ACA’s guidance focuses on detailed amendments to the following RMP requirements: 1) Prevention Program; 2) Emergency Response Preparedness; and 3) Information Availability.
Earlier this month, EPA released a signed version of the proposed Miscellaneous Coatings Manufacturing (MCM) MACT Residual Risk and Technology Review rulemaking. Notably, in its proposal, EPA determined that the residual risk is acceptable.
EPA is still reviewing standards for the Auto & Light Duty Truck; Miscellaneous Metal and Plastic Parts; and Paper and Other Web MACT Surface Coating Rules.
ACA supports EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers’ efforts to effect changes to the rule that will provide continuity and certainty for regulated entities, the States, agency staff, and the public.
EPA is amending its Maximum Achievable Control Technology rules that set Hazard Air Pollutant standards for major source coating application facilities.
EPA took this action following receipt of adverse comments and a request to extend the comment period regarding the Significant New Use Rules.
EPA has issued Compliance Information and Guidance for the Risk Management Plan (RMP) amendments, after a Sept. 21 DC Circuit Court mandate, which made the 2017 RMP amendments immediately effective.
ACA generally supports this proposal and encourages EPA to disclose pivotal regulatory science – the science used to support a significant regulatory action – but offered some suggestion for further clarification and practical enhancement.
The 2015-promulgated "Waters of the United States" rule gave the federal government jurisdiction over some of the smallest waterways in the country — including authority over smaller bodies of water EPA doesn’t already regulate.
EPA officially finalized the RMP amendments on Jan. 13, 2017; however, the effective date of the final RMP amendments was delayed several times, with the last one delaying the amendments until Feb.19, 2019. Since the final RMP amendments have not become effective yet, EPA is now proposing to rollback several provisions of that 2017 RMP rule.