EPA finalizes amendments to refinery emissions control requirements

Oil & Gas Journal: The US Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule on Nov. 26 which amends its National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) and New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for refineries. The rule went into effect that day.

The changes aim to clarify the rules’ requirements and make technical corrections and revisions to requirements for work practice standards, recordkeeping, and reporting that EPA proposed on Apr. 10, the agency said. The rule also finalized amended compliance date requirements for existing maintenance vents from Aug. 1, 2017, to Dec. 26, 2018, which EPA proposed on July 10, it added.

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