Petroleum Sector (NAICS 324)
The petroleum refining industry includes the production of petroleum products through distillation and fraction of crude oil, redistillation of unfinished derivations, cracking or other processes.
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Laws and Regulations
- Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program
- National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP):
- Asphalt Processing and Asphalt Roofing Manufacturing Major Sources & Area Sources
- Benzene Waste Operations
- Coke Ovens: Pushing, Quenching & Battery Stacks
- Coke Ovens (Charging, Top Side, and Door Leaks)
- Gasoline Dispensing and Distribution (Area and Major Sources)
- Industrial Cooling Towers
- Organic Liquids Distribution (non-gasoline)
- Petroleum Refineries
- Petroleum Refineries (Catalytic Cracking, Catalytic Reforming, Sulfur Plant Units, Associated Bypass Lines)
- Site Remediation
- Discharge of Oil Regulation Overview: also known as the "sheen rule." Framework for determining whether an oil spill to inland and coastal waters and/or their adjoining shorelines should be reported to the federal government.
- Oil Pollution Act Overview
- Oil Program: Laws and Regulations
- SPCC Rule: Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure
- Effluent Guidelines for Oil and Gas Extraction (Synthetic-Based Drilling Fluids)
- Petroleum Refining Effluent Guidelines
- Combustion Portal Exit: compliance assistance center.
- National Enforcement Initiatives: Assuring Energy Extraction Activities Comply with Environmental Laws
- Petroleum Refinery National Initiative Case Results
Related Technical Information
- AP 42 - Chapter 5: Petroleum Industry: emission factors and process information for air pollution source categories.