Oil Refineries Ltd., Haifa Bay. Photo: Ilan Malester

Draft Emissions Discharge Permit for Oil Refineries Ltd. Published for Public Comments
Oil Refineries Ltd., Haifa Bay 
Photo: Ilan Malester 
The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MoEP) has published a draft discharge permit for Oil Refineries Ltd. (ORL), in accordance with the Clean Air Law. The 2008 legislation obligates factories with high emissions potential to get air emissions permits from the MoEP.

​Emissions permits define permissible  emission values, how those emissions must be monitored, and technologies to be implemented in order to reduce emissions. ORL’s new permit includes a requirement to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions, by setting more stringent emission values in most emissions sources in the company’s factory. These stricter conditions will take effect two years from when the permit becomes valid. It also includes requirements to reduce volatile organic compounds emissions from its road tankers terminal, storage tanks, and wastewater treatment system.

Read ORL’s draft emissions discharge permit (HEBREW Only).

Send public comments about the draft permit to: avirtzibur@sviva.gov.il until July 31, 2016.

The MoEP will hold a public hearing about the draft permit after it receives the public comments. The date and time of the meeting will be announced in the near future. It will publish a final version of the permit following that meeting.