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Daily Update summarizes environment-related rules, proposed rules, and notices published in the current issue of the Federal Register.

Daily Update for Monday, February 8, 2016

Monday, February 8 2016

81 FR 6481

Proposed Rules

SIP Proposal: California (emissions of volatile organic compounds from pesticides).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

81 FR 6483

Proposed Rules

SIP Proposal: Texas (infrastructure submissions for the 2008 ozone and 2010 nitrogen dioxide NAAQS).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

81 FR 6615

Final Rules

BLM proposed new regulations to reduce waste of natural gas from venting, flaring, and leaks during oil and natural gas production activities on onshore federal and Indian leases, replacing the existing 1979 provisions.


81 FR 6477

Proposed Rules

OSM proposed to approve an amendment to Oklahoma’s regulatory program under SMCRA regarding permit eligibility, suspension, or rescission; topsoil removal distances; blasting records requirements; and annual reporting requirements, among other changes.


81 FR 6687

Final Rules

EPA added construction and demolition wood, paper recycling residuals, and creosote-treated railroad ties to the list of "categorical non-waste fuels" under RCRA's Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials Rule, which generally establishes standards and procedures for identifying whether non-hazardous secondary materials are solid wastes when used as fuels in combustion units; persons burning these categorical non-waste fuels do not need to evaluate them under the general case-by-case standards and procedures that would otherwise apply to non-hazardous secondary materials used in combustion units, provided certain conditions are met.

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)