Refinery Sector Rule Series


The Refinery Sector Rule was signed September 2015, was effective on January 30 or February 1, 2016 depending on the rule section, is being litigated and amendments have been proposed. For existing plants, the compliance date is February 1, 2019.

Are you ready?

Below is a summary of the RSR and following this post will be a series of prime examples of the solutions Vector Controls & Automation Group can offer to help get you ready for 2019.

The final rule calls for a comprehensive list of process changes and pollution prevention targeted at reductions in visible flare emissions and releases by pressure release devices (PRDs) and requires continuous fence line monitoring for benzene.  The new requirements also mandate new or increased controls for maintenance and releases that were not regulated previously.

The Big Picture

This blog series will address the following “Big Picture” challenges that companies will face:




A Path Forward

We can help you generate a path forward with actionable items and a checklist to make sure you’re meeting the deadlines which range from now until 2019. This checklist could be organized by source category – vents, flares, tanks, etc. – and can be of benefit when reviewing applicable amendment requirements, compliance gaps and deadlines.

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