Exploring the Basics of BWON – Part One

The Benzene Waste Operations NESHAP (National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants), or more commonly known as BWON, rule was promulgated under 40 CFR Part 61,
Subpart FF, of the Clean Air Act in 1993 to control benzene emissions from facility waste.

The rule applies to Petroleum refineries, Chemical plants, Coke by-product recovery facilities and TSDFs (treatment, storage and disposal facilities) that handle Wastes from refineries, chemical plants and coke by-production recovery facilities. This complicated rule is unique in that it combines
waste and wastewater quality management in an air rule designed to control benzene emissions.

To read the full article by Tim Goedeker, Senior Principal Environmental Consultant of Phillips66, please contact the Editor, Stephanie Matas, at s.matas@kci-world.com.

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