EPA proposes air emissions requirements for refineries

05/26/2014
The US Environmental Protection Agency proposed making refiners measure benzene emissions around their facilities' fences and make the results publicly available. Its May 15 proposal also would require storage tank upgrades, including controls for smaller tanks; establish flares to ensure that waste gases are properly destroyed; and set emissions standards for delayed coking units that it said are currently a significant unregulated source of toxic air emissions. EPA will accept comments on the proposal for 60 days following its publication in the Federal Register. It also intends to hold public hearings near Houston and Los Angeles, and expects to finalize the requirements in April 2015....
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