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EPA NSPS Updates for Oil & Gas - Session 1
Event Description and Agenda:
On Dec. 19th 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized updates and clarifications to its 2012 New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for the oil and natural gas industry sector (called Subpart OOOO or "Quad O" requirements). The final federal rules mandate the use of emission controls as well as work practices through two different air regulatory programs- New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP).
Several new updates are included in these rules. For example, one update provides additional details on well completion operations known as "flowback" with specific requirements for handling gas and liquids during each state, including clarifying when "green completion" equipment must be used. Beginning January 1, 2015, hydraulically fractured wells must use reduced emission completions (REC) to control flowback gas- rather than flaring completion devices. In addition to covering air emissions resulting from hydraulic fracturing at gas wells, these rules also regulate a variety of other new, modified, or reconstructed sources, including downstream compressors, pneumatic controllers, storage tanks, and fugitive leaks. For example, all Group 1 storage tanks must be fully compliant with Quad O by April 15, 2015 and some additional clarifications on these storage tank requirements were included in these latest updates.
This online webinar is designed to help busy oil and gas industry professionals, suppliers, and regulators stay abreast and informed of these updated requirements and develop a strategy for managing the impact of these regulations on their operations. The New Source Performance Standards under Subpart OOOO apply to affected facilities that commence construction, reconstruction, and modification after August 23, 2011. However, the compliance date for affected facilities depends on the type of emission source. The final NSPS and NESHAPs requirements and time lines are highlighted and possible compliance strategies are discussed.