Tesoro Reliability Improvement and Regulatory Compliance Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Title
Tesoro Reliability Improvement and Regulatory Compliance Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
M2 Heavy Industrial

Document Description
The purpose of the Tesoro Improvement and Regulatory Compliance Project is to improve the reliability of refinery operations and to comply with regulatory requirements. The proposed project includes the following changes to the Refinery: 1) install a new fuel gas treatment unit; 2) replace an existing cogeneration system with a new, more efficient cogeneration system; 3) replace multiple, existing stream boilers with new, more efficient equipment; 4) modify the Delayed Cooking Unit (DCU), the Hydrocracking Unit (HU), and the Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU) to increase recovery of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG); 5) modify the existing coke handli9ng, screening, and loading system; 6) modify existing Hydrotreating Unit (HTU) No. 2 in order to comply with the revised California Air Resources Board's gasoline specifications (revised CARB Phase III); 7) upgrade the existing amine/sour water system to improve hydrocarbon removal efficiency; 8) connect certain existing atmospheric pressure relief devices (PRDs) to the existing flares to prevent direct atmospheric releases; 9) recover and treat sour gas from the spent acid storage tank and the LPG sulfur extraction unit; 10) modify the coke drum blowdown system; 11) modify heater number H-101 at the DCU; and 12) install a new crude oil storage tank. The proposed project at the Sulfur Recovery Plant will modify an existing Claus Unit to improve sulfur recovery.

Contact Information
Ms. Barbara Radlein
South Coast Air Quality Management District
21865 Copley Drive
Diamond Bar, CA 91765-4182

Phone : (909) 396-2716


Los Angeles
Cross Streets
Pacific Coast Highway/Alameda Street and Alameda Street/Sepulveda Boulevard
90744, 810
Total Acres
State Highways
1, 103, 47, 710, 110
Dominguez Channel, Port of Long Beach
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Wilmington

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Industrial (1 Acres, 0 Employees)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: SCAQMD Permits
Project Issues
Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects California Department of Parks and Recreation California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol Caltrans, District 7 Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 5 Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 4 Resources Agency Resources, Recycling and Recovery Native American Heritage Commission
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