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EPA/AR RIN: 2060-AS30 Publication ID: Spring 2015 
Title: Emission Standards for New and Modified Sources in the Oil and Natural Gas Sector 

Consistent with the White House Methane Strategy and the January 14, 2015, announcement of the EPA’s approach to achieving methane and volatile organic compounds reductions from the oil and natural gas sector, this action proposes amendments to the 2012 new source performance standards (NSPS) for this sector. In developing this action the EPA is evaluating emission sources highlighted in five white papers released in 2014. Those sources include completions of hydraulically fractured oil wells, leaks, pneumatic devices, compressors and liquids unloading operations. In addition, the EPA received several petitions for administrative reconsideration of the 2012 rule. Certain time critical issues were addressed in amendments EPA promulgated in 2013 and 2014. This action addresses the remaining issues for which EPA is granting reconsideration.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Clean Air Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/00/2015 
Final Rule  06/00/2016 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0505
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Bruce Moore
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-5460

Steve Fruh
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Mail Code E143-01,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-2837