The Energy Policy Act of 2005 exempted oil and gas activities from EPA storm water plans and permits. However, there are certain circumstances that are not exempt from storm water regulations.
According to state laws, a permit application may need to be filed to obtain water rights.
The process for obtaining a permit for vessels requires strong attention to detail.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated its requirements on August 2, 2013, for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) emissions from storage tanks, which are primarily used by the oil and natural gas industry.