NSPS Notebook
Equipment Leaks of VOC in Petroleum Refineries -  Subpart GGG

Applicability: eCFR Subpart GGG [ecfr.gov]

This subpart applies to:
  1. Affected facilities in petroleum refineries that commence construction, modification, or reconstruction after Jan 4, 1983 and on or before Nov 7, 2006.
Addition or replacement of equipment for the purpose of process improvement, without a capital expenditure, is not, by itself, considered a modification.

Affected facilities:
  1. Compressors;
  2. Any of the following in VOC service:
    1. Valves;
    2. Pumps;
    3. Pressure relief devices;
    4. Sampling connection systems;
    5. Open-ended valves or lines;
    6. Flanges or other connectors.
Affected facilities that commenced construction, reconstruction, or modification after November 7, 2006 are subject to NSPS GGGa.

Not subject to this subpart:
  1. Facilities subject to NSPS VV or VVa.
  2. Facilities subject to NSPS KKK.
Known Sources in NDEE Jurisdiction:
Date of Original Final Rule: 5/30/84
Amendments Dates: 06/02/2008 (73 FR 31376)
11/16/2007 (72 FR 64860)
10/17/2000 (65 FR 61744)
State Regulations: Title 129, Chapter 12, Section 001.58

Previously: Chapter 18, Section 001.13
Federal Regulations: 40 CFR 60.590
Related Rules:

NSPS - 40 CFR Part 60

Subparts J and Ja - Petroleum Refineries
Subparts VV and VVa - VOC equipment leaks
Subpart GGGa - Equipment Leaks at Refineries (after Nov 7, 2006)
Subpart KKK - Leaks at onshore natural gas processing plants
Subpart QQQ - Wastewater Treatment at Refineries

NESHAP - 40 CFR Part 63
Subpart CC - Petroleum Refineries
Subpart UUU - Catalytic Cracking Units, Catalytic
Reforming Units, and Sulfur Recovery Units at Petroleum Refineries
Regulations and Federal Registers: eCFR Subpart GGG [ecfr.gov]

(See attached file: 2V-2Va-3G-3Ga Fed. Reg. 2008-06-02 - Partial Stay.pdf)

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