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November 2, 2021 EPA ANNOUNCES PROPOSED NEW METHANE RULE FOR OIL AND GAS FACILITIES
On November 2, 2021, EPA announced a proposed new rule to reduce methane emissions from oil and natural gas industry sources. The new proposed rule includes revisions to the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for methane and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released from oil and gas sources and would establish new emissions guidelines (EGs) to help individual states implement methane reductions programs based on these revisions, with a focus on utilizing new technologies for methane detection and comprehensive monitoring. The proposed rule is expected to be published in the Federal Register later this month, and EPA will accept comments on the rule for 60 days after the publication date. The final rule is expected to be issued before the end of 2022. An overview of the proposed new rule and related information is available at Controlling Air Pollution from the Oil and Natural Gas Industry | US EPA.