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EPA/OLEM RIN: 2050-AG87 Publication ID: Spring 2018 
Title: Clean Water Act Hazardous Substances Spill Prevention 

As a result of a consent decree, the EPA is embarking on a rulemaking for the prevention of hazardous substance discharges under section 311(j)(1)(C) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Section 311(j)(1)(C) reads, in part: " soon as practicable after October 18, 1972, and from time to time thereafter, the President shall issue regulations ... establishing procedures, methods, and equipment and other requirements for equipment to prevent discharges of ... hazardous substances from ... onshore facilities ... and to contain such discharges ..." The CWA hazardous substances and their associated reportable quantities (RQs) are identified in 40 CFR parts 116 and 117, respectively. The EPA will assess the consequences of hazardous substance discharges into the Nation's waters, and evaluate the costs and benefits of potential preventive regulatory requirements for facilities handling such substances.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: Undetermined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1321(j)(1)(C)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Judicial  Sign by no later than 14 months after publication of NPRM (currently tentative signature is August 29, 2019) & within 15 days thereafter transmit to the Federal Register.  08/29/2019 
NPRM  Judicial  Sign by no later than June 16, 2018 & within 15 days thereafter transmit to the Federal Register  06/16/2018 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/00/2018 
Final Rule  09/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Sectors Affected: 111 Crop Production; 115 Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry; 211 Oil and Gas Extraction; 212 Mining (except Oil and Gas); 221 Utilities; 311 Food Manufacturing; 312 Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing; 313 Textile Mills; 316 Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing; 321 Wood Product Manufacturing; 322 Paper Manufacturing; 324 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing; 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 326 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing; 327 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing; 423 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods; 424 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods; 44-45 Retail Trade; 48-49 Transportation and Warehousing; 493 Warehousing and Storage; 54 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services; 56 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services; 61 Educational Services; 72 Accommodation and Food Services; 924 Administration of Environmental Quality Programs 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Stacey Yonce
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Land and Emergency Management
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 5304T,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-0568