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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AS73 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule: Leak Detection Methodology Revisions and Confidentiality Determinations for Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems 
Abstract: This Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program action would revise methods for monitoring emissions at petroleum and natural gas systems facilities to align with other Agency actions and to provide additional flexibility for reporters who may be using these methods. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 98   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Clean Air Act   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/29/2016  81 FR 4987   
NPRM Comment Period Extended  02/26/2016  81 FR 9797   
NPRM Comment Period End  02/29/2016 
NPRM Comment Period Extended End  03/15/2016 
Final Rule  11/00/2016 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OAR-2015-0764
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
Sectors Affected: 211111 Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction; 211112 Natural Gas Liquid Extraction; 221210 Natural Gas Distribution; 486210 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Mark Defigueiredo
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
6207A, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 343-9928