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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 and FY2018 regulatory cost savings, FY 2019 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
Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Steam Electric Power Generating Point Source Category 2040-AF77
Peak Flows Management   2040-AF81
Water Quality Certification 2040-AF86
Clean Water Act Section 404(c) Regulatory Revision 2040-AF88
Compensatory Mitigation for Losses of Aquatic Resources--Review and Approval of Mitigation Banks and In-Lieu Fee Programs   2040-AF90
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act: Amendments and Streamlining Rule 2050-AG40
Modernizing Ignitable Liquids Determinations 2050-AG93
Rulemaking for Alternate Extraction Methods for PCBs 2050-AH08
Hazardous and Solid Waste Management System: Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals From Electric Utilities; A Holistic Approach to Closure Part A: Deadline to Initiate Closure 2050-AH10
Hazardous and Solid Waste Management System: Disposal of CCR; A Holistic Approach to Closure Part B: Alternate Demonstration for Unlined Surface Impoundments; Implementation of Closure 2050-AH11
Integrating e-Manifest with Exports and Other Manifest-related Reports 2050-AH12
Reclassification of Major Sources as Area Sources Under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act 2060-AM75
Alternative Work Practices for Leak Detection and Repair; Amendments 2060-AP66
Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support Rule 2060-AS66
General Revisions to Emissions Monitoring and Reporting Requirements for Fossil Fuel-Fired Electric Generating Units 2060-AS74
Revisions to Method 202: Dry Impinger Method for Determining Condensable Particulate Emissions from Stationary Sources 2060-AS91
Revision to Method 23 -Determination of Polychlorinated Dibenzo-P-Dioxins and Polychlorinated Dibenzofurans from Stationary Sources 2060-AT09
Fuels Regulatory Streamlining 2060-AT31
Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources Reconsideration 2060-AT54
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
Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources Review   2060-AT90
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Updates to the Significant New Alternatives Policy Program   2060-AU11
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Phosphoric Acid Manufacturing 2060-AU25
Amendments Related to Marine Diesel Engine Emission Standards 2060-AU30
Technical Revisions to the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule 2060-AU35
Revisions to Test Methods and Performance Specifications for Air Emission Sources 2060-AU39
Error Corrections to New Source Review Regulations 2060-AU46
On-Highway Heavy-Duty Trailers: Review of Standards and Requirements   2060-AU50
Hourly Emissions Increase Test for the New Source Review Program 2060-AU58
Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for Power Plants Electronic Reporting Revisions 2060-AU70
Pesticides; Expansion of Crop Grouping Program 2070-AJ28
Restoration of Inadvertently-Removed Exemption from the Requirements of FIFRA 2070-AK25
Pesticides; Agricultural Worker Protection Standard; Revision of the Application Exclusion Zone Requirements 2070-AK49
Protectants (Pips) To Reflect Newer Technologies   2070-AK54
Pesticides; Modification to the Minimum Risk Pesticide Listing Program 2070-AK55
Pesticides; Addition of Chitosan to the Lists of Active and Inert Ingredients Eligible for the Minimum Risk Pesticide Exemption 2070-AK56
Pesticide Registration (PR) Notice: Notification, Non-notification, Minor Formulation Amendments N/A

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Table 2: Completed Deregulatory Actions

TITLE PUBLICATION RIN
Hazardous Waste Management System: Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste Final Rule: 08/22/2018 2006-ZA01
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES): Specific Provisions Affecting Application and Program Updates Rule

Final Rule: 02/12/2019

2040-AF25
Clean Water Act Methods Update Rule for the Analysis of Effluent

Final Rule: 08/28/2017

2040-AF48
Rule to Withdraw Certain Federal Water Quality Criteria for Lead, Chlorodibromomethane, and Dichlorobromomethane Applicable to California

Final Rule: 10/16/2018

2040-AF71
Definition of "Waters of the United States" – Recodification of Preexisting Rule

Final Rule: 10/22/2019

2040-AF74
The Navigable Waters Protection Rule: Definition of Waters of the United States Final Rule: 04/21/2020 2040-AF75
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
Withdrawal of Certain Federal Water Quality Criteria Applicable to Washington Final Rule: 05/13/2020 2040-AF94
Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals

Final Rule: 02/22/2019

2050-AG39
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
Hazardous and Solid Waste Management System: Disposal of Coal Combustion Residues From Electric Utilities: Amendments to the National Minimum Criteria (Phase 1) Final Rule: 07/30/2018 2050-AG88
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
Increasing Recycling: Adding Aerosol Cans to the Universal Waste Regulations Final Rule: 12/09/2019 2050-AG92
Amendment to Standards and Practices for All Appropriate Inquiries under CERCLA

Final Rule: 09/15/2017

2050-AG94
Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs Under the Clean Air Act; Reconsideration of Amendments

Final Rule: 12/19/2019

2050-AG95
Safe Management of Recalled Airbags

Interim Final Rule: 11/30/2018

2050-AH02
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
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Manufacture of Amino/Phenolic Resins

