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Regulation 6 Rule 5: Particulate Emissions from Refinery Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Units - 2020 Amendment (Under Development)

Learn about the Air District's development process for amendments to Regulation 6, Rule 5, which would address 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 amendments to Regulation 6, Particulate Matter, Rule 5: Particulate Emissions from Refinery Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Units (Rule 6-5). Rule 6-5 was 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 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 amendments to 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, and 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 has released draft amendments to Rule 6-5 and an Initial Staff Report for public review and comment. Comments on these materials will be accepted through July 13, 2020.

Comments 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 UnitsNovember 2020
Regulation 6, Rule 5
Rule Name:
Particulate Emissions from Refinery Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Units
Expected Hearing Date:
November 2020
Rule Status:
Draft
Air District Staff Contact:
  • David Joe
  • Assistant Manager, Community Engagement and Policy
  • 415.749.8623
Comments Due:
7/13/2020
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

7/13/2020

Rule Status

Draft

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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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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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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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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