On June 3, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the final New Source Performance Standards Subpart OOOOa – Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources. The final rule differs significantly from the proposed version released in fall of 2015 and will become effective August 2, 2016. The NSPS includes both Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and Green House Gas (GHG) (methane) emission standards for certain new, modified, and reconstructed equipment, processes, and activities across the oil and natural gas source category.
We are pleased to share the EPA's findings and understanding of these new standards with you, including in-depth descriptions, new monitoring requirements, and changes to the rule. To read more, click below: