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Oklahoma SIP: OAC 252:100-37-1 to 252:100-37-5: Control of Emission of Organic Materials General Provisions

Regulatory Text: 
Oklahoma Administrative Code.  Title 252.  Department of Environmental Quality 

Chapter 100.  Air Pollution Control (OAC 252:100)


As adopted in Oklahoma Register June 1, 1999 (16 Ok Reg 1767) effective June 11, 1999.
Approved by EPA December 29, 2008 (73 FR 79400) effective February 27, 2009 (OKd06).

252:100-37-1.  Purpose, OKd06
252:100-37-2.  Definitions, OKd06
252:100-37-3.  Applicability and compliance, OKd06
252:100-37-4.  Exemptions, OKd06
252:100-37-5.  Operation and maintenance, OKd06

252:100-37-1.  Purpose

     The purpose of this Subchapter is to reduce the formation of ozone by controlling the emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from stationary sources.

252:100-37-2.  Definitions

     The following words and terms, when used in this Subchapter, shall have the following meaning, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.
     "Acrylic" means a chemical coating containing polymers or co-polymers of acrylic or substitute acrylic acid in combination with resinous modifiers.  The primary mode of cure is solvent evaporation.
     "Alkyd primer" means a chemical coating composed primarily of alkyd applied to a surface to provide a firm bond between the substrate and any additional coating.
     "Custom product finish" means a proprietary chemical coating designed for a specific customer and use.
     "Drilling or production facility" means all drilling and servicing equipment, wells, flow lines, separators, equipment, gathering lines, and auxiliary non-transportation-related equipment used in the production of petroleum but does not include natural gasoline plants.
     "Effluent water separator" means any container in which any VOC floating on, entrained in, or contained in water entering the container is physically separated and removed from the water prior to discharge of the water from the container.
     "Epoxy" means a chemical coating containing epoxy groups and suitable chemical cross-linking agents.  The primary mode of cure involves a chemical reaction between the epoxy and the cross-linking agent.
     "Lease custody transfer" means the transfer of produced crude oil and/or condensate, after processing and/or treating in the producing operations, from storage vessels or automatic transfer facilities to pipelines or any other form of transportation.
     "Maintenance finish" means a chemical coating that protects a given substrate from adverse chemical or physical conditions.
     "Nitrocellulose lacquer (NC lacquer)" means a chemical coating containing nitrocellulose and suitable resinous modifiers.  The primary mode of cure is solvent evaporation.
     "Submerged fill pipe" means any fill pipe or discharge nozzle that meets any one of the following conditions.
          (A)  The bottom of the discharge pipe or nozzle is below the surface of the liquid in the receiving vessel for at least 95 percent of the volume filled.
          (B)  The bottom of the discharge pipe or nozzle is less than 6 inches from the bottom of the receiving vessel.
          (C)  The bottom of the discharge pipe or nozzle is less than 2 pipe or nozzle diameters from the bottom of the receiving vessel.
     "Vinyl" means a chemical coating containing plasticized or unplasticized polymers and co-polymers of vinyl acetate, vinyl chloride, polyvinyl alcohols or their condensation products.  The primary mode of cure is solvent evaporation.
     "Volatile organic compound (VOC)" means any compound of carbon, excluding carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, carbonic acid, metallic carbides or carbonates, and ammonium carbonate, which participates in atmospheric photochemical reactions.  Any organic compound listed in 40 CFR 51.100(s)(1) will be presumed to have negligible photochemical reactivity and will not be considered to be a VOC.

252:100-37-3.  Applicability and compliance

     (a)  New sources.  This Subchapter shall apply to all new installations of any equipment or processes described in this Subchapter after the effective date of December 28, 1974.

     (b)  Existing sources.  Sections 15, 16, 35, 36, 37, and 38 of this Subchapter shall apply to all existing installations of any equipment or processes in use and described in this Subchapter that are located in Tulsa County or Oklahoma County after the effective date of June 9, 1981.  The retrofit requirements for crude petroleum storage vessels apply only to vessels of greater than 420,000 gal (1,590 m3) capacity.

     (c)  Permit-by-rule facilities.  This Subchapter does not apply to facilities registered under the VOC storage and loading facility permit-by-rule except as provided in Part 9.

252:100-37-4.  Exemptions

     (a)  VOCs with vapor pressures less than 1.5 pounds per square inch absolute (psia) under actual storage conditions are exempt from 252:100-37-15, 252:100-37-16 and 252:100-37-35 through 252:100-37-38.

     (b)  Petroleum or condensate stored, processed, treated, loaded, and/or transferred at a drilling or production facility prior to lease custody transfer is exempt from this Subchapter.   Methanol stored at a drilling or production facility for use on site is also exempt from this Subchapter.

     (c)  The storage, loading, processing, manufacturing or burning of VOCs on a farm or ranch, when such VOCs are used for agricultural purposes on said farm or ranch, is exempted from all provisions of 252:100-37-15, 252:100-37-16, 252:100-37-35 through 252:100-37-38, 252:100-39-41, and 252:100-39-42.

252:100-37-5.  Operation and maintenance

     Any vapor-loss control devices, packing glands and mechanical seals required by this Subchapter shall be properly installed, maintained, and operated.