Amendments to Refinery Rules (6-5, 11-10, 12-15)

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Bay Area Air Quality Management District
Document Title
Amendments to Refinery Rules (6-5, 11-10, 12-15)
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preperation
Present Land Use

Document Description
Note: Review Per Lead Amendments to Refinery Rules (6-5, 11-10, 12-15) clarify exemptions, definitions, and requirements for specific sections of all three rules. Amendments to Rule 6-5 are simply clarifications of original intent. Amendments to Rule 11-10 reduce monitoring of cooling towers for hydrocarbon leaks from daily to weekly, with provisions to extend monitoring periods after proving no leaks for an extended time. Costs for daily monitoring were found to be excessive relative to the potential hydrocarbon emission reductions. Requirements for cooling tower best management practices and reporting were eliminated when found to be focused primarily on Process Safety Management and cooling water chemistry rather than leak detection. Thresholds were established regarding Rule 12-15 requirements for non-crude oil feedstock imports, and processes for handling and securing confidential info were clarified.

Contact Information
Victor Douglas
Bay Area Air Quality Management District
375 Beale St, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94105

Phone : (415) 749-4752


Alameda Contra Costa Marin Napa San Francisco

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (regulatory development)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: regulatory development
Project Issues
Air Quality
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects Cal Fire California Department of Parks and Recreation California Energy Commission Caltrans, District 4 Delta Protection Commission Delta Stewardship Council Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 3 Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Emergency Services, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 2 Resources Agency San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission Native American Heritage Commission
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