SAN DIEGO COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 260.116b - MONITORING OF OPERATIONS

(a)    The owner or operator shall keep copies of all records required by this rule, except for the record required by Section (b) of this rule, for at least 2 years. The record required by Section (b) of this rule will be kept for the life of the source.

(b) The owner or operator of each storage vessel as specified in Rule 260.110b(a) shall keep readily accessible records showing the dimension of the storage vessel and an analysis showing the capacity of the storage vessel. Each storage vessel with a design capacity less than 75 m3 (19,813 gal) is subject to no provision of this subpart other than those required by this section.

(c) Except as provided in Sections (f) and (g) of this rule, the owner or operator of each storage vessel either with a design capacity greater than or equal to 151 m3 (39,890 gal) storing a liquid with a maximum true vapor pressure greater than or equal to 3.5 kPa (0.5 psia) or with a design capacity greater than or equal to 75 m3 (19,810 gal) but less than 151 m3 (39,890 gal) storing a liquid with a maximum true vapor pressure greater than or equal to 15.0 kPa (2.2 psia) shall maintain a record of the VOL stored, the period of storage, and the maximum true vapor pressure of that VOL during the respective storage period.

(d) Except as provided in Section (g) of this rule, the owner or operator of each storage vessel either with a design capacity greater than or equal to 151 m3 (39,890 gal) storing a liquid with a maximum true vapor pressure that is normally less than 5.2 kPa (0.75 psia) or with a design capacity greater than or equal to 75 m3 (19,810 gal) but less than 151 m3 (39,890 gal) storing a liquid with a maximum true vapor pressure that is normally less than 27.6 kPa (4.0 psia) shall notify the Control Officer within 30 days when the maximum true vapor pressure of the liquid exceeds the respective maximum true vapor pressure values for each volume range.

(e) Available data on the storage temperature may be used to determine the maximum true vapor pressure as determined below.
 

  1. For vessels operated above or below ambient temperatures, the maximum true vapor pressure is calculated based upon the highest expected calendar-month average of the storage temperature. For vessels operated at ambient temperatures, the maximum true vapor pressure is calculated based upon the maximum local monthly average ambient temperature as reported by the National Weather Service.
  2. For crude oil or refined petroleum products the vapor pressure may be obtained by the following:

 

 

  1. For other liquids, the vapor pressure:

    (i) May be obtained from standard reference texts, or

    (ii) Determined by ASTM Method D2879-83 (incorporated by reference - see §60.17); or

    (iii) Measured by an appropriate method approved by the Administrator; or

    (iv) Calculated by an appropriate method approved by the Administrator.

(f) The owner or operator of each vessel storing a waste mixture of indeterminate or variable composition shall be subject to the following requirements.
 

  1.  Prior to the initial filling of the vessel, the highest maximum true vapor pressure for the range of anticipated liquid compositions to be stored will be determined using the methods described in Section (e) of this rule.
  2. For vessels in which the vapor pressure of the anticipated liquid composition is above the cutoff for monitoring but below the cutoff for controls as defined in Rule 260.112b(a), an initial physical test of the vapor pressure is required; and a physical test at least once every 6 months thereafter is required as determined by the following methods:

 

(g) The owner or operator of each vessel equipped with a closed vent system and control device meeting the specifications of Rule 260.112b is exempt from the requirements of Sections (c) and (d) of this rule.
 
 



NOTE:   DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY      (40 CFR Part 60)

(a) In delegating implementation and enforcement authority to a State under Section 111(c) of the Act, the authorities contained in paragraph (b) of this Section shall be retained by the Administrator and not transferred to a State.

(b) Authorities which will not be delegated to States: Sections 60.111b(f)(4), 60.113b(c)(1), 60.114b, 60.116b(e)(3)(iii), 60.116b(e)(3)(iv), and 60.116b(f)(2)(iii).