Trinity Consultants to Provide Briefings on Groundbreaking New Environmental Rules Affecting the Oil & Gas Industry

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New “fracking regulations” reach far beyond restrictions on hydraulic fracturing at natural gas wells.

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Many companies that have not been affected by air quality regulations previously will need to come up to speed quickly as initial notification deadlines are as early as July of this year.

Trinity Consultants, an international environmental consulting firm that specializes in industrial air quality issues, will provide briefings for oil and gas operators on significant new air quality regulations in multiple cities in June. The “fracking regulations,” as the new rules have been called in the press, were finalized on April 17, 2012 and reach far beyond restrictions on hydraulic fracturing at natural gas wells. They also regulate air emissions on any new, modified, or reconstructed sources including centrifugal compressors using wet seals, reciprocating compressors, continuous bleed natural gas-driven pneumatic controllers, storage vessels, equipment within a process unit at an onshore processing plant, and sweetening units an onshore processing plants. The regulations will substantially impact the upstream oil and gas production, midstream, processing and transmission industries. They will also set standards for some activities that have not been traditionally regulated as air emission sources.

To assist oil and gas operators with understanding and complying with the new regulations, Trinity Consultants will present luncheon briefings in June and July in the following cities: Lafayette, La.; Shreveport, La.; Houston; Denver; Albuquerque, N.M.; Dallas; Midland, Texas; and Durango, Colo.

According to Rob Liles, Director of Trinity’s operations in the Southwest, “The impact of these new regulations (New Source Performance Standards, Subpart OOOO) is pervasive. It introduces new emissions standards on a variety of previously unregulated sources, as well as related notification, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements. Many companies that have not been affected by air quality regulations previously will need to come up to speed quickly as initial notification deadlines are as early as July of this year. Trinity has decades of experience supporting the oil and gas industry relative to air quality issues and this upcoming slate of luncheon briefings is intended to similarly assist industry members.”

Founded in 1974, Trinity Consultants has performed thousands of air quality projects for companies in the oil and gas industries. Trinity operates in 32 U.S. locations, China, and the Middle East, with extensive coverage in the oil and gas producing states. Trinity provides air quality permitting and compliance assistance as well as sustainability and environmental management advisement. Trinity also markets BREEZE® environmental modeling software, implements technology solutions for EH&S information management, and provides professional EH&S training and EH&S staffing services.

For more information on the upcoming luncheon briefings, contact Georgette Reeves at 505-266-6611 or greeves(at)trinityconsultants(dot)com.

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