U.S. EPA submitted the final Boiler MACT, Boiler Area Source NESHAP amendments, CISWI NSPS amendments, and Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials (NHSM) Rule amendments to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on May 17, 2012. The standard review period for the White House OMB is limited to 90 days, which ended on August 15, 2012. However, under Executive Order 12866, the White House OMB can request an extension of up to 30 days from the head of the rulemaking agency, in this case the EPA Administrator. As of August 17, 2012, an official extension of the review period has not yet been announced. So, the issuance date of the final rules is still unknown.
EPS continues to monitor the status of the final rules and will post on our website and via our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages, as soon as the final rules are released for review.