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Louisiana SIP: LAC 33:III Ch. 21 Section 2133 - Control of Emissions from Gasoline Bulk Plants

Regulatory Text: 
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 2133. Gasoline Bulk Plants
Adopted in the Louisiana Register June 20, 1995 (LR 21:0552 to 0553, AQ111) and revision 
to paragraph D.2 adopted in Louisiana Register December 20, 1996 (LR 22:1212p12, AQ145)
Approved by EPA July 5, 2011 (76 FR 38977) effective August 4, 2011 (LAd34) LA021. docket EPA-R06-OAR-2007-0924

AQ111   §2133.A to A.2.b;LAd34;LA021.03;AQ111;LR21:0552(6/20/1995)
   A. Applicability
      1. This Section applies to all unloading, loading, and 
storage operations at bulk gasoline plants and to any gasoline 
tank truck delivering or receiving gasoline at a bulk gasoline 
      2. The following are subject only to the requirements of 
Subsections C.3.g-i, E, and E.l of this Section and are exempt 
from the requirements of LAC 33:III.2131:
         a. any stationary storage tank of 550 gallons (2,082 
liters) capacity or less, notwithstanding LAC 33:III.2107; and
         b. any bulk gasoline plant with an average daily 
throughput of gasoline of less than 4,000 gallons (15,000 
liters) on a 30-day rolling average, provided that records are 
maintained according to the requirements in Subsection E.l of 
this Section. Any facility that becomes or is currently subject 
to all of the provisions of this Section by exceeding this 
applicability threshold will remain subject to these provisions 
even if its throughput later falls below the applicability 
threshold. Any facility that is currently subject to a state or 
federal rule promulgated pursuant to the Clean Air Act 
Amendments of 1977 by exceeding an applicability threshold 
is and will remain subject to these provisions, even if its 
throughput or emissions have fallen or later fall below the 
applicability threshold.

AQ111   §2133.B;LAd34;LA021.03;AQ111;LR21:0552(6/20/1995)
   B. Definitions. As used in this Section, all terms not 
defined herein shall have the meaning given to them in the Act 
or in LAC 33:III.lll.

AQ111   §2133.C to C.4;LAd34;LA021.03;AQ111;LR21:0552-0553(6/20/1995)
   C. Standards
      1. Each bulk gasoline plant subject to this Section shall 
be equipped with a vapor balance system between the gasoline 
storage tank and the incoming gasoline tank truck designed to 
capture and transfer vapors displaced during filling of the 
gasoline storage tank. These lines shall be equipped with 
fittings that are vapor-tight and that automatically and 
immediately close upon disconnection.
      2. Each bulk gasoline plant subject to this Section shall 
be equipped with a vapor balance system between the gasoline 
storage tank and the outgoing gasoline tank truck designed to 
capture and transfer vapors displaced during the loading of the 
gasoline tank truck. The vapor balance system shall be 
designed to prevent any vapors collected at one loading rack 
from passing to another loading rack.
      3. Each owner or operator of a bulk gasoline plant 
subject to this Section shall act to ensure that the procedures 
in Subsection C.3.a-i of this Section are followed during all 
loading, unloading, and storage operations:
         a. the vapor balance system r~uired by Subsection C.1
and 2 of this Section shall be connected betv<een the tank truck 
and storage tank during all gasoline transfer operations;
         b. all storage tank openings, including inspection 
hatches and gauging and sampling devices, shall be vapor-tight 
when not in use;
         c. the gasoline tank truck compartment hatch covers 
shall not be opened during product transfer;
         d. all vapor balance systems shall be designed and 
operated at all times to prevent gauge pressure in the gasoline 
tank truck from exceeding 18 inches (450 millimeters) of 
water and vacuum from exceeding 5.9 inches (150 
millimeters) of water during product transfers;
         e. no pressure vacuum relief valve in the bulk gasoline 
plant vapor balance system shall begin to open at a system 
pressure of less than-18 inches (450 millimeters) of water or 
at a vacuum of less than 5.9 inches (150 millimeters) of water;
         f. all product transfers involving gasoline tank trucks 
at bulk gasoline plants subject to this Section shall be limited 
to vapor-tight gasoline tank trucks;
         g. filling of storage tanks shall be restricted to 
submerged fill;
         h. loading of outgoing gasoline tank trucks shall be 
limited to submerged fill; and
         i. owners or operators of bulk gasoline plants or 
owners or operators of tank trucks shall observe all parts of 
the transfer and shall discontinue transfer if any liquid leaks 
are observed or vapor leaks are observed from lines, hoses, or 
      4. Each calendar month, the vapor balance systems 
described in Subsection C.1 and 2 of this Section and each 
loading rack that loads gasoline tank trucks shall be inspected 
for liquid or vapor leaks during product transfer 
operations. For purposes of this Section, detection methods 
incorporating sight, sound, or smell are acceptable. Each leak 
that is detected shall be repaired within 15 calendar days after 
it is detected.

AQ111   §2133.D;LAd34;LA021.03;AQ111;LR21:0553(6/20/1995)
   D. Compliance. Compliance with this Section shall be 
determined by applying the following test methods, as appropriate:

AQ111   §2133.D.1;LAd34;LA021.03;AQ111;LR21:0553(6/20/1995)
      1. Leak tests for monitoring during loading, EPA, 
Appendix B, Control of Volatile Organic Compound Leaks 
from Gasoline Tank Trucks and Vapor Collection Systems 
(EPA 450/2-78-51); 

AQ145   §2133.D.2;LAd34;LA021.02;AQ145;LR22:1212p12(12/20/1996)
      2. 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;

AQ111   §2133.D.3;LAd34;LA021.03;AQ111;LR21:0553(6/20/1995)
      3. Monitoring Requirements. 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 bulk plant or 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.

AQ111   §2133.E to E.5;LAd34;LA021.03;AQ111;LR21:0553(6/20/1995)
   E. Recordkeeping. The owner/operator of any gasoline 
bulk plant shall maintain records to verify compliance with or 
exemption from this Section. The records will be maintained 
for at least five years and will include, but not be limited to, 
the following:
      1. purchase and sales receipts including delivery dates, 
quantities, and comments;
      2. equipment operation schedules and maintenance 
      3. data to document compliance with LAC 33:III.2133.D;
      4. visual inspection to address the installation of the 
vapor return line, odor testing for leaks during transfer 
operations and suggested use of check-off sheets; and 
      5. the dates and times the vapor collection facility was 
inspected and whether it passed the requirements specified in 
LAC 33:III.2137.B.l.

FYI: NOT in SIP -- NOT listed in LAd34 amendatory language:
AQ111   §2133.F;LAd34;LA021.03;AQ111;LR21:0553(6/20/1995)   
   F. Reporting. The owner or operator of any facility
containing sources subject to this Section shall comply with the
requirements of LAC 33:III.927 for the reporting of excess