National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Petroleum Refineries: Residual Risk Standards

Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2003-0146
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Under CAA section 112(d)(6) EPA is required to review standards issued under section 112 and to revise them "as necessary (taking into account developments in practices, processes and control technologies)" no less frequently than every 8 years. EPA also must evaluate the MACT standards within 8 years after promulgation and promulgate standards under CAA section 112 (f)(2) if required to provide an ample margin of safety to protect public health or prevent an adverse environmental effect. The final rule was signed on January 16, 2009, but was not published in the Federal Register. On October 28, 2009, EPA proposed to withdraw the residual risk and technology portions of the final rule, in order to gather better emissions information from the refining industry. On the same day, EPA finalized amendments to the rule that implements requirements for heat exchange systems under CAA section 112(d)(2).
RIN: 2060-AO55
Impacts and Effects: Small Entities (Business)
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
Priority: Other Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Fall 2011
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 42 USC 7412
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: Business
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM09/04/200772 FR 50716
Supplemental NPRM11/10/200873 FR 66694
NPRM--Partial Withdrawal10/28/200974 FR 55505
Final Action--Heat Exchangers10/28/200974 FR 55670
Final Action--Heat Exchangers Correction06/30/201075 FR 37730
Final Action--Partial Withdrawal07/18/201176 FR 42052
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Short Title: Refinery Risk and Technology Review
Type: Rulemaking
Location: HQ-OAR
Subtype: Section 112 (NESHAP)

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Mar 06, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 01/06/2012
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2003-0146-0221
Comment Period Closed
Nov 27, 2009 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 10/28/2009
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2003-0146-0208
Comment Period Closed
Dec 26, 2008 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 11/10/2008
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2003-0146-0079
Comment Period Closed
Dec 28, 2007 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 11/08/2007
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2003-0146-0037
Comment Period Closed
Nov 05, 2007 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 09/04/2007
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2003-0146-0002

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 06/20/2013
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2003-0146-0249
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 06/20/2013
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2003-0146-0250
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 06/20/2013
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2003-0146-0244


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Bob Lucas
919 541-0884
919 541-0246 (Fax)
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
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