Regulation 6 Rule 5: Particulate Emissions from Refinery Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Units - 2021 Amendment (Under Development)

Learn about the Air District's process for developing draft amendments to Regulation 6, Rule 5, which would further reduce particulate matter emissions from petroleum refinery fluidized catalytic cracking units.

Find out about the status and anticipated timeline of the rule development process. Information on hearings, workshops, and other events is provided below, along with supporting documents and materials.


Air District staff is currently developing draft amendments to Regulation 6, Particulate Matter, Rule 5: Particulate Emissions from Refinery Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Units (Rule 6-5). Rule 6-5 was originally adopted by the Air District Board of Directors in December 2015, and subsequently amended in December 2018 for minor clarifications and revisions. The purpose of the current rule development effort for drafting amendments to Rule 6-5 is to further reduce emissions of particulate matter, including condensable particulate matter, from petroleum refinery fluidized catalytic cracking units (FCCU), which are some of the largest individual sources of particulate matter emissions in the Bay Area.

This current rule development effort for amending Rule 6-5 follows previous Air District rulemaking and planning actions to address emissions from these sources. Rule 6-5 was originally adopted in 2015. The Air District’s 2017 Clean Air Plan and AB 617 Expedited Best Available Retrofit Control Technology (BARCT) Implementation Schedule identified the need to further evaluate and consider additional efforts to control particulate matter emissions from these sources.

Following the release of the draft amendments in May 2020, Air District staff have further evaluated other potential control options. Staff will host a public workshop on Thursday, February 4, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to present, discuss, and receive comments on the updated draft amendments.

The Air District will be publishing workshop materials discussing the previous draft amendments and other potential control options prior to the workshop. All workshop materials and information will be posted on this web page, in the tables below. Any written comments on the draft amendments will be accepted through Friday, February 12, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Questions or Comments regarding Rule 6-5 or the upcoming public workshop, as well as all written comments on the draft amendments, may be submitted to:

David Joe
Bay Area Air Quality Management District
375 Beale Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94105
Or by email to

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Regulation 6, Rule 5Particulate Emissions from Refinery Fluidized Catalytic Cracking UnitsN/A
Regulation 6, Rule 5
Rule Name:
Particulate Emissions from Refinery Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Units
Expected Hearing Date:
N/A
Rule Status:
Under Amendment
Air District Staff Contact:
  • David Joe
  • Assistant Manager, Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.8623
Comments Due:
2/12/2021
Description:
This rule limits the emissions of condensable particulate matter emissions from petroleum refinery fluidized catalytic cracking units (FCCUs) as well as emissions of precursors of secondary particulate matter.
 

Comments Due

2/12/2021

Rule Status

Under Amendment

Air District Staff Contact

  • David Joe
  • Assistant Manager, Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.8623

Description

This rule limits the emissions of condensable particulate matter emissions from petroleum refinery fluidized catalytic cracking units (FCCUs) as well as emissions of precursors of secondary particulate matter.

Hearings, Workshops and Other Events

Throughout the rule development process, we provide information on upcoming and past workshops, hearings, and other events.

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2/4/2021Virtual Public Workshop (Zoom Meeting) – Draft Amendments to Regulation 6, Rule 5: Particulate Emissions from Refinery Fluidized Catalytic Cracking UnitsNot yet available
 
2/4/2021
Event:
Virtual Public Workshop (Zoom Meeting) – Draft Amendments to Regulation 6, Rule 5: Particulate Emissions from Refinery Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Units
Date & Time:
Thursday, February 4
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Status:
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Location:
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Watch/Listen:
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Rule 6-5 Workshop Notice

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Event Contact:
  • Aneesh Rana
  • Staff Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.4914
Event Description:
The Air District will present, discuss, and receive comments on draft amendments to Rule 6-5 on Refinery Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Units. This meeting will be held via Zoom due to mandatory shelter in place orders.

- For language interpretation, contact Aneesh Rana at arana@baaqmd.gov, or 415-749-4914 at least 72 hours before the workshop.
- Para información en español, llame al 415-749-4609
- 中文聯絡電話 415-749-4609
- Nói Tiếng Việt xin gọi 415-749-4609
 

Date & Time

Thursday, February 4
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Status

Scheduled

Location

Web Stream Only

Watch/Listen

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Streaming live on 2/04 at 6:00 PM
Video link(s) will be active 5 minutes before meeting time.
Join on ZOOM to comment during the meeting

Event Description

The Air District will present, discuss, and receive comments on draft amendments to Rule 6-5 on Refinery Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Units. This meeting will be held via Zoom due to mandatory shelter in place orders.

- For language interpretation, contact Aneesh Rana at arana@baaqmd.gov, or 415-749-4914 at least 72 hours before the workshop.
- Para información en español, llame al 415-749-4609
- 中文聯絡電話 415-749-4609
- Nói Tiếng Việt xin gọi 415-749-4609

Other Documents

Rule 6-5 Workshop Notice

Also available in:
中文 | Tagalog | Español | tiếng Việt

Event Contact

  • Aneesh Rana
  • Staff Specialist, Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.4914
12/17/2020Stationary Source Committee Meeting Committee Agenda


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12/17/2020
Event:
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11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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10/1/2020
Event:
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Thursday, October 1
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7/29/2020
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Wednesday, July 29
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Wednesday, July 29
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6/17/2020
Event:
Stationary Source Committee Meeting
Date & Time:
Wednesday, June 17
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Wednesday, June 17
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Documents

Supporting materials, such as staff reports, regulatory language, and other technical documents related to rule development, are posted throughout the development process.

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Draft Amendments to Regulation 6, Rule 5: Particulate Emissions from Petroleum Refinery Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Units
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Initial Staff Report – Draft Amendments to Regulation 6, Rule 5: Particulate Emissions from Petroleum Refinery Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Units
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Request for Comments – Draft Amendments to Rule 6-5
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Request for Comments – Draft Amendments to Rule 6-5
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Comments

The Air District provides opportunities for the public to submit comments throughout the development process, and posts comments received during the open public comment periods.

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Last Updated: 1/5/2021