Final EPA Methane Reporting Rule Narrows Definition Of ‘Large’ Releases

May 6, 2024
EPA’s just-released final update to oil and gas sector greenhouse gas reporting requirements scraps a proposed tonnage threshold for defining “large events” subject to new reporting, responding to concerns from industry and the agency’s science advisers that such a threshold could have captured even small leaks. This decision is one of several concessions to industry in the May 6 final updates to “subpart W” reporting requirements, with EPA in its final rule also touting flexibilities such as new options for...

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