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Kelly Fortin US EPA Region 4 November 16, 2012. EPA OCS Air Quality Permitting in the Gulf of Mexic0. Diamond ocean confidence. EPA’s Statutory Authority. Clean Air Act ( CAA) Section 328 - (Title 3)

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Kelly fortin us epa region 4 november 16 2012

Kelly Fortin

US EPA Region 4

November 16, 2012

EPA OCS Air Quality Permitting in the Gulf of Mexic0


Diamond ocean confidence

Diamond ocean confidence


Epa s statutory authority

EPA’s Statutory Authority

Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 328 - (Title 3)

Control air pollution from OCS sources in order to attain and maintain Federal and State ambient air quality standards &

Comply with the provisions of part C of Title I -PSD (Prevention of Significant Deterioration-PSD)

OCS Air Regulations - 40 CFR 55 (mirror statute)

OCS Activities include, but are not limited to, platform and drill ship exploration, construction, development, production, processing and transportation


Epa ocs air quality permitting in the gulf of mexic0

EPA CAA Jurisdiction

BOEM CAA

Jurisdiction


Regulatory regimes

Regulatory Regimes

Within State Seaward Boundaries (3 miles, 9 miles FL & TX)

State laws apply & under state jurisdiction (SIPs/NAAQS)

Within 25 Miles of a State’s Seaward Boundaries (projects - CA, AK, FL)

Same as onshore - must comply with the federal, state and local requirements incorporated into 40 CFR part 55

May be delegated to Corresponding Onshore Area (CA,NC)

Beyond the 25 miles- (projects -AK, Central Gulf)

Federal requirements of 40 CFR part 55 (NSPS, PSD, NESHAP and Part 71)

May be delegated to Corresponding Onshore Area


Ocs regulatory regimes

7

Corresponding Onshore Area

Shoreline

State tidelands

3 or 9 miles

Inner OCS

25 miles

OCS Regulatory Regimes

Outer OCS

State seaward boundary


Region 4 recent permits 2011 12

Region 4 Recent permits 2011-12

  • Anadarko (PSD) – Final 6/11

    Temporary Source, single well (90 days)

  • Shell (PSD and Title V) – Final 11/11

    Portable source, multiple wells & completion

    3 rigs – (10 yrs)

  • Eni (PSD and Title V) – Final 10/11

    Temporary source, single well and completion (2 yrs)

  • Murphy (PSD) – Final 5/12

    Temporary source, single well and tie back (90 days)

  • BHP Billiton (PSD and Title V) – 5/12

    Temporary source – multiple wells

    2 rigs – (2 yrs)


Impact assessment challenges

  • Point of Compliance for NAAQS & Increment

    Where to locate receptors? (onshore (BOEM), state seaward boundary vs. 25 miles “same as”)

    Ambient Air vs. AQCR

  • Emissions from vessels servicing OCS sources (within 25 miles) are considered direct emissions from source (BOEM).

  • Development of equipment & emissions inventories (independent drilling contractors)

Impact assessment challenges


What s working

  • Flexibility of PSD & Title V to allow for single wells, multi-wells, multi-rig permits

  • Actual emissions data from exploratory drilling rigs in the field

    • Operators getting real time data on emissions and fuel use.

  • Very cooperative & professional working relationship with good information exchange

What’s working


Region 4 s ocs website

www.epa.gov/region4/air/permits/ocspermits/

Contact info: Kelly Fortin

USEPA Region 4-Air Permits

[email protected]

Region 4’s OCS Website


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