EPA Seeks Comment on Petroleum Refinery Proposals

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking comment on additional options for reducing emissions of air toxic pollutants from petroleum refineries based on information received since a 2007 proposal.

Included in this proposal are options for controlling air toxics emissions from storage tanks at petroleum refineries and revisions to the maximum achievable control technology work practice standards for cooling towers. In addition to reducing 2,250 tons of air toxics each year, EPA proposes to slash nearly 19,000 tons of volatile organic compounds with a $3.8 million savings nationwide.

The agency will accept public comment on this proposal for 45 days following publication in the Federal Register.

For more information, visit: http://www.epa.gov/ttn/oarpg/t3fs.html.