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

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Rule Summary

This rule controls hazardous air pollutants emitted from catalytic cracking units, catalytic reforming units, and sulfur recovery units at petroleum refineries. Recent amendments changed the affected source designations and added new compliance options for catalytic reforming units that use:

  • different types of emission control systems,
  • new monitoring alternatives for catalytic cracking units and catalytic reforming units, and
  • a new procedure for determining the metal or total chloride concentration on catalyst particles.

Rule History

02/09/2005 – Proposed Rule & Direct Final Rule

04/11/2002 – Final Rule

09/11/1998 – Proposed Rule

Additional Resources

Petroleum Refineries: Catalytic Cracking Units, Catalytic Reforming Units, and Sulfur Recovery Units - Background Information for Promulgated Standards and Response to Comments - Final Report

Related Rules

Petroleum Refineries: 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)


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