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Motiva Enterprises (2719), Convent

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #144945
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State Police #12-07588
Accident Date2012-11-28
Report Date 2012-12-06
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00
Follow-up: No

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Sulfur DioxideNIGFCCUNOYESNOBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Start Up, Shut Down

On November 28, 2012, Motiva Convent Refinery reported a potential sulfur dioxide (SO2) release which occurred at the facility due to operational swings during the startup of the FCCU.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

The incident was initially reported as a potential exceedance of the 500-lb Reportable Quantity (RQ) for sulfur dioxide (SO2). However, after further calculation, the total sulfur dioxide emissions from this incident were not above the reportable quantity.