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86 FR 3733

The president issued Exec. Order No. 13973, Providing an Order of Succession Within the Environmental Protection Agency; the order lists EPA officials to act as and perform the functions and duties of the office of the Agency Administrator during any period in which the Administrator and the Deputy Administrator have died, resigned, or otherwise become unable to perform the functions and duties of the office.


86 FR 3938

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration proposed to incorporate by reference more than 20 consensus standards into the federal pipeline safety regulations. 

Energy (generally)

86 FR 3976

FWS proposed to reclassify Furbish's lousewort from an endangered species to a threatened species under the ESA, with an accompanying rule under §4(d) of the Act to promote the conservation of the species.

Endangered Species Act (ESA)

86 FR 4070

EPA announced the availability of and seeks comment on the draft 2021 NPDES pesticide general permit.

Pesticides, Clean Water Act (CWA)

86 FR 3906

Based on the results of EPA's residual risk and technology review for NESHAPs for cyanide chemicals manufacturing, the Agency proposed to amend provisions addressing startup, shutdown, and malfunctioning, add electronic reporting, and update the reporting and recordkeeping requirements to improve monitoring, compliance, and implementation of the existing standards, which the Agency found to provide an ample margin of safety to protect public health.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

86 FR 3928

EPA proposed to extend certain compliance dates under the Renewable Fuel Standard for compliance years 2019 and 2020. 

Clean Air Act (CAA), Energy (generally)

86 FR 4198

EPA revised the National Primary Drinking Water Regulation for lead and copper under the SDWA to provide greater and more effective protection of public health by better identifying high levels of lead, improving the reliability of lead tap sampling results, strengthening corrosion control treatment requirements, expanding consumer awareness, and improving risk communication.

Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

86 FR 3827

EPA determined that no additional measures are necessary pursuant to CAA §211(v) to mitigate the adverse air quality impacts of the renewable fuel volumes required under §211(o) of the Act.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

86 FR 3818

SIP Approval: Kansas (infrastructure requirements for the 2015 ozone NAAQS).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

86 FR 3820

SIP Approval: California (reduction of emissions of nitrogen oxides from on-road heavy-duty vehicles in the South Coast air quality management district).

Clean Air Act (CAA)
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