Q468. If an offshore oil and gas production platform or facility is farther out in the ocean than the limit of state waters, as defined by the Submerged Lands Act, does that facility have to report emissions data to EPA for Subpart C?
A468. Please note that amendments were made in November 2010 (75 FR 74487) to extend applicability of the GHG Reporting Program to facilities “attached to or under the Outer Continental Shelf.” Those same rule amendments amended the definition of United States. (See p. 74488 in http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-28655.pdf.)
Source: EPA, Frequently Asked Questions, Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems, July 2011, http://www.epa.gov/ghgreporting/documents/pdf/2011/documents/Subpart-W-additional-faq.pdf.
Approval / Publishing History: Version 1 Updated and approved by M. Eaddy 2/5/12
Expiration : none
Relevant Subpart: W
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