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Standards of Performance for Volatile Organic Liquid Storage Vessels

Posted by [email protected] on Oct. 19, 2020     

October 7, 2020, U.S. EPA Administrator Wheeler signed proposed amendments to the Standards of Performance for Volatile Organic Liquid Storage Vessels (Including Petroleum Liquid Storage Vessels) (Subpart Kb).

Since 2018, EPA has received a significant uptick in the number of owners or operators requesting alternatives to conducting out-of-service inspections of storage vessels subject to the 1987 NSPS.  We are proposing to reduce the burden on industry by making “in-service” inspections of certain large storage vessels filled with liquids (particularly crude and petroleum products) more widely available under Clean Air Act regulations.  Inspections could take place without emptying and degassing the storage vessel-  an inspection procedure that EPA already allows in other air regulations.

A pre-publication version of the proposed amendments and a summary fact sheet are available on the web at:  https://www.epa.gov/stationary-sources-air-pollution/volatile-organic-liquid-storage-vessels-including-petroleum-storage

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