USEPA Proposes Longer Stay for Portions of Oil and Gas Standards
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) is taking steps to ensure portions of its 2016 New Source Performance Standards for the oil and natural gas industry do not take effect while the Agency works through the reconsideration process.
The agency is proposing a two-year stay of the fugitive emissions, pneumatic pump, and professional engineer certification requirements included in the rule, while issues associated with these requirements are further evaluated. Under the proposal, sources would not need to comply with these requirements while the stay is in effect.
Since issuing the final rule, the USEPA has received several petitions to reconsider certain aspects of the rule. USEPA will accept comments on both of the proposed stays, which are published in the Federal Register, through July 17, 2017.
To access additional information from the USEPA on the proposed stays and reconsideration, click here.