A Closer Look at EPA's New Methane Rules for the Oil and Gas Industry
On May 12, 2016, EPA issued a
slate of final rules and an information request under the Clean Air Act
directed at the oil and gas industry. This is the first time EPA is directly
regulating methane as a greenhouse gas. These rules will have widespread
application to the oil and gas industry, including production, processing,
transmission, and storage.
In this video, V&E lawyers
Larry Nettles and
Corrine Snow answer the questions you have regarding the new rules.
- What types of facilities or equipment will be required to comply with the new rule?
- What are the effective dates for complying with the new rule?
- What are the fugitive emission leak detection and repair (LDAR) requirements under the new rule?
- Does EPA plan to develop methane regulations for existing sources?
For more information, please read V&E's briefing "
A New Slew of Oil and Gas Regulations: What You Need to Know."
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