Letters or Comments
Monday, May 15, 2017
The American Petroleum Institute (API) provided comments to the U.S. Environmental protection Agency in response to the EPA’s solicitation of input from the public to inform its Regulatory Reform Task Force’s evaluation of existing regulations.
Monday, May 15, 2017
Comment on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Proposed Response to the December 9, 2013 Clean Air Act §176A Petition from Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont (82 Fed. Reg. 6,509 (Jan. 19, 2017)
Jack Gerard Letter to U.S. Senate on CRA Resolution to Revoke Bureau of Land Management's Methane Rule
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
The American Petroleum Institute (API) strongly supports H.J. Res. 36, the Congressional Review Act (CRA) disapproval resolution of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) “Methane and Waste Prevention” rule. Please find below and attached a letter of support from API President and CEO Jack Gerard for H.J. Res. 36, which was approved by the House of Representatives in February. Methane emissions from natural gas and oil production are declining even as production soars, and we share Interior Secretary Zinke’s commitment to reducing waste and ensuring the fair return for the taxpayer, which will continue to be within the BLM’s authority should the CRA disapproval resolution be approved by the Senate. We ask the Senate to approve this resolution.
API's Letter to Scott Pruit Regarding Reconsideration of Oil and Natural Gas Sector Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources
Monday, May 1, 2017
The American Petroleum Institute sent a May 1, 2017, letter to Scott Pruitt regarding the agency’s intent to convene a proceeding for reconsideration of the Final Rule, “Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources,” which was published on June 3, 2016 (81 FR 35824).
Monday, April 3, 2017
The American Petroleum Institute (“API”) is pleased to provide comments to the Department of Commerce on the Request for Information (RFI) on the Impact of Federal Regulations on Domestic Manufacturing.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
API President and CEO Jack Gerard sent a letter to Energy Secretary Rick Perry on the need for expedited approvals of all pending Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and non-FTA liquefied natural gas export authorization applications.
Monday, March 6, 2017
The American Petroleum Institute (API) strongly supports the Congressional Review Act disapproval resolution for the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Resource Management Planning, also called BLM Planning 2.0.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
The American Petroleum Institute along with the American Gas Association, the American Public Gas Association, and the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America submitted comments on the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) Interim Final Rule establishing for the first time Federal pipeline safety regulations for underground natural gas storage facilities (Interim Final Rule or IFR).
Monday, February 13, 2017
API filed comments on Monday, February 13, 2017, to EPA’s Proposed Implementation of the 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: Nonattainment Area Classifications and State Implementation Plan Requirements (81 Fed. Reg. 81,276 (Nov. 17, 2016)). API’s comments focus on how best EPA can facilitate a less burdensome transition between the 2008 and 2015 standards so states and businesses are not dealing with two sets of requirements and timetables simultaneously. Further, API urges EPA to utilize the full scope of its statutory authority to extend compliance flexibility to areas not presently attaining the 2008 standards. API comments also cover the complexities of attaining the stringent ozone standards given the scope of background ozone and the lack of currently available EPA tools for states to use in crafting successful State Implementation Plans.
Monday, February 6, 2017
American Petroleum Institute along with the American Gas Association, American Public Gas Association, American Public Power Association, Association of Pipe Lines, Edison Electric Institute, Electric Power Supply Association, Independent Petroleum Association of America, Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, Larger Public Power Council, National Hydropower Association, National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association, Natural Gas Supply Association, and the Nuclear Energy Institute sent a letter to President Trump urging the administration to promptly nominate candidates to fill FERC's three existing vacancies as quickly as possible so a quorum can be reconstituted without undue delay.