Standards of Performance for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources and Emissions Guidelines for Existing Sources: Oil and Natural Gas Sector Climate Review; Extension of Comment Period

Publication Date: 
Friday, December 17, 2021 - 4:00am

On November 15, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a proposed rule which included new source performance standards (NSPS) and emissions guidelines (EG) for the Crude Oil and Natural Gas source category under the CAA to respond to the President's January 20, 2021, Executive order (E.O.) titled ``Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis.'' In this proposal, the EPA also requested comments on regulating other types of potential emissions sources and numerous topics associated with the proposed NSPS and EG. EPA has received numerous requests to extend the comment period given the complexity and length of the proposed rulemaking, which is currently January 14, 2022. Accordingly, the EPA is extending the deadline of the comment period to January 31, 2022.

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