Regulatory Development and Retrospective Review Tracker

Clean Water Act Hazardous Substances Spill Prevention

a.k.a. Hazardous Substances Spill Prevention (HSSP)


RIN: 2050-AG87 (What's this?)

Docket No.: Not yet available (What's this?)

Current Phase: Pre-Proposal (What's this?)

Abstract:
As a result of a consent decree, the EPA is embarking on a rulemaking for the prevention of hazardous substance discharges under section 311(j)(1)(c) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Section 311(j)(1)(c) reads, in part: "...as soon as practicable after October 18, 1972, and from time to time thereafter, the President shall issue regulations ...

establishing procedures, methods, and equipment and other requirements for equipment to prevent discharges of ... hazardous substances from ... onshore facilities ... and to contain such discharges ..." The CWA hazardous substances and their associated reportable quantities (RQs) are identified in 40 CFR part 116 and 117 respectively. The EPA will be assessing the consequences associated with the potential discharge of CWA hazardous substances into the nation's waters, determining appropriate regulatory requirements for facilities handling such substances to prevent their discharge, and the costs and benefits of those regulatory elements.
Timeline

MilestoneDate
Initiated07/29/2016
NPRM: Published in FR06/2018 (projected)

Potential Effects

Federal Government - other agencies
Likely to be regulated by this rule.
Likely to be involved in the implementation of this rule.

Local Governments
Likely to be regulated by this rule.

Small Entities

Small governments are:

  • Likely to be regulated by this rule.

State Governments
Likely to be regulated by this rule.
Likely to be involved in the implementation of this rule.

Tribal Governments
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Likely to be involved in the implementation of this rule.

Participate / Learn More Regulatory Review

Some of EPA's rulemakings undergo regulatory review (What's this?), as prescribed by Executive Order 12866 and coordinated by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The following list describes which of this rulemaking's stages have completed review and published in the Federal Register, if any, and provides links to the review documents where available. Consult the "Timeline" section of this Web page for the dates of each review.

Citations & Authorities

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Citation
Undetermined

Legal Authority
33 U.S.C. 1321(j)(1)(C)