The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new rules controlling emissions in the oil and natural gas industry. Copies of the proposed rules are available here and will soon be available in the Federal Register.
The federal rulemaking process is governed by 5 U.S.C. § 553. This code requires the publication of proposed rules in the Federal Register, as well as requiring that federal agencies invite public comments regarding new rules. This is currently done through the government website, www.regulations.gov. In this case, the proposed emission rules are expected to be published in EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0505, the docket in which the EPA has posted changes to emissions standards in the past. Any legal researchers investigating this rule specifically or this subject generally may be interested in following this docket.