NSPS Notebook
Petroleum Refineries -  Subpart Ja

eCFR Subpart Ja [ecfr.gov]

This subpart applies to:
  1. Petroleum refineries with the following affected facilities:
    1. Fluid catalytic cracking units (FCCU)
    2. Fluid coking unuts (FCU)
    3. Delayed coking units
    4. Fuel gas combustion devices (including process heaters)
    5. Flares
    6. Sulfur recovery plants
      • The sulfur recovery plant need not be physically located within the boundaries of a petroleum refinery to be an affected facility, provided it processes gases produced within a petroleum refinery.
  2. That commenced construction, modification, or reconstruction:
    1. Flares: after June 24, 2008
    2. Delayed coking units
      • The earliest of three possible dates beginning on May 14, 2007, as defined in 60.100a (b).
    3. All other affected facilities: after May 14, 2007
Affected facilities that commenced all construction, modification, and reconstruction prior to the above dates may be subject to NSPS Subpart J.
Known Sources in NDEE Jurisdiction:
Date of Original Final Rule: 6/24/08
Amendments Dates: 11/26/2018 (83 FR 60713)
07/13/2016 (81 FR 25240)
12/01/2015 (80 FR 75230)
09/12/2012 (77 FR 56466)
02/25/2011 (76 FR 10524) )
State Regulations: Title 129, Chapter 12, Section 001.16

Previously: Chapter 18, Section 001.80
Federal Regulations: 40 CFR 60.100a
Related Rules:

NSPS - 40 CFR Part 60

Subpart J - Petroleum Refineries
Subparts GGG and GGGa - Equipment Leaks at Refineries
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 Ja [ecfr.gov]

(See attached file: EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0682-0976 .pdf)

(See attached file: 1J & Ja - Fed. Reg. 2013-12-19 - Direct Final Rule.pdf)

(See attached file: 1J & Ja - Fed. Reg. 2012-09-12 - Final Rule.pdf)

SizeFile Name
366 KB EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0682-0976 .pdf
231 KB 1J & Ja - Fed. Reg. 2013-12-19 - Direct Final Rule.pdf
761 KB 1J & Ja - Fed. Reg. 2012-09-12 - Final Rule.pdf
FAQs, Fact Sheets, and Rule Summaries: EPA's NSPS Petroleum Refinery Website [epa.gov]- contains federal register notices and technical information
Other Information and Resources:
Notes: EPA proposed amendments to this subpart on May 15, 2014. The proposed amendments would eliminate exemptions for Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction (SSM) events; add additional emission control requirements for storage tanks, flares, and coking units; require fenceline ambient air monitoring; and add efficiency requirements for flaring of waste gases.
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