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Petitions to the Office of Air and Radiation

This page makes available petitions for rulemaking received by the Office of Air and Radiation on or after January 1, 2013. For the purposes of this page, the agency has posted incoming communications styled as "petitions" for generally applicable, national rulemakings. Petitions provided as comments in a publicly available rulemaking docket are not reproduced here. Petitions for reconsideration of rules recently issued under the Clean Air Act are also not included. Additional petitions will be added on an ongoing basis as they are received or identified; petitions on this page were last updated on May 30, 2014.

The presence of a petition on this page does not indicate an EPA decision to grant or deny the petition. Any regulatory action that follows as a result of a petition for rulemaking would still be shaped by the typical outreach used by the agency to gather stakeholder input, and is still subject to any applicable notice and comment requirements. Petitions for rulemaking from other offices.

 
Date Received Petitioners Related Statutes Description
February 25, 2013 Institute for Policy Integrity at NYU School of Law Clean Air Act section 115, title VI, section 111 and title II

Petitioner calls for EPA to use Section 115, Section 615, or a combination of Section 111 and Title II authorities to formulate a comprehensive response to control greenhouse gas emissions. Petition includes 12 specified elements. Read the petition.

March 19, 2013 Clean Air Task Force, Environmental Defense Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Sierra Club Clean Air Act section 114 EPA should revise and clarify certain provisions relating to petroleum and natural gas systems facilities as methane sources under the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program. Read the petition.
July 16, 2013 Friends of the Earth Clean Air Act Title II In response to recent events at the International Maritime Organization that could affect the implementation of one element of EPA’s Coordinated Strategy for Category 3 marine diesel engines, Petitioners ask the EPA to take steps to retain the substance of that element by commencing a CAA rulemaking to apply EPA’s Category 3 Tier III NOx limits to all new ships that operate in U.S. waters, extending to the outer boundary of its exclusive economic zone. Read the petition.
November 14, 2013 South Coast Air Quality Management District Clean Air Act Title II In anticipation of an upcoming meeting at the International Maritime Organization that could affect the implementation of one element of EPA’s Coordinated Strategy for Category 3 marine diesel engines by delaying the international Tier III NOx limits, Petitioners ask the EPA, if that delay occurs, to propose federal regulations on or before June 1, 2014, and finalize them on or before December 1, 2014, that would apply the international Tier III NOx limits to engines installed on or after January 1, 2016 on ships entering the U.S. exclusive economic zone or U.S. ports. Read the petition.
January 31, 2014 Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy Clean Air Act Title VI Petition EPA to undertake a rulemaking to extend refrigerant management regulations promulgated under CAA §608 to also cover hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and other refrigerant substitutes. Read the petition.
April 21, 2014 Friends of the Earth, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and Oregon Aviation Watch Clean Air Act section 231 Petitioners ask the EPA to: reconsider its denial of FoE’s October 3, 2006 Petition; to find that lead emissions from general aviation aircraft cause or contribute to air pollution which may reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health or welfare; and to commence the rulemaking process and issue proposed emission standards for lead from general aviation aircraft after it makes an endangerment finding. Read the petition.

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