June 13th, 2019   ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

June 13th, 2019   ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Amendment to Emergency Release Notification Regulations

on Reporting Exemption for Air Emissions From Animal

Waste at Farms: Emergency Planning and Community

Right-to-Know Act

FR 84 27533-27542 40 CFR Part 355

FINAL RULE

https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-06-13/pdf/FR-2019-06-13.pdf


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is

amending the release notification regulations under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to- Know Act (EPCRA) to add the reporting exemption for air emissions from animal waste at farms provided in section 103(e) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). In addition, EPA is adding definitions of ‘‘animal waste’’ and ‘‘farm’’ to the EPCRA regulations to delineate the scope of this reporting exemption. This amendment maintains consistency between the emergency release notification requirements of EPCRA and CERCLA in accordance with the statutory text, framework and legislative history of EPCRA, and is consistent with the Agency’s prior regulatory actions. DATES: This final rule is effective July

15, 2019.