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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Regulatory impact analysis for the proposed petroleum refinery NSPS
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Sorrels, John L.
CORP Author RTI International.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS), HEID, ABCG,
Year Published 2007
Report Number EPA/452/R-07/006; PB2008-111713
Stock Number PB2008-111713
OCLC Number 237002542
Subjects Petroleum refineries ; Air--Pollution--Standards
Additional Subjects Air pollution standards ; Petroleum refineries ; Air pollution control ; Pollution regulations ; Law enforcement ; Standards compliance ; Hazardous materials ; Emissions ; Cost analysis ; Small businesses ; Petroleum demand ; Industry organization ; Markets ; Compliance costs ; Economic impact analysis ; Cost benefit analysis ; Regulatory impact analysis ; Petroleum refinery industry ; Clean Air Act ; Human health benefits ; New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  EPA-452/R-07-006 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/01/2008
NTIS  PB2008-111713 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 03/10/2010
Collation 1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 28 cm.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has characterized the facilities and companies potentially affected by the proposed New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) by examining existing refineries and the companies that own them. EPA projects that new refineries and processes will be similar to existing ones, and that the companies owning new sources will also be similar to the companies owning existing refineries. EPA has collected data on 150 existing refineries, owned by 58 companies. Of the affected parent companies, 24 are identified as small entities based on the Small Business Administration size standard criteria for NAICS 324110: they employ 1,500 or fewer employees, and they process at most 125,000 barrels per day. EPA estimates that complying with the NSPS would cost the industry approximately $54 million per year (2005 dollars) in the fifth year after proposal. Using these costs, EPA estimates that the NSPS will have very small impacts on the market for motor gasoline. EPA's analytical model projects that complying with the NSPS will increase the price of motor gasoline by less than a penny (0.02%), and will reduce the consumption of motor gasoline by 5.8 million gallons per year (0.004%). Based on sales data obtained for 21 of the 24 small entities, EPA estimates that the costs of complying with the proposed NSPS will not result in significant economic impacts for a substantial number of small entities. The proposed Petroleum Refineries NSPS is considered subject to the requirements of Circular A-4, because EPA estimates that the sum of benefits and costs are approximately $1 billion.
EPA project officer: John L. Sorrels. "April 2007." "EPA-452/R-07-006." PB2008-111713. Includes bibliographical references (p. R-1-R-6) Final report. Prepared for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency