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EPA SPCC Rule Fact Sheet: Streamlined Requirements for Tier I and II Qualified Facilities (May 2011)
EPA Extends SPCC Deadline Until Nov. 10, 2011 (Oct. 7, 2010)
USWAG-AGA Comments on EPA’s “Loose Ends” SPCC Proposed Rule (Dec. 14, 2007)
AGA Comments on EPA’s “Loose Ends” SPCC Proposed Rule (Dec. 14, 2007)
EPA SPCC Rule Fact Sheet: Amended SPCC Requirements (Dec. 2006)
AGA Alert: White House Office of Management & Budget Clears Oil Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasure Oil-Filled Equipment & Small Facility Final Rule (Nov. 16, 2006)
Joint USWAG-AGA Comments on EPA Proposed SPCC Rule for Oil-Filled Equipment (Feb. 10, 2006)
Joint USWAG-AGA Comments on EPA SPCC Guidance for Regional Inspectors (Feb. 10, 2006)
AGA's Separate Comment Letter on EPA SPCC Guidance for Regional Inspectors (Feb. 10, 2006)
AGA's Separate Comment Letter on EPA Proposed SPCC Rule for Oil-Filled Equipment (Feb. 10, 2006)
EPA SPCC Guidance for Regional Inspectors (Nov. 28, 2005)
Joint Letter from the SPCC Industy Coalition to EPA Requesting an Extention of the SPCC Rule Compliance Dates (Oct. 6, 2005)
AGA Alert: SPCC Update (June 20, 2005)
AGA Alert: EPA’s SPCC 2005 Agenda (Feb. 15, 2005)
AGA Comments on EPA's Proposed One Year SPCC Extension (July 7, 2004)
AGA Alert: EPA Describes Plans for Oil Spill Prevention SPCC Rule at Public Meeting (April 1, 2004)
Senator Inhofe Chastises EPA Regarding SPCC Rule Enforcement & Deadlines (March 25, 2004)
USWAG Comments on 2004 Draft report to Congress on the Costs and Benefits of Federal Regulation (May 20, 2004)
AGA Letter Response to EPA Data Request to Support Natural Gas Transportation Equipment & SPCC Transportation Exemption (Feb. 27, 2004)
AGA Letter to EPA Requesting Natural Gas Transportation Equipment & SPCC Transportation Exemption (Jan. 19, 2004)
AGA Letter to EPA Regarding NPDES General Permit for Storm Water Discharges from Construction Activities (Nov. 19, 2003)
AGA Comments on OPS Best Management Practices for Pipeline Repairs (Sept. 29, 2003)
EPA Final Interim Rule Extending Deadline for Amending SPCC Plans by 60 Days (Jan. 9, 2003)
EPA Proposed Rule to Extend SPCC Deadline by One Year (Jan. 9, 2003)
AGA Alert: EPA Signs SPCC Compliance Deadline Extension (Jan. 6, 2003)
EPA Final Rule: Oil Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans for Non-Transportation-Related Onshore and Offshore Facilities (July 12, 2002)
AGA Alert: EPA Signs, then Withdraws Final Rule on Preventing Oil Spills from Tanks (Feb. 7, 2001)
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 AGA Comments on EPA’s “Loose Ends” SPCC Proposed Rule (Dec. 14, 2007) 

On December 14, 2007 AGA submitted comments on EPA’s proposed amendments to the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations, 72 Fed. Reg. 58378 (Oct.15, 2007) (“loose ends” proposal).  In addition to joining in comments filed by USWAG on the loose ends proposal, AGA submitted a separate comment letter to address two issues specific to natural gas utility and pipeline systems.  First, AGA indicated its support that EPA and the Department of Transportation (DOT) “have committed to revise or augment their 1971 MOU to more clearly define the jurisdictional scope over oil and gas related infrastructure by delineating the specific equipment and appurtenances that are part of the pipeline system subject to DOT jurisdiction” and not subject to EPA’s SPCC program.  Second, AGA requested that EPA clarify in the preamble to the final loose ends rule and in the revised Guidance that the various types of odorant used in natural gas systems as a safety measure are not “oils” within the meaning of the SPCC regulations, as defined in 40 C.F.R. §112.2.

These comments are posted under the Environmental Comments section and can be accessed by clicking here.

 
 

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