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25 Pa. Code § 129.131. General provisions and applicability.

§ 129.131. General provisions and applicability.

 (a)  Applicability. Beginning December 2, 2022, this section and § §  129.132—129.140 (relating to control of VOC emissions from conventional oil and natural gas sources) apply to an owner or operator of one or more of the following conventional oil and natural gas sources of VOC emissions installed at a conventional well site, a gathering and boosting station or a natural gas processing plant in this Commonwealth which were constructed on or before December 2, 2022:

   (1)  Storage vessels at:

     (i)   A conventional well site.

     (ii)   A gathering and boosting station.

     (iii)   A natural gas processing plant.

     (iv)   The natural gas transmission and storage segment.

   (2)  Natural gas-driven continuous bleed pneumatic controllers.

   (3)  Natural gas-driven diaphragm pumps.

   (4)  Reciprocating compressors and centrifugal compressors.

   (5)  Fugitive emissions components.

 (b)  Existing RACT permit. Compliance with the requirements of this section and § §  129.132—129.140 assures compliance with the requirements of a permit issued under § §  129.91—129.95 (relating to stationary sources of NOx and VOCs) or § §  129.96—129.100 (relating to additional RACT requirements for major sources of NOx and VOCs) to the owner or operator of a source subject to subsection (a) prior to December 2, 2022, to control, reduce or minimize VOC emissions from oil and natural gas sources listed in subsection (a), except to the extent the operating permit contains more stringent requirements.


   The provisions of this §  129.131 added under section 5(a)(1) and (8) of the Air Pollution Act (35 P.S. §  4005(a)(1) and (8)).


   The provisions of this §  129.131 added December 9, 2022, effective December 2, 2022, 52 Pa.B. 7635.

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  129.132 (relating to definitions, acronyms and EPA methods); 25 Pa. Code §  129.133 (relating to storage vessels); 25 Pa. Code §  129.134 (relating to natural gas-driven continuous bleed pneumatic controllers); 25 Pa. Code §  129.135 (relating to natural gas-driven diaphragm pumps); 25 Pa. Code §  129.136 (relating to compressors); 25 Pa. Code §  129.137 (relating to fugitive emissions components); and 25 Pa. Code §  129.140 (relating to recordkeeping and reporting).

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