Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production, Transmission and Distribution for Which Construction, Modification, or Reconstruction Commenced after August 23, 2011 and on or before September 18, 2015: New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)
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Section 111 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) requires the EPA to list categories of stationary sources, if such sources cause or contribute significantly to air pollution, which may reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health or welfare. The EPA must then issue performance standards for such source categories. This new source performance standard regulates volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from specific sources within the oil and natural gas industry which include new, modified, and reconstructed natural gas wells, centrifugal compressors, reciprocating compressors, pneumatic controllers and storage vessels. This action also regulates VOC emissions from leaking components at onshore natural gas processing plants and provides standards for sulfur dioxide emissions from natural gas processing plants.
06/03/2016 – : Final Rule
11/13/2015 – : Proposed Rule
09/18/2015 – : Proposed Rule
08/27/2015 – : Proposed Rule
10/28/2011 – : Proposed Rule; Extention of Public Comment Period
EPA's Actions to Reduce Methane and Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Emissions from the Oil and Natural Gas Industry: 2016 Final Rules and Draft Information Collection Request Fact Sheet and Presentation
Applicability Determination Index (ADI). The ADI is maintained by EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) and provides a data base of memoranda dealing with applicability issues. The database is searchable by Subpart.