018  83FR48578

Proposed extension of the comment period until 10/26/2018 for the 8/24/2018 proposed Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-20126 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks and the accompanying draft Environmental Impact Statement. 

9/27/2018  83FR48751

Proposed update to the 1998 regulations implementing the NOx SIP Call, allowing states to include alternate forms of monitoring requirements in their SIPs, rescinding the findings of interstate pollution transport obligations with respect to the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS that have been stayed by EPA since 2000, and removing additional obsolete provisions and making clarifications.

9/28/2018  83FR49079

Notice that EPA will accept requests from 10/15/2018 through 12/14/2018 for grants to establish and enhance State and Tribal Response Programs.