Posts Tagged ‘environmental protection agency’

Regulations and Coal-Fired Power Plants

Posted in Power, Regulatory Compliance on Friday, July 17th, 2015. No comments yet
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Author: Dennis Tkacs At the end of 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule to regulate mercury and other pollutants from coal and oil fired power plants. Last month, this Mercury and Air Toxics Standard or MATS was dealt a setback by a Supreme Court ruling. The Supreme Court ruled that the […]

Improving Measurement and Final Control in Refinery Blending

Posted in Flow, Refining on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015. No comments yet
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As global refiners strive to meet ever-tightening regulations, the performance of measurement and final control devices can have a big impact in meeting this challenge. The third Refinery Blending Series webinar recording, Improving measurement and control in blending operations Improving measurement and control in blending operations is now available. Emerson’s Julie Valentine and John Ward […]

Ways for Refineries to Comply with EPA Tier 3 Regulations

Posted in Event, Refining, Regulatory Compliance on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015. No comments yet
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Process manufacturers and producers are faced with a myriad of regulations at the federal, state and local levels. Here in the U.S., refiners are challenged with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s “Tier 3” regulations, which rule that: …federal gasoline will be required to meet an annual average standard of 10 parts per million (ppm) of […]

Complying with Storage Tank Emissions Regulations

Posted in Regulator, Regulatory Compliance on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015. 3 comments so far
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If you’re an energy producer here in the United States, you likely already familiar with the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Quad O” regulations, or officially, EPA Title 40, C.F.R. Part 60, Subpart OOOO—Standards of Performance for Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production, Transmission and Distribution. The EPA defines its purpose: This subpart establishes emission standards and […]

High Pressure Protective Systems for Oil and Gas Producers

Posted in Final Control Element, Oil & Gas, Safety on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013. One comment so far
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A North Carolina State University course, Introduction to Fugitive Emissions Monitoring, defines fugitive emissions as: …used in air quality control, generally refers to any emission escaping from regulated processes (sources) other than via the designed release point (smoke stack, etc.). The point source for a fugitive emission is simply called “a leak.” These leaks and […]