EPA has published in the Federal Register proposed standards that EPA states will reduce emissions of volatile organic compounds(VOCs), methane gas and air toxics from oil and natural gas drilling operations. The proposed rules include requirements for natural gas transmission and storage (such as compressor stations).
The deadline for EPA’s public comment period for the proposed rules is October 24, 2011. Additionally, EPA will hold three public hearings in the Pittsburgh, PA, Denver, CO, and Dallas, TX, areas, on September 27, 28 and 29, 2011, respectively.
For further information including the EPA contact for the proposal, information on how to send public comments and details on the public hearings, please go to the following websites: