Definition of "Waters of the United States" - Addition of an Applicability Date to 2015 Clean Water Rule

February 6, 2018

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

FR 83 5200-5209      40 CFR Parts  110,112,116,117,122,230,232,300,301 and 401

Definition of "Waters of the United States" - Addition of an Applicability Date to 2015 Clean Water Rule

FINAL RULE

PART 302—DESIGNATION, REPORTABLE QUANTITIES, AND NOTIFICATION

■ 20. The authority citation for part 302 continues to read as follows: Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.

■ 21. Section 302.3 is amended by adding paragraph (4) to the definition of ‘‘Navigable waters’’ to read as follows:

§ 302.3 Definitions.

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Navigable waters * * *

(4) Applicability date. This definition is applicable beginning on February 6, 2020.

CFR Correction

February 5, 2018

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

FR 3 5037    49 CFR Part 171

CFR Correction

In Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 100 to 177, revised as of October 1, 2017, on page 131, in § 171.8, 
reinstate the definition of ‘‘specification packaging’’ to read as follows:

§ 171.8 Definitions and abbreviations.

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Specification packaging means a packaging conforming to one of the specifications
or standards for packagings in part 178 or part 179 of this subchapter.

Hazardous Waste Management System: User Fees for the Electronic Hazardous Waste Manifest System and Amendments to Manifest Regulations

Compliance Guide Update Service January  2018
January 3, 2018

Environmental Protection Agency

Hazardous Waste Management System: User Fees for the Electronic Hazardous Waste Manifest System and Amendments to Manifest Regulations

FR 83 420-462  40 CFR Parts 260, 262,263,264,265 and 271

FINAL RULE

Summary:Agency (EPA or the Agency) is establishing by this regulation the methodology the Agency will use to determine and revise the user fees applicable to the electronic and paper manifests to be submitted to the national electronic manifest system (e-Manifest system) that EPA is developing under the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act. After the e-Manifest system’s implementation date, certain users of the hazardous waste manifest will be required to pay a prescribed fee for each electronic and paper manifest they use and submit to the national system so that EPA can recover the costs of developing and operating the national e-Manifest system. This final rule also announces the date when EPA expects the system to be operational and available to users. EPA will begin accepting manifest submissions and collecting the corresponding manifest submission fees on this date.

In addition, this action announces final decisions and regulations relating to several non-fee related matters that were included in the proposed rule. This includes modifying the existing regulations to: allow changes to the transporters designated on a manifest while the shipment is en route; describe how data corrections may be made to existing manifest records in the system; and amend the previous e-Manifest regulation (the One Year Rule) to allow the use, in certain instances, of a mixed

paper and electronic manifest to track a hazardous waste shipment.

DATES: The final rule is effective on June 30

Confidentiality Determination for Hazardous Waste Export and Import Documents.

December 26, 2017

Environmental Protection Agency

Confidentiality Determination for Hazardous Waste Export and Import Documents.

FR 82 60894-60901 40 CFR Parts 260, 261 and 262
FINAL RULE

Summary:The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is amending existing regulations regarding the export and import of hazardous
wastes from and into the United States. Specifically, this rule applies a confidentiality determination such that no person can assert confidential business information (CBI) claims for documents related to the export, import, and transit of hazardous waste and export of excluded cathode ray tubes (CRTs). EPA is making these changes to apply a consistent approach in addressing confidentiality claims for export and import documentation. The rule will result in cost-savings and greater efficiency for EPA and the regulated community as well as facilitate transparency with respect to the documents that are within the scope

of this rulemaking. However, EPA is not finalizing the proposed internet posting requirement in the proposed rule.

DATES: The final rule is effective on June 30                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Hazardous Materials: Use of DOT Specification 39 Cylinders for Liquefied Flammable Compressed Gas

Compliance Guide Update Service April 2017

April 24, 2017

Department Of Transportation

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

FR 82  18967-18968

Hazardous Materials: Use of DOT Specification 39 Cylinders for Liquefied Flammable Compressed Gas

Safety advisory notice, revised.

Summary: PHMSA is issuing this revised safety advisory notice to address concerns of offerors and users of DOT Specification 39 (DOT–39) cylinders that exceed 75 cubic inches (in3) (1.23 L) and to provide clarification of the initial safety advisory notice we issued on this subject on December 13, 2016 (Notice No. 2016–14). DOT–39 cylinders exceeding 75 in3 (1.23 L) should not contain liquefied flammable compressed cyclopropane, ethane, or ethylene, or liquefied petroleum gases. PHMSA advises against the filling or transporting of these gases in DOT–39 cylinders when the cylinder’s internal volume exceeds 75 in3 (1.23 L).

 

 

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

April 19, 2017

Department Of Transportation

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

FR 82  18397-18400  49  CFR Parts 107 and 171

Hazardous Materials : Revision of Maximum and Minimum Civil Penalties

FINAL RULE

Summary: PHMSA is revising the maximum and minimum civil penalties for a knowing violation of the Federal hazardous material transportation law or a regulation, order, special permit, or approval issued under that law. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, which amended the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, required Agencies to update their civil monetary penalties in August 2016 through an interim final rulemaking. PHMSA has elected to do the 2017 update in a final rulemaking. Per this final rule, the maximum civil penalty for a knowing violation is now $78,376, except for violations that result in death, serious illness, or severe injury to any person or substantial destruction of property, for which the maximum civil penalty is $182,877. In addition, the minimum civil penalty amount for a violation relating to training is now $471. DATES: Effective Date: April 19, 2017.