NORTHERN SIERRA AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

RULE 216 - DELIVERY VESSELS EQUIPPED WITH VAPOR RECOVERY
Adopted: September 11, 1991

  1. Vapor Tight Requirement: No person shall store gasoline in or otherwise use or operate any gasoline delivery vessel unless such vessel is designed and maintained to be vapor tight. A person shall not allow loading or unloading of gasoline, or other use or operation of any vapor recovery equipped transporting vessel unless the vessel has a valid certification of vapor integrity as defined by the applicable Air Resources Board Certification and Test Procedures, pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 41962 (g) and the California Code of Regulations Title 17, Section 94004. Hatch openings of no more than three minutes in duration are permitted for visual inspection provided that pumping has been stopped for at least 3 minutes prior to opening, and the hatch is closed before pumping is resumed.
  2. Loading Requirements: No owner or operator of any vapor recovery equipped gasoline delivery vessel shall load, permit the loading or provide equipment for the loading of gasoline into such a vessel unless an ARB-certified vapor recovery system or its equivalent, approved by the Air Pollution Control Officer, is used during the transfer.
  3. Unloading Requirements: The owner or operator of any vapor recovery equipped gasoline delivery vessel shall, when unloading gasoline to any Phase I equipped storage tank, use a Phase I vapor recovery system or its equivalent approved by the Air Pollution Control Officer. Vapor recovery equipped gasoline delivery vessels shall not be prevented from unloading gasoline to storage tanks which are not equipped with a Phase I vapor recovery system.