AMAAPCD RULE 213 STORAGE OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTS
LAST REVISED 11/11/11


Rule 213  Storage of Petroleum Products.

     A.   1.   Except as provided in subdivision (2), no person
               shall install or maintain any stationary gasoline
               tank with a capacity of 250 gallons or more which
               is not equipped for loading through a permanent
               submerged fill pipe, unless such tank is a
               pressure tank, or is equipped with a vapor
               recovery system, or with a floating roof, or
               unless such tank is equipped with other apparatus
               of equal efficiency which has been approved by the
               Air Pollution Control Officer.

          2.   Subdivision (1) shall not apply to any stationary
               tanks installed prior to December 31, 1970.

          3.   Subdivision (1) shall not apply to any stationary
               tank which is used primarily for the fuelling of
               implements of husbandry, as such vehicles are
               defined in Division 16 (commencing with Section
               36000) of the Vehicle Code.

          4.   For the purpose of this Rule, "gasoline" means any
               petroleum distillate having a Reid vapor pressure
               of four pounds or greater.

          5.   For the purpose of this Rule, "submerged fill pipe
               means any fill pipe which has its discharge
               opening entirely submerged when the liquid level
               is six inches above the bottom of the tank. 
               "Submerged fill pipe," when applied to a tank
               which is loaded from the side, means any fill pipe
               which has its discharge opening entirely submerged
               when the liquid level is 18 inches above the
               bottom of the tank.

          6.   A "pressure tank" is a tank which maintains a
               working pressure sufficient at all times to
               prevent hydrocarbon vapor or gas loss to the
               atmosphere.

          7.   A "vapor recovery system" consists of a vapor
               gathering system capable of collecting the
               hydrocarbon vapors and gases so as to prevent
               their emission to the atmosphere, with all tank
               gauging and sampling devices gas-tight except when
               gauging or sampling is taking place.

          8.   A "floating roof" consists of a pontoon-type or
               double-deck-type roof, resting on the surface of
               the liquid contents and equipped with a closure
               seal, or seals, to close the space between the
               roof edge and tank wall.  This control equipment
               shall not be used if the gasoline or petroleum
               distillate has a vapor pressure of 11.0 pounds per
               square inch absolute or greater under actual
               storage conditions.  All tank gauging and sampling
               devices shall be gas-tight except when gauging or
               sampling is taking place.

     B.   A person shall not place, store or hold in any
          stationary tank, reservoir or other container of more
          than 40,000 gallons capacity, any gasoline or any
          petroleum distillate having a vapor pressure of 1.5
          pounds per square inch absolute or greater under actual
          storage conditions, unless such tank, reservoir or
          other container is a pressure tank, or equipped with a
          vapor recovery system, or a floating roof as described
          in subsection (A) of this Rule, or other equipment of
          equal efficiency, provided such equipment is approved
          by the Air Pollution Control Officer.