EPA releases 2018 Fall Unified Agenda
Posted October 22, 2018
On October 17, EPA released its 2018 Fall Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. The semi-annual Agenda provides an advanced showing of upcoming federal regulatory actions.
A few of EPA’s noteworthy listings for upcoming rulemakings include the following:
|Revised Definition of "Waters of the United States"||To reevaluate and revise the definition of “waters of the United States.”||Proposed rule: 10/2018|
|National Primary Drinking Water Regulations for Lead and Copper||To strengthen public health protections from lead exposures from leaded plumbing materials.||Proposed rule: 2/2019|
|Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs Under the Clean Air Act; Reconsideration of Amendments||To finalize amendments to the Risk Management Program.||Final rule: 1/2019|
|Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals||To improve the management and disposal of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals and clarify regulations for reverse distribution.||Final rule: 10/2018|
|Increasing Recycling: Adding Aerosol Cans to the Universal Waste Regulations||To add aerosol cans to the list of federally regulated universal wastes.||Final rule: 9/2019|
|The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks||To amend the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and tailpipe carbon dioxide emissions standards for passenger cars and light trucks and establish new standards, all covering model years 2021 through 2026.||Final rule: 3/2019|
|Repeal of Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units||To withdraw the Clean Power Plan on grounds that it exceeds the statutory authority provided under section 111 of the Clean Air Act.||Final rule: 3/2019|
|Review of Dust-Lead Hazard Standards and the Definition of Lead-Based Paint||To update regulatory dust-lead hazard standards for target housing and Child Occupied Facilities, and the definition of lead-based paint for non-target housing.||Final rule: 6/2019|
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