U.S. EPA Proposes NSPS Rule Changes for the Oil & Natural Gas Industry – Update from PPGMR Law

By G. Alan Perkins

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In response to President Trump’s Executive Order 13783, “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth,” section 1(c) (March 28, 2017), EPA reviewed the 2012[1] and 2016[2] rules for new source performance standards (NSPS) and national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) that apply to the oil and natural gas industry.   On October 1, 2019, EPA proposed amendments to the rules for certain provisions that it determined were inappropriate or redundant. Proposed changes include a 2-part “Primary Proposal” and an “Alternative Proposal.” EPA is accepting public comments on the proposed amendments through November 25, 2019.[3]

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