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EPA/RODENVER RIN: 2008-AA03 Publication ID: Fall 2022 
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, portions of which are included in an area in the Uinta Basin that the EPA designated as nonattainment for the primary 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for human health. The rulemaking seeks to achieve three goals for the Indian country portion of the Uinta Basin: (1) establish emissions control requirements for oil and natural gas activity that contribute to the Uinta Basin’s winter ozone problem; (2) establish regulatory requirements that are the same or consistent between Indian country and neighboring jurisdictions within the Basin; and (3) allow for reasonable continued development of the Basin’s oil and natural gas resources on the Indian country lands within the U&O Reservation that are included in the current Uinta Basin Ozone Nonattainment Area. 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: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 49   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7601 to 7627   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/21/2020  85 FR 3492   
Final Rule  12/08/2022  87 FR 75334   
Final Rule Effective  02/06/2023 
Additional Information: .
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Energy Effects: Statement of Energy Effects planned as required by Executive Order 13211.  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
USEPA Region 8, 1595 Wynkoop Street,
Denver, CO 80202
Phone:303 312-6520