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|February 17, 2018|
'Fenceline' monitoring coming to Southland refineries
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Oil refineries in the Los Angeles area will soon be required to more closely monitor their own emissions. Fifteen key pollutants will fall under real-time, ‘fenceline’ monitoring.
The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) adopted a landmark requirement for the region’s eight major oil refining facilities on Friday with implementation by 2020.
The Refineries will make their ‘fenceline’ monitoring data available to the public via a website or other electronic means, and implement a public outreach program explaining the readings.
The eight refineries will share the estimated one-time cost of $7.5 million for installation of community monitors. Next year, SCAQMD staff will propose that refineries pay approximately $3.5 million annually for operation of the community monitoring systems.
Story Date: December 8, 2017