The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) published its final rule on July 16, 2020 updating the regulations implementing the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for the first time in over 40 years. Please review our regulatory update for more information and a summary of the final rule.
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On May 28, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued a long-awaited proposal governing how companies can claim federal tax credits for carbon oxides, including carbon dioxide (“CO2”), storage under section 45Q of the federal tax code. The proposed rule impacts those who physically or contractually ensure the capture and disposal of qualified carbon oxide, … Continue reading "45Q Carbon Storage Tax Credit Regulations Proposed"
Texas Title V permits will now incorporate permit by rule (PBR) requirements. Beginning August 1, 2020, all site operating permit (SOP) and general operating permit (GOP) applications for initial and renewal projects, and significant revisions more than two years from renewal will be required to include the new Permits by Rule Supplemental Table (Form OP-PBRSUP). … Continue reading "Permits by Rule Supplemental Table for Texas Title V Permits"
On August 28, 2019, the EPA published proposed rule changes affecting NSPS OOOO and OOOOa oil and gas regulations and have entered a sixty-day public comment period. The EPA has developed two proposals, one they describe as “primary” and the other as “alternative”. The primary proposal seeks to accomplish two things. First, to remove the … Continue reading "Proposed Changes to NSPS OOOO and OOOOa"
New Direct Assistance Guidance The workbooks listed below are now available on New Source Review Application Tools. NSR Application Workbook This workbook contains data currently submitted through the PI-1, Table 1(a), and Table 30 for New Source Review Permit Applications. It also guides the applicant through Best Available Control Technology, monitoring, and impacts summary requirements. Note: … Continue reading "TCEQ introduces new tools and policies to process New Source Review applications more efficiently"
On September 28, 2018, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) announced that up to $3.6 million in grants are available for projects that reduce air pollutants from facilities and other stationary sources in Texas. Eligible individuals or businesses must own and operate, or intend to build, own, and operate, stationary sources in Texas. Following … Continue reading "TCEQ announces new round of grants to help make Stationary sources cleaner"
Section 7.1 of AP-42 presents emissions estimating methodologies for storage tanks of various types and operating conditions. The current version of Section 7.1 (dated November 2016) includes emissions estimating methodologies for routine emissions from fixed roof tanks and floating roof tanks. These equations were developed to estimate average annual losses for storage tanks. In September … Continue reading "Proposed Revisions to AP-42 Chapter 7, Section 7.1 – Organic Liquid Storage Tanks"
On September 11, 2018, EPA proposed improvements to the 2016 New Source Performance Standards for the oil and gas industry (“2016 NSPS OOOOa”). The main changes involve amendments to the fugitive monitoring frequency and repairing schedule requirements. The new rule will significantly reduce regulatory burden and cost for energy producers and will streamline implementation and … Continue reading "EPA Proposes Revision to NSPS OOOOa New Source Performance Standards for the Oil and Gas Industry"
The TCEQ updated Qualified Changes Under Senate Bill 1126 Section 116.116(e) Guidance and PI-E Form and associated instructions. The updates clarify which “qualified” facilities may make physical and operational revisions without being required to obtain a permit amendment by including certain criteria to allow a facility to obtain a no net increase in allowable emissions. … Continue reading "Updates to Qualified Changes Under Senate Bill 1126 Section 116.116(e) Guidance and PI-E Form"