December 2010 Vol. 237 No. 12


EPA Sets Final Rule for GHG Measurement of Compressors and other Equipment, Mandates PCB Removal

The EPA made several concessions to the natural gas industry in its final greenhouse gas (GHG) monitoring and reporting rule which the agency published at the end of October. The so-called “Subpart W” rule – 288 pages of complex technical language and charts – lays out the equipment in various natural gas and petroleum sectors which must be monitored for a group of GHGs, and prescribes the methods for that monitoring. The requirement kicks in Jan. 1, except that for calendar 2011, pipelines and other gas sectors can use what is called best available monitoring methods (BAMM) when “it is not reasonably feasible to acquire, install, or operate a requi

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