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White Papers on Methane and VOC Emissions

On April 15, 2014, EPA released for external peer review five technical white papers on potentially significant sources of emissions in the oil and gas sector. The white papers focus on technical issues covering emissions and mitigation techniques that target methane and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). As noted in the Obama Administration’s Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions (PDF) (15pp, 1.9 MB), EPA will use the papers, along with the input we receive from the peer reviewers and the public, to determine how to best pursue additional reductions from these sources. Read a summary of the white papers (PDF) (2pp, 282k)

The five white papers and peer review comments are posted below: Input from the public is being loaded to EPA's nonregulatory docket at www.regulations.gov, docket ID # EPA-HQ-OAR-2014-0557



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