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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AT54 Publication ID: Spring 2019 
Title: Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources Reconsideration 

On June 3, 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized "Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources." On October 15, 2018, the EPA proposed amendments to the 2016 rule to address issues for which EPA has granted administrative reconsideration, streamline implementation of the 2016 rule and clarify certain requirements in the rule. The proposed amendments include changes to the frequency for monitoring fugitive emissions at well sites and compressor stations; requirements for pneumatic pumps at well sites; and requirements that a professional engineer certify when meeting those requirements is technically infeasible. Additional proposed amendments related to the professional engineer certification of the design of closed vent systems and requirements for requesting alternative means of emissions limitations were also included.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7411, Clean Air Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/15/2018  83 FR 52056   
NPRM Comment Period End  12/17/2018 
Final Rule  09/00/2019 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0483
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; 486110 Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil; 486210 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Karen Marsh
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Mail Code E143-01,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-1065