Onshore petroleum and natural gas production owner or operator
Onshore petroleum and natural gas production owner or operator means the person or entity who holds the permit to operate petroleum and natural gas wells on the drilling permit or an operating permit where no drilling permit is issued, which operates an onshore petroleum and/or natural gas production facility (as described in 98.230(2). Where petroleum and natural gas wells operate without a drilling or operating permit, the person or entity that pays the State or Federal business income taxes is considered the owner or operator.
40 CFR § 98.238
Except as provided in this section, all terms used in this subpart have the same meaning given in the Clean Air Act and subpart A of this part.