Over 22,000 public comments were received by the time the public comment period closed on August 24, 2018 in response to the EPA’s proposed ruling to address spill prevention regulations for hazardous substances. In the latest development in a 40-year-old effort to establish spill control regulations for hazardous substances, the EPA received an immense backlash after proposing a ruling that no new rules for spill control of hazardous substances are needed. On June 25, 2018 the EPA published their proposed rule outlining the procedures they used to deduce that no action was needed to comply with CWA requirements to protect the public from spills of hazardous substances. Since proposing that no formal regulations are implemented, over 22,000 comments were submitted during the 60-day comment period ending on August 24, 2018. Several influential commenters backed by prominent environmental groups expressed urgency that the existing regulations are inadequate to meet the EPA’s obligations under the Clean Water Act. In other words, the EPA can be sued again if it stands by its inaction. The EPA is expected to take public comments into account and is scheduled to select a final action by mid- to late-2019. If the EPA does take action, it could impact between 101,000 and 108,000 manufacturing and industrial facilities across the United States.