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

Learn about the Air District's process for developing 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.

Amendments to Regulation 6, Rule 5: Particulate Emissions from Petroleum Refinery Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Units (Rule 6-5) were adopted by the Air District Board of Directors at a public hearing on July 21, 2021:

Air District staff developed proposed 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 rule development effort for 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 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.

The Air District released a Notice of Public Hearing, proposed amendments to Rule 6-5, and a Staff Report in March 2021 and accepted public comments on these materials. The Air District Board of Directors initiated a public hearing on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 to consider adoption of the proposed amendments to Rule 6-5, and continued the public hearing on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. 

Supporting Documents for Responses to Comments:

Information on the June 2, 2021 public hearing and the Wednesday, July 21, 2021 continued public hearing can be found on this page under "Hearings, Workshops, and Other Events".

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Regulation 6, Rule 5Particulate Emissions from Petroleum Refinery Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Units12/15/20157/21/2021
Adopted
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.
Rule #:
Regulation 6, Rule 5
Rule Name:
Particulate Emissions from Petroleum Refinery Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Units
Adopted:
12/15/2015
Amended:
7/21/2021
Contact:
  • David Joe
  • Assistant Manager, Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.8623
 

Rule Status

Adopted

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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7/21/2021Board of Directors Special MeetingBoard Agenda


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Wednesday, July 21
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6/2/2021Board of Directors MeetingBoard Agenda


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Wednesday, June 2
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3/15/2021Stationary Source & Climate Impacts Committee Meeting Committee Agenda


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3/15/2021
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Stationary Source & Climate Impacts Committee Meeting
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Monday, March 15
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Monday, March 15
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2/4/2021Public Workshop – Draft Amendments to Regulation 6, Rule 5: Particulate Emissions from Refinery Fluidized Catalytic Cracking UnitsNot yet available

Presentation - February 4, 2021 Public Workshop
 
2/4/2021
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Public Workshop – Draft Amendments to Regulation 6, Rule 5: Particulate Emissions from Refinery Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Units
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Thursday, February 4
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Presentation - February 4, 2021 Public Workshop
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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
 

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

Updated Public Workshop Notice - Draft Amendments to Regulation 6, Rule 5: Particulate Emissions from Petroleum Refinery Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Units


Workshop Report - Draft Amendments to Regulation 6, Rule 5: Particulate Emissions from Petroleum Refinery Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Units


Draft Amendments to Regulation 6, Rule 5: Particulate Emissions from Petroleum Refinery Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Units (Control Scenario A)


Draft Amendments to Regulation 6, Rule 5: Particulate Emissions from Petroleum Refinery Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Units (Control Scenario B)


Workshop Report - Appendix A.1: Exposure and Health Equity Assessment for Regulation 6, Rule 5


Workshop Report - Appendix A.2: Modeling Fine Particulate Matter Emissions from the Chevron Richmond Refinery: An Air Quality Health Impact Analysis


Workshop Report - Appendix A.3: Modeling Fine Particulate Matter Emissions from the Chevron Richmond Refinery: An Air Quality Analysis


Workshop Report - Appendix A.4: Modeling Fine Particulate Matter Emissions from the PBF Martinez Refinery: An Air Quality Analysis

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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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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CEQA Notice of Determination - Amendments to Regulation 6, Rule 5: Particulate Emissions from Petroleum Refinery Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Units
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Regulation 6, Rule 5: Particulate Emissions from Petroleum Refinery Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Units (Amendments Adopted 7/21/2021)
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Notice of Continued Public Hearing - Proposed Amendments to Regulation 6, Rule 5: Particulate Emissions from Petroleum Refinery Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Units
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Supplemental Comments and Response to Proposed Amendments to Regulation 6, Rule 5: Particulate Emissions from Petroleum Refinery Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Units
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Board Resolution (Draft) and Proposed 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: 8/6/2021