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Main Title Regulatory impact analysis of the final oil and natural gas sector : emission standards for new, reconstructed, and modified sources.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Miller, Elizabeth D.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards,
Year Published 2016
Report Number EPA-452/R-16-002
Stock Number PB2016-103330
OCLC Number 954003028
Subjects Greenhouse gases--Standards--United States. ; Methane--Standards--United States. ; Petroleum law and legislation. ; Liquefied natural gas industry--Law and legislation. ; Petroleum industry and trade--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Gas industry--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Air--Pollution--Standards--United States.
Additional Subjects Regulatory impact analysis ; Emission standards ; Oil sector ; Natural gas sector ; Methane ; Volatile organic compounds
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 452-R-16-002 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/14/2017
EKBD  EPA-452/R-16-002 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/15/2016
NTIS  PB2016-103330 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 03/13/2017
Collation 1 online resource ([196] pages) : color illustrations, maps
The action analyzed in this regulatory impact analysis (RIA) amends the new source performance standards (NSPS) for the oil and natural gas source category by setting standards for both methane and volatile organic compounds (VOC) for certain equipment, processes and activities across this source category. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is including requirements for methane emissions in this rule because methane is a greenhouse gas (GHG), and the oil and natural gas category is the country's largest emitter of methane. In 2009, the EPA found that by causing or contributing to climate change, GHGs endanger both the public health and the public welfare of current and future generations. The EPA is amending the NSPS to include standards for reducing methane as well as VOC emissions across the oil and natural gas source category. Specifically, we are establishing both methane and VOC standards for several emission sources not covered by the 2012 NSPS (i.e., hydraulically fractured oil well completions, fugitive emissions from well sites, compressor stations, pneumatic pumps). In addition, we are establishing methane standards for certain emission sources that are regulated for VOC under the 2012 NSPS (i.e., hydraulically fractured gas well completions, equipment leaks at natural gas processing plants). However, we do not expect any incremental benefits or costs as a result from regulating methane for VOC sources regulated under the 2012 NSPS.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EPA, viewed Fed. 22, 2017). Project Officer: Elizabeth Miller. Revision of EPA document EPA-452/R-15-002. "May 2016." "EPA-452/R-16-002." Includes bibliographical references.