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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AV16 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: ●New Source Performance Standards for Crude Oil and Natural Gas Facilities: Review of Policy and Technical Rules 

On January 20, 2021, President Joe Biden issued an Executive Order titled "Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis," which directs the EPA to take certain actions by September 2021to reduce methane and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions in the oil and natural gas sector. Specifically, the Executive Order directs the EPA to review the new source performance standards (NSPS) issued in 2020 for the oil and gas sector and, as appropriate and consistent with applicable law, consider publishing for notice and comment a proposed rule suspending, revising, or rescinding the NSPS. The Executive Order further directs the EPA to consider proposing new regulations to establish comprehensive NSPS for methane and VOC emissions from the exploration and production, transmission, processing, and storage segments. The purpose of this action is to review the existing NSPS and propose new standards as necessary to meet the directives set forth in the Executive Order.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60    subpart OOOOa     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7411   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/00/2021 
Final Rule  10/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Amy Hambrick
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Mail Code E143-05,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-0964
Fax:919 541-0516

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