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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 OPS Best Management Practices for Pipeline Repairs (Sept. 29, 2003) 

On September 29, 2003 AGA submitted comments on the Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) Best Management Practices for Pipeline Repairs (“Draft Repair BMP”).  AGA expressed concerns that the Draft Repair BMP and associated guidance could actually complicate and slow down the process of obtaining the permits needed to perform the large volume of pipeline integrity testing and repairs that required by the Natural Gas Pipeline Integrity Final Rule.  This is because federal and especially state environmental agencies often require natural gas pipeline projects to use BMP’s that are quite different from those described in Draft Repair BMP.  AGA urged OPS to coordinate with the states to streamline state approvals.  In addition, AGA identified several ambiguous or overly broad terms that could lead to debate, delay and confusion.  AGA posed questions regarding the facilities that are intended to be affected by the Draft Repair BMP as well as the streamlining OPS expects the Draft Repair BMP to provide.

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

 
 

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