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AGA Comments on EPA's Air Emissions Standards for the Natural Gas Sector (Nov. 30, 2011)
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AGA Comments Supporting NiSource’s 50-Year Habitat Conservation Plan (Oct. 11, 2011)
AGA Comments to NAS on How to Reform the Tax Code to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions & Apended NAS Report on Full Fuel Cycle Energy Efficiency (Sept. 20, 2011)
AGA Comments on EPA Proposed Corrections to Subpart W Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule (Sept. 19, 2011)
EPA Science Advisory Board Grants Deadline Extension for Comments on PCB Expert Panel (August 9, 2011)
Coalition Request to EPA for Extension of Time to Comment on Expert Panel (August 5, 2011)
AGA Comment Letter on Draft Guidance on Waters of the United States (July 29, 2011)
AGA/Coalition Comments on EPA Draft Guidance on Waters of the United States (July 29, 2011)
AGA/EPA Boiler MACT Letters re Sierra Club Petition for Reconsideration (July 2011)
AGA Comments on Draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination (NPDES) General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activities (July 11, 2011)
AGA Questions to EPA Ozone Review Panel (March 14, 2011)
Statement of Issues filed for Subpart W Court Case AGA v. EPA (March 2, 2011)
AGA Petition for Reconsideration of Subpart W (March 2, 2011)
Presentation from AGA-OTC Webinar on Compressors (Feb. 1, 2011)
AGA-ANGA Comments on EPA Greenhouse Gas Proposal for Trucks (Jan. 31, 2011)
AGA-ANGA Comments on NHTSA Fuel Economy Standards for Trucks (Jan. 31, 2011)
AGA Petition for Subpart W Judicial Review (Jan. 28, 2011)
EPA Response to AGA Questions on Subpart W (Jan. 25, 2011)
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 EPA Response to AGA Questions on Subpart W (Jan. 25, 2011) 

In November 2010, EPA issued a new final rule to require natural gas operators to report their methane emissions. The first reports under this new mandatory greenhouse gas reporting rule (40 C.F.R. Part 98, Subpart W) will be due by March 31, 2012 and must include methane emissions during 2011. Given the short time before gas utilities, pipelines, LNG, underground storage operators and others must begin to collect methane leak data, EPA asked AGA and other industry trade groups to act as a clearinghouse for their members’ questions to EPA regarding how to interpret the rule’s requirements.  We were asked to limit our list to our members’ top priority questions.

On November 23, 2010 AGA submitted our member’s top priority questions on how to interpret the final Subpart W methane leak reporting rule.  On January 25, 2011 EPA submitted responses official responses to AGA.  Operators are encouraged to review the responses EPA provided.  If additional clarifications are needed, please contact AGA.  For a copy of the final rule and related resources please click here.


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