May 12, 2017

Regulatory Burden Reduction Being Evaluated by EPA

On April 13, 2017 [82 FR 17793], EPA announced that it is accepting recommendations on regulations that could be repealed, replaced, or modified to make them less burdensome. This evaluation of existing regulations was prompted by Executive Order 13777, “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,” which establishes a federal policy to alleviate unnecessary regulatory burden on the American people.

Comments must be identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OA–2017–0190 and submitted at Regulations.gov. EPA is accepting input on this regulatory burden reduction through May 15, 2017.

Specific to the RCRA regulations, EPA’s Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM) has established a webpage giving additional background on this initiative and instructions for submitting comments/recommendations.

 


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This document addresses issues of a general nature related to the federal RCRA regulations. Persons evaluating specific circumstances dealing with the RCRA regulations should review state and local laws and regulations, which may be more stringent than federal requirements. In addition, the assistance of a qualified professional should be enlisted to address any site-specific circumstances.