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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
Peak Flows Management   2040-AF81
Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals 2050-AG39
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act: Amendments and Streamlining Rule 2050-AG40
Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Liquids Management Regulations Under RCRA Subtitle D   2050-AG86
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
Hazardous and Solid Waste Management System: Disposal of Coal Combustion Residues From Electric Utilities: Amendments to the National Minimum Criteria (Phase 1, Part 2)   2050-AH01
Facilitating Safe Management of Recalled Airbags 2050-AH02
Reclassification of Major Sources as Area Sources Under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act   2060-AM75
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
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
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 Regulatory Streamlining   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
Review of Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Generating Units 2060-AT56
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Asbestos: Notice of Request for Approval of an Alternative Work Practice for Asbestos Cement Pipe Replacement 2060-AT73
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
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
Standards of Performance for New Residential Wood Heaters and New Residential Hydronic Heaters and Forced-Air Furnaces Amendments   2060-AU00
The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks 2060-AU09
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Updates to the Significant New Alternatives Policy Program   2060-AU11
Standards of Performance for Stationary Compression Ignition (CI) Internal Combustion Engines Amendments   2060-AU27
Amendments Related to Marine Diesel Engine Emission Standards 2060-AU30
Modifications to Fuel Regulations to Provide Flexibility for E15; Modifications to RFS RIN Market Regulations 2060-AU34
PM2.5 Precursor Demonstration Guidance   2060-ZA25
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
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
Hazardous Waste Management System: Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste Final Rule: 08/22/2018 2006-ZA01
Clean Water Act Methods Update Rule for the Analysis of Effluent

Final Rule: 08/28/2017

2040-AF48
Water Quality Standards; Withdrawal of Certain Federal Water Quality Criteria Applicable to California: Lead, Chlorodibromomethane, and Dichlorobromomethane

Final Rule: 10/16/2018

2040-AF71
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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