Oil & Gas Wells
Control of emissions from oil and
gas well production facilities are outlined in
Chapter 33-15-20 of
the North Dakota Air Pollution Control Rules. The provisions of this
chapter apply to any oil or gas well production facility. This chapter
includes requirements for control of production facility emissions,
registration, reporting and permitting requirements.
1. Oil and Gas Production Facilities
Permitting and Compliance Guidance -
CLICK HERE to find
documents relating to guidance and examples.
Registration and Reporting
oil/gas production facility
registration form (SFN 14334) and an analysis of any gas
produced from the well must be submitted to the North Dakota Department of
Health for any oil or
gas well. CLICK
HERE for the Department memo explaining the $150 filing fee
beginning January 1, 2013.
Any oil and gas well that
is/was completed or recompleted on or after July 1, 1987. The
registration form and packet must be submitted to the Department within 90 days of
the completion or recompletion of the well.
Any oil and gas well that has
been completed or recompleted prior to July 1, 1987, and that emits 10 tons
per year or more of sulfur (all sulfur compounds expressed as sulfur).
The owner or operator of any
oil or gas well shall inform the Department of any change to the
information contained on the registration form for a particular well and
shall submit a new gas analysis if the composition or the volume of the
gas produced from the well has changed from the previous analysis to
cause an increase of 10 tons per year or more of sulfur (all sulfur
compounds expressed as sulfur).
New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and
Maximum Available Control Technology (MACT) Applicability
Equipment at oil and gas facilities may
be subject to rules and regulations under 40 CFR 60 and 40 CFR 63.
4. Prevention of Significant
Deterioration (PSD) Applicability
Any oil or gas well production
facility that emits or has the potential to emit 250 tons per year or more
of any air contaminant regulated under North Dakota Century Code Chapter
23-25, as determined by the Department of Health must comply with the permitting
Chapter 33-15-15 (Prevention of Significant Deterioration
of Air Quality).
Questions may be
addressed to the North Dakota Department of Health at 701.328.5188,
Todd Peterson or