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EPA/AR RIN: 2060-AS27 Publication ID: Spring 2015 
Title: Managing Oil and Gas Emissions From Minor Sources in Indian Country 

EPA issued a Tribal minor new source review (NSR) rule in July 2011 that offered general permits as a method for meeting the requirement that minor air pollution sources in Indian Country receive a permit to construct to protect tribal air resources. After consulting EPA regions and tribes, the Agency developed a list of source categories for which it would issue general permits, which includes oil and gas operations and production. Since then, the Agency received a number of registrations from existing sources in the industry and other information that indicates that the magnitude of potential permitting activity in this industry may warrant a more streamlined regulatory approach to assure that new emissions do not cause or contribute to violation of a NAAQS. To that end, the Agency is exploring another method for addressing oil and gas impacts on tribal air resources: the Federal Implementation Plan (FIP). The purpose of the ANPR is to receive initial feedback from industry, tribal and other stakeholders on a FIP. A FIP may provide a streamlined, yet more comprehensive approach for mitigating new emissions growth, while reducing the resource burden on the permitting authority and regulated community associated with submitting and reviewing general permit applications.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 49   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq Clean Air Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  06/05/2014  79 FR 32502   
Second ANPRM  07/17/2014  79 FR 41665   
NPRM  07/00/2015 
Final Rule  03/00/2016 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0151
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Chris Stoneman
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
MD-15, C304-01,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-0823
Fax:919 541-0072