Draft Regulation 13: Climate Pollutants, Rule 5: Petroleum Refinery Hydrogen Plants

Summary

SCH Number
2021070007
Lead Agency
Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD)
Document Title
Draft Regulation 13: Climate Pollutants, Rule 5: Petroleum Refinery Hydrogen Plants
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Received
Present Land Use
Multi-Jurisdictional (9 Bay Area Counties)
Document Description
Draft Regulation 13: Climate Pollutants, Rule 5: Petroleum Refinery Hydrogen Plants would limit vented emissions of total organic compounds (including both methane and other organic compounds) from hydrogen production, hydrogen carrying systems, and hydrogen end users such as process units at petroleum refineries. The Air District has a policy goal of reducing Bay Area greenhouse gas emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030, and 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. Methane is a potent and short-lived climate pollutant with a global warming potential 86 times greater than that of carbon dioxide, when compared on a 20-year time horizon. The intent of draft Rule 13-5 is to minimize both methane and other organic compound emissions, which can be vented from atmospheric vents at petroleum refinery hydrogen plants during normal operating conditions, startups, shutdowns, malfunctions, upsets, and emergencies. The project would apply within the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (“Air District”), which includes all of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties, and the southern portions of Solano and Sonoma counties.

Contact Information

Name
Victor Douglas
Agency Name
Manager, Bay Area Air Quality Management District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant

Name
Jacob Finkle
Agency Name
Senior Air Quality Specialist, Bay Area Air Quality Management District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant

Location

Counties
Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma
Regions
San Francisco Bay Area
Other Location Info
The project would apply within the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (“Air District”), which includes all of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties, and the southern portions of Solano and Sonoma counties.

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Other (regulatory development)
Local Actions
regulatory development
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)

Attachments

Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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