SCS Technical Bulletin: LDAR Requirements in the Final Oil and Gas NSPS Rule

Controlling emissions from “fugitive emission components” at affected sources is a significant part of the final Oil and Gas New Source Performance Standards (NSPS). Accordingly, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expanded Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) requirements beyond the 2012 rule, which only applied to volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from Gas Processing facilities. The new NSPS rule broadens LDAR requirements to fugitive VOC and Methane emissions from Well Sites (gas & oil), Production Gathering and Boosting Stations, and Natural Gas Compressor Stations (see attached). NSPS new OOOOa will apply to facilities constructed, modified or reconstructed after September 18, 2015.

Link to Summary of Final Oil and Gas Rule