This script search US Code. View Rule
Menu Item - Home
Menu Item - Agenda Main page
Menu Item - Historical Agenda
Menu Item - Historical Agenda
Menu Item - Agenda Search
Menu Item - EO Dashboard
Menu Item - Reg Review
Menu Item - EO Agency lists
Menu Item - EO Search
Menu Item - EO Historical Reports
Menu Item - Review Counts
Menu Item - OIRA Letters
Menu Item - EOM 12866 Search
Menu Item - EO XML Reports
Menu Item - ICR Dashboard page
Menu Item - ICR Main page
Menu Item - ICR Search
Menu Item - ICR XML Reports
Menu Item - FAQ
Menu Item - Additional Resources
Menu Item - Contact Us
Search: Agenda Reg Review ICR
       Search

View Rule

View EO 12866 Meetings Printer-Friendly Version     Download RIN Data in XML

EPA/AR RIN: 2060-AR69 Publication ID: Spring 2013 
Title: Petroleum Refinery Sector Amendment for Flares 
Abstract: In this action, the EPA plans to amend the flare operational requirements in 40 CFR part 63, subparts CC and UUU (a.k.a., Refinery Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) 1 and 2). Flares are often used at petroleum refineries as a control device for regulated vent streams, as well as to handle nonroutine emissions (e.g., leaks, purges, emergency releases); and since the development of the current flare regulations, the industry has significantly reduced the amount of waste gas being routed to flares. Generally, this reduction has affected the base load to flares and many are now receiving a small fraction of what the flare was originally designed to receive, with only periodic releases of episodic or emergency waste gas that use the full capacity of the flare. Many regulated flare vent gas streams are often continuous streams that contribute to the base load of a flare; therefore, it is critical for flares to achieve good combustion efficiency at all levels of utilization. The EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) compiled available information and test data on flare performance and submitted the information to an ad hoc flare peer review panel to evaluate parameters affecting flare performance. The panel concluded their review in the spring of 2012 and their review suggests that major factors that may affect combustion efficiency and overall flare performance include over-steaming of steam assisted flares, excess aeration of air assisted flares, and vent gas composition. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63 
Legal Authority: CAA sec 112 
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/2013   
Final Rule  12/00/2014   
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Brenda Shine
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
E143-01,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-3608
Fax:919 541-0246
Email: shine.brenda@epamail.epa.gov

Penny Lassiter
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
E143-01,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-5396
Fax:919 541-0246
Email: lassiter.penny@epamail.epa.gov

 
About Us   Vertical Spacer Spacer Related Resources   Vertical Spacer Spacer Disclosure   Vertical Spacer Spacer Accessibility   Vertical Spacer Spacer Privacy Policy   Vertical Spacer Spacer Contact Us