Oil and Gas Well Site Production Operations
COMMENTS DUE MARCH 22, 2013
The Ohio EPA, Division of Air Pollution Control (DAPC) is soliciting comments from interested parties concerning proposed changes to Model General Permits and a new Permit-By-Rule to address operations at oil and gas well sites. These changes are designed to (1) incorporate changes associated with the recently issued New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), Subpart OOOO, for Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production, Transmission, and Distribution, (2) split the single oil and gas well site operations general permit into two separate general permits, (3) revise the unpaved roadway general permit to eliminate unnecessary monitoring, record keeping, and reporting, and (4) to propose a new Permit-by-rule for flowback operations. It is recommended that readers review the February 15, 2013 Letter of Explanation to Interested Parties for a more detailed explanation of the proposed changes. Comments on all of these proposed changes are due by March 22, 2013.
All comments should be sent in writing to Cheryl Suttman at email@example.com or Ohio EPA - DAPC, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049. She can also be reached at (614) 644-3617 if you have questions.
Video of Oil & Gas Well-site General Permit Update Webinar
Model General Permit 12.1: Oil and Gas Well Site Production Operations - Maximum of 1,800 HP for Natural Gas Engines and a Flare/Combustor Operated at No More Than 10 MMBtu/hour
Model General Permit 12.2: Oil and Gas Well Site Production Operations - Maximum of 1,000 HP for Natural Gas Engines and a Flare/Combustor Operated at No More Than 32 MMBtu/hour
Model General Permit 5.1: Unpaved Roadways and Parking Areas - Maximum of 120,000 Vehicle Miles Traveled Per Year
Proposed Permit-By-Rule: Natural Gas Completion
More information on the rule-making process is on the DAPC Rules and Laws web page. The rule change for this proposed PBR is on the Early Stakeholder Outreach tab.