EPA Stays Clean Air Act NSPS Final Rule for Oil and Gas Sector
As promised in a letter from Administrator Scott Pruitt in April this year, US EPA today announced it will stay for three months—and ultimately reconsider—a Final Rule that set new Clean Air Act emissions requirements for oil and gas well and compression station sites.
Finalized one year ago on June 3, 2016, the New Source Performance Standards for the oil and gas sector Final Rule aimed to reduce emissions of methane and volatile organic compounds (VOC) by expanding the range of sources covered under EPA’s existing NSPS rules.
See the official announcement in the Federal Register here.
The stay on this Clean Air Act Final Rule is in place from June 2, 2017 until August 31, 2017, at which time EPA will have announced a revised rulemaking or extended the stay to give the Agency more time to reconsider these Clean Air Act rules for the oil and gas industry.
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Find a link to Administrator Pruitt’s April 18 letter announcing the action here.
See a full breakdown of the now-stayed Final Rule here.
NSPS requirements impact newly built, modified, or reconstructed equipment identified in 40 CFR 60 that emits one or more of the six criteria pollutants: carbon monoxide, lead, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, particulate matter (PM), and ozone.
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