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The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) is requesting comments through October 19, 2020, on the updated draft Regulation 13: Climate Pollutants, Rule 5: Petroleum Refinery Hydrogen Plants (Rule 13-5) and corresponding Preliminary Staff Report. The updates are based on comments provided at the public workshop held on January 27, 2020, written comments, and comments from the following meetings between BAAQMD and hydrogen plant operators. The updates include renaming of Rule 13-5 to Petroleum Refinery Hydrogen Plants and revisions in response to concerns raised during the public workshop. The revised version of the draft Rule 13-5 and the associated Preliminary Staff Report are available online for review.

Interested parties can read the updated draft Rule 13-5 and Preliminary Staff Report on BAAQMD's website and submit comments to William T. Saltz at 415.749.4698 or via email by Monday, October 19, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. For questions specific to your facility, please contact Divya Agarwal at or 510.285.6351.