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Richard Ranger letter to U.S. Department of Interior regarding BLM proposed rule to regulate hydraulic fracturing on public land and Indian land (September 10, 2012)

Friday, March 20, 2015

The American Petroleum Institute (“API”) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Notice published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), May 11, 2012, on the subject of the BLM proposed rule to regulate hydraulic fracturing on public land and Indian land (proposed rule).

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Erik Milito letter to DOE regarding Oil and Gas; Hydraulic Fracturing on Federal and Indian Lands (August 23, 2013)

Friday, March 20, 2015

The American Petroleum Institute (“API”) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the supplemental notice published by the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) on May 24, 2013, regarding a revised proposed rule to regulate hydraulic fracturing on federal and Indian lands

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Howard Feldman's testimony at the 2015 Ozone NAAQS Proposed Rule Public Hearings (January 29, 2015)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

API’s members engage in all aspects of the oil and gas industry and operate facilities and produce products impacted by regulations adopted to meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The oil and gas industry has made significant contributions to cleaner air.

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API recommends that EPA retain the current primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone (March 16, 2015)

Monday, March 16, 2015

The American Petroleum Institute (API) supports the option EPA included in the proposal to retain the current primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone at the level of 0.075 parts per million (ppm).

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Coalition letter to Congress supporting lifting of ban on crude oil exports (March 2, 2015)

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

As representatives of America’s oil producers, the undersigned applaud your focus and attention to issues of free trade, namely lifting the decades old ban on crude oil exports. We are no longer a Nation in energy decline. To the contrary, we now live in an age of energy abundance, our national energy policy must reflect that new reality, and we must have the political boldness to accept the economic, energy and national security opportunities of being a world energy superpower.

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Coalition letter to Toomey and Feinstein on reforms to Renewable Fuels Standard (February 26, 2015)

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The undersigned groups, representing livestock, food, engines, consumer, free-market, environmental, anti-hunger, energy and restaurants appreciate your continued leadership in pursuing needed reforms to the Renewable Fuel Standard. We applaud and support the introduction of the Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2015 and urge Congress to swiftly pass this commonsense legislation.

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API, AESC, nSTEPS and NAICS letter to John Murphy of the Census Bureau regarding North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes (July 21, 2014)

Friday, February 27, 2015

On May 22 2014, the Office of Management and Budget published a notice in the Federal Register soliciting proposals from the public for changes to the structure and content of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) for inclusion in a potential 2017 revision. The American Petroleum Institute (API), the Association of Energy Service Companies (AESC) and the National STEPS Network provide the following comments for consideration.

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Howard Feldman letter to the Environmental Protection Agency on retrospective review plan docket (June 27, 2011)

Friday, February 27, 2015

The American Petroleum Institute (“API”) appreciates the opportunity to submit these comments to the Improving Regulations Docket of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) in response to the May 24, 2011 EPA document Improving Our Regulations: A Preliminary Plan for Periodic Retrospective Reviews of Existing Regulations.

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Holly Hopkins letter to the Department of Transportation on draft guidance for interpreting regulations for marine casualty reporting (April 14, 2014)

Friday, February 27, 2015

On January 13, 2014, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) announced the availability of draft guidance in the form of a Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) entitled ‘‘Title 46, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 4 Marine Casualty Reporting Procedures Guide with Associated Standard Interpretations.’’ The American Petroleum Institute (API) provides the following comments for consideration.

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Marty Durbin letter to EPA regarding Science Advisory Board (SAB) Request for Nominations of Experts for SAB Hydraulic Fracturing Advisory Panel (September 10, 2012)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

API is actively engaged in the activities and actions of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) relative to the 2010 House Appropriations Committee Report language, urging a study to review the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources, providing comment and input whenever possible.

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