SANTA BARBARA COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 331 - FUGITIVE EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
(Adopted 6/11/1979, revised 7/11/1989 and 12/10/1991)

A. Applicability

This Rule shall apply to components in liquid or gaseous hydrocarbon service at refineries, chemical plants, oil and gas production fields, oil and gas processing plants, and pipeline transfer stations.

B. Exemptions

C. Definitions

For purposes of this Rule, the following definitions shall apply. Definitions which apply to multiple rules are located in Rule 102 (Definitions):

D. Requirements - General

E. Requirements - Repair

F. Requirements - Inspection

 

TABLE 1. LEAK THRESHOLDS

Component

Maximum number of Allowable 

Leaks Per Inspection Period
 

Components Inspected

  200 or less over 200
Valves 1 0.5% of number inspected
Pump seals 2 1% of number inspected
Compressors seals 1 1
Pressure Relief Devices 1 1
Other Components 1 1
 

G. Recordkeeping and Reporting

H. Test Methods

I. Compliance Schedule