Our July 21st meeting will air live here: https://pacast.com/live/irrc  All letters and emails submitted by 10:00 am on July 19th will be reviewed by our Commissioners before the meeting.  


To accommodate as many speakers as possible, we ask all speakers to sign up in advance and submit a written copy of remarks. If any speaker has not yet registered or submitted their remarks, please do so as soon as possible.  Requests to speak/written statements can be sent to irrc@irrc.state.pa.us 


Remarks are limited to three minutes. You may supplement your remarks with written comments.


We appreciate the considerable interest in this meeting and anticipate that a large number of individuals will wish to speak. We will first provide an opportunity to speak, as time allows, to those who have pre-registered and submitted advance copies of their remarks. If time remains, other attendees will have an opportunity. 


Visitors must show ID and sign in in the lobby.  Masks are optional; please be respectful of others’ preferences.

Please consider watching the meeting online if you are not planning to speak.

Additional information can be found on our meeting agenda: http://www.irrc.state.pa.us/documents/uploads/meetings/07-21-2022_Agenda.pdf

Watch this page for updates.

Regulation #7-544: Control of VOC Emissions from Unconventional Oil and Natural Gas Sources

Adds reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements and RACT emission limitations for unconventional oil and natural gas sources of volatile organic compounds.

The Final regulation was delivered on 3/15/22 and was withdrawn on 5/4/22. Resubmitted on 6/16/22

Regulation Details
IRRC Number 3256 Proposed Regulation Received April 27, 2020
Agency Name Environmental Quality Board PA Bulletin Publish Date May 23, 2020
Regulation Status Final-Form Close of Public Comment July 27, 2020
PA Code 25 Pa. Code Chapter 121 and 129 Final Due By July 27, 2022
Analysts Assigned Corinne R. Brandt  (CRB)
Fiona E. Cormack  (FEC)
IRRC Comments Due August 26, 2020
Final-Form Regulation Received June 16, 2022
Public Meeting Date July 21, 2022
Published as Final N/A
Actions Taken
Withdrawn May 04, 2022
House Committee Disapproves the Final Regulation at First Meeting April 26, 2022

  • Proposed Regulation
  • Final Regulation
  • Related Documents

Public Comments on Proposed Regulation

August 11, 2020

August 11, 2020

August 11, 2020

August 11, 2020

August 11, 2020

Legislative Comments (on the Proposed and Final Regulation)

April 26, 2022

April 8, 2021

April 1, 2021

July 31, 2020

July 31, 2020

IRRC Comments on Proposed Regulation

August 26, 2020

Public Comments on Final Regulation

There are currently no public comments on the final regulation.


Legislative Comments (on the Proposed and Final Regulation)

House Environ Resources and Energy Comm April 26, 2022
Rep Frankel April 8, 2021
Legislative Climate Caucus April 1, 2021
PA SEN ENV RES COMT July 31, 2020
REP METCALFE July 31, 2020

IRRC Order(s)

There are currently no IRRC orders.


In addition to comments, IRRC occasionally receives other correspondence and written materials from state agencies and the legislature regarding pending regulations. These documents can be found on this portion of our website.

Withdrawal Letter May 4, 2022
FF WITHDRAWN March 16, 2022
HEARING TRANSCRIPT 6 23 July 21, 2020
HEARING TRANSCRIPT 6 24 July 21, 2020
HEARING TRANSCRIPT 6 25 July 21, 2020