Client Alert: Comments Due December 17 on EPA’s Proposed Amendments to Methane and VOC Emissions Standards for Oil and Gas Industry

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed amendments of its methane and volatile organic compound standards for the oil and gas industry were published in the Federal Register on October 15, 2018, triggering a public comment period that will end on December 17, 2018. In this rulemaking action, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency seeks comments on proposed amendments of the 2016 New Source Performance Standards Subpart OOOOa requirements, including the fugitive emissions, well site pneumatic pump, and professional engineer certification requirements, among other proposed clarifying and streamlining changes.