Final Rule: 10/15/2018

2060-AS79
Technical Amendments to Performance Specification 18 and Procedure 6

Final Rule: 09/21/2017

2060-AS86
Testing Regulations for Air Emission Sources

Final Rule: 11/14/2018

2060-AS95
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
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Clay Ceramics Manufacturing Reconsideration

Final Rule: 11/01/2019

2060-AT25
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: Asphalt Processing and Asphalt Roofing Manufacturing Residual Risk and Technology Review Final Rule: 03/12/2020 2060-AT34
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Off-Site Waste and Recovery Operations Reconsideration Final Rule: 01/29/2018 2060-AT48
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants and New Source Performance Standards: Petroleum Refinery Sector Amendments Final Rule: 11/26/2018 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)

Final Rule: 11/28/2018

2060-AT52
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
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Friction Materials Manufacturing Facilities Residual Risk and Technology Review

Final Rule: 02/08/2019

2060-AT66
Relaxation of the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) Gasoline Standard for Shelby County (Memphis) Tennessee

Final Rule: 12/22/2017

2060-AT69
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Hydrochloric Acid Production Residual Risk and Technology Review Final Rule: 04/15/2020 2060-AT74
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Revisions to the Refrigerant Management Requirements under the Clean Air Act Final Rule: 03/11/2020 2060-AT81
Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources and Emission Guidelines for Existing Sources: Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units

Final Rule: 04/16/2019

2060-AT84
Relaxation of the Federal Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) Gasoline Volatility Standard for the 5-Parish Baton Rouge, Louisiana Area

Final Rule: 10/24/2018

2060-AT91
Amendments to Federal Implementation Plan for Managing Air Emissions from True Minor Sources in Indian Country in the Oil and Natural Gas Production and Natural Gas Processing Segments of the Oil and Natural Gas Sector

Final Rule: 05/14/2019

2060-AT96
Air Quality State Implementation Plans; Approvals and Promulgations: Emissions Monitoring Provisions in State Implementation Plans Required Under the NOx SIP Call

Final Rule: 03/08/2019

2060-AU08
The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021–2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks

Final Rule Pt 1: 09/27/2019

Final Rule Pt 2: 04/30/2020

2060-AU09
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Municipal Solid Waste Landfills Residual Risk and Technology Review  Final Rule: 03/26/2020 2060-AU18
Standards of Performance for Stationary Compression Ignition (CI) Internal Combustion Engines Amendments

Final Rule: 11/13/2019

2060-AU27
Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Removal of the Reformulated Gasoline Program From the Northern Kentucky Portion of the Cincinnati-Hamilton Ozone Maintenance Area

Final Rule: 02/07/2019

2060-AU32
Adopting Requirements in Emission Guidelines for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills

Final Rule: 08/26/2019

2060-AU33
Extension of Photochemical Assessment Monitoring Stations Compliance Deadline

Final Rule: 01/08/2020

2060-AU38
Relaxation of the Federal Reid Vapor Pressure Gasoline Volatility Standard for the Atlanta Area

Final Rule: 09/20/2019

2060-AU43
Amendments to Federal Implementation Plans for Managing Air Emissions From True Minor Sources in Indian Country in the Oil and Natural Gas Production, etc. Final Rule: 03/19/2020 2060-AU45
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Coal- and Oil-Fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units-Subcategory of Certain Existing Electric Utility Steam Generating Units Firing Eastern Bituminous Coal Refuse for Emissions of Acid Gas Hazardous Air Pollutants Final Rule: 04/15/2020 2060-AU48
Model Emission Rates for Precursors (MERPs) for Ozone and Secondary PM2.5 (Guidance)

Guidance Posted: 04/30/2019

N/A
PM2.5 Precursor Demonstration Guidance

Guidance Posted: 05/30/2019

2060-ZA25
Revised Policy on Exclusions from “Ambient Air”

Guidance Posted: 12/02/2019

2060-ZA28
Withdrawal of the 2016 Information Collection Request for the Oil and Gas Industry

Notice: 03/07/2017

N/A
Microorganisms: General Exemptions from Reporting Requirements; Revisions of Recipient Organisms Eligible for Tier I and Tier II Exemptions Final Rule: 03/10/2020 2070-AJ65
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
Small Manufacturer Definition Update Under TSCA Section 8(a) Final Rule: 05/28/2020 2070-AK57

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Acronyms Used on this Page

CERCLA – Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

CTG - Control Technique Guideline

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

NAAQS - National Ambient Air Quality Standard

NESHAP - National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutant

NODA – Notice of data availability

NPRM – Notice of proposed rulemaking

PM - Particulate Matter

PR - Pesticide Registration

RCRA – Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

RFS - Renewable Fuel Standard

RIN – Regulation identifier number

RIN - Renewable identification number

RVP – Reid Vapor Pressure

TSCA – Toxic Substances Control Act