August 15, 2022

Upcoming Changes to Stationary Source Regulations

EPA’s Spring 2022 regulatory agenda has been released. The following tables summarize EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation’s (OAR) plans for proposing and finalizing new regulations. Among other things, OAR is responsible for crafting regulations under the NSPS, NESHAP (including air toxics), and NSR programs. The tables are not all-inclusive of every OAR regulatory action. Instead, they include those actions McCoy and Associates believes to be of broad interest to the regulated community.

Spring 2022 OAR Regulatory Agenda—NSPS (Part 60)

Rule description

Action

Schedule date

Plastic parts for business machines: Review, Subpart TTT

NPRM

6/22

Stationary internal combustion engines: Emergency demand response vacatur, Subpart IIII

Final Rule

7/22

Pressure sensitive tape and label surface coating operations: Review, Subpart RR

NPRM

12/22

Synthetic organic chemical manufacturing industry: Review, Subparts VVa, III, NNN, and RRR

NPRM

1/23

Emission guidelines for greenhouse gas emissions from existing electric utility generating units: Rework of vacated standard, Subpart UUUUa

NPRM

3/23

Greenhouse gas emissions from electric generating units: Review, Subpart TTTT

NPRM

3/23

Steel plants: Review, Subparts AA and AAa

Final Rule

5/23

Oil and natural gas: Review, Subparts OOOO and OOOOa

Final Rule

5/23

Bulk gasoline terminals: Review, Subpart XX

Final Rule

6/23

Automobile and light-duty truck surface coating operations: Review, Subpart MM

Final Rule

7/23

Spring 2022 OAR Regulatory Agenda—NESHAP (Part 61) and Air Toxics (Part 63)

Rule description

Action

Schedule date

Reciprocating internal combustion engines: Electronic reporting, Subpart ZZZZ

NPRM

7/22

Industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers and process heaters: Amendments, Subpart DDDDD

Final Rule

7/22

Reciprocating internal combustion engines: Emergency demand response vacatur, Subpart ZZZZ

Final Rule

7/22

Ethylene oxide commercial sterilization and fumigation operations: Review, Subpart O

NPRM

8/22

Primary copper smelting: Major and area source review, Subparts QQQ and EEEEEE

Final Rule

8/22

Miscellaneous organic chemical manufacturing (MON): Reconsideration of the 2020 residual risk and technology review, Subpart FFFF

Final Rule

8/22

Regulatory infrastructure for new HAP additions to Part 63

NPRM

9/22

Coke oven batteries: Review, Subparts L and CCCCC

NPRM

10/22

Lime manufacturing plants: Amendments, Subpart AAAAA

NPRM

10/22

Paint stripping and miscellaneous surface coating operations: Review Subpart HHHHHH

Final Rule

11/22

Coal- and oil-fired electric utility steam generating units: Reconsideration of 2020 supplemental finding, Subpart UUUUU

Final Rule

12/22

Testing provisions technical amendments

Final Rule

12/22

Dry cleaning facilities: Review, Subpart M

Final Rule

12/22

Site remediation: Reconsideration of CERCLA/RCRA exemptions, Subpart GGGGG

Final Rule

1/23

Synthetic organic chemical manufacturing industry: Review, Subparts F, G, H, and I

NPRM

1/23

Review of major MACT to area (MM2A) final rule

NPRM

2/23

Miscellaneous coating manufacturing: Review amendments, Subpart HHHHH

Final Rule

2/23

Lead-acid battery manufacturing: Review, Subpart PPPPPP

Final Rule

2/23

Coal- and oil-fired electric utility steam generating units: Review of the 2020 residual risk and technology review, Subpart UUUUU

NPRM

2/23

Plywood and composite wood products: Review amendments, Subpart DDDD1

NPRM

2/23

Wood preserving: Review, Subpart QQQQQQ

Final Rule

3/23

Taconite iron ore processing: Review, Subpart RRRRR

NPRM

3/23

Portland cement manufacturing: Review of idle kiln provision, Subpart LLL

NPRM

5/23

Secondary lead smelting, Reconsideration of petition, Subpart X

NPRM

5/23

Gasoline distribution: Major and area source review, Subparts R and BBBBBB

Final Rule

6/23

Rubber tire manufacturing: Review, Subpart XXXX1

NPRM

6/23

Oil and natural gas sector: Reconsideration of review, Subparts HH and HHH1

NPRM

1/24

Municipal solid waste landfills: Reconsideration of standards, Subparts Cf and XXX1

NPRM

1/24

Residential wood heaters, hydronic heaters, and forced-air furnaces: Amendments, Subpart AAA1

NPRM

2/24

Other solid waste incinerators: Review, Subparts EEEE and FFFF1

NPRM

3/24

Primary magnesium refining: Review, Subpart TTTTT1

Final Rule

6/24

Polyvinyl chloride and copolymers production: Reconsideration of emission limits, Subparts DDDDDD and HHHHHHH1

Final Rule

9/25

Spring 2022 OAR Regulatory Agenda—NSR (Parts 51 and 52) and Other Rules

Rule description

Action

Schedule date

Clarification of Title V definition of “applicable requirement”

NPRM

7/22

Removal of Title V emergency affirmative defense provisions

Final Rule

8/22

Review of the NAAQS for PM

NPRM

8/22

PSD and NNSR: Reconsideration of fugitive emissions rule

NPRM

11/22

PSD and NNSR: Project emissions accounting revisions

NPRM

2/23

Reconsideration of NAAQS for O3

NPRM

4/23

PSD: Establishment of ozone and PM2.5 significant impact levels1

NPRM

TBD

Review of the secondary NAAQS for NOX, SO2, and PM1

NPRM

TBD

PSD: Greenhouse gas significant emission rate revisions1

NPRM

TBD

Review of NAAQS for Pb1

NPRM

TBD

ANPRM = advanced notice of proposed rulemaking; NPRM = notice of proposed rulemaking; TBD = to be determined

1Long-term actions: Items under development but for which the agency does not expect to have a regulatory action within 12 months after publication in the regulatory agenda.

Source: EPA’s Spring 2022 regulatory agenda; EPA’s Spring 2022 long-term actions

 


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