EPA Issues Supplemental Proposal to Reduce Methane and Other Harmful Pollution from Oil and Natural Gas Operations
November 11, 2022 -- EPA is proposing to update, strengthen and expand its November 2021 proposal that would secure major climate and health benefits for all Americans by reducing emissions of methane and other harmful air pollution from both new and existing oil and gas operations. The Agency has issued a supplemental proposal that would achieve more comprehensive emissions reductions from oil and natural gas facilities by improving standards in the 2021 proposal and adding proposed requirements for sources not previously covered.
Note: The comment period on the supplemental proposal closed February 13, 2023.
Standards of Performance for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources and Emissions Guidelines for Existing Sources: Oil and Natural Gas Sector Climate Review
- Regulatory Impact Analysis
EPA has posted several fact sheets for the supplemental proposal, including instructions on how to comment, fact sheets for communities, Tribal Nations and small businesses, and technical fact sheets.
EPA held a public hearing January 10, 11 and 12, 2023, to provide the public the opportunity to present comments and information on the Agency’s to reduce methane and other harmful pollutants from oil and natural gas operations. Learn more.
EPA held trainings November 17 and 30, 2022, to provide an overview of the supplemental proposal for communities, members of Tribal Nations, tribal environmental professionals and small businesses. See slides from the trainings.
Additional Regulatory Documents
- Proposed regulatory text for:
- Appendix K - Supplemental Proposal (pdf)
- Summary of comment solicitations: