September 2018

Environment and Safety

40 CFR Part 63: Three possible solutions, one balanced choice

By January 30, 2019, the 40 CFR Part 63 Subpart CC rule by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires petroleum refinery owners or operators of flares used as control devices for emissions points to meet the requirements of §63.670, regardless of the construction date of the flare.

Crossland, B., Emerson Automation Solutions

By January 30, 2019, the 40 CFR Part 63 Subpart CC rule by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires petroleum refinery owners or operators of flares used as control devices for emissions points to meet the requirements of §63.670, regardless of the construction date of the flare. The regulation is part of the 1990 Clean Air Act that regulated emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants (HAP) and is in addition to 40 CFR Part 60 Subpart Ja requirements. Some refineries may feel they have ample time, but the truth is more challenging. In fact, the refineries have many things to accomplish by January 30, 2019: Develop flare management plans and submit them to the EPA Devel

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