Explanation: Regulatory action

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2017-05-26 DOE Confirms That it Will Not Withdraw Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps Regulatory action DOE

On May 26, 2017, DOE published a notice confirming the adoption of the energy conservation standards for residential air conditioners and heat pumps. DOE noted that it had “determined that the comments received in response to that direct final rule do not provide a reasonable basis for withdrawing it.”

2017-05-24 DOE Announces Effective Date for Energy Efficiency Standard for Ceiling Fans Regulatory action DOE

DOE published a notice in the Federal Register confirming that there will be no further delays in the implementation of the energy efficiency standards for ceiling fans and that the effective date of the energy efficiency standard for ceiling fans will be September 30, 2017.

2017-05-22 EPA Stays Rules Establishing Methane Standards for Landfills Regulatory action EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a 90-day administrative stay of two rules that established methane emission standards for new and existing landfills, pending its reconsideration of the rules pursuant to EO 13783: Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth.

2017-04-13 EPA Seeks Input on Rules to Repeal, Replace or Modify Regulatory action EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a Federal Register notice seeking public input on regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification. This input is intended to help inform EPA’s response to President Trump’s Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth. Comments will be accepted through May 15, 2017.

2017-04-04 EPA Initiates Review of Clean Power Plan Regulatory action EPA

EPA published a notice in the Federal Register announcing that it is reviewing and, if appropriate will initiate proceedings to suspend, revise or rescind the Clean Power Plan.

2017-04-04 EPA Initiates Review of GHG Standards for New and Modified Power Plants Regulatory action EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a notice in the Federal Register announcing that it is reviewing and, if appropriate, will initiate proceedings to suspend, revise or rescind the Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From New, Modified, and Reconstructed Electric Generating Units

2017-04-04 EPA Initiates Review of Methane Standards for Oil and Gas Sector Regulatory action EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a notice in the Federal Register announcing that it is reviewing and, if appropriate, will initiate proceedings to suspend, revise or rescind the methane emission standards for new and modified oil and gas facilities.

2017-04-03 EPA Withdraws Proposed Rules that Accompanied Clean Power Plan Regulatory action EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) withdrew two proposed rules that would have supplemented the Clean Power Plan final rule and provided support for the development of state plans: (i) a rule establishing federal plans and model rules for implementing the GHG emission guidelines for existing power plants, and (ii) a rule concerning details of the Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP).

2017-03-21 FHWA Postpones Rule Establishing GHG Reporting Standards for Federal Highway Projects Regulatory action DOT, FHWA

The Federal Highway Administration (FHA) has postponed the effective date of a rule establishing natural performance management standards for federal highway projects until . The rule requires local and state transportation planners to measure and account for the greenhouse gas emissions of highway projects that receive federal funding.

2017-03-20 DOE Postpones Five Energy Efficiency and Conservation Rules Regulatory action DOE

The Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the further postponement of five energy efficiency and conservation rules, including test procedures for walk-in coolers and freezers, central air conditioners and heat pumps, and compressors, and conservation standards for ceiling fans and construction standards for federal buildings.

2017-03-15 EPA and NHTSA Announce Decision to Reconsider GHG Standards for Light Duty Vehicles Regulatory action EPA, NHTSA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced their intention to reconsider the greenhouse gas emission standards for light duty vehicles model years 2022-2025. The decision reverses course from EPA’s January 2017 determination that no change in the standards was warranted.

2017-03-02 EPA Withdraws Request for Oil and Gas Industry to Submit Data on Methane Controls Regulatory action EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it has withdrawn a 2016 Information Collection Request (ICR) which directed existing oil and gas facilities and operators to provide data needed to help the agency determine how to best reduce methane and other harmful emissions from existing sources in the large and complex oil and natural gas industry.

2017-02-13 FHWA Postpones Rule Establishing GHG Reporting Standards for Federal Highway Projects Regulatory action DOT, FHWA

The Federal Highway Administration (FHA) postponed the effective date of a rule establishing natural performance management standards for federal highway projects until March 21, 2017, in accordance with the regulatory freeze issued by the White House on January 21, 2017. The postponed rule requires local and state transportation planners to measure and account for the greenhouse gas emissions of highway projects that receive federal funding.

2017-02-02 DOE Postpones Five Energy Efficiency and Conservation Standards Regulatory action DOE

The Department of Energy (DOE) has postponed the effective date of five energy efficiency and conservation standards until March 21, consistent with a recent memorandum calling for a freeze of new and pending regulations. The postponed rules include test procedures for walk-in coolers and freezers, central air conditioners and heat pumps, and compressors, and conservation standards for ceiling fans and construction standards for federal buildings.

2017-01-31 Department of Energy Withdraws Final Rule Implementing Energy Efficiency Standards for Manufactured Housing Regulatory action DOE

The Department of Energy (DOE) has withdrawn a final rule to implement the requirement under the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 to establish energy conservation standards for manufactured housing, pursuant to President Trump’s memorandum calling for a regulatory freeze pending review of regulations.

2017-01-26 Small Business Administration Withdraws Proposed Rule Applying Federal Flood Risk Management Standards to Disaster Loan Program Regulatory action SBA

The Small Business Association (SBA) has withdrawn a proposed rule to apply federal flood risk management standards (FFRMS) to SBA disaster loans, pursuant to President Trump’s memorandum calling for a regulatory freeze pending review of regulations.

2017-01-26 Department of Transportation Withdraws Proposed Rule Establishing a National Tire Fuel Efficiency Consumer Information Program Regulatory action DOT

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has withdrawn a proposed rule that would implement the requirement under the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 to establish a national tire fuel efficiency consumer information program for replacement tires designed for use on motor vehicles. DOT undertook this action pursuant to President Trump’s memorandum calling for a regulatory freeze pending review of regulations.