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Comprehensive Data Collected from the Petroleum Refining Sector

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

116 k
Non-CBI compiled database of all Component 1 submittals

9.9 MB

ICR Component 2 Data – Emission Inventory

Non-CBI compiled database of all Component 2 submittals – Final Emissions Inventory Modeling File-HAP data only.

17.5 MB
Non-CBI compiled database of all Component 2 submittals – All pollutants (HAP and CAP)

29.7 MB
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.

2.5 MB

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
529 k
Component 3 Distillation Feed Composition Analysis
270 k

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.

Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit Memo and Summary Table (Revised Oct 2012)
170 k
Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit Summary Spreadsheet (Revised Oct 2012)
57 k
Delayed Coker Unit Memo and Summary Table (Revised Oct 2012)
104 k
Delayed Coker Unit Summary Spreadsheet (Revised Oct 2012)
42 k
Hovensa St. Croix, USVI
1.2 MB
ExxonMobil Baytown, TX
63.8 MB
Houston Refining
9.9 MB
Marathon Garyville, LA
1.9 MB
BP Husky
61.3 MB
Catalytic Reformer Unit Memo and Summary Table (Revised Sept 27, 2012)
212 k
Catalytic Reformer Unit Summary Spreadsheet (Revised Sept 27, 2012)
50 k
Hydrogen Plant Memo and Summary Table
79 k
Hydrogen Plant Summary Spreadsheet
40 k
Sulfur Recovery Unit Memo and Summary Table
84 k
Sulfur Recovery Unit Summary Spreadsheet
41 k
Cooling Water Memo and Summary Table
* Revised July 2012 *

166 k
Cooling Water Summary Spreadsheet
* Revised July 2012 *

44 k
Fuel Gas Memo and Summary Table
28 k
Fuel Gas Summary Spreadsheet
123 k
Waste Water Memo and Summary Table
93 k
Waste Water Summary Spreadsheet
23 k

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 shine.brenda@epa.gov or 919-541-3608.

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