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Small Entity Compliance Guides

Small Entity Compliance Guides (SECGs) are prepared pursuant to section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (SBREFA) (Title II of Public Law 104-121 (PDF) (29 pp, 186K, About PDF) ). By clicking on the "Rule Title" in the list below, you can access details about the SECG you're interested in.

The statements in SECGs are intended solely as guidance to aid in complying with the associated rule. In any civil or administrative action against a small business, government, or small organization for a violation of a rule, the content of its SECG may be considered as evidence of the reasonableness or appropriateness of proposed fines, penalties, or damages. These guides may not apply in a particular situation based upon the circumstances, and EPA retains the discretion to adopt approaches on a case-by-case basis that differ from these guides where appropriate. Any decisions regarding a particular facility will be made based on the statute and regulations. Therefore, interested parties are free to raise questions and objections about the substance of these guides and the appropriateness of their application to a particular situation. EPA will, and state governments should, consider whether the recommendations or interpretations in the guide are appropriate in that situation.

EPA may decide to revise SECGs without public notice to reflect changes in EPA's approach to implementing a rule or to clarify and update text. To determine whether EPA has revised these guides, contact EPA's Small Business Ombudsman Office or the authoring office in the list below.

Small Business Advocacy Review Panel Title SECG
Publication Date
Authoring
Office
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Area Sources: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers 08/26/2011 Office of Air and Radiation (OAR)
Lead-Based Paint Activities; Training and Certification for Renovation and Remodeling Section 402(c)(3) 09/00/2010 Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP)
Renewable Fuel Standards Program 06/00/2010 Office of Air and Radiation (OAR)
Control of Hazardous Air Pollutants From Mobile Sources 12/03/2007 Office of Air and Radiation (OAR)
National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Ground Water Rule 07/18/2007 Office of Water (OW)
NESHAP: Reinforced Plastic Composites Production 09/01/2005 Office of Air and Radiation (OAR)
Heavy-Duty Engine Emission Standards and Diesel Fuel Sulfur Control Requirements 09/01/2005 Office of Air and Radiation (OAR)
Control of Emissions of Air Pollution from Nonroad Diesel Engines and Fuel 09/01/2005 Office of Air and Radiation (OAR)
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Regulation and Effluent Limitations Guidelines Standards for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) 11/01/2003 Office of Water (OW)
Tier II Light-Duty Vehicle and Light-Duty Truck Emission Standards and Gasoline Sulfur Standards 04/01/2003 Office of Air and Radiation (OAR)
National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Arsenic and Clarifications to Compliance and New Source Contaminant Monitoring 08/01/2002 Office of Water (OW)
Lead-Based Paint Activities Rules; Training, Accreditation, and Certification Rule and Model State Plan Rule--Section 402(a) 07/01/2002 Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP)
National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Radium, Uranium, Alpha, Beta and Photon Emitters 02/01/2002 Office of Water (OW)
National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Stage I Disinfectant/Disinfection By-Products Rule 10/01/2001 Office of Water (OW)
Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Centralized Waste Treatment Industry 06/01/2001 Office of Water (OW)
Revisions to the Underground Injection Control Regulations for Class V Injection Wells 11/01/2000 Office of Water (OW)
Findings of Significant Contribution and Rulemaking on Section 126 Petitions for Purposes of Reducing Interstate Ozone Transport 08/22/2000 Office of Air and Radiation (OAR)
VOC Regulation for Architectural Coatings 07/01/1999 Office of Air and Radiation (OAR)
Control of Emissions of Air Pollution From Nonroad Diesel Engines 03/01/1999 Office of Air and Radiation (OAR)

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