Rule 1118 - Control of Emissions from Refinery Flares requires flare operators to meet the following specific targets for sulfur dioxide (based on a million barrels of crude processing capacity for calendar year 2004 as reported to the United States Department of Energy):
- January 1, 2006: 1.5 tons
- January 1, 2008: 1.0 ton
- January 1, 2010: .7 tons
- January 1, 2012: .5 tons
Any facility exceeding these specific performance targets is required to develop and submit to SCAQMD a flare minimization plan, and to pay mitigation fees for any emissions in excess of the targets. The plan would represent the refinery's strategy for achieving the stated performance targets, and would also incorporate changes to refinery policy and procedures or improvements to existing equipment.
In order to track the emissions from each facility, SCAQMD requires refineries and related sources to submit quarterly emissions reports within 30 days of the end of each calendar quarter for each flare subject to the requirements of SCAQMD Rule 1118.
To view a flare minimization plan or quarterly emission report, select from one of the facilities below:
Facilities Operating Flares Subject to Rule 1118