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Laws & Regulations

EPA Regulatory Actions

Executive Order (EO) 13771, (82 FR 9339, February 3, 2017), “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,” directs agencies to repeal at least two existing regulations for each new regulation issued since FY 2017. An associated guidance memo (17 pp, 176 K, About PDF) from the Office of Management and Budget clarifies that regulatory actions are defined as those actions that are significant under Executive Order 12866 and that impose total costs greater than zero.  A deregulatory action is an action that has been finalized and has total costs less than zero.

This page provides the public with the most up-to-date information about EPA's regulatory actions completed under EO 13771.

Table: EPA Completed Regulatory Actions under EO 13771


Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Dental Point Source Category

Renewable Fuel Volume Standards for 2018 and Biomass Based Diesel Volume (BBD) for 2019 2060-AT04
Public Notice Requirements for Combined Sewer Overflow Discharges to the Great Lakes 2040-AF67
Mercury; Reporting Requirements for the TSCA Mercury Inventory 2070-AK22
Fees for the Administration of the Toxic Substances Control Act 2070-AK27
Renewable Fuel Standard Program: Standards for 2019 and Biomass-based Diesel Volume for 2020 2060-AT93
Methylene Chloride; Regulation of Paint and Coating Removal for Consumer Use Under TSCA Section 6(a) 2070-AK07
Modifications to Fuel Regulations to Provide Flexibility for E15; Modifications to RFS RIN Market Regulations 2060-AU34
Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule 2060-AT67
Dust-Lead Hazards and the Lead-Based Paint Definition 2070-AJ82
Renewable Fuel Standard Program: Standards for 2020, Biomass-Based Diesel Volumes for 2021, and Other Changes 2060-AU42
TSCA Chemical Data Reporting Revisions under TSCA Section 8(a) 2070-AK33
Significant New Use Rule: Long-Chain Perfluoroalkyl Carboxylate and Perfluoroalkyl Sulfonate Chemical Substances 2070-AJ99
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Manufacturing Residual Risk and Technology Review  2060-AT85
Use of Lead Free Pipes, Fittings, Fixtures, Solder, and Flux for Drinking Water 2040-AF55
Review of Dust-Lead Post Abatement Clearance Levels 2070-AK50
Control of Air Pollution From Airplanes and Airplane Engines: GHG Emission Standards and Test Procedures 2060-AT26
National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Lead and Copper Rule Revisions 2040-AF15

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Acronyms Used on this Page

ACE - Affordable Clean Energy

BBD - Biofuel-based Diesel

E15 - 15% ethanol

EO - Executive Order

FY – Fiscal year

OIRA - Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs

OMB - Office of Management and Budget

​RFS - Renewable Fuel Standard

RIN – Regulation identifier number

RIN - Renewable identification number

TSCA – Toxic Substances Control Act