Regulatory Puzzle Checklist


The following checklist summarizes the major regulatory requirements identified on the Regulatory Tour. The list is NOT all-inclusive, but should serve as a starting point for your regulatory compliance efforts.

1. Clean Air Act
  • PSD or nonattainment permits
  • New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)
  • NESHAPs standards for air toxics
  • Accidental Release and Risk Management Planning
  • Operating permit
  • Reduction in use of ozone depleting substances
  • Consumer products rule (Section 183(e))
  • State-specific requirements

2. Clean Water Act
  • NPDES point source discharge permit
  • Stormwater discharge permit
  • Pretreatment requirements
  • Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plan (SPCC)
  • Wetlands modification &/or dredge and fill requirements

3. Safe Drinking Water Act
  • Regulations for providing public water systems
  • Underground injection well requirements
  • Standards for Superfund remediation

4. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act - RCRA
  • Hazardous waste generation and management (see below – 4a)
  • Hazardous waste transportation
  • Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal permit
  • Underground storage tank (UST) requirements

4a. RCRA Generator Details
  • Determine hazardous waste type and amount
  • Obtain an EPA Identification number
  • Prepare and manage the hazardous waste
  • Follow storage limitations
  • Perform recordkeeping and reporting, particularly the manifest
  • LDR assessment and notification

5. Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act - CERCLA

    * Establish release reporting system
    * Fund and/or conduct a remediation
    * Natural resource damage liability
    * State Superfund requirements

6. Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know - EPCRA
  • Emergency planning notification
  • Emergency release notification
  • Community Right-to-Know
  • TRI Reporting
  • Notification to customers

7. OSHA - The Occupational Safety and Health Act
  • Hazard Communication Standard (Worker Right-to-Know)
  • Process Safety Management Standard
  • Hazardous waste operations and emergency response rule

 8. Possible State Requirements
  • Larger set of compounds regulated
  • Tighter emissions levels / more stringent performance levels
  • Certain state permits required
  • Regional (airshed) or local (county, city) regulation
  • Land use regulation
  • Public health issues

9. Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act - FIFRA
  • Pesticide registration
  • Pesticide use

10. Toxic Substances Control Act - TSCA
  • Prepare Premanufacture Notice (PMN) - TSCA Section 5
  • Meet other testing requirements - TSCA Section 4
  • Meet recordkeeping and reporting requirements - TSCA Section 8
  • TSCA Export requirements
  • TSCA Import Certification
  • Manage PCBs and asbestos

11. Miscellaneous Requirements
  • HMTA - Hazardous Material Transportation Act
  • FFDCA - Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
  • ESA - The Endangered Species Act
  • NEPA – National Environmental Policy Act
  • Atomic Energy Act (radioactive waste)
  • MPRSA - Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act (ocean dumping)
  • Noise Control Act
  • Chemical Diversion and Trafficking Act
  • Other wildlife and conservation laws
  • Other historic and cultural preservation laws


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