SANTA BARBARA COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 327 - ORGANIC LIQUID CARGO TANK VESSEL LOADING
(Adopted 8/14/1978, readopted 10/23/1978, revised 1/16/1985 and 12/16/1985)

A. Definitions

B. Applicability

The provisions of this Rule shall apply to the loading of organic liquid cargo into a tank vessel from any marine terminal.

C. Emissions From Loading Organic Liquid Cargo

D. Record Keeping

E. Compliance Schedule

  1. The owner or operator of a marine terminal or a tank vessel that was equipped prior to January 1, 1986 with emission control equipment that enables a tank vessel to be loaded in compliance with Section (C)(1) of this Rule shall operate that terminal or vessel in compliance with this Rule on January 1, 1986, and thereafter.
  2. The owner or operator of a marine terminal or tank vessel who chooses to comply with the emission reduction requirement of Section (C)(1) by employing emission control practices shall by July 1, 1986, be in final compliance with the provisions of this Rule.
  3. The owner or operator of a marine terminal or tank vessel who is not subject to Section E.1., and who chooses to comply with the emission reduction requirement of Section (C)(1) by employing emission control equipment shall, by July 1, 1987, be in final compliance with the provisions of this Rule; provided that the owner or operator of a marine terminal or tank vessel equipped with a vapor recovery system which has been approved by the Air Pollution Control Officer prior to January 1, 1986, shall be exempted until March 31, 1988 from compliance with the emission reduction requirement of Section (C)(1), but shall continue to be subject to the requirement of 90 percent reduction by weight of uncontrolled organic vapor emissions, or no more than 0.150 pounds organic vapor emissions per 1,000 gallons loaded. On March 31, 1988 the above described exemption shall expire.
  4. Except for the provisions of Subsection E.3. of this Rule, no organic liquid cargo shall be loaded into any tank vessel or through any marine terminal after July 1, 1987 without the use of emissions control practices or emissions control equipment that enables the terminal or tank vessel to comply with the provision of Section (C)(1) of this Rule.

F. Safety/Emergency

  1. Nothing in this rule shall be construed to require any act or omission that would be in violation of any regulation or other requirement of the United States Coast Guard, or to prevent any act or omission that is necessary to secure the safety of a vessel. However, if the owner or operator of a vessel does not comply with a requirement of this Rule, because to do so would result in violation of a regulation or other requirement of the United States Coast Guard or would impair the safety of the vessel, then the procedures mandated in Rule 505 and 506 shall be followed. If the Air Pollution Control Officer, after consultation with representatives of the United States Coast Guard, determines that the incident of non-compliance with the Rule was necessary for safety reasons, the owner or operator of such vessel shall not be deemed to be in violation of this Rule.
  2. In evaluating a proposed control plan to provide emissions control practices or emissions control equipment required by this Rule, the Air Pollution Control Officer will make a determination of whether implementation of the plan will result in the emission reduction required by Section (C)(1) of this Rule. In evaluating the proposed control plan, the Air Pollution Control Officer will not make any determination of whether the emission control practices or emission control equipment specified in the plan conform with any regulation or other requirement of the U. S. Coast Guard or any other government organization except the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District. It shall be the responsibility of the applicant, for a control plan, to secure necessary approvals from the U. S. Coast Guard and other government organizations and to comply with the regulations and other requirements of those organizations.

G. Severability

If any provision of this Rule is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such finding shall have no effect on the validity of other provisions of the Rule which can be given effect without the invalid provision, and to this end the provisions of this Rule are severable, and it is the intent of the District Board that such severable provisions shall remain in full force and effect.