Editor’s note: we don’t make this stuff up!
On June 17, 1999, EPA issued the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) from Oil and Natural Gas Production Facilities and the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants from Natural Gas Transmission and Storage Facilities (Oil and Gas NESHAP). The NESHAP requires new and existing major sources to control emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) to the level reflecting application of the maximum achievable control technology. On June 29, 2001, EPA issued technical corrections to clarify intent and correct errors in the NESHAP. This technical correction will correct an error that was made in the technical correction. The correction removes subparagraph §63.1270(a)(1)(iv) that mistakenly remained in the June 29, 2001 technical corrections. In that action a single equation was added to simplify a four-step process to calculate natural gas throughput. The deletion of this subparagraph will avoid confusion and make it clear that only the single equation added in the June 29, 2001 action is used in determining natural gas throughput.