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Regulatory Flexibility for Small Entities

Regulatory Flexibility Act Section 610 Reviews

Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) requires that federal agencies review each rule that has or will have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities (SISNOSE) within ten years of publication of the final rule. EPA initiates a Section 610 review in order to determine if the provisions of a rule that are related to small entities should be continued without change, rescinded, or amended to minimize adverse economic impacts on small entities.

The table below lists Section 610 reviews in chronological order from the date they were begun or may begin. The first two columns of the table below provide the citation and link for the appropriate Federal Register notice starting and concluding the review. Where available, use the Regulation Identifier Number (RIN) after each citation to locate the appropriate entry. The third column lists the title of the rule that was reviewed. If the same rule also involved a Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) Panel, you will be able to click on the title to access more information. If the projected start date of a review contains an asterisk (*), that rule is subject to more than one retrospective review requirement (e.g., a Safe Drinking Water Act 6-year review or a Clean Air Act risk and technology review) and multiple retrospective reviews may be coordinated whenever practicable.

Review Started
(Federal Register citation
and RIN)
Review Concluded
(Federal Register citation
and RIN)
Title of rule
(linked to associated SBAR Panel
where available)
06/09/2016
(81 FR 37373)
(RIN 2070-AK17)
06/11/2018
83 FR 27197
(RIN 2070-AK17)
Lead-Based Paint Activities; Training and Certification for Renovation and Remodeling Section 402(c)(3)
06/09/2016
(81 FR 37373)
(RIN 2060-AS88)
12/23/2016
(RIN 2060-AS88)
Control of Hazardous Air Pollutants From Mobile Sources

12/15/2015
(80 FR 78023)
(RIN 2040-AF58)

06/09/2016
(81 FR 37373)
(RIN 2040-AF58)

National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Ground Water Rule

01/07/2014
(79 FR 1216 )
(RIN 2060-AR91)

12/22/2014
(79 FR 76771)
(RIN 2060-AR91)
Control of Emissions of Air Pollution from Nonroad Diesel Engines and Fuel
10/31/2012
(77 FR 65840)
(not listed)

07/23/2013
(78 FR 44315)
(RIN 2060-AR84)

National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP): Reinforced Plastic Composites Production
10/31/2012
(77 FR 65840)
(not listed)
12/22/2014
(79 FR 76771)
(RIN 2040-AF46)
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Regulation and Effluent Limitations Guidelines Standards for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs)
10/31/2012
(77 FR 65840)
(not listed)

01/07/2014
(79 FR 1216 )
(RIN 2060-AR83)

Heavy-Duty Engine Emission Standards and Diesel Fuel Sulfur Control Requirements
12/20/2010
(75 FR 79844)
(RIN 2040-AF24)

02/13/2012
(77 FR 8004)
(RIN 2040-AF24)

