Regulatory Development and Retrospective Review Tracker
Effluent Guidelines and Standards for Oil and Gas Extraction Point Source Category
a.k.a. ELG for Oil and Gas Extraction
RIN: 2040-AF35 (What's this?)
Current Phase: Proposal (What's this?)
Recent advances in the well completion process, combining hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling have made extraction of oil and natural gas from unconventional oil and gas (UOG) resources more technologically and economically feasible. UOG process wastewater may be generated in large quantities and contains constituents that are potentially harmful to human health and the environment.
|NPRM: Sent to OMB for Regulatory Review||11/19/2014|
|NPRM: Received by OMB||11/19/2014|
|NPRM: Regulatory Review Concluded||03/30/2015|
|NPRM: Comment Period Open||04/07/2015|
|NPRM: Published in FR||04/07/2015|
|NPRM: Public Meeting||05/29/2015|
|NPRM: Comment Period Extension Published in FR||06/02/2015|
|NPRM: Comment Period Closed||06/08/2015|
|NPRM: Comment Period Closed with Extension||07/17/2015|
|Final Rule: Published in FR||08/2016 (projected)|
Of the potential effects described in Reg DaRRT, none are anticipated at this time.
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