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  • Refinery Rules Definitions
    Refinery Rules Definitions

    Learn about the Air District's process for amending definitions of Petroleum Refinery, Gasoline, and Liquid Petroleum Gas in several refinery rules of Air District regulations.

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    Learn about the Air District's process for amending definitions of Petroleum Refinery, Gasoline, and Liquid Petroleum Gas in several refinery rules of Air District regulations.

  • Three Refinery Rules and Amendments to Be Considered Wednesday
    Three Refinery Rules and Amendments to Be Considered Wednesday

    On Wednesday, December 16, the Air District’s Board of Directors will consider three petroleum refining rules and amendments for adoption. The Air District originally planned to bring six rules for consideration, but due to the large number of public comments received, extra time is required to consider changes to the three remaining rules.

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    On Wednesday, December 16, the Air District’s Board of Directors will consider three petroleum refining rules and amendments for adoption. The Air District originally planned to bring six rules for consideration, but due to the large number of public comments received, extra time is required to consider changes to the three remaining rules.

  • Air District Board adopts two new refinery emission reduction rules
    Air District Board adopts two new refinery emission reduction rules

    The Air District's Board of Directors has adopted two new regulations to further tighten air pollution controls on petroleum operations at Bay Area refineries. Regulation 9, Rule 14 reduces sulfur dioxide emissions from the largest Bay Area source, coke calcining. Regulation 12, Rule 15 is a first-of-its-kind requirement that will better enable the Air District to track refinery emissions as changes are made at the facilities.

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    The Air District's Board of Directors has adopted two new regulations to further tighten air pollution controls on petroleum operations at Bay Area refineries. Regulation 9, Rule 14 reduces sulfur dioxide emissions from the largest Bay Area source, coke calcining. Regulation 12, Rule 15 is a first-of-its-kind requirement that will better enable the Air District to track refinery emissions as changes are made at the facilities.

  • Air District to host open houses for new draft refinery rules
    Air District to host open houses for new draft refinery rules

    The Air District is hosting a series of open houses to discuss the agency’s four new and amended draft petroleum refinery emissions reduction rules. Open houses will be held in Martinez on Sept, 15, Benicia on Sept. 17, and Richmond on Sept. 28. The public comment period for the rules and amendments closes on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015.

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    The Air District is hosting a series of open houses to discuss the agency’s four new and amended draft petroleum refinery emissions reduction rules. Open houses will be held in Martinez on Sept, 15, Benicia on Sept. 17, and Richmond on Sept. 28. The public comment period for the rules and amendments closes on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015.

  • Current Rules
    Current Rules

    View the full text of the Air District's rules and regulations.

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    View the full text of the Air District's rules and regulations.

  • Air District to host final open house for new draft refinery rules
    Air District to host final open house for new draft refinery rules

    On Monday, September 28, the Air District is hosting the last of a series of open houses to discuss the agency’s four new and amended draft petroleum refinery emissions reduction rules. This open house will be held at Lincoln Elementary School in Richmond starting at 6pm. The public comment period for these rules and amendments closes on Friday, Oct. 2.

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    On Monday, September 28, the Air District is hosting the last of a series of open houses to discuss the agency’s four new and amended draft petroleum refinery emissions reduction rules. This open house will be held at Lincoln Elementary School in Richmond starting at 6pm. The public comment period for these rules and amendments closes on Friday, Oct. 2.

  • Rules Under Development
    Rules Under Development

    Find information on the Air District's rule development efforts, including draft rule documents, opportunities for public participation, and public workshop materials.

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    Find information on the Air District's rule development efforts, including draft rule documents, opportunities for public participation, and public workshop materials.

  • Rules and Compliance
    Rules and Compliance

    Learn about Air District efforts to develop and ensure compliance with rules and regulations

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    Learn about Air District efforts to develop and ensure compliance with rules and regulations

  • Hearing Board Rules and Forms
    Hearing Board Rules and Forms

    Learn about the Hearing Board's rules and apply for a variance, emergency variance, or request a hardship fee waiver.

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    Learn about the Hearing Board's rules and apply for a variance, emergency variance, or request a hardship fee waiver.

  • Chevron Refinery Fire
    Chevron Refinery Fire

    View the latest information about the 2012 Chevron refinery fire.

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    View the latest information about the 2012 Chevron refinery fire.

  • Refinery Flare Monitoring
    Refinery Flare Monitoring

    View data summarizing monthly flaring activity at Bay Area Refineries.

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    View data summarizing monthly flaring activity at Bay Area Refineries.

  • Air District Board adopts new refinery rule and two amendments
    Air District Board adopts new refinery rule and two amendments

    Today the Air District’s Board of Directors unanimously adopted one rule and two new rule amendments, part of a larger overall suite of new refinery-focused regulations that further tighten air pollution controls on petroleum refining activity in the Bay Area.

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    Today the Air District’s Board of Directors unanimously adopted one rule and two new rule amendments, part of a larger overall suite of new refinery-focused regulations that further tighten air pollution controls on petroleum refining activity in the Bay Area.

  • State Refinery Task Force
    State Refinery Task Force

    Learn about the state refinery task force's commitment to the health and safety of refinery workers and local communities, and its latest activities.

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    Learn about the state refinery task force's commitment to the health and safety of refinery workers and local communities, and its latest activities.

  • Refinery Emissions Inventory Guidelines
    Refinery Emissions Inventory Guidelines

    View the Refinery Emissions Inventory Guidelines, a resource for petroleum refineries and Air District staff on calculating emissions inventories.

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    View the Refinery Emissions Inventory Guidelines, a resource for petroleum refineries and Air District staff on calculating emissions inventories.

  • Draft Hearing Board Rules published for comment
    Draft Hearing Board Rules published for comment

    The Air District is publishing the Draft Hearing Board Rules for a 30-day notice and comment period.

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    The Air District is publishing the Draft Hearing Board Rules for a 30-day notice and comment period.

  • Valero refinery reporting shutdown in process
    Valero refinery reporting shutdown in process

    Intermittent visible emissions expected during facility shutdown.

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    Intermittent visible emissions expected during facility shutdown.

  • Air District Seeks Public Input on New Draft Rules
    Air District Seeks Public Input on New Draft Rules

    The Air District is inviting Bay Area residents to provide input on two new draft regulations. Regulation 11, Rule 18 would reduce health risk to local residents from toxic air contaminants emitted by facilities in the Bay Area, and Regulation 12, Rule 16 sets limits on facility-wide petroleum refining emissions.

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    The Air District is inviting Bay Area residents to provide input on two new draft regulations. Regulation 11, Rule 18 would reduce health risk to local residents from toxic air contaminants emitted by facilities in the Bay Area, and Regulation 12, Rule 16 sets limits on facility-wide petroleum refining emissions.

  • Air District hosts workshops on draft emission reduction rules
    Air District hosts workshops on draft emission reduction rules

    The Air District invites Bay Area residents to four workshops where they can learn about and provide input on three draft regulations that would reduce toxic health risks, cap facility greenhouse gases, and cap the carbon intensity per barrel of crude oil processed at refineries.

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    The Air District invites Bay Area residents to four workshops where they can learn about and provide input on three draft regulations that would reduce toxic health risks, cap facility greenhouse gases, and cap the carbon intensity per barrel of crude oil processed at refineries.

  • Air District strengthens permit rules to better protect overburdened communities
    Air District strengthens permit rules to better protect overburdened communities

    The Air District’s Board of Directors today adopted amendments to Regulation 2, Rule 1: General Requirements, and Regulation 2, Rule 5: New Source Review of Toxic Air Contaminants to better address air pollution in areas overburdened by environmental and health stressors. 

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    The Air District’s Board of Directors today adopted amendments to Regulation 2, Rule 1: General Requirements, and Regulation 2, Rule 5: New Source Review of Toxic Air Contaminants to better address air pollution in areas overburdened by environmental and health stressors. 

  • Air District closely monitoring flaring at Chevron Refinery
    Air District closely monitoring flaring at Chevron Refinery

    The Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced today that recent flaring incidents at the Chevron Refinery in Richmond have resulted in the increased scrutiny of monitoring data as well as investigations as to the cause of the events.

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    The Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced today that recent flaring incidents at the Chevron Refinery in Richmond have resulted in the increased scrutiny of monitoring data as well as investigations as to the cause of the events.

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