Letters or Comments
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The American Petroleum Institute (API) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) preliminary 2016 effluent guidelines plan.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
We write on behalf of the American Petroleum Institute (“API”) and the International Association of Geophysical Contractors (“IAGC”) (together, the “Associations”) to provide our collective comments on the recently circulated draft Ocean Noise Strategy Roadmap (“ONS Roadmap”).
API Comments to EPA on Renewable Fuel Standard Program: Standards for 2017 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2018 (July 11, 2016)
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
API appreciates the opportunity to comment on the proposed rulemaking for the 2017 Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). As refiners and importers of transportation fuels, our member companies are obligated parties under the RFS program and subject to its requirements. The RFS mandate is unworkable, and API leads a chorus of diverse interests call on Congress to repeal it.
Comments of API on Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Pipeline Safety: Safety of Gas Transmission and Gathering Pipelines (Submitted on July 7, 2016)
Friday, July 8, 2016
The American Petroleum Institute (API) appreciates the opportunity to submit comments in response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) issued by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA or Agency) on April 8, 2016, in the above-referenced proceeding. API members are dedicated to a risk-based approach to pipeline safety—one that strives for continuous improvement through addressing known, quantifiable issues. Significantly, that is the same approach that Congress has used over the decades in its directives to the Department of Transportation (DOT) and PHMSA for regulating pipeline safety. API acknowledges PHMSA for issuing this NPRM and responding to outstanding congressional mandates and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommendations.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
The American Petroleum Institute (API) submits these comments on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS or “the Service”) proposed revisions to its Regulations for Eagle Incidental Take and Take of Eagle Nests (81 FR 27933, May 6, 2016).
Thursday, June 30, 2016
On behalf of the oil and natural gas industry and the diverse companies both small and large that support the industry, we write to express our support for the American Energy and Conservation Act of 2016, which will enhance and secure revenue sharing programs for states that host energy production activities within their borders, off their shores, or both. We commend your efforts to put forward this important legislation and respectfully ask that your fellow Senators join you in support of this bill.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
API and IPAA issued the joint letter to note our concern that a process redesigned by the Proposed Planning Rule would disfavor multiple use interests, including the development of oil and natural gas resources on public lands, by potentially subjecting each step in the process to a new round of objections by parties committed to opposition of resource development. The overhauled resource management planning process that the Proposed Planning Rule envisions would lead to regulatory and legal uncertainty, delays, and costs.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The American Petroleum Institute (API) and Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) appreciate the opportunity to comment on BLM’s proposed Resource Management Planning Rule appearing at 81 Fed. Reg. 9674, February 25, 2016 (hereafter, the “Proposed Planning Rule”).
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
The American Petroleum Institute (API) strongly supports Section 1090 of H.R. 4909, the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which will streamline the Department of Energy regulatory process to consider liquefied natural gas (LNG) export permits.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
The American Petroleum Institute (API), National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA), U.S. Oil and Gas Association (USOGA), International Association Of Geophysical Contractors (IAGC), Alaska Oil and Gas Association (AOGA) (collectively, the Associations) offer the following on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM’s) Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (DPEIS) on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program: 2017 – 2022 released March 18, 2016.