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Regulatory Deadlines Information

This page is intended to a be a straight-forward resource for important rulemaking and compliance dates on issues of importance to the chemical industry.  For busy environmental, health, and safety professionals, awareness of and compliance with upcoming compliance deadlines can save companies thousands of dollars in fines, and this page provides an easy way of raising that awareness.

The deadlines highlighted in this section will be linked to rules in primarily five broad subject areas:

  1. Environmental Regulations (EPA)
  2. Chemical Risk Management Regulations (EPA)
  3. Chemical Security Regulations (DHS)
  4. Health and Safety Regulations (OSHA & NIOSH)
  5. Trade Regulations which impact the Chemical Industry
  6. Chemical Weapons Convention Regulations (CWCR - 15 CFR 710-729) (Department of Commerce)

The deadlines listed within each of these subject areas may include, but will not be limited to, dates linked to any of the following topics

  • Deadlines for the submission of comments;
  • Public hearings / meetings related to a pending rulemaking;
  • Expected Issuance of Proposed or Final Rules;
  • Any and all compliance related deadlines; and
  • Any and all dates about when compliance assistance materials may become available.

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Environmental Regulations (EPA)
  • Early 2016 – Proposed rule planned for Addition of Subsurface Component to the Hazard Ranking System (HRS)
  • Early 2016  – EPA RMP Proposed Rule expected
  • Early 2016  – EPA Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program General Revisions Proposed Rule expected
  • February 2016 – Title V Petitions Process Improvement Proposed Rule expected
  • March 2016 – Revisions to PSD and Title VGHG Permitting Regulations, and Establishment of a GHG Significant Emissions Rate Proposed Rule expected
  • March 2016 – Reconsidered Final Rule for NESHAP for Area Source Boilers expected
  • May 2016 – Final rule expected on New  Source Performance Standards (NSPS) Review Under the Clean Air Act’s Section 111(b)(1)(B)
  • May 2016 – User Fee Schedule for Electronic Hazardous Waste Manifest Proposed Rule expected
  • June 2016 – Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking expected for Revisions to Confidentiality of Business Information
  • August 2016 – Update to Refrigerant Management Requirements Under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act Final Rule expected
  • September 2016 – Electronic Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for NSPS Final Rule expected
  • September 2016 – Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Final Rule expected
  • October 2016 – Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program Final Rule expected
  • December 1, 2016 – Proposed rule expected for Financial Responsibility Requirements Under CERCLA Section 108(b) for Classes of Facilities in the Hard Rock Mining Industry
  • December 2016 – Expansion of Industry Sectors Covered by the TRI, EPCRA section 313 --  proposed rule expected
  • December 1, 2017 – Final rule expected for Financial Responsibility Requirements Under CERCLA Section 108(b) for Classes of Facilities in the Hard Rock Mining Industry
  • June 15, 2018 – in consent decree, deadline for EPA to complete all 28 residual risk rulemakings
  • To Be Determined – Proposed rule planned for RCRA Smarter Waste Reporting
  • To be determined – Proposed rule expected for Stormwater Regulations to Address Discharges from Developed Sites

Chemical Risk Management Regulations (EPA)

  • No listed deadlines

Chemical Security Regulations (DHS)

  • No listed deadlines

Health and Safety Regulations (OSHA & NIOSH)

  • June 1, 2016 – Updates must be completed for alternative workplace labeling and hazard communication program under the GHS rule as necessary, as well as additional employee training for newly identified physical or health hazards.

Trade Regulations which impact the Chemical Industry

  • No listed deadlines

Chemical Weapons Convention Regulations (CWCR - 15 CFR 710-729) (Department of Commerce)

  • No listed deadlines – 






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