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EPA/OLEM RIN: 2050-AG56 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Financial Responsibility Requirements Under CERCLA Section 108(b) for Facilities in the Chemical, Petroleum and Electric Power Industries 

Section 108(b) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, establishes certain authorities concerning financial responsibility requirements. The Agency has identified classes of facilities within the chemical manufacturing industry; the petroleum and coal products manufacturing industry, which primarily includes refineries and not coal mines; and the electric power generation, transmission, and distribution industry as those for which it plans to develop, as necessary, proposed financial responsibility requirements. Such requirements may include notification and implementation. The EPA will publish a determination regarding whether the Agency will issue a notice of proposed rulemaking for classes of facilities in any or all of the three industries mentioned above.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 320   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.    42 U.S.C. 9608 (b)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Other  Judicial  Determination  12/01/2016 

Overall Description of Deadline: Date reflects signature of notice for publication.

Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  01/06/2010  75 FR 816   
Second ANPRM  02/04/2010  75 FR 5715   
Notice  12/00/2016 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OLEM-2016-0212
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL: ANPRM-!docketDetail;D=EPA-HQ-SFUND-2009-0834  
Sectors Affected: 2211 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution; 324 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing; 325 Chemical Manufacturing 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Barbara Foster
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Land and Emergency Management
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 5304P,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 308-7057

Scott Palmer
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Land and Emergency Management
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 5305P,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 308-8621