Oil and Natural Gas Production Facilities: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issu final rules to reduce emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) from oil and natural gas production facilities as well as natural gas transmission and storage facilities.
Emissions from various processes and operations at oil and natural gas facilities and natural gas transmission and storage facilities typically contain 5 different HAPs: benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene, and mixed xylenes, and n-hexane. HAPs, also known as air toxics, are pollutants which are known or suspected to cause cancer or other serious health effects such as birth defects or reproductive effects.
06/29/2001 – National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From Oil and Natural Gas Production Facilities and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From Natural Gas Transmission and Storage Facilities: Final Rule; Technical Corrections
06/17/1999 – : Final Rule
02/06/1998 – Proposed Rule and Notice of Public Hearing
National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants For Source Categories: Oil And Natural Gas Production And Natural Gas Transmission And Storage, Background Information For Final Standards Summary of Public Comments and Responses
View the supporting documents in the docket folder to find additional related documents to the rules.
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.