Refinery Air Monitoring
- Incident Air Monitoring
- Refinery Air Monitoring
Real-Time Refinery Fenceline and Community Monitoring Data
Refinery Emergency Air Monitoring Assessment Report: Objective 2 (March 2019)
CARB's Monitoring and Laboratory Division and CAPCOA have completed the second volume of the Refinery Emergency Air Monitoring Assessment Report. The March 2019 report, Objective 2: Evaluation of Air Monitoring Capabilities, Gaps, and Potential Enhancements, is available online.
- CARB/CAPCOA Refinery Air Monitoring Assessment:
- Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment Analysis of Refinery Chemical Emissions and Health Effects
The report provides recommendations aimed to strike a balance between local implementation and state oversight of a program to improve emergency and routine air monitoring at California's major refineries and in surrounding communities. The report recommendations will guide the efforts of a proposed interagency refinery monitoring working group comprised of local air district and CARB staff that will develop guidance tailored for each locality in three areas:
- Air Monitoring
The refinery-focused guidance of this report may serve as a template for similar air monitoring around other types of industrial sources that pose a risk to nearby communities.
Information By Region
The buttons below allow you to access information by region. Information includes: refinery rules, incident reporting, hazardous materials programs, risk management plans, sheltering in-place, fenceline and community air monitoring, network and emergency response plans, refinery websites, etc.
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CARB Response Plans and Reports
Refinery Air Monitoring Assessment Plan Released (July 2013)
CARB and CAPCOA released a plan to assess emergency air monitoring capabilities in communities near petroleum refineries throughout the state.
The 15-month project will be conducted collaboratively with local air monitoring agencies, emergency response agencies, and refineries. It will evaluate and make recommendations on the potential need for additional resources including equipment, services, staffing, and training to support local air emergency response programs.
This plan supports the mission of the Governor’s Interagency Working Group on Refinery Safety to improve public and worker safety through enhanced oversight of refineries, and to strengthen emergency preparedness in anticipation of any future incident. The Working Group consisted of participants from 13 agencies and departments, as well as the Governor’s office.
The plan, entitled Air Monitoring for Accidental Refinery Releases: Assessment of Capabilities and Potential Improvements Project Plan - July 2013 is now available.
Refinery Safety Report Released (February 2014)
The Governor's Interagency Working Group on Refinery Safety released its final report, Improving Public and Worker Safety at Oil Refineries.
California Refinery Emergency Air Monitoring Capabilities Report Released (May 2015)
CARB’s Monitoring and Laboratory Division and CAPCOA have completed the first volume of the Refinery Emergency Air Monitoring Assessment Report. The May 2015 report, “Objective 1: Delineation of Existing Capabilities” is now available online.
The report provides a comprehensive inventory of emergency air monitoring assets and capabilities located in and around California’s fifteen major oil refineries. It serves as the basis for the ongoing assessment and guideline development phases of the project.
To view this report, please select the links below: