The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has withdrawn the following two rules that were published as direct final rules in federal register on October 18, 2017:

  • Withdrawal of Re-designation status of Chicago and Granite City areas to attainment of 2008 Lead Standard (82 FR 48448); and
  • Withdrawal of Regional Haze Progress Report (82 FR 48431).

USEPA withdrew these two rules based on the adverse comments received prior to close of the comment period. These two rules are withdrawn effective December 8, 2017; therefore, they will not take effect.