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August 25, 1976 PSD Review Requirements For Modified Petroleum Refineries 1.1

A catalytic cracking unit is being moved from Canada to Region VI where it will be "re-erected" at an existing petroleum refinery. Since the installation work will begin after 6/1/75, the question is, is this unit subject to PSD. The answer is dependent on a number of things. If the catalytic cracking unit will increase SO2 and/or particulate emissions from the refinery, then unless there is a binding contract for continuous onsite construction completed prior to 6/1/75, the "re- erection" commencing after that date would trigger the PSD review procedures. But, if work has begun and no permit has been granted, the owner or operator is in violation of an implementation plan and is subject to enforcement.

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