KERN COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT
RULE 413 - ORGANIC LIQUID LOADING
(Adopted 4/18/72, Amended 8/27/84, 8/22/89, 5/6/91, 4/6/95, 3/7/96)
This Rule shall apply to organic liquid loading facilities as defined in this Rule loading 4,000 gallons, or more in any one day. This Rule shall not apply to gasoline bulk plants subject to requirements of Rule 412.
A. Class I Organic Liquid Loading Facility: any facility loading 20,000 gallons, or more on any one day
of organic liquids with a true vapor pressure of 1.5 psia, or greater into tank trucks, trailers, or railroad tank
B. Class II Organic Liquid Loading Facility: any facility loading 4,000 gallons, or more but less than 20,000 gallons on any one day of organic liquids with a true vapor pressure of 1.5 psia, or greater into tank trucks, trailers, or railroad tank cars.
C. Excess Organic Liquid Drainage: more than ten milliliters liquid drainage. Such liquid drainage for disconnect operations shall be determined by computing average drainage from three consecutive disconnects at any one permit unit.
D. Leak: dripping of liquid organic compounds at a rate of more than three drops per minute; or detection of organic compounds in excess of 10,000 ppm as methane when measured with a portable hydrocarbon detection instrument calibrated with methane and conducted in accordance with U.S. EPA Method 21.
E. Organic Liquid: any liquid containing VOC's and having a true vapor pressure (TVP) greater than 1.5 psia at actual loading conditions.
F. Organic Liquid Loading Facility: any aggregate, or combination of organic liquid loading and vapor control equipment, from the connection at the inlet of the organic liquid pump to, and including, the hose end connector at the portable delivery tanks and the discharge of the vapor control device(s).
G. Portable Hydrocarbon Detection Instrument: hydrocarbon analyzer using flame ionization detection or thermal conductivity and satisfying U.S. EPA Method 21, 40 CFR, Part 60. Output of any such instrument shall be equivalent to calibration on methane and a sampling rate of one liter per minute.
H. Volatile Organic Compound (VOC): any compound containing at least one atom of carbon except for compounds exempted by Rule 102, Subsection L.
A. Requirements of Subsection IV. of this Rule shall not apply to organic liquid loading facilities used exclusively
for loading of less than 4,000 gallons of organic liquids in any one day.
B. Requirements of this Rule shall not apply to loading facilities subject to requirements of Rule 412 - Gasoline Transfer into Stationary Storage Containers, Gasoline Delivery Vessels, and Gasoline Bulk Plants.
C. Requirements of this Rule shall not apply to loading of organic liquids with true vapors pressure less than 1.5 psia at actual loading temperature.
A. Emission Limits
VOC Emission Limit
|Class I||0.08 pounds per 1,000 gallons loaded|
|Class II||95% combined collection/control efficiency|
V. Administrative Requirements
A. Record Keeping
B. Test Methods
MAXIMUM STORAGE TEMPERATURES FOR ORGANIC LIQUIDS
FOR PURPOSES OF SUBSECTION IV.B.3.
Initial Boiling Point F
Vapor Pressure Limit
Maximum Storage Temp (F)
0.5 (psia) 1.5 (psia)