EPA Sets New Petroleum Refinery Emissions, Monitoring Rules

Law360, Washington (June 1, 2012, 7:15 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday issued new emission and monitoring standards for petroleum refineries' process heaters and flares that it said would reduce greenhouse gases, but trade groups are blasting the new rules as costly and ineffective.

The new regulations include nitrogen oxides emissions regulations for process heaters and new monitoring requirements and work practice standards for flares at petroleum refineries, which the EPA said would be more manageable for the refineries. The agency also encouraged refineries to install vapor recovery systems on flares...
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