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Oil and Natural Gas Sources Federal Implementation Plan Rule - Indian Country

Final Amendments to Federal Implementation Plan for EPA’s Indian Country Minor New Source Review Program for Oil and Natural Gas Sources, May 2, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed amendments to the 2016 federal implementation plan (FIP) for managing air emissions from new and modified true minor oil and natural gas sources in Indian country. The FIP limits emissions of harmful air pollutants while providing streamlined construction authorization for new and modified “true minor sources” in the oil and natural gas production and natural gas processing segments of the oil and natural gas sector. The amendments would allow the FIP to continue to apply in portions of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation that are included in an area EPA has designated as nonattainment for the 2015 national ambient air quality standards for ozone. Learn more

EPA Proposes Amendments to Federal Implementation Plan for EPA’s Indian Country Minor New Source Review  Program for Oil and Natural Gas Sources, April 30, 2018

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed proposed amendments to the 2016 federal implementation plan (FIP) for managing air emissions from new and modified true minor oil and natural gas sources in Indian country. The FIP limits emissions of harmful air pollutants while providing streamlined construction authorization for new and modified “true minor sources” in the oil and natural gas production and natural gas processing segments of the oil and natural gas sector. The proposed amendments would allow the FIP to continue to apply in portions of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation that are included in an area EPA has designated as nonattainment for the 2015 national ambient air quality standards for ozone. Learn more

Final Federal Implementation Plan for Oil and Natural Gas True Minor Sources and Amendments to the Federal Indian Country Minor NSR Rule, May 12, 2016

EPA is finalizing a Federal Implementation Plan rule that will apply to new true minor sources and minor modifications at existing true minor sources in the oil and natural gas production and natural gas processing segments of the oil and natural gas sector that are locating or expanding in Indian country. In the same action, EPA is also finalizing several amendments to the Federal Indian Country Minor NSR rule and one amendment to the Federal Indian Country Major NSR rule. More information.

Second Extension of Permitting and Registration Deadlines for True Minor Oil and Natural Gas Sources in Indian Country, February 12, 2016

EPA finalized revisions to its 2011 Federal Indian Country Minor NSR rule to extend Clean Air Act permitting and registration deadlines for new or modified true minor sources in the oil and natural gas sector.  More information.

Proposed Federal Implementation Plan for Oil and Natural Gas True Minor Sources and Amendments to the Federal Indian Country Minor NSR Rule, August 18, 2015

EPA is proposing a Federal Implementation Plan rule that would apply to new true minor sources and minor modifications at existing true minor sources in the production segment of the oil and natural gas sector that are locating or expanding in Indian country. In the same action, EPA is also proposing several amendments to the Federal Indian Country Minor NSR rule and one amendment to the Federal Indian Country Major NSR rule.  More information.

First Extension of Permitting and Registration Deadlines for True Minor Oil and Natural Gas Sources in Indian Country, May 22, 2014

EPA finalized revisions to its 2011 Federal Indian Country Minor NSR rule to extend Clean Air Act permitting and registration deadlines for new or modified true minor sources in the oil and natural gas sector.  More information.

Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Minor Source Permitting in Indian Country, May 22, 2014

EPA is seeking broad public feedback on options for implementing EPA’s Indian Country Minor NSR Program for oil and gas production sources in Indian country. The Agency is requesting comments on options for streamlining permitting to minimize delays, while ensuring that air quality in Indian country is protected.  More information.

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