Regulatory Development and Retrospective Review Tracker

Rulemakings by Topic

EPA regulations are authorized by laws passed by Congress. The topics listed below relate to broad categories of laws. Click on a topic to read its definition and a list of related regulations that are under development, or view a list of all of the priority rulemakings currently in Reg DaRRT. The topics shown are not an exhaustive list. You may find that some of the issues that interest you are actually under Sort by Effects or Sort by Phases.

Priority Rulemakings for Air Priority rulemakings listed under “Air” are being developed under statutory authority granted to EPA by the Clean Air Act
General Priority Rulemakings Priority rulemakings developed under statutes under which EPA rarely writes rules or under which EPA has a limited role, plus rulemakings that arise from various statutory authorities
Priority Rulemakings for Pesticides Priority rulemakings developed under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
Priority Rulemakings for Toxic Substances Priority rulemakings developed under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA); the Oil Pollution Act (OPA); and the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
Priority Rulemakings for Waste Priority rulemakings developed under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund) and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
Priority Rulemakings for Water Priority rulemakings developed under the Clean Water Act (CWA), Marine Protection Research and Sanctuary Act (MPRSA), Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), and Shore Protection Act (SPA)