In June 2013, Tesoro purchased BP West Coast Products (Tesoro Carson Operations) with the intention of integrating this refinery with the adjacent, but not contiguous, Tesoro Wilmington Operations to form the Tesoro Los Angeles Refinery. The Los Angeles Refinery Integration and Compliance project (LARIC project) is the continued integration of Carson and Wilmington Operations into the Tesoro Los Angeles Refinery. Under the Clean Air Act (CAA), the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) is the permitting authority for the Tesoro refineries, with EPA having a responsibility to oversee SCAQMD’s actions.
- They concluded that federal Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permitting provisions, pursuant to 40 CFR 52.21, did not apply to this project, and notified Tesoro and SCAQMD of their determination in a letter dated June 20, 2017.
- In a separate letter dated June 20, 2017, they notified the SCAQMD that they concluded their review of the Title V permit revisions related to the LARIC project.
In the Documents section below, you can find links to the above-mentioned letters as well as a link to a file titled “Memo-to-File” which details the Region 9 review of Tesoro’s PSD Applicability Analysis regarding its LARIC Project.
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EPA Letter to Tesoro dated June 20, 2017 (PDF)(2 pp, 191 K,
June 20, 2017)
EPA Letter to Tesoro Refining & Marketing Company LLC re: Applicability of the CAA's PSD Program to the Los Angeles Refinery Integration and Compliance Project
EPA Letter to SCAQMD dated June 20, 2017 (PDF)(1 pg, 116 K,
June 20, 2017)
Letter from U.S. EPA to SCAQMD re: May 24, 2017 Submittal of Proposed Title V Revisions for Facility ID's No. 174655 (Carson) and No. 800436 (Wilmington).
Memo-to-File dated June 20, 2017 (PDF)(14 pp, 814 K,
EPA Region 9's review of Tesoro's PSD Applicability Analysis regarding the LARIC Project.