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EPA Proposes More Changes to Oil and Gas NSPS
On August 16, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published final new source performance standards for the oil and natural gas sector. EPA received petitions for administrative reconsideration of certain aspects of the standards. Among issues raised in the petitions were time-critical issues related to certain storage vessel provisions and well completion provisions. On September 23, 2013, the EPA published final amendments as a result of reconsideration of issues related to implementation of the storage vessel provisions. Following that action, EPA again received petitions for administrative reconsideration pertaining to the storage vessel provisions. In response, EPA has published proposed amendments and clarifications of certain issues related to well completions and additional issues pertaining to storage vessels. The proposed amendments also address other issues raised for reconsideration and make technical corrections and amendments to further clarify the rule.

Comments on these proposals must be received by EPA on or before August 18, 2014, unless a public hearing is requested by July 22, 2014. If a hearing is requested on this proposed rule, written comments must be received by

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