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Addition of Natural Gas Processing Facilities to the Toxics Release Inventory
EPA proposes to add natural gas processing facilities (also known as natural gas liquid extraction facilities) to the scope of the industrial sectors covered by the reporting requirements of section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, commonly known as the Toxics Release Inventory, and section 6607 of the Pollution Prevention Act. EPA estimates that at least 282 NGP facilities in the U.S. would meet the TRI employee threshold (10 full-time employees or equivalent) and manufacture, process, or otherwise use (threshold activities) at least one TRI listed chemical in excess of applicable threshold quantities. EPA must receive any comments on or before March 7, 2017.
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