REGULATORY & ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES

Regulatory & Environmental Resources:

Regulatory & Environmental Resources:
As a company committed to environmental safety and client satisfaction, Cimarron is proud to offer a variety of solutions for capturing and controlling VOC emissions from oil and gas production sites and midstream facilities. In addition to our comprehensive portfolio of EPA-certified emission control equipment, Cimarron is your full service environmental resource partner offering resources to help you comply and optimize your environmental goals. Read More

World Health Organization: 90% of world’s people breathe particle pollution that exceeds WHO guidelines.

World Health Organization: 90% of world’s people breathe particle pollution that exceeds WHO guidelines.
“Air pollution levels remain dangerously high in many parts of the world. New data from WHO shows that 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants. Updated estimations reveal an alarming death toll of 7 million people every year caused by ambient (outdoor) and household air pollution.” Read More

Pennsylvania DEP seeks public comment until May 15, 2018 on methane general permit final drafts (GP-5/GP-5A)

Pennsylvania DEP seeks public comment until May 15, 2018 on methane general permit final drafts (GP-5/GP-5A)
“The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is accepting public comments on the draft final general permits (GP) that address methane emissions and other air pollutants from unconventional well sites and from midstream and natural gas transmission facilities. The additional comment period is opening to provide the opportunity for public comment on the updated documents and to comply with the publication and notice requirements in DEP’s regulations.” Read More

Four Trump EPA regulatory memos quietly revamp rules for air pollution.

 Four Trump EPA regulatory memos quietly revamp rules for air pollution.
The Trump administration has quietly reshaped enforcement of air pollution standards in recent months through a series of regulatory memos. The memos are fulfilling the top wishes of industry, which has long called for changes to how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) oversees the nation’s factories, plants and other facilities. The EPA is now allowing certain facilities to be subject to less-stringent regulations and is letting companies use friendlier math in calculating their expected Read More

American Lung Association ‘State of the Air’ report: More than 40% of Americans live with unhealthy ozone ...

American Lung Association ‘State of the Air’ report: More than 40% of Americans live with unhealthy ozone ...
The American Lung Association's 2018 "State of the Air" report found ozone pollution worsened significantly due to warmer temperatures, while particle pollution generally continued to improve in 2014-2016. The 19th annual national air quality "report card" found that 133.9 million Americans—more than four in 10 (41.4 percent)—lived in counties with unhealthful levels of either ozone or particle pollution in 2014-2016, placing them at risk for premature death and other serious health effects... Read More

Air pollution in Houston/Galveston region could increase under EPA-created loophole, study finds

Air pollution in Houston/Galveston region could increase under EPA-created loophole, study finds
Air pollution in the Houston and Galveston areas could more than double if eligible companies take advantage of an air emissions "loophole" created by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt earlier this year, a new report finds. Read More

EPA withdraws “once in always in” MACT policy for major sources under Clean Air Act.

EPA withdraws “once in always in” MACT policy for major sources under Clean Air Act.
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a guidance memorandum withdrawing the “once in always in” policy for the classification of major sources of hazardous air pollutants under section 112 of the Clean Air Act. With the new guidance, sources of hazardous air pollutants previously classified as “major sources” may be reclassified as “area” sources when the facility limits its potential to emit below major source thresholds. Read More

EPA, Colorado reach $21 million-plus settlement with Denver-based oil and gas company for VOC emission pollution.

EPA, Colorado reach $21 million-plus settlement with Denver-based oil and gas company for VOC emission pollution.
A Denver-based oil and gas company has reached a $21 million-plus settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency and state regulators for leaking smog-causing pollutants into the air from its operations sites around the city dating back roughly four years. Read More

Trump EPA proposes repealing Obama Clean Power Plan.

Trump EPA proposes repealing Obama Clean Power Plan.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will propose repealing the Clean Power Plan - the Obama administration’s centerpiece regulation to fight climate change - and plans to solicit input on a rule to replace it, according to an EPA document seen by Reuters. Read More

LDAR requirements for well sites and compressor stations: What’s in, What’s out, Moving Forward.

LDAR requirements for well sites and compressor stations: What’s in, What’s out, Moving Forward.
Many EPA stays, delays, and proposed rulemakings, combined with court actions to overturn or reconsider previously issued rules, may have left some operators lost in a haze regarding NSPS Subpart OOOOa requirements that apply to their oil and gas sources according to this September 22, 2017 Trinity Consultants report. Read More