Pa. DEP Finalizes New Oil, Gas Air Quality Source Rules

Law360, Philadelphia (October 5, 2012, 4:04 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection on Friday finalized new guidance for determining whether emissions from oil and gas operations come from a single source, in an attempt to simplify whether sources are considered “contiguous or adjacent.”

The new guidance — which was made public for comment last fall — would place the state’s permitting activities in line with a recent decision by the Sixth Circuit that rejected a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finding that counted a range of facilities dispersed across a 43-square-mile area as...
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