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EPA Proposes to Reduce Air Toxics from Petroleum Refineries by 2,250 tons per year

Release Date: 10/31/2008
Contact Information: Cathy Milbourn, (202) 564-4355 /

(10/31/08) EPA is seeking comment on additional options for reducing emissions of air toxic pollutants from petroleum refineries based on information received since a 2007 proposal. Included in this proposal are options for controlling air toxics emissions from storage tanks located at petroleum refineries and revisions to the maximum achievable control technology work practice standards for cooling towers. In addition to reducing 2,250 tons of air toxics each year, EPA proposes to slash nearly 19,000 tons of volatile organic compounds with a $3.8 million savings nationwide. EPA will accept public comment on this proposal for 45 days following publication in the Federal Register.

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