EPA Floats Extended Methane NSPS 'Phase-In' As Alternative To Rule Stay

November 3, 2017
EPA is floating new legal “theories” and regulatory options to delay implementation of key mandates in the Obama-era rule setting first-time limits on the greenhouse gas methane from new oil and gas drilling -- a possible legal foundation for an alternative approach to its prior plan to outright stay major parts of the rule for two years. The agency raises the potential changes in two notices of data availability (NODA) related to separate plans to stay several requirements in the...

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