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Standards Support And Environmental Impact Statement Volume II: Promulgated Standards Of Performance For Petroleum Refinery Sulfur Recovery Plants, Final.

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This document summarizes the changes to the rule since proposal and the comments and responses on the proposed rule. There were several comments on the economic impact analysis. The Economic analysis of the proposed rule is in A.76.3.
A national emission standard for sulfur dioxide and reduced sulfur compounds was proposed under authority of section 111 of the Clean Air Act. The intent of the standard was to minimize reduced sulfur and sulfur dioxide emissions from refinery sulfur recovery plants to the level attainable with best available control technology. Twenty-one comment letters were received from the petroleum industry, State and local air pollution control agencies, and other federal agencies. As a result of these comments, changes have been made in the promulgated standard. The major change is an exemption from the standard for sulfur recovery plants of 20 long tons per day (LTD) or less associated with a small petroleum refinery.

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Air pollution; Petroleum refineries; Desulfurization; Sulfur recovery plants; Emission standards; Sulfur plant tail-gas treating
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Reference #:
1978
A.78.2
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Yes
EPA Office:
Office of Air and Radiation
Office Suboffice:
Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards
Office Division:
Emission Standards and Engineering Division
EPA Author:
NR
Document Type:
Other Regulatory Background Document
Contractors:
NR
Document Status:
Final
Pages:
39

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