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Controlling VOC Emissions from Process Unit Turnaround and Vacuum-Producing Systems in Petroleum Refineries

Rules in Title 30, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 115 for controlling emissions of volatile organic compounds from process unit turnaround and vacuum-producing systems in petroleum refineries. These rules are part of the State Implementation Plan strategy to meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ozone.

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Rule Citation

30 TAC Chapter 115, Subchapter D, Division 1Exit the TCEQ

Rule Description

  • Requires a 90% reduction in VOC emissions from a steam ejector or mechanical vacuum pump in a petroleum refinery.
  • Includes testing, monitoring, and recordkeeping requirements.

Rule History

The application/pdfChapter 115 rule history for process unit turnaround and vacuum-producing systems in petroleum refineriesExit the TCEQ (PDF) discusses revisions to the rules, including their proposal and adoption, the associated State Implementation Plan revision, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approval.

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