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Refinery ICR data
On April 1, 2011 the EPA sent a comprehensive industry-wide information collection request (ICR) to all facilities in the U.S. petroleum refining industry. The ICR was designed to collect information on processing characteristics, crude slate, emission inventories, and limited source testing to fill known data gaps. The template for the ICR letter sent to the refineries and the general instructions for the ICR are available here (template for ICR letter and instructions (zip) (2.1 MB)) or online at https://refineryicr.rti.org/.
The ICR consists of four components: 1) a questionnaire to be completed by all petroleum refineries and submitted by May 31, 2011; 2) an emissions inventory to be developed by all petroleum refineries and submitted by June 30, 2011; 3) distillation feed sampling and analysis to be conducted by all petroleum refineries and submitted by August 31, 2011; and 4) emissions testing, to be completed in accordance with an the EPA-approved protocol, for 88 selected emission sources located at specific refineries by August 31, 2011.
The EPA has received this ICR data and compiled these data into databases and spreadsheets. A number of different public parties have requested the ICR data; therefore, as a way to continue our commitment to transparency, the EPA is making the following non-CBI data files available to the public. These datasets will be used to inform development of rulemakings related to the petroleum refining sector. Some of the ICR data were submitted as confidential business information (CBI) by the refining industry, this information is stored in the EPA’s CBI office and not available to the public.
ICR Component 1 Data – Questionnaire on Processes and Controls
|Cover Memo for non-CBI compiled database of all Component 1 submittals|
|Non-CBI compiled database of all Component 1 submittals|
ICR Component 2 Data – Emission Inventory
|Non-CBI compiled database of all Component 2 submittals – Final Emissions Inventory Modeling File-HAP data only.|
|Non-CBI compiled database of all Component 2 submittals – All pollutants (HAP and CAP)|
|Emissions Data Quality Memorandum – documentation of all revisions made to the final compiled emissions inventory modeling file, includes revisions made by the EPA and revisions submitted by the facilities.|
ICR Component 3 Data
Facilities submitted the distillation feed sampling results in a spreadsheet file. All data was consolidated into one non-CBI spreadsheet. Facilities also submitted CBI information for the distillation feed sampling. These data were also compiled into a spreadsheet and is in the EPA’s CBI office. An aggregate dataset was compiled with this CBI data and included in a sheet with the non-CBI spreadsheet. Creating this aggregate summary enabled the EPA to present all data received, including the CBI data, without indentifying the facility-specific data.
|Component 3 Distillation Feed Composition Analysis Cover Memo||
|Component 3 Distillation Feed Composition Analysis||
ICR Component 4 – Emission Source Testing
Summary of test reports – summarized the results of all test reports received for each emission source or unit. A separate spreadsheet (with cover memorandum) was completed for each emission source or unit.
ICR Component 1-4 – Raw Data
All data submitted to the EPA are organized by the Facility ICR ID. Note that these data files are not compiled into one database or spreadsheet; these are the individual data files sent by each facility to the EPA for each ICR component. These data are available in the federal docket. To access these docket items, go to www.regulations.gov and search on Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0682-0064 through 0069.
If you have questions or comments about the petroleum refining sector, please contact Brenda Shine at email@example.com or 919-541-3608.