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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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it has withdrawn a 2016 Information Collection Request (ICR) which directed existing oil and gas facilities and operators to provide data needed to help the agency determine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.