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U.S. EPA Proposing Changes to Air Rule Affecting Tanks Used in Oil and Natural Gas Production

On March 28, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a pre-publication version of proposed amendments to the Oil and Natural Gas Sector New Source Performance Standards (NSPS).  EPA published the final oil and gas NSPS in August 2012, and is now proposing changes to the rule in response to petitions filed by industry and environmental groups.  The proposed amendments would affect a variety of storage tanks associated with the oil and natural gas production process.