The September 28, 2011, public hearing will be held at the Colorado Convention Center in Room 207, located at 700 14th Street, Denver, Colorado 80202; telephone: (303 ) 228-8000
DENVER - The Environmental Protection Agency has scheduled public hearings next month in Colorado, Texas and Pennsylvania on its proposed regulations for air pollution at gas and oil wells.
Environmental Protection Agency, oil and gas actions:http://epa.gov/airquality/oilandgas/actions.html
The agency said Thursday that the hearings would be Sept. 27 in Pittsburgh, Sept. 28 in Denver and Sept. 29 in Arlington, Texas. The public will be able to comment on the EPA's proposals aimed at reducing emissions that contribute to smog and can cause cancer.
The proposal includes the first federal air standards for wells that are hydraulically fractured and also seeks to have operators capture and sell natural gas that currently escapes into the air. Texas, Colorado and Pennsylvania all have seen heavy drilling interest from energy companies.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
40 CFR Parts 60 and 63
Oil and Natural Gas Sector: New Source Performance Standards and
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants Reviews
AGENCY : Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Proposed rule; Notice of public hearings.
SUMMARY: The EPA published in the Federal Register on August 23, 2011, the proposed rule, "Oil and Natural Gas Sector: New Source Performance Standards and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants Reviews." The EPA is announcing three public hearings to be held for the proposed rule.
DATES: The public hearings will be held on September 27, 2011,
September 28, 2011, and September 29, 2011.
ADDRESSES : The public hearings will be held on September 27, 2011, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 28, 2011, in Denver, Colorado, and September 29, 2011, in Arlington, Texas. The
September 27, 2011, public hearing will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Rooms 315-316, located at 1000 Ft. Duquesne Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222; telephone: (412) 565-6000.
DENVER: The September 28, 2011, public hearing will be held at the Colorado Convention Center in Room 207, located at 700 14th Street, Denver, Colorado 80202; telephone: (303 ) 228-8000.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you would like to present oral testimony at the public hearing, please contact Ms. Joan C. Rogers, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards Sector Policies and Programs Division (E143·- 03), Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711; telephone: (919) 541-4487; fax number: (919) 541-3470; email address: email@example.com (preferred method for registering), no later than by 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time), 2 business days prior to each hearing. The last day to register to present oral testimony in advance will be Friday, September 23, 2011, for the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, publichearing; Monday, September 26, 2011, for the Denver, Colorado, public hearing; and Tuesday, September 27, 2011, for the Arlington, Texas, public hearing . If using email, please provide the following information: The time you wish to speak (morning, afternoon or evening), name, affiliation, address, email address and telephone and fax numbers.