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The Office of Land and Emergency Management is Seeking Feedback on Reducing Regulatory Burden

Consistent with Executive Order 13777, EPA sought public input on existing regulations that could be repealed, replaced or modified to make them less burdensome.

We accepted comments through May 15, 2017, at docket EPA-HQ-OA-2017-0190. In addition, EPA's Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM) hosted a public meeting to obtain additional stakeholder feedback on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. 

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On February 24, 2017, President Donald Trump issued Executive Order 13777 on Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda. The order establishes the policy of the United States to alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens placed on the American people. Among other things, it requires each agency to create a Regulatory Reform Task Force to evaluate existing regulations and to identify regulations that could be repealed, replaced or modified to make them less burdensome. As part of implementing the order, OLEM held a public meeting to solicit proposals specific to OLEM regulations that could be considered for being repealed, replaced or modified.

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Comments and/or Proposals Submitted to the Docket

The docket was open for submitting recommendations until May 15 and is now closed. To view the comments submitted to the docket go to Regulations.gov and search for docket ID EPA-HQ-OA-2017-0190.  EPA is currently sorting through all comments and proposals received to the docket and submittals will be visible in the docket in the coming weeks.

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Public Meeting

OLEM hosted a public meeting to provide an opportunity to comment in person on May 9, 2017 at EPA's First Floor Conference Center Office in Arlington, VA. The public meeting was intended to be a listening session, where interested parties could present recommendations to OLEM.

A recording of the web conference, along with materials and written statements presented at the meeting, will be placed in the docket shortly.

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OLEM Regulations with Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Citations

Below are where in title 40 of the CFR all of the regulations that pertain to OLEM are located organized by statutue.  Please see the About OLEM web page for more information on statutes, executive orders, and programs that OLEM implements.

Regulations under Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

Title/Description CFR Citation
Procedures for Decisionmaking (including RCRA Permit Procedures) 40 CFR Part 124

Managing Non-Hazardous Solid Waste (including Subtitle D of RCRA): 

Regulations governing requirements for State Permit Programs, Guidelines for Solid Wastes and State Solid Waste Management Plans, Criteria for Classification of Solid Waste Disposal Facilities and Practices, Criteria for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills and Citizen Suits.

 40 CFR Parts 239-247 and 254-258

Managing Hazardous Waste (Subtitle C of RCRA) and Used Oil:

Regulations governing hazardous waste identification, classification, generation, management and disposal.

40 CFR Parts 260-268 and 270-279

Underground Storage Tank Programs (Subtitle I of RCRA)

40 CFR Parts 280-282

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Regulations Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)

Title/Description CFR Citation

National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan, Hazard Ranking System, National Priorities List

40 CFR Part 300

Reportable Quantities, Hazardous Substance List, Release Reporting

40 CFR Part 302

Citizen Awards

40 CFR Part 303

Arbitration for Small Cost Recovery Claims

40 CFR Part 304

Claims for Reimbursement of Response Costs

40 CFR Parts 305 and 307

Local Government Reimbursement

40 CFR Part 310

Worker Protection

40 CFR Part 311

Innocent Landowners/Brownfields: All Appropriate Inquiry for CERCLA Liability

40 CFR Part 312

Prior Notice of Citizen Suits

40 CFR Part 374

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Regulations Under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to Know Act (EPCRA)

Title/Description CFR Citation

Spill Reporting; Emergency Planning and Notification

40 CFR Parts 302 and 355

Hazardous/Toxic Chemical (Release) Reporting

40 CFR Parts 350, 370 and 372

Trade Secret Claims and Disclosures to Health Professionals

40 CFR Parts 350

Reporting Hazardous Substances When Transferring Federal Real Property

40 CFR Part 373

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Oil Spills Prevention and Preparedness Regulations

Title/Description CFR Citation

Oil Spills Prevention and Preparedness Regulations

40 CFR Parts 110 and 112

National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan

40 CFR Part 300

Liability Limits for Small Onshore Storage Facilities

40 CFR Part 113

Reportable Quantities

40 CFR Part 117

Designation of Hazardous Substances 

40 CFR Part 116

Oil Removal Contingency Plans

40 CFR Part 109

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Regulations under Clean Air Act Section 112(r)

Title/Description CFR Citation

The Risk Management Plan (RMP) Rule requires facilities that use extremely hazardous substances to develop a Risk Management Plan. These plans must be revised and resubmitted to EPA every five years.

40 CFR Chapter IV

40 CFR Part 68

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Regulations Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

Title/Description CFR Citation
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Processing, Distribution, Storage and Disposal                                                                                                                                

40 CFR Part 761

Petitions for Rulemaking under TSCA

40 CFR Part 750

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