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EPA Deregulatory Actions

Executive Order (EO) 13771, (82 FR 9339, February 3, 2017), “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,” directs agencies to repeal at least two existing regulations for each new regulation issued in FY 2017 and thereafter. It further directs agencies that the “total incremental costs of all regulations should be no greater than zero” in FY 2017.  For FY 2018 and beyond, the director of the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) provided agencies with a total amount of incremental costs that will be allowed.  The FY 2017 regulatory cost savings, FY 2018 cost saving estimates, and accounting methods for calculating regulatory costs under EO 13771 are all available at OIRA’s Regulatory Reform: Two-for-One and Regulatory Cost Caps website.

In an effort to provide the public the most up-to-date information on agency implementation of EO 13771, this page provides the following information about EPA deregulatory actions:

Table 1: EPA Deregulatory Actions under Development

 
TITLE PUBLICATION RIN
Definition of "Waters of the United States" – Recodification of Preexisting Rule 2040-AF74
Second Action: Definition of 'Waters of the United States'   2040-AF75
Updates to Wet Weather Treatment Regulations for POTWs   2040-AF81
RCRA Smarter Waste Reporting   2050-AF01
Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals 2050-AG39
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act: Amendments and Streamlining Rule   2050-AG40
CERCLA/EPCRA Reporting Requirements for Air Releases of Hazardous Substances From Animal Waste at Farms   2050-AG66
Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Liquids Management Regulations Under RCRA Subtitle D   2050-AG86
Clean Water Act Hazardous Substances Spill Prevention   2050-AG87
Hazardous and Solid Waste Management System: Disposal of Coal Combustion Residues From Electric Utilities: Amendments to the National Minimum Criteria (Phase 1) 2050-AG88
Increasing Recycling: Adding Aerosol Cans to the Universal Waste Regulations 2050-AG92
Modernizing Ignitable Liquids Determinations   2050-AG93
Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs Under the Clean Air Act; Reconsideration of Amendments 2050-AG95
Interpretation of "Used Routine Agricultural Operations" under EPCRA   2050-AG96
Alternative Work Practices for Leak Detection and Repair, Amendments   2060-AP66
Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support Rule 2060-AS66
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Manufacture of Amino/Phenolic Resins 2060-AS79
Air Quality: Revision to Definition of Volatile Organic Compounds--Exclusion of Dimethyl Succinate (DMS)   2060-AS87
Revisions to Method 202: Dry Impinger Method for Determining Condensable Particulate Emissions from Stationary Sources 2060-AS91
Revisions to Testing Regulations for Air Emission Sources 2060-AS95
Revision to Method 23 -Determination of Polychlorinated Dibenzo-P-Dioxins and Polychlorinated Dibenzofurans from Stationary Sources   2060-AT09
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Clay Ceramics Manufacturing Reconsideration   2060-AT25
Fuels Regulation Modernization - Phase 1   2060-AT31
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutant Emissions: Petroleum Refinery Sector 2060-AT50
Air Quality: Revision to Definition of Volatile Organic Compounds - Exclusion of cis-1,1,1,4,4,4-Hexafluorobut-2-ene (HFO-1336mzz-Z) 2060-AT52
Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources Reconsideration   2060-AT54
Repeal of Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units 2060-AT55
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Asbestos: Notice of Request for Approval of an Alternative Work Practice for Asbestos Cement Pipe Replacement NPRM: 04/25/2018 2060-AT73
General Revisions to Emissions Monitoring and Reporting Requirements for Fossil Fuel-Fired Electric Generating Units   2060-AS74
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal of the Final Control Techniques Guidelines for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry 2060-AT76
Repeal of Emission Requirements for Glider Vehicles, Glider Engines, and Glider Kits 2060-AT79
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Revisions to the Refrigerant Management Requirements under the Clean Air Act   2060-AT81
Air Quality: Revision to Definition of Volatile Organic Compounds--Exclusion of Methyl-Perfluoroheptene-Ethers (MPHE)   2060-AT87
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Revision to Aerosol Listing Under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program   2060-AT88
Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources Review   2060-AT90
Relaxation of the Federal Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) Gasoline Volatility Standard for the 5-Parish Baton Rouge, Louisiana Area 2060-AT91
Amendments to National Oil & Natural Gas Federal Implementation Plan to Ensure Streamlined Authorizations to Construct for Oil & Natural Gas Sources on Uintah & Ouray Indian Reservation   2060-AT96
Standards of Performance for New Residential Wood Heaters and New Residential Hydronic Heaters and Forced-Air Furnaces Amendments   2060-AU00
Rulemaking to Establish Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards and Corporate Average Fuel Economy   2060-AU09
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Updates to the Significant New Alternatives Policy Program   2060-AU11
PM2.5 Precursor Demonstration Guidance   N/A
Model Emission Rates for Precursors (MERPs) for Ozone and Secondary PM2.5   N/A
Pesticides; Expansion of Crop Grouping Program   2070-AJ28
Microorganisms: General Exemptions from Reporting Requirements; Revisions of Recipient Organisms Eligible for Tier I and Tier II Exemptions 2070-AJ65
Pesticides; Technical Amendments to the Data Requirements   2070-AK00
Procedural Rule to Remove Obsolete Information   2070-AK13
Restoration of Inadvertently-Removed Exemption from the Requirements of FIFRA   2070-AK25
Pesticides; Certification of Pesticide Applicators Rule; Reconsideration of the Minimum Age Requirements   2070-AK37
Pesticides; Agricultural Worker Protection Standard; Reconsideration of Several Requirements   2070-AK43
Pesticide Registration (PR) Notice: Notification, Non-notification, Minor Formulation Amendments   N/A

