Pennsylvania’s Methane Rules
Adopted December 10, 2022
On March 15, the Environmental Quality Board adopted amendments to Chapters 121 and 129 for the purpose of requiring Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) and RACT emission limitations for the oil and natural gas sources of VOCs. Then began the convoluted series of disapproval, splitting the rule, redelivery, readoption, approval, disapproval, and final adoption through the process of Certification of Need for Emergency Regulation by Governor Wolf.
Several new sections were added to Chapter 129 pertaining specifically to oil and gas to reduce air contaminants from the following source categories: storage vessels, natural gas-driven continuous bleed pneumatic controllers, natural gas-driven diaphragm pumps, reciprocating and centrifugal compressors, and fugitive emissions components.
View our summary of the new rule and the requirements here.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss these rules with us, please don’t hesitate to contact us.