Oil Refiner Agrees to $425 Million Clean Air Act Settlement
EPA alleges the Texas-based refining company violated a number of Clean Air Act standards at six refineries, including:
- Leak detection and repair requirements
- Prevention of Significant Deterioration
- Non-attainment New Source Review (NSR) requirements
- New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)
- National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)
- State-level Clean Air programs and permit rules
New NESHAPs for Petroleum RefineriesThe $425 million settlement comes after US EPA last week finalized new NESHAP requirements for oil refineries. The latest update to the Clean Air Act regulations for the oil and gas industry affects regulatory requirements for maintenance vents that may emit hazardous air pollutants during startup, shutdown, maintenance, or inspection.
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