EPA announced its Final Rule for Oil and Natural Gas Operations on December 2, 2023. This regulation, which will sharply reduce emissions of methane and other harmful air pollution from oil and natural gas operations, includes the methane Super-Emitter Program. Under the methane Super Emitter Program, third parties may apply to EPA to become certified to send data about large methane “events” to the Agency. The rule establishes requirements for the technology that can be used for methane detection, for owners and operators responsible for reported leaks to investigate, for reporting the results of the investigation back to EPA, and for the Agency to make the notifications public on its website.
This webpage will be updated in early 2024 to provide additional information about the methane super-emitter program. The page will be used to communicate information about how to report and will link to notifications received.