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EPA/RODENVER RIN: 2008-AA03 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: Federal Implementation Plan for Oil and Natural Gas Sources: Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation in Utah 

Promulgating these federal regulations will address ozone-forming emissions from existing and new and modified oil and natural gas sources on Indian country lands within the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation (U&O Reservation) in Utah, where ambient ozone levels violate the 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for human health. Although the EPA currently provides for streamlined permitting of new and modified minor oil and natural gas sources in Indian country that applies nationally, that mechanism will no longer be available to such sources if the area is designated nonattainment for the 2015 ozone NAAQS, and sources would need to obtain source-specific permits before beginning construction, potentially delaying continued development of oil and natural gas resources on the U&O Reservation. This rulemaking seeks to achieve three goals for the Indian country portion of the Uinta Basin: (1) clean air; (2) continued, uninterrupted development of the oil and natural gas resources; and (3) consistent CAA regulatory requirements between Indian country lands within the U&O Reservation and lands under State of Utah jurisdiction. This rule would apply to any person who owns or operates or plans to construct or modify an oil and natural gas facility on Indian country lands within the exterior boundaries of the U&O Reservation. The primary stakeholders are the oil and natural gas operators on the reservation, the Ute Indian Tribe, State of Utah, and the public.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Regulatory 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 49   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7601 to 7627   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2019 
Final Rule  01/00/2020 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-R08-OAR-2015-0709
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Sectors Affected: 21 Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Claudia Smith
Environmental Protection Agency
Regional Office Denver
1595 Wynkoop Street, Mail Code: R08-OPRA,
Denver, CO 80202
Phone:303 312-6520

Chris Stoneman
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
MD-15, C304-01,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-0823
Fax:919 541-0072