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National Emission Standards for Gasoline Distribution Facilities (Bulk Gasoline Terminals and Pipeline Breakout Stations)

Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2004-0019

After studying the results of a risk assessment and technology review mandated by the Clean Air Act, the EPA has decided not to revise national emission standards for gasoline distribution facilities (bulk gasoline terminals and pipeline breakout stations).

On December 14, 1994, the EPA promulgated National Emission Standards for Gasoline Distribution Facilities (Bulk Gasoline Terminals and Pipeline Breakout Stations). Section 112(f)(2) of the Clean Air Act directs the EPA to assess the risk remaining (residual risk) after the application of national emission standards controls for hazardous air pollutants. Also, section 112(d)(6) requires the EPA to review and revise the national emission standards as necessary by taking into account developments in practices, processes, and control technologies.

On Aug. 10, 2005, the EPA proposed not to revise the national emission standards based on their residual risk assessment and technology review. The EPA has now finalized that decision not to revise the national emission standards, and amends a reference error. The final decision and final rule amendment is effective on April 6, 2006.