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Green Triangle  EHS Regulatory Alerts

Thursday, May 20, 2021

EPA Proposes Allowance Allocation and Trading Program for Phasedown of Hydrofluorocarbons

Proposed Rule
Summary: EPA is proposing to implement an allowance allocation and trading program to phase down hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) production and consumption as directed by the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act enacted on December 27, 2020. The proposed regulation would establish the HFC production and consumption baselines; establish the allowance allocation program; determine an initial approach to allocating calendar-year allowances; establish requirements to support compliance with phasing down HFC production and consumption; and establish recordkeeping and reporting requirements.

[Full Text - 86 FR 27150]

Citations: 40 CFR 84
Date Posted: 05/19/2021

EPA Updates Test Procedures for the Analysis of Effluent

Final Rule
Summary: EPA is finalizing changes to its test procedures for analyzing the chemical, physical, and biological properties of wastewater and other environmental samples for reporting under EPA’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program. EPA anticipates that these changes will provide increased flexibility for the regulated community in meeting monitoring requirements while improving data quality. In addition, EPA is incorporating technological advances in analytical technology.

[Full Text - 86 FR 27226]

Citations: 40 CFR 136

Date Posted: 05/19/2021
Date Effective: 07/19/2021


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