Friday, February 28, 2014

DEP Requires Coal Bed Methane Processing Projects To Report Methane Emissions

The Department of Environmental Protection published notice in the March 1 PA Bulletin requiring all owners and operators of companies involved in coal bed methane gas processing to for the first time report their methane emissions for 2013 by April 30 and each year thereafter.  (formal notice)
The facilities include: include compressor stations; dehydration units; fugitives, such as connectors, flanges, pump lines, pump seals and valves; heaters; pneumatic controllers and pumps; stationary engines; tanks, pressurized vessels and impoundments; venting and blow down systems. The source reports are due for activities at all processing facilities that support the coal bed methane wells.

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