Oil and Natural Gas Sector -- New Source Performance Standards, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants, and Control Techniques Guidelines

 
Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0505
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Summary:
New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) regulate criteria pollutants from new stationary sources. Two NSPS (subparts KKK and LLL) for the oil and natural gas industry were promulgated in 1985. Section 111 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) requires that NSPS be reviewed every 8 years and revised as appropriate. National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) regulate hazardous air pollutants (HAP) from new and existing stationary sources. Two NESHAP (subparts HH and HHH) for the oil and natural gas industry were promulgated in 1999. Section 112 of the CAA requires that NESHAP be reviewed every 8 years and revised as appropriate. In addition, section 112(f) requires that each category regulated under section 112(d) be reviewed to ensure that such regulations provide for an ample margin of safety to protect public health (i.e. address "residual risk" for each category). This action included the required reviews under sections 111 and 112. Because the existing regulations were narrow in scope, the reviews resulted in broadening the scope of operations and emission points covered by the NSPS and MACT.
RIN: 2060-AP76
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60,40 CFR 63
Priority: Economically Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Fall 2012
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: Yes
Legal Authorities: 42 USC 7411, 42 USC 7412
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
Legal Deadline
ActionSourceDescriptionDate
JudicialNPRMConsent Decree entered 02/04/2010, 3-month extension granted 1/11/11, new 3 month extension granted on 4/18/201107/28/2011
JudicialOtherAs per 10/25/2011 modification to consent decree. WildEarth Guardians, et al. v. Jackson, 09-0089 (D. D.C.); deliver to FR within 15 business days; WildEarth granted 2 week extension to 4/17/12.04/17/2012
Timetable
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM08/23/201176 FR 52738
Notice08/26/201176 FR 53371
Second NPRM10/20/201176 FR 65138
Final Rule08/16/201277 FR 49490
Final Rule Effective10/15/2012
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: None
Type: Rulemaking
Location: HQ-OAR
 

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Dec 04, 2015 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 09/18/2015
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0505-4776
Comment Period Closed
Apr 22, 2015 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 03/23/2015
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0505-4754
Comment Period Closed
Aug 18, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 07/17/2014
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0505-4645
Comment Period Closed
May 28, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 04/12/2013
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0505-4596
Comment Period Closed
Nov 30, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 08/23/2011
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0505-0002

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 02/02/2016
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0505-7338
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 02/02/2016
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0505-7336
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 02/02/2016
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0505-7337

Comments

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Agency Contact
Bruce Moore
AR
moore.bruce@epamail.epa.gov
919 541-5460
919 541-0246 (Fax)
E143-01, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
David Cozzie
AR
cozzie.david@epa.gov
919 541-5356
1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20460
Washington, DC 20460
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