Rulemakings by Effect: Small Entities (Businesses, Governments, and Not-for-Profit Organizations)
The Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) requires that agencies identify those rules that may have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities and therefore may require a Regulatory Flexibility Analysis. In addition, some agencies including EPA have chosen to identify additional regulatory actions that may have some adverse economic impact on small entities even though a Regulatory Flexibility Analysis may not be required. The term "small entities" includes small businesses, small governments, and small not-for-profits.
The lists on this page describe whether a rulemaking is likely to 1) have any adverse economic impact on small entities even though a Regulatory Flexibility Analysis may not be required and/or 2) have significant adverse economic impacts on a substantial number of small entities.
On a separate web page, you also can see additional information about the effects of priority rulemakings on small governments (i.e., small governments are likely to be involved in implementation and small governments are likely to be regulated). The list includes all rulemakings in Reg DaRRT, except those that have been withdrawn or those that have been archived.
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|Likely to have any adverse economic impact on small entities|
|Control of Air Pollution From Motor Vehicles: Tier 3 Motor Vehicle Emission and Fuel Standards||2060-AQ86||Final Rule Published|
|Criteria and Standards for Cooling Water Intake Structures||2040-AE95||Proposal|
|Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Steam Electric Power Generating Point Source Category||2040-AF14||Proposal|
|Financial Responsibility Requirements under CERCLA Section 108(b) for Classes of Facilities in the Hard Rock Mining Industry||2050-AG61||Pre-Proposal|
|Formaldehyde Emissions Standards for Composite Wood Products||2070-AJ92||Proposal|
|Formaldehyde; Third-Party Certification Framework for the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products||2070-AJ44||Proposal|
|Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles - Phase 2||2060-AS16||Pre-Proposal|
|Lead-Based Paint Activities; Bridges and Structures; Training, Accreditation, and Certification Rule and Model State Plan Rule||2070-AC64||Pre-Proposal|
|Lead; Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program for Public and Commercial Buildings||2070-AJ56||Pre-Proposal|
|Nanoscale Materials; Chemical Substances When Manufactured, Imported, or Processed as Nanoscale Materials; Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements; Significant New Use Rule||2070-AJ54||Pre-Proposal|
|National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP): Mercury Cell Chlor-Alkali Plants - Amendments||2060-AN99||Proposal|
|National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Brick and Structural Clay Products Manufacturing; and Clay Ceramics Manufacturing||2060-AP69||Pre-Proposal|
|National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Finished Water Storage Facility Inspection Requirements Addendum to the Revised Total Coliform Rule||2040-AF37||Pre-Proposal|
|NESHAP Risk and Technology Review for the Mineral Wool and Wool Fiberglass Industries;NESHAP for Wool Fiberglass Area Sources||2060-AQ90||Proposal|
|Pesticides; Agricultural Worker Protection Standard Revisions||2070-AJ22||Proposal|
|Pesticides; Certification of Pesticide Applicators||2070-AJ20||Pre-Proposal|
|Petroleum Refinery Sector Risk and Technology Review and NSPS||2060-AQ75||Proposal|
|Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs); Reassessment of Use Authorizations||2070-AJ38||Pre-Proposal|
|Regulations to Facilitate Compliance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act by Producers of Plant-Incorporated Protectants (PIPs)||2070-AJ32||Pre-Proposal|
|Residual Risk and Technology Review Amendments to the Secondary Aluminum Production National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)||2060-AQ40||Proposal|
|Revising Underground Storage Tank Regulations - Revisions to Existing Requirements and New Requirements for Secondary Containment and Operator Training||2050-AG46||Proposal|
|Revision to Definition of Volatile Organic Compounds - Exclusion of Methyl Iodide (And Possibly Methyl Bromide)||2060-AP22||Pre-Proposal|
|Revisions to the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; Subpart J Product Schedule Listing Requirements||2050-AE87||Pre-Proposal|
|Rulemaking on the Definition of Solid Waste||2050-AG62||Proposal|
|Standards for the Management of Coal Combustion Residuals Generated by Commercial Electric Power Producers||2050-AE81||Proposal|
|Standards of Performance for New Residential Wood Heaters, New Residential Hydronic Heaters and Forced-Air Furnaces, and New Residential Masonry Heaters||2060-AP93||Proposal|
|Stormwater Regulations Revision to Address Discharges from Developed Sites||2040-AF13||Pre-Proposal|
|Small governmental jurisdictions|
|Small not-for-profit enterprises|
|Likely to have significant adverse economic impacts on a substantial number of small entities|
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This site provides summaries of priority rulemakings and priority retrospective reviews of existing regulations. We update most of the site at the beginning of each month, though some data is updated more frequently if it is time sensitive. The information on this site is not intended to and does not commit EPA to specific conclusions or actions. For example, after further analysis, EPA may decide the effects of a rule would be different or it may decide to terminate a rulemaking.