Regulation 12 Rule 15 (Amendments Adopted December 19, 2018)

Learn about the Air District's development process for amendments to Regulation 12, Rule 15, which are part of a set of amendments that would provide revisions to existing refinery rules.

Find out about the status and anticipated timeline of the rule development process. Information on hearings, workshops, and other events is provided below, along with supporting documents and materials.

 

 

Regulation 12, Rule 15 - one of three rules referred to as the Refinery Rules package - was adopted by the Air District's Board of Directors at a public hearing on December 19, 2018:

Regulation 12, Rule 15: Petroleum Refining Emissions Tracking was adopted by the Air District Board of Directors in December 2015. Rule 12-15, along with another refinery rule, was challenged by the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) and three of the Bay Area refineries in a lawsuit in 2016, WSPA, et al. v. Bay Area Air Quality Management District. In March 2018, the parties to the lawsuit entered an enforcement agreement and agreement to stay litigation for these refinery rules. The agreement includes provisions for the Air District to modify implementation of the Rule 12-15 and subsequently develop corresponding amendments to Rule 12-15.

The Air District is developing amendments to Rule 12-15 to modify and clarify definitions and rule applicability, emission calculation methodologies, emission inventory review and approval requirements and procedures, fence-line monitoring plan requirements, procedures for updating guidelines, crude slate reporting requirements, and confidential information designation procedures. These amendments are being developed along with amendments to Rule 6-5 and Rule 11-10.

The Air District released a Notice of Public Hearing and a Notice of Completion/Notice of Availability for a CEQA Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the project. The Air District accepted public comments on the proposed rule amendments, staff report, and CEQA documents.

Staff presented the final proposed documents for the amendments to Rule 12-15 and CEQA analysis to the Air District Board of Directors for consideration at a public hearing on December 19, 2018.

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Regulation 12 Rule 15Petroleum Refining Emissions TrackingDecember 19, 2018
Regulation 12 Rule 15
Rule Name:
Petroleum Refining Emissions Tracking
Expected Hearing Date:
December 19, 2018
Rule Status:
Active
Air District Staff Contact:
  • Guy Gimlen
  • Principal Air Quality Engineer, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.4734
Regulation:
Regulation 12
Comments Due:
12/7/2018
Description:

The purpose of these amendments is to modify and clarify definitions and rule applicability, emission calculation methodologies, emission inventory review and approval requirements and procedures, fence-line monitoring plan requirements, procedures for updating guidelines, crude slate reporting requirements, and confidential information designation procedures.

 

Comments Due

12/7/2018

Rule Status

Active

Regulation

Regulation 12

Air District Staff Contact

  • Guy Gimlen
  • Principal Air Quality Engineer, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.4734

Description

The purpose of these amendments is to modify and clarify definitions and rule applicability, emission calculation methodologies, emission inventory review and approval requirements and procedures, fence-line monitoring plan requirements, procedures for updating guidelines, crude slate reporting requirements, and confidential information designation procedures.

Hearings, Workshops and Other Events

Throughout the rule development process, we provide information on upcoming and past workshops, hearings, and other events.

The Air District held a CEQA scoping meeting on August 20, 2018, to discuss and accept comments on the scope and content described in the NOP/IS. The Air District presented the proposed final draft documents for the Refinery Rules Package (Rules 6-5, 11-10, and 12-15) to the Board of Directors for consideration at the December 19, 2018 Public Hearing.

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8/20/2018
Event:
CEQA Initial Study Scoping Meeting - Amendments to Refinery Rules
Date & Time:
Monday, August 20
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Location:
375 Beale Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Event Contact:
  • Guy Gimlen
  • Principal Air Quality Engineer, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.4734
Event Description:
CEQA Initial Study Scoping Meeting for amendments to refinery rules (Rule 6-5, Rule 11-10, and Rule 12-15)
 

Date & Time

Monday, August 20
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Scheduled

Location

375 Beale Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Watch/Listen

This meeting will not be webcast

Event Description

CEQA Initial Study Scoping Meeting for amendments to refinery rules (Rule 6-5, Rule 11-10, and Rule 12-15)

Other Meeting Documents

Amendments to Refinery Rules CEQA Notice of Preparation/Initial Study

Event Contact

  • Guy Gimlen
  • Principal Air Quality Engineer, Rules & Strategic Policy
  • 415.749.4734
12/19/2018Board of Directors Special Meeting Board Agenda


Board Presentations
 
12/19/2018
Event:
Board of Directors Special Meeting
Date & Time:
Wednesday, December 19
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Status:
Scheduled
Location:
375 Beale Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Agenda:
Board Agenda


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Board Minutes
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Date & Time

Wednesday, December 19
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Status

Scheduled

Location

375 Beale Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Watch/Listen

Webcast Archive

Audio


Event Description

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Other Meeting Documents

Board Minutes

Event Contact

N/A

Documents

Supporting materials, such as staff reports, regulatory language, and other technical documents related to rule development, are posted throughout the development process.

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Regulation 12 Rule 15: Petroleum Refining Emissions Tracking (Amendments Adopted 12/19/2018)
Final Adoption Documents 
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Final Adoption Documents
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Notice of Public Hearing and Notice of Completion/Notice of Availability for a Draft EIR - Refinery Rules
Event Notices 
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Event Notices
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Rule 12-15 Proposed Rule Amendments
Regulatory Documents 
Rule 12-15 Proposed Rule Amendments
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Regulatory Documents
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Staff Report - Refinery Rules
Technical Support Documents 
Staff Report - Refinery Rules
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Appendix 4, Staff Report - Refinery Rules
Technical Support Documents 
Appendix 4, Staff Report - Refinery Rules
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Comments

The Air District provides opportunities for the public to submit comments throughout the development process, and posts comments received during the open public comment periods.

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Guy Gimlen
Principal Air Quality Engineer, Rules & Strategic Policy

415.749.4734

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