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Louisiana SIP: LAC 33:III Ch. 21 Section 2135 - Control of Emissions from Bulk Gasoline Terminal

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 2135.  Bulk Gasoline Terminals.
As approved by EPA July 5, 2011 (76 FR 38977) effective August 4, 2011 (LAd34) LA021. 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).

AQ149 §2135.A; LAd34; LA021.05; AQ149; LR 24:0025 (1/20/1998)
   A. Areas Affected. All facilities in Ascension, Beauregard, 
Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu, East Baton Rouge, Grant, 
Iberville, Livingston, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lafourche, 
Orleans, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, 
St. John the Baptist, St. Mary, and West Baton Rouge parishes 
shall be in compliance with this Section.

   B.  Control Requirements

       1.  No person may load gasoline into any tank trucks or trailers from any bulk gasoline terminal unless:

           a.  the bulk gasoline terminal is equipped with a vapor control system, capable of complying with LAC 33:III.2135.B.2 of this Section, which is installed and in operation and consisting of one of the following:

              i.  an adsorber or condensation system which processes and recovers at least ninety percent by weight of all vapors and gases from the equipment being controlled:

                       (influent - effluent)100 percent
  percent efficient =  --------------------------

              ii.  a vapor collection system which directs all vapors to a fuel gas system;

              iii.  a control system with an efficiency equivalent to or greater than the above, and approved by the administrative authority.

           b.  all displaced vapors and gases are vented only to the vapor control system;

           c.  a means is provided to prevent liquid drainage from the loading device when it is not in use or to accomplish complete drainage before the loading device is disconnected;

           d.  all loading and vapor lines are equipped with fittings without vapor leaks and which close automatically when disconnected.

       2.  No person may allow mass emissions of volatile organic compounds from control equipment to exceed 80 milligrams per liter (4.7 grains per gallon or 0.67 pounds per 1,000 gallons) gasoline loaded.

       3.  No person may allow gasoline to be discarded in sewers or stored in open containers or handled in any manner that would result in evaporation.

       4.  No person may allow the pressure in the vapor collection system to exceed the tank truck or trailer pressure relief settings.

       5.  A facility subject to LAC 33:III.2135 shall service only those delivery trucks/transport vessels complying with LAC 33:III.2137.

   C.  Exemptions

       1.  Gasoline distribution facilities which have a gasoline throughput less than 20,000 gallons (75,708 liters) per day averaged over any consecutive 30-day period shall meet the provisions of LAC 33:III.2133. Once a facility's throughput exceeds this rate, it shall become subject to and shall comply with LAC 33:III.2135 and shall remain so regardless of any fluctuations in throughput.

       2.  All loading and unloading facilities for crude oil and condensate, for ships and barges and for facilities loading and unloading only liquified petroleum gas are exempt from LAC 33:III.2135.

       3.  Gasoline bulk terminals which are located in an attainment area and do not service facilities controlled by LAC 33:III.2131 and LAC 33:III.2133 are exempt from the control requirements of LAC 33:III.2135.B.  Bulk terminals servicing exempted and controlled facilities are required to collect vapors from controlled facilities.

   D.  Compliance.  Compliance with this Section shall be determined by applying the following test methods, as appropriate:

AQ145   §2135.D.1 to D.4;LAd34;LA021.02;AQ145;LR22:1212p13(12/20/1996)
      1. Test Methods 1-4 (40 CFR part 60, appendix A, as incorporated 
by reference at LAC 33:III.3003) for determining flow rates, as necessary;
      2. Test Method 18 (40 CFR part 60, appendix A, as incorporated 
by reference at LAC 33:III.3003) for measuring gaseous organic compound 
emissions by gas chromatographic analysis;
      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;
      4. Test Method 25 (40 CFR part 60, appendix A, as incorporated by reference 
at LAC III.3003) for determining total gaseous nonmethane organic emissions as carbon;

       5.  EPA leak tests for monitoring during loading, Appendix B, Control of Volatile Organic Compound Leaks from Gasoline Tank Trucks and Vapor Collection Systems (EPA 450/2- 78-051);

       6.  Additional performance test procedures, or equivalent test methods, approved by the administrative authority*; and

       7.  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 terminal 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.

   E.  Recordkeeping.  The owner/operator of any gasoline bulk terminal shall maintain records to verify compliance with or exemption from this Section.  The records will be maintained for at least two 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 records;

       3.  testing, sampling and analysis data to document compliance with LAC 33:III.2135.B and D; and

       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;

       5.  for vapor disposal systems, the following information shall be recorded:

           a.  daily measurements of the exhaust gas temperature immediately downstream of a direct-flame incinerator;

           b.  daily measurements of the inlet and outlet temperature of a chiller or catalytic incinerator; and

           c.  breakthrough of VOCs in a carbon adsorption unit.