On January 24, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ('EPA') announced in a Notice that it is delaying the implementation of thirty regulations, including the recent Risk Management Program ('RMP') rulemaking, which amends accident prevention program requirements for RMP-covered facilities. The Notice, which is slated for publication on January 26, 2017, covers the thirty regulations that have been published in the Federal Register but have not yet taken effect. The Notice temporarily postpones the effective date for the regulations to March 21, 2017. EPA explains in the Notice that the delay 'is necessary to give Agency officials the opportunity for further review and consideration of new regulations, consistent with the memorandum of the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, dated January 20, 2017.' The Notice does not provide an opportunity for public comment because 'seeking comment is impracticable, unnecessary and contrary to the public interest....'