National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Arsenic and Clarifications to Compliance and New Source Contaminant Monitoring
4/26/2010
(75 FR 21872)
(RIN 2060-AQ12)
12/20/2010
(75 FR 79844)
(RIN 2060-AQ12)
Tier II Light-Duty Vehicle and Light-Duty Truck Emission Standards and Gasoline Sulfur Standards
4/26/2010
(75 FR 21872)
(RIN 2040-AF18)
7/7/2011
(76 FR 40118)
(RIN 2040-AF18)
Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Centralized Waste Treatment Industry
4/26/2010
(75 FR 21872)
(RIN 2040-AF19)
12/20/2010
(75 FR 79844)
(RIN 2040-AF19)
National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Radionuclides
Determination issued on
5/11/2009
(74 FR 21992)
(RIN 2060-AP42)
Findings of Significant Contribution and Rulemaking on Section 126 Petitions for Purposes of Reducing Interstate Ozone Transport
5/11/2009
(74 FR 21992)
(RIN 2040-AF04)
12/7/2009
(74 FR 64496)
(RIN 2040-AF04)
Revisions to the Underground Injection Control (UIC) Requirements for Class V Wells
5/5/2008
(73 FR 24756)
(RIN 2060-AO82)
11/24/2008
(73 FR 71424)
(RIN 2060-AO82)
Control of Emissions of Air Pollution from Nonroad Diesel Engines
5/5/2008
(73 FR 24756)
(RIN 2040-AE97)
11/24/2008
(73 FR 71424)
(RIN 2040-AE97)
National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Stage I Disinfectant/Disinfection By-Products Rule
5/5/2008
(73 FR 24756)
(RIN 2060-AP09)
11/24/2008
(73 FR 71424)
(RIN 2060-AP09)
Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Regulation for Architectural Coatings
10/31/2005
(70 FR 65206)
(RIN 2050-AG26)
4/24/2006
(71 FR 23226)
(RIN 2050-AG26)
Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs Under the Clean Air Act, Section 112(r)(7)
6/28/2004
(69 FR 38154)
(RIN 2050-AG17)
12/13/2004
(69 FR 73786)
(RIN 2050-AG17)
Land Disposal Restrictions - Phase III: Decharacterized Wastewaters, Carbamate Wastes, and Spent Potliners
6/28/2004
(69 FR 38154)
(RIN 2060-AM41)
12/13/2004
(69 FR 73786)
(RIN 2060-AM41)
NESHAP: Petroleum Refineries
6/28/2004
(69 FR 38154)
(RIN 2060-AM39)
12/13/2004
(69 FR 73786)
(RIN 2060-AM39)
Emission Standards for New Nonroad Spark-Ignition Engines at or Below 19 Kilowatts
6/28/2004
(69 FR 38154)
(RIN 2060-AM40)
12/13/2004
(69 FR 73786)
(RIN 2060-AM40)
NESHAP: Secondary Lead Smelting
6/28/2004
(69 FR 38154)
(RIN 2050-AG19)
12/13/2004
(69 FR 73786)
(RIN 2050-AG19)
Land Disposal Restrictions - Phase II: Universal Treatment Standards, and Treatment Standards for Organic Toxicity Characteristic Wastes and Newly Listed Wastes
6/28/2004
(69 FR 38154)
(RIN 2060-AM38)
12/13/2004
(69 FR 73786)
(RIN 2060-AM38)
Fuel and Fuel Additives: Registration Requirements
5/27/2003
(68 FR 30942)
(RIN 2060-AK65)
12/22/2003
(68 FR 73540)
(RIN 2060-AK65)
Standards for Reformulated and Conventional Gasoline
5/27/2003
(68 FR 30942)
(RIN 2070-AD65)
5/16/2005
(70 FR 27510)
(RIN 2070-AD65)
Lead; Requirements for Lead-Based Paint Activities in Target Housing and Child-Occupied Facilities
5/27/2003
(68 FR 30942)
(RIN 2060-AK64)
6/28/2004
(69 FR 38154)
(RIN 2060-AK64)
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP): Perchlorethylene Dry Cleaning Facilities
5/27/2003
(68 FR 30942)
(RIN 2040-AD96)
6/28/2004
(69 FR 38154)
(RIN 2040-AD96)
Sewage Sludge Standards to Determine the Financial Impact on Small Entities in the Wastewater Treatment Sector
5/27/2003
(68 FR 30942)
(RIN 2060-AK66)
12/22/2003
(68 FR 73540)
(RIN 2060-AK66)
Inspection/Maintenance Program Requirements
5/27/2003
(68 FR 30942)
(RIN 2070-AD66)
5/16/2005
(70 FR 27510)
(RIN 2070-AD66)
Pesticide Worker Protection Rule
11/22/1999
(64 FR 65010)
(RIN 2050-AE75)
11/30/2000
(65 FR 74478)
(RIN 2050-AE75)
Criteria for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
11/22/1999
(64 FR 65010)
(RIN 2040-AD45)
5/14/2001
(66 FR 26120)
(RIN 2040-AD45)
Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Organic Chemicals, Plastics and Synthetic Fibers Category and Effluent Guidelines: Amendment to Organic Chemicals and Plastics
4/27/1998
(63 FR 22602)
(RIN 2050-AE57)
11/9/1998
(63 FR 62348)
(RIN 2050-AE57)
Technical Standards and Corrective Action Requirements for Owners and Operators of Underground Storage Tanks
4/27/1998
(63 FR 22602)
(RIN 2050-AE56)
11/9/1998
(63 FR 62348)
(RIN 2050-AE56)
Final Rule on Land Disposal Restrictions for First Third Scheduled Wastes
4/27/1998
(63 FR 22602)
(RIN 2040-AD13)
11/22/1999
(64 FR 65010)
(RIN 2040-AD13)
Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Ore Mining and Dressing Point Source Category, Gold Placer Mine Subcategory
4/27/1998
(63 FR 22602)
(RIN 2060-AI05)
4/26/1999
(64 FR 21898)
(RIN 2060-AI05)
Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources; New Residential Wood Heaters
4/25/1997
(62 FR 22296)
(RIN 2070-AD04)
11/9/1998
(63 FR 62348)
(RIN 2070-AD32)
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs); Disposal Amendments
4/25/1997
(62 FR 22296)
(RIN 2070-AC66)
11/9/1998
(63 FR 62348)
(RIN 2070-AD33)
Amendments to the Asbestos Worker Protection Rule
4/25/1997
(62 FR 22296)
(RIN 2070-AC51)
11/9/1998
(63 FR 62348)
(RIN 2070-AD35)
Revised Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan
4/25/1997
(62 FR 22296)
(RIN 2070-AC62)
11/9/1998
(63 FR 62348)
(RIN 2070-AC62)
Amendments to the Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools Rule
4/25/1997
(62 FR 22296)
(not listed)
11/9/1998
(63 FR 62348)
(RIN 2060-AI18)
Lead Phasedown
4/25/1997
(62 FR 22296)
(not listed)
11/9/1998
(63 FR 62348)
(RIN 2060-AI19)
NSPS for Industrial Surface Coating: Metal Coils
4/25/1997
(62 FR 22296)
(not listed)
11/9/1998
(63 FR 62348)
(RIN 2060-AI20)
NSPS for Industrial Surface Coating: Metal Furniture
4/25/1997
(62 FR 22296)
(not listed)
11/9/1998
(63 FR 62348)
(RIN 2060-AI21)
New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) for Industrial Surface Coating: Large Appliances
Anticipated Section 610 Reviews
Projected Start Title of Rule
projected 2018 Renewable Fuels Standard Program
projected 2019* National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Area Sources: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers
projected 2019* National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Major Sources: Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters
projected 2020* National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Coal- and Oil-fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units
projected 2022 Control of Air Pollution from Motor Vehicles: Tier 3 Motor Vehicle Emission and Fuel Standards
projected 2023* Revision of New Source Performance Standards for New Residential Wood Heaters
projected 2023* National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP): Brick and Structural Clay Products and Clay Products
projected 2025 Emission Standards for New and Modified Sources in the Oil and Natural Gas Sector
projected 2025 Formaldehyde Emissions from Pressed Wood Products