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|Point Source(s)||Notes||Amount of Release|
|Flares 1 and 2||Cause: Related to Hurricane Rita but no information given|
Notes: telephone report have estimated exceedances of Sox Nitrogen Oxide Hydrogen Sulfide and Volatile Organic Compoundss
|Pump 14P-305||Cause: At approximately 7:35 pm smoke was observed coming from the HTU-2 area. Unit operations personnel subsequently discovered a fire on pump 14P-305 originating from the pump's outboard seal.|
Notes: The event was localized in the refinery. Pump was isolated from associated process units so as not to affect unit operations. No reportable quantities were exceeded.
|Flare #3 (19G-301)||Cause: Start up of HGU Unit - the detection and repair of an analyzer regulator and a plugged level-control valve for a knock out dru|
Notes: Stationed an operator to manually observe the levels. Diverted the stream from the flare to the Sulfur Recovery Unit. Steamed the plugged level control to remove any obstruction. Will review and improve Start up preparation and procedures to minimizethe likelihood and quanitity of excess emissions from similar causes in the future. Motiva will also examine and change the level control valve inspection and preventative maintenance procedures as necessary.
|Valve in the H-Oil Unit and associated Flares||Cause: see notes. Vaccum residuum and gas oil release form valve in H-Oil Unit|
Notes: The liquid hydrocarbon released was contained in the unit's concrete slab and did not reach the soil outside of the unit. The flaring related to the incident will continue until the unit has been safely restarted.
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