AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
ACTION: Final rule
SUMMARY: This action finalizes amendments to the new source performance standards (NSPS) for the oil and natural gas sector. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted reconsideration on the fugitive emissions requirements, well site pneumatic pump standards, requirements for certification of closed vent systems (CVS) by a professional engineer (PE), and the provisions to apply for the use of an alternative means of emission limitation (AMEL). This final action includes amendments as a result of the EPA's reconsideration of the issues associated with the above mentioned four subject areas and other issues raised in the reconsideration petitions for the NSPS, as well as amendments to streamline the implementation of the rule. This action also includes technical corrections and additional clarifying language in the regulatory text and/or preamble where the EPA concludes further clarification is warranted.
This final rule is effective on 16 November 2020.
This final rule and earlier actions notified under G/TBT/N/USA/1411 are identified by Docket Number EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0483. The Docket Folder is available on Regulations.gov at https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0483 and provides access to primary and supporting documents as well as comments received. Documents are also accessible from Regulations.gov by searching the Docket Number.