The Bay Area Air Quality Management District will host a series of public workshops on two new proposed rules:
draft Regulation 12, Rule 15:
Petroleum Refining Emissions Tracking and
draft Regulation 12, Rule 16:
Petroleum Refining Emissions Analysis, Thresholds and Mitigation.
The first of the two proposals, draft Regulation 12, Rule 15: Petroleum Refining Emissions Tracking, would gather emissions inventory and crude oil composition information from Bay Area refiners and increase air monitoring activities at the refinery fence lines and in nearby communities.
The second proposal, which is a companion to and complements Rule 12-15, draft Regulation 12, Rule 16: Petroleum Refining Emissions Analysis, Thresholds and Mitigation, would require refiners to mitigate emissions increases of criteria toxic pollutants above established baseline emissions or risk levels. Dates, times, and locations of the four workshops are listed as follows:
Monday, March 16, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Benicia Senior Center
187 East L Street
Tuesday, March 17, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Madeline F Whittlesey Community Room
Richmond Public Library 25 Civic Center Plaza
Wednesday, March 18, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Contra Costa County Chambers
651 Pine Street
Friday, March 20, 2015 10:30 AM - Noon
Air District Board Room, 7th Floor
939 Ellis Street
* This meeting will be webcast
The draft proposals and supporting documents are available on the Air District website at the following URL: http://www.baaqmd.gov/Divisions/Planning-and-Research/Rule-Development/Rule-Workshops.aspx. For additional information or to submit comments, please contact Eric Stevenson, at (415) 749-4695 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written comments, submitted by U.S. mail or electronic mail, are requested by close of business, Friday, March 27, 2015.