US Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika
  • 13 - Umwelt, Gesundheitsschutz, Sicherheit
  • 75 - Erdöl u. zugehörige Technologien

Emissions of greenhouse gases and other harmful air pollutants; Environmental protection (ICS 13.020), Air quality (ICS 13.040), Extraction and processing of petroleum and natural gas (ICS 75.020)

Standards of Performance for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources and Emissions Guidelines for Existing Sources: Oil and Natural Gas Sector Climate Review

The EPA is issuing this supplemental proposal to update, strengthen, and expand the standards proposed on 15 November 2021 (November 2021 proposal), which are intended to significantly reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and other harmful air pollutants from the Crude Oil and Natural Gas source category. First, the EPA proposes standards for certain sources that were not addressed in the November 2021 proposal. Second, the EPA proposes revisions that strengthen standards for sources of leaks, provide greater flexibility to use innovative advanced detection methods, and establish a super emitter response program. Third, the EPA proposes to modify and refine certain elements of the proposed standards in response to information submitted in public comments on the November 2021 proposal. Finally, the EPA proposes details of the timelines and other implementation requirements that apply to states to limit methane pollution from existing designated facilities in the source category under the Clean Air Act (CAA).

DATES: Comments must be received on or before 13 February 2023. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collections of information contained in the proposed rule between 30 and 60 days after publication and submission to OMB. A comment to OMB is best assured of consideration if the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) receives it on or before 5 January 2023.