PLACER COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 215 - TRANSFER OF GASOLINE INTO TANK TRUCKS, TRAILERS AND RAILROAD TANK CARS AT LOADING FACILITIES
(Adopted 6-19-79; Amended 9-25-90, 11-03-94, 6-19-97)

100 GENERAL
 

101 PURPOSE: To limit the emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) during gasoline transfer operations at bulk plants and bulk terminals.
 

102 APPLICABILITY:

 

200 DEFINITIONS
 

201 BULK PLANT: A gasoline distribution facility which receives gasoline exclusively by tank truck from a refinery or bulk terminal and has a throughput less than or equal to 20,000 gallons per day or 5,000,000 gallons per year.
 

202 BULK TERMINAL: A gasoline distribution facility which receives gasoline from a refinery by pipeline, ship, or barge and has a throughput greater than 20,000 gallons per day or 5,000,000 gallons per year.
 

203 CAPACITY: The maximum volumetric quantity of liquid that may be stored in a tank.
 

204 EXEMPT COMPOUNDS: Exempt compounds are as defined in Rule 102, Definitions.
 

205 GASOLINE: Any organic liquid (including petroleum distillates and methanol) having a Reid Vapor Pressure of 4.0 pounds or greater and used as a motor vehicle fuel, or any fuel which is commonly or commercially known or sold as gasoline.
 

206 GASOLINE VAPORS: The displaced vapors including any entrained liquid gasoline.
 

207 LEAK FREE: Any liquid leak of less than three drops per minute excluding losses which occur upon disconnecting transfer fittings, provided such disconnect losses do not exceed 10 milliliters (0.34 fluid ounces) per disconnect, averaged over three contiguous disconnects.
 

208 ORGANIC LIQUID: Any volatile organic compound which contains hydrogen and which would exist as a liquid at actual conditions of use or storage.
 

209 REID VAPOR PRESSURE: The absolute vapor pressure of volatile crude oil and volatile non-viscous petroleum liquids, except liquified petroleum gases, and determined by ASTM-323-58.
 

210 SWITCH LOADING: The transfer of organic liquids with a Reid Vapor Pressure of less than 4.0 lbs into a delivery vessel where the previous load was gasoline.
 

211 VAPOR TIGHT: A condition when the concentration of total hydrocarbons does not exceed 10,000 ppm (expressed as methane) above background, as determined by EPA Reference Method 21. Background shall be defined as the ambient concentration of organic compounds determined at least three (3) meters upwind of the potential source and not influenced by any specific emissions source.
 

212 VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS: Compounds which contain at least one atom of carbon, except for the Exempt Compounds.
 

300 STANDARDS
 

301 TRANSFER PROVISIONS:

 

302 OTHER OPERATING REQUIREMENTS:

 

400 ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS
 

401 COMPLIANCE SCHEDULE:

 

500 MONITORING AND RECORDS
 

501 RECORDKEEPING:

 

502 TEST METHODS: Reference test methods for compliance testing shall be the following, as applicable: