On the same day that U.S. EPA finalized amendments to the New Source Performance Standards for the oil and gas industry (click here for our blog post on the final rule), the Agency issued a draft Information Collection Request (ICR) to require oil and gas companies to provide extensive information on methane emissions from various sources. The draft ICR is comprised of two parts: (1) an operator survey to collect information on the number and types of equipment at onshore production facilities, and (2) a facility survey to collect detailed information on emissions sources and control devices in use at onshore production, gathering, boosting, processing, transmission, storage and import/export facilities. Owners/operators have 30 days to respond to the operator survey, and 120 days to respond to the detailed facility survey.
Click here for a copy of the unofficial version of the ICR. EPA will accept comments on the draft ICR for 60 days after publication in the Federal Register.