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EPA Issues Final Rule for National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP): Organic Liquids Distribution (Non-Gasoline)

The EPA recently issued the final rule regarding the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for new and existing organic liquids distribution (OLD) (non-gasoline) operations.

This is a new air emissions rule impacts the following entities:

Operations at major sources that transfer organic liquids into or out of the plant site, including:

  • Liquid storage terminals
  • Crude oil pipeline stations
  • Petroleum refineries
  • chemical manufacturing facilities, and
  • Other manufacturing facilities with collocated OLD operations

The EPA estimates that the final standards will result in the reduction of HAP emissions from major sources with OLD operations by 60 percent. The emissions reductions achieved by the final standards, when combined with the emissions reductions achieved by other similar standards, will provide improved protection to the public and achieve a primary goal of the CAA.

The complete Federal Register article is available on RCP’s website here.