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Oklahoma SIP: OAC 252:100-39-1 to 252:100-39-4: Emission of Organic Materials in Nonattainment Areas General Provisions

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

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


As adopted in the Oklahoma Register June 1, 1999 (16 Ok Reg 1774) effective June 11, 1999.
Approved by EPA December 29, 2008 (73 FR 79400) effective February 27, 2009 (OKd06).

252:100-39-1.  Purpose, OKd06
252:100-39-2.  Definitions, OKd06
252:100-39-3.  General applicability, OKd06
252:100-39-4.  Exemptions, OKd06

252:100-39-1.  Purpose

     The purpose of this Subchapter is to reduce the formation of ozone by controlling the emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).  This Subchapter contains requirements for the control of emissions of VOCs from stationary sources located in areas that are nonattainment or were formerly nonattainment for ozone.

252:100-39-2.  Definitions

     The following words and terms, when used in this Subchapter, shall have the following meaning, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

     "Petroleum refinery" means any facility engaged in producing gasoline, aromatics, kerosene, distillate fuel oils, residual fuel oils, lubricants, asphalt, or other products through distillation of crude oil or other hydrocarbons or through redistillation, cracking, rearrangement or reforming or unfinished petroleum derivatives.
     "Refinery unit" means a set of components which are a part of a basic process operation, such as distillation, hydrotreating, cracking or reforming of hydrocarbons.

     "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.

     "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.

252:100-39-3.  General applicability

     In addition to any application of the requirements contained in 252:100-37, the additional requirements contained in this Subchapter shall be required of existing and new facilities located in Tulsa and Oklahoma Counties.

252:100-39-4.  Exemptions

     VOCs with vapor pressures less than 1.5 pounds per square inch absolute (psia) under actual storage conditions are exempt from 252:100-39-16 through 252:100-39-18, 252:100-39-30, 252:100-39-41, and 252:100-48.