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Table 2: Completed Deregulatory Actions

TITLE PUBLICATION RIN
Clean Water Act Methods Update Rule for the Analysis of Effluent

Final Rule: 08/28/2017

2040-AF48
Postponement of Certain Compliance Dates for Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Steam Electric Power Generating Point Source Category

Final Rule: 09/18/2017

2040-AF76
Hazardous Waste Management System; User Fees for the Electronic Hazardous Waste Manifest System and Amendments to Manifest Regulations Final Rule: 01/03/2018 2050-AG80
Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials - Additions to List of Categorical Non-Waste Fuels; Other Treated Railroad Ties Final Rule: 02/07/2018 2050-AG83
Internet Posting of and Confidentiality Determinations for Hazardous Waste Export and Import Documents

Final Rule: 12/26/2017

2050-AG90
Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs Under the Clean Air Act; Further Delay of Effective Date

Final Rule: 06/14/2017

2050-AG91
Amendment to Standards and Practices for All Appropriate Inquiries under CERCLA

Final Rule: 09/15/2017

2050-AG94
Guidance for CERCLA/EPCRA Reporting Requirements for Air Releases of Hazardous Waste Substances at Farms Guidance Posted: 10/00/17 2050-ZA12
Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) Electronic Reporting Requirements

Final Rule: 04/06/2017

2060-AS75
Technical Amendments to Performance Specification 18 and Procedure 6

Final Rule: 09/21/2017

2060-AS86
Phosphoric Acid Manufacturing and Phosphate Fertilizer Production Risk and Technology Review Reconsideration

Final Rule: 09/28/2017

2060-AT14
Revisions to Procedure 2--Quality Assurance Requirements for Particulate Matter Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems at Stationary Sources

Final Rule: 08/14/2017

2060-AT15
Relaxation of the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) Gasoline Standard in Five Counties of Middle Tennessee

Final Rule: 06/07/2017

2060-AT32
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Off-Site Waste and Recovery Operations Reconsideration Final Rule: 01/29/2018 2060-AT48
Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources: Stay of Certain Requirements Final Rule: 03/12/2018 2060-AT59
Relaxation of the Federal Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) Gasoline Volatility Standard for Several Parishes in Louisiana

Final Rule: 12/26/2017

2060-AT61
Stay of Standards of Performance for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills and Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for MSW Landfills

Notice: 05/31/2017

2060-AT62
Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources; Grant of Reconsideration and Partial Stay

Notice: 06/05/2017

2060-AT63
Relaxation of the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) Gasoline Standard for Shelby County (Memphis) Tennessee

Final Rule: 12/22/2017

2060-AT69
Withdrawal of the 2016 Information Collection Request for the Oil and Gas Industry

Notice: 03/07/2017

N/A
Labeling Relief; Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products

Direct Final Rule: 07/11/2017

2070-AK30
Compliance Date Extension; Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products

Final Rule: 09/25/2017

2070-AK35
Certification of Pesticide Applicators; Delay of Effective Date

Final Rule: 06/02/2017

2070-AK38
Extension of Compliance Date for TSCA Reporting of Chemical Substances When Manufactured or Processed as Nanoscale Materials

Final Rule: 05/12/2017

2070-AK39

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Acronyms Used on this Page

CERCLA – Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

EO - Executive Order

EPCRA – Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act

FIFRA – Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act

FR – Federal Register

FY – Fiscal year

MATS – Mercury and air toxics standards

NODA – Notice of data availability

NPRM – Notice of proposed rulemaking

RCRA – Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

RIN – Regulation identifier number

RVP – Reid Vapor Pressure

TSCA – Toxic Substances Control Act