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Natural Gas STAR Program

Join the Methane Challenge Program

The Program will accept new Partners at any time. Becoming a Methane Challenge Partner involves the following steps:

Select Commitment Option(s) and Decide on Commitments

​First, prospective Partners should review the program framework documents and decide which commitment option(s) they'd like to join. Additional details can be found in the program Technical Documents.

Methane Challenge Framework Documents

Methane Challenge Program Best Management Practice (BMP) Commitment Framework
Methane Challenge Program ONE Future Emissions Intensity Commitment Framework

Methane Challenge Technical Documents

BMP Technical Document
ONE Future Technical Document 

Complete the Partnership Agreement Form

The Partnership Agreement formalizes a Partner's commitments to either company-wide implementation of BMPs to reduce methane emissions from key sources by a future target date (BMP Commitment Option), and/or to achieving a specified emissions intensity rate by a future target date (ONE Future Commitment Option). A Partner will use the Partnership Agreement form to specify its commitments (including the commitments' start date and target achievement year).

Methane Challenge Partnership Agreement Documents

Methane Challenge BMP Commitment Option Partnership Agreement
Methane Challenge ONE Future Commitment Option Partnership Agreement

Please submit completed Partnership Agreements to GasSTAR@epa.gov

Questions?

Contact the Methane Challenge Program Managers for more information:
Sarah Menassian (202-343-9165 or menassian.sarah@epa.gov)
Jerome Blackman (202-343-9630 or blackman.jerome@epa.gov)