EPA Spring agenda lists water, air, waste, chemical rulemakings

Over one hundred rulemakings included

Posted May 26, 2016

EPA published its Semiannual regulatory agenda for Spring 2016 listing its rulemaking priorities for the upcoming months. The agency still plans to finalize major changes to its hazardous waste regulations, including for generator improvements, waste pharmaceuticals, and importer-exporter requirements. In addition, EPA is addressing user fees for the electronic uniform hazardous waste manifest.

In water, the agency says it will finalize effluent guidelines for dental discharges, update the rule for the analysis of effluent, and reconsider the need for permitting forest road discharges.

Haze rules are still on the agenda, as are near-road NO2 monitoring requirements, and mercury and air toxics standards.

EPA included over one hundred rulemakings on the agenda. The following table lists a few of the more important items. View the entire EPA agenda.

Environmental area

Rulemaking stage

Title

Action/Date

Water

Prerule

Forest Roads: Determination Under Clean Water Act Section 402(P)(6)

Notice/June 2016

Water

Proposed Rule

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Application and Program Updates Rule

Proposed rule/May 2016

Water

Proposed Rule

Regulations Implementing Section 1417 of the Safe Drinking Water Act: Prohibition on Use of Lead Pipes, Solder, and Flux

Proposed rule/August 2016

Water

Final Rule

Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Dental Point Source Category

Final rule/December 2016

Water

Final Rule

Clean Water Act Methods Update Rule for the Analysis of Effluent

Final rule/January 2017

Waste

Proposed Rule

User Fee Schedule for Electronic Hazardous Waste Manifest

Proposed rule/June 2016

Waste

Final Rule

Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals

Final rule/October 2016

Waste

Final Rule

Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule

Final rule/October 2016

Waste

Final Rule

Hazardous Waste Export-Import Revisions Rule

Final rule/October 2016

Air

Final Rule

Modernization of the Accidental Release Prevention Regulations Under Clean Air Act

Final rule/December 2016

Air

Proposed Rule

Protection of Visibility: Amendments to Requirements for State Plans

Proposed rule/May 2016

Air

Final Rule

Electronic Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for New Source Performance Standards

Final rule/December 2016

Air

Final Rule

Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Lead

Final rule/September 2016

Air

Final Rule

Interstate Transport Rule for the 2008 Ozone NAAQS

Final rule/September 2016

TSCA

Proposed Rule

Lead; Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program for Public and Commercial Buildings

Proposed rule/April 2017

TSCA

Final Rule

Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products

Final rule/July 2016

TSCA

Final Rule

Nanoscale Materials; Chemical Substances When Manufactured, Imported, or Processed as Nanoscale Materials; Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements

Final rule/October 2016


 

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