Emissions; Environmental protection (ICS 13.020), Air quality (ICS 13.040), Compressors and pneumatic machines (ICS 23.140), Extraction and processing of petroleum and natural gas (ICS 75.020), Equipment for petroleum and natural gas industries (ICS 75.180)
Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources Review (43 page(s), in English)
Proposed rule - This action proposes reconsideration amendments to the new source performance standards (NSPS). These amendments, if finalized, would remove sources in the transmission and storage segment from the source category, rescind the NSPS (including both the volatile organic compounds (VOC) and methane requirements) applicable to those sources, and rescind the methane-specific requirements (the "methane requirements") of the NSPS applicable to sources in the production and processing segments. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is also proposing, as an alternative, to rescind the methane requirements of the NSPS applicable to all oil and natural gas sources, without removing any sources from the source category. Furthermore, the EPA is taking comment on alternative interpretations of its statutory authority to regulate pollutants under the Clean Air Act (CAA), and associated record and policy questions.