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Petroleum Refineries: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)

Rule Summary

EPA's final rule will reduce emissions of eleven air toxics, including benzene---a human carcinogen, by 53,000 tons annually, representing a 59 percent reduction from current levels. Air toxics are those pollutants known or suspected of causing cancer or other serious health effects (e.g., reproductive effects or birth defects).

Rule History

06/20/2013 – Final Rule

01/06/2012 – Proposed Rule

07/18/2011 – Final Rule; Partial Withdrawal

06/30/2010 – Final Rule; Correction

10/28/2009 – Proposed Rule & Final Rule

09/04/2007 – Proposed Rule

05/25/2001 – Final Rule; Technical Correction

08/18/1998 – Final Rule Amendments

06/09/1998 – Proposed Rule & Direct Final Rule

03/20/1998 – Proposed Rule & Direct Final Rule

02/21/1997 – Proposed Rule & Direct Final Rule

06/12/1996 – Final Rule; Correcting Amendments

02/23/1996 – Federal Register Correction

09/27/1995 – Federal Register Correction

08/18/1995 – Final Rule

07/15/1994 – Proposed Rule

Additional Resources

A draft version of the §63.655(h)(8) Fenceline Monitoring Report CEDRI Spreadsheet Template is available for comment.  The Fenceline Monitoring Report will be submitted using EPA’s Compliance and Emissions Data Reporting Interface (CEDRI) after obtaining 12 months of data. All comments/questions for the spreadsheet template should be submitted to the docket (identified by Docket ID No. EPA -HQ-OAR-2010-0682) using the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.

National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants Petroleum Refineries: Background Information for Final Standards, Summary of Public Comments and Responses

Petroleum Refining Industry Final Air Toxics Rule Fact Sheets

View the supporting documents in the docket folder to find additional related documents to the rules.

Related Rules

Petroleum Refineries (Catalytic Cracking, Catalytic Reforming and Sulfur Recovery Units): National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)

Petroleum Refineries: New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) - 40 CFR 60 Subparts J & Ja

Equipment Leaks of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) in Petroleum Refineries: New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)

Equipment Leaks of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) in Petroleum Refineries for Which Construction, Reconstruction, or Modification Commenced After November 7, 2006: New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Emissions from Petroleum Refinery Wastewater Systems: New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)

Control Of Volatile Organic Compound Leaks From Petroleum Refinery Equipment

Control Of Refinery Vacuum Producing Systems, Wastewater Separators and Process Unit Turnarounds

Petroleum Refinery Sector Risk and Technology Review and New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)

Compliance

Applicability Determination Index (ADI).  The ADI is maintained by EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) and provides a data base of memoranda dealing with applicability issues.  The database is searchable by Subpart.