Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade - Notification - United States - Oil and natural gas sector - Addendum
作者:United States



The following communication, dated 15 September 2020, is being circulated at the request of the delegation of the United States of America.





Title: Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources Review


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Notified measure adopted - date: 14 September 2020

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Notified measure enters into force - date: 14 September 2020


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Description: AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

ACTION: Final rule

SUMMARY: This action finalizes amendments to the oil and natural gas new source performance standards (NSPS) promulgated in 2012 and 2016. These amendments remove sources in the transmission and storage segment from the source category, rescind the NSPS (including both the volatile organic compounds (VOC) and methane requirements) applicable to those sources, and separately rescinds the methane-specific requirements of the NSPS applicable to sources in the production and processing segments. Furthermore, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) adopts an interpretation of Clean Air Act (CAA) section 111 under which the EPA, as a predicate to promulgating NSPS for certain air pollutants, must determine that the pertinent pollutant causes or contributes significantly to dangerous air pollution.

DATES: This final rule is effective on 14 September 2020.

This final rule is identified by Docket Number EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0757. The Docket Folder is available on at and provides access to primary and supporting documents as well as comments received. Documents are also accessible from by searching the Docket Number.




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