EPA Releases Final Control Techniques Guidelines for Reducing VOC Emissions from Existing O&G Equipment



On October 20, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued final Control Techniques Guidelines (CTGs) for reducing smog-forming volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from existing oil and natural gas equipment.

 

Note that CTGs are not regulations and do not impose legal requirements directly on pollution sources; rather, they provide recommendations for state and local air agencies to consider as they determine what emissions limits to apply to covered sources in their jurisdictions in order to meet RACT requirements.

 

The CTGs are designed to assist states that are required to address VOC emissions from covered oil and gas sources as part of their state plans for meeting EPA’s national standards for ground-level ozone. This could have implications in Colorado, Stay tuned!

 

To view the original Notice, click here.

 

For assistance in determining how the new CTGs may affect your facility in the future via RACT requirements, contact Hari Krishna Bharadwaj by calling (720) 638-7647.