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®: CRE Regulatory Action of the Week

EPA Amends Air Rules for Petroleum Refineries
The United States Environmental Protection Agency has published final rules amending EPA's national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for heat exchange systems at petroleum refineries. According to EPA, the amendments address issues raised in a petition for reconsideration of the EPA's final rule setting maximum achievable control technology rules for these systems. The amendments also provide additional clarity and regulatory flexibility with regard to that rule. The amendments do not change the level of environmental protection provided under the NESHAPS. They do not add any new cost burdens to the refining industry and may result in cost savings by establishing an additional monitoring option that sources may use in lieu of the monitoring provided in the original standard.

  • Click here to read EPA's Federal Register notice amending the petroleum refining NESHAPS