EPA To Ease Petroleum Refinery Monitoring Requirements

Law360, New York (June 19, 2013, 6:27 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on Wednesday that it has finalized significant revisions to emissions standards aimed at reducing cancer-causing airborne pollution from petroleum refineries, saying the amendments will reduce compliance costs and provide more flexible monitoring options.

The final rule adjusts the national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants to allow refinery operators to conduct leak monitoring on a quarterly rather than monthly basis, and permits aggregate monitoring of single-pass cooling methods. The EPA says adopting these methods could result in a lower regulatory...
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