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On March 10, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed changes to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reporting rules pertaining to hydraulic fracturing and the oil and natural gas industries sector (codified at 40 CFR Part 98, Subpart W), which require oil and natural gas facilities to report GHG emissions from leaks and venting. Among other changes, these rules make substantial changes to GHG measurement and calculations methods currently in use by the industry. The agency has said it may use Subpart W data to craft new GHG limits for the sector. If the EPA decides to take regulatory action, any proposed regulations will be issued by the end of 2016 as required by administration Executive Orders.
This webinar is designed to help you stay abreast of these latest developments affecting fracking and oil and gas operations. Participants will be provided detailed information on proposed rules related to methane emissions control in oil and gas operations and will be able to discuss with their organizations necessary actions to prepare for compliance.
May 22, 2014
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time
- Summary & Timeline for New Rules and New Developments.
- Overview of Subpart W re-proposal.
-- Elimination of BAMM.
-- CBI confidentiality determinations.
-- Hydraulic fracturing and re-fracturing well completions.
-- Natural gas capture, cleaning & re-injection.
-- Addition of engines, boilers, heaters, flares, separation and processing equipment, and maintenance and repair equipment.
-- Revised calculation methods and formation definitions.
- New Methane Initiatives through Executive Orders.
-- Administration strategy to reduce methane emissions.
-- Natural Gas STAR Program.
-- BLM ˆ Onshore Order 9.
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