SCH Number 2021070007
- Proposed Regulation 13, Rule 5, Climate Pollutants from Industrial Hydrogen Plants
- The Air District is currently proposing new Rule 13-5. Proposed Rule 13-5 would limit vented emissions of total organic compounds (methane and other hydrocarbons) from hydrogen production and hydrogen carrying systems. Air District regulations currently exclude methane from the definition of “organic compounds”, but “total organic compounds” as proposed in Rule 13-5 are defined to include organic compounds and methane. Currently, nearly all hydrogen production plants in the Bay Area operate integrally or in support of petroleum refinery operations; however, as demand for hydrogen increases to fuel vehicles, among other purposes, more stand-alone hydrogen facilities are likely to begin operations. Proposed Rule 13-5 seeks to control emissions from all hydrogen production plants that utilize steam-methane reformation, as this process can result in venting of methane and other organic compounds.
3 documents in project
|NOD||Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD)||New Regulation 13, Climate Pollutants, Rule 5: Industrial Hydrogen Plants and Amendments to Regulation 8: Organic Compounds, Rule 2: Miscellaneous Operations|
|EIR||Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD)||Proposed Regulation 13, Rule 5, Climate Pollutants from Industrial Hydrogen Plants|
|NOP||Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD)||Draft Regulation 13: Climate Pollutants, Rule 5: Petroleum Refinery Hydrogen Plants|