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Controlling Air Pollution from the Oil and Natural Gas Industry

Public Hearing on the Oil and Gas NSPS: Proposed Three-Month Stay and Two-Year Stay

Please Note

  • Registration is only required for individuals who wish to present oral testimony; registration is not required to attend and listen to testimony at the public hearing.
  • The public hearing will be held in a federal building and proper identification is required for entry (e.g. REAL ID-compliant driver's license or government-issued ID).
  • If you cannot attend the public hearing you may still submit your comments on the proposed stays through the docket. Learn more.

EPA will hold a public hearing on a proposed two-year stay and proposed three-month stay of certain requirements in the 2016 New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for the oil and natural gas industry while the agency reconsiders issues associated with these requirements. The proposed stays would apply to  the fugitive emissions requirements, well site pneumatic pump standards, and requirements that closed vent systems be certified by a professional engineer.

These proposed notices were published in the Federal Register June 16, 2017. Under the proposals, sources would not need to comply with these requirements while the stay is in effect.

  • The hearing will be held on July 10, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. –  5:00 p.m. (EST).
  • Room 1152 and 1153, William Jefferson Clinton-East
    U.S. EPA
    1201 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20004
  • Please note that the REAL ID Act, passed by Congress in 2005, established new requirements for entering federal facilities. In EPA headquarters buildings, driver’s licenses must comply with REAL ID Act requirements. Driver's licenses from states and territories that do not comply with the REAL ID Act will not be accepted as identification. For more information, and to see if the form of driver’s license issued by your state complies with REAL ID Act requirements, see:


Pre-registration for the public hearing closed on July 5, 2017. If you still wish to present oral testimony, please sign in at the registration desk on the day of the hearing and we will do our best to accomodate your request.

Preliminary List of Speakers:

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Controlling Air Pollution from Oil and Natural Gas Production