11 th LDAR Symposium May 18-19, 2011 New Orleans, LA. What's Coming Down the EPA Regulatory Pipeline ... and up yours !. + Consent Decree Update. Kevin Bloomer Senior Environmental Engineer Westlake Chemical Corporation. Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK).
11th LDAR SymposiumMay 18-19, 2011New Orleans, LA
What's Coming Down the EPA Regulatory Pipeline...and up yours!
+ Consent Decree Update
Kevin BloomerSenior Environmental Engineer
Westlake Chemical Corporation
Jodi Howard at EPA OAQPS conveyed the latest to me:
Alternative Work Practice (AWP)
What lessons can be learned from the AWP?
On Mar 30, 2011, EPA published an interim rule effective immediately requiring most industrial facilities to include fugitive emissions when determining the applicability of the NSR program.
Equipment Leaks Uniform Standard
Refining - NSR, NSPS, Benzene NESHAP, LDAR (covering > 90% of U.S. Refining capacity)
BP, Chevron, Cenex, CITGO, Coastal Eagle Point, Conoco (pre-merger), ConocoPhillips, Ergon, ExxonMobil, Frontier, Giant, Holly, HOVENSA, Hunt, Koch, Lion, Marathon Ashland, Motiva/Equilon/Shell Deer Park, Murphy, Navajo/Montana Refining, Shell Chemical/Shell Yabucoa, Sinclair, Sunoco, Total, Valero, Wyoming Refining
Chemicals - NSR, NSPS, Benzene NESHAP, LDAR
Equistar - Jul 2007
INVISTA - Apr 2009
INEOS - Jul 2009
Refining:EPA continues negotiations with 6 refiners (for an additional ~5% of domestic refining capacity)
Chemical plants: EPA appears to be slower in issuing CD’s for those of us in petrochem.
INEOS CD Requirements (Jul 31, 2009)
HOVENSA CD Requirements (Jan 26, 2011)
Leak Trend Analysis– An analysis of 5 years of data to determine whether one or more of the following issues result in a trend in leaks or “no leaks”:
Preventative Maintenance and Replacement Action Plan (PMRAP)– After completing a Leak Trend Analysis identifying at least one trend, develop a PMRAP: