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Federal Regulatory Summary - September 2019

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

9/3/2019  84FR46100

Final action in response to a 2/16/2016 Consent Decree whereby EPA is establishing no new requirements for hazardous substances under the Clean Water Act section 311.

9/3/2019  84FR46138

Proposed amendments to the NESHAP for site remediation as a result of the recent residual risk and technology review (RTR), finding that no revision to the standards is required, proposing to amend the requirements for leak detection and repair (LDAR), provisions of emissions during start-up, shutdown, and malfunction, and requirements for electronic reporting, and other minor corrections and  clarifications.

9/4/2019  84FR46610

Proposed results from the recent RTR for the NESHAP for miscellaneous coating manufacturers finding that the current NESHAP provides an ample margin of safety to protect public health and proposing revisions related to SSM emissions, electronic reporting, and performance testing.

9/6/2019  84FR46909

Proposed amendments to the national marine diesel engine program to provide relief provisions to address concerns associated with finding and installing certified Tier 4 marine diesel engines in certain high-speed commercial vessels.

9/6/2019  84FR47073

Proposed amendments to the NESHAP for plywood and composite wood products resulting from the recent RTR, amending provisions related to SSM, adding provisions related to electronic reporting and emission testing, and making technical and editorial changes.

9/9/2019  84FR47346

Proposed amendments to the NESHAP for cellulose products manufacturing to address the results from the recent RTR, proposing provisions regarding SSM, adding provisions regarding emissions testing and electronic reporting, improving flexibility for monitoring, and making technical and editorial changes.

9/11/2019  84FR47882

Notice that one of the two accredited providers of audit samples for the stationary source audit program has ceased manufacturing samples, effectively cancelling the requirement to obtain the audit samples until another independent accredited audit sample provider has audit samples available for purchase; comments due by 12/10/2019.

9/11/2019  84FR47944

Notice of availability of "Policy Assessment for Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter, External Review Draft;" comments due by 11/12/19.

9/16/2019  84FR48708

Proposed results of the RTR for the NESHAP for lime manufacturing plants, amending SSM provisions and adding provisions regarding electronic reporting.

9/16/2019  84FR48612

Request for public comment on a draft National Water Reuse Action Plan which seeks to foster greater consideration of water reuse across the water sector such as agriculture, industry, potable water, and more; comments due by 12/16/2019.

9/19/2019  84FR49382

Proposal resulting from the RTR for the NESHAP for the paper and other web coating source category, providing a compliance demonstration equation that accounts for retained volatiles in the web coating, amending SSM provisions, adding repeat testing and electronic reporting, and making technical and editorial changes; comments due by 11/4/2019.

9/19/2019  84FR49293

Request for comment on policy approaches for addressing "baseline" issues in watersheds with EPA-approved Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) where policy makers would like to pursue water quality trading as a regulatory option for NPDES permit compliance; comments due by 11/18/2019.

9/20/2019  84FR49470

Withdrawal of the 7/5/2019 direct final rule amending the Standards of Performance for Stationary Compression Ignition Internal Combustion Engines due to adverse comment.

9/24/2019  84FR50244

Proposed reconsideration amendments to the NSPS, removing sources in the transmission and storage segment from the source category, rescinding the NSPS applicable to those sources, and rescinding the methane-specific requirements of the NSPS applicable to sources in the production and processing segments. EPA is also proposing, as an alternative, to rescind the methane requirements of the NSPS applicable to all oil and natural gas sources, without removing any sources from the source category. Comments due by 11/25/2019.

9/25/2019  84FR50660

Proposed results of the RTR for the NESHAP for taconite iron ore processing including removal of the exemption for periods of SSM, addition of electronic reporting of performance test results and compliance reports, minor technical corrections to the testing and monitoring requirements, and removing elongated mineral particulate as a HAP; comments due by 11/12/2019.

9/26/2019  84FR50836

Public comment period for draft document, "Integrated Science Assessment for Ozone and Related Photochemical Oxidants (External Review Draft)" as part of the review of the ozone NAAQS; comments due by 12/2/2019.

9/27/2019  84FR51310

Final rule withdrawing the waiver previously provided to California for its GHG and ZEV programs and finalizing regulatory text implementing NHTSA's statutory authority to set nationally applicable fuel economy standards that would preempt state programs.