Louisiana SIP: LAC 33:III Ch. 21 Section 2131 - Control of Emissions from Filling of Gasoline Storage Vessels
Louisiana Administrative Code, Title 33 ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY, Part III Air (LAC 33:III)
Chapter 21. Control of Emission of Organic Compounds
Subchapter F. Gasoline Handling
Section 2131. Filling of Gasoline Storage Vessels, SIP effective August 4, 2011 (LAd34) to September 27, 2017.
As approved by EPA July 5, 2011 (76 FR 38977) effective August 4, 2011 (LAd34) LA021.
Regulations.gov docket EPA-R06-OAR-2007-0924
Unless otherwise indicated, paragraphs are as previously approved by EPA 05/05/94 (59 FR 23166) effective 06/06/94 (LAc60) and 07/25/96 (61 FR 38591) effective 08/26/96 (LAc64).
A. Control Requirement. No person shall cause or allow
the transfer of gasoline from any delivery vessel into any
stationary storage container unless such container is equipped
with a submerged fill pipe and unless the displaced vapor
emissions from submerged filling of the container are
processed by a vapor recovery system which reduces such
emissions by at least 90 percent.
B. Approved Vapor Balance System. When a vapor balance system is used to comply with the above vapor recovery system control requirements, the balance system will be assumed to meet the specified control requirements if the following conditions are met:
1. A vapor-tight return line having an internal cross- sectional area at least one-half that of the liquid line is connected before gasoline can be transferred into the storage container. No gasoline leaks exist anywhere in the liquid transfer system. Inspection for visible liquid leaks, visible fumes, or odors resulting from gasoline dispensing operations shall be conducted by the owner or the operator of the gasoline outlet and the owner or the operator of the tank truck. Gasoline loading or unloading through the affected transfer lines shall be discontinued immediately when a leak is observed and shall not be resumed until the observed leak is repaired.
2. The only atmospheric emission during gasoline transfer into the storage container is through the storage container pressure-vacuum valve.
3. The delivery vessel is kept vapor-tight at all times with vapor recovery equipment. The delivery vessel must be in compliance with LAC 33:III.2137. The vapor-laden delivery vessel may only be refilled at bulk gasoline plants complying with LAC 33:III.2133 or bulk gasoline terminals complying with LAC 33:III.2135.
C. Alternate Vapor Balance Systems. Other vapor balance arrangements may be accepted if proof of the emission level required in LAC 33:III.2131.A is provided to the administrative authority. Approval of any alternate vapor balance system shall not be valid unless it is received from the administrative authority in writing.
D. Exemptions. The following are exempt from the requirements of LAC 33:III.2131.A above:
1. Affected facilities in attainment or unclassified areas (all parishes except Bossier, Caddo, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Iberville, Lafayette, St. Mary, Ascension, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Charles, Lafourche, Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard and Grant).
2. Transfers made to storage tanks with a capacity greater than 40,000 gallons (151,400 liters) and equipped with controls as required by LAC 33:III.2103 of these regulations.
3. Any gasoline outlet in the parishes of Ascension,
Calcasieu, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe
Coupee and West Baton Rouge whose throughput is less
than 120,000 gallons (454,200 liters) per year or any
gasoline outlet in the parishes of Beauregard, Bossier,
Caddo, Grant, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lafourche, Orleans, St.
Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, and St.
Mary whose throughput is less than 500,000 gallons
(1,892,700 liters) per year. Once the rolling 30-day average
throughput exceeds 10,000 gallons for a facility in the
parishes of Ascension, Calcasieu, East Baton Rouge,
Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee and West Baton Rouge
or 42,000 gallons for a facility in the parishes of Beauregard,
Bossier, Caddo, Grant, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lafourche,
Orleans, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the
Baptist, and St. Mary that facility becomes an affected
facility and does not revert to an exempted facility when the
throughput drops back below the throughput exemption
4. Tanks with a capacity of 2,000 gallons or less installed before January 1, 1979, and new tanks with a capacity of 250 gallons or less installed after December 31, 1978.
5. Tanks having a capacity of less than 550 gallons used exclusively for the fueling of farm implements and having a submerged fill line.
E. Compliance. Compliance with this Section shall be determined by applying the following test methods, as appropriate:
1. Test Methods 27 (40 CFR part 60, appendix A, as
incorporated by reference at LAC 33:III.3003) for determination of
vapor tightness of gasoline delivery tanks using pressure – vacuum test.
2. Guideline report EPA-450/2-78-051, Appendix B, Gasoline Vapor Leak Detection Procedure By Combustible Gas Detector.
3. Test Method 21 (40 CFR part 60, appendix A, as
incorporated by reference at LAC 33:III.3003) for determination of
volatile organic compound leaks.
F. Recordkeeping. The owner or operator of any operation involved with storing gasoline in any stationary container and required to comply with LAC 33:III.2131 shall maintain records to verify compliance with this Section. The records will be maintained for at least 2 years and will include, but not be limited to, the following:
1. The date of delivery of each shipment of gasoline, the certificate number and date of certification of each delivery vehicle that delivers a shipment:
a. regulation LAC 33:III.2137.A.2 requires a sticker to be displayed on the gasoline tank truck with the identification number of the tank and the date it was tested;
b. the owner or operator of any operation involved with storing gasoline in any stationary container and required to comply with LAC 33:III.2131 shall not accept delivery of gasoline from any gasoline tank truck that does not have a sticker indicating that it has been inspected in the last year;
c. the sticker should be located near the Department of Transportation certification plate.
2. The dates and descriptions of any malfunction, repair, replacement or modification of control systems or control equipment required to be used in the transfer of gasoline from the gasoline tank truck to a stationary storage tank. If the problem is with equipment on the tank truck, information on the owner or operator of the tank truck, the truck identification number, date the problem occurred and driver's name shall be recorded as part of the descriptions of any malfunction, repair, replacement or modification of control systems required above.
3. The owner or operator shall maintain records of any testing requested by the administrative authority to prove compliance with LAC 33:III.2131 or any testing done by the owner or operator on a voluntary basis.
G. Implementation Schedule. Facilities must be in compliance with this Section within six months after becoming an affected facility.