It will take some time to wade through the massive new set of regulations on new and existing methane sources from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, but so far it looks like a mixed bag for GPA Midstream Association members.
The EPA laid out the more than 1,600-page document during the global climate Conference of the Parties (COP) meeting in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in early December. GPA Midstream staff and its Environmental Committee met several times with EPA staffers to hash out some of the proposed rules.
At first glance, it looks like the agency agreed with the association’s stance on some issues and disagreed with others.
It could take anywhere from a week to a few months for the proposed rules to hit publication in the Federal Register. When that happens, the clock starts ticking and we have 60 days to decide whether to challenge it. More details from the EPA can be found here.