SACRAMENTO METROPOLITAN AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

RULE 448 - GASOLINE TRANSFER INTO STATIONARY STORAGE CONTAINERS
(Adopted 2-5-75; Amended 9-15-75, 8-3-77, 9-2-80, 12-17-91, 2-2-95)


INDEX

100 GENERAL

200 DEFINITIONS

300 STANDARDS

400 ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS (NOT INCLUDED)

500 MONITORING AND RECORDS


100 GENERAL

101 PURPOSE: To limit emissions resulting from the transfer of gasoline into stationary storage containers.

110 EXEMPTION: IMPLEMENTS OF HUSBANDRY: The provisions of this rule shall not apply to the transfer of gasoline into any stationary container which is used primarily for the fueling of implements of husbandry as such vehicles are defined in Division 16 (Section 36000 et seq) of the California Vehicle Code, if such container is equipped with a permanent submerged fill pipe.

200 DEFINITIONS

201 BACKGROUND: A reading as methane on a portable hydrocarbon detection instrument which is determined at least three (3) meters upwind from the affected device to be inspected and uninfluenced by any specific emission point.

202 EXISTING VAPOR RECOVERY SYSTEM: A vapor recovery system for which the owner or operator has received an Authority to Construct or a Permit to Operate on or before February 2, 1995.

203 GASOLINE: Any petroleum distillate having a Reid vapor pressure of 4 pounds per square inch or greater as determined by a method specified in Section 501.1.

204 GASOLINE VAPORS: Organic compounds in the displaced vapors including any entrained liquid gasoline.

205 LEAK FREE: A liquid leak of less than three drops per minute.

206 NEW VAPOR RECOVERY SYSTEM: A vapor recovery system for which the owner or operator receives an Authority to Construct after February 2, 1995.

207 PURGE: To release gasoline vapors, gases, or hydrocarbon vapors to the atmosphere from a delivery vessel by introduction of air or an inert gas.

208 SUBMERGED FILL PIPE:

209 VAPOR TIGHT: A condition under which the concentration of total organic compounds, measured 0.4 inch (1 centimeter) from any source, does not exceed 10,000 ppm (expressed as propane) above background, as determined by a method specified in Section 501.2.

300 STANDARDS

301 VAPOR RECOVERY REQUIRED: A person shall not transfer, or permit the transfer of, gasoline from any tank truck or trailer into any stationary storage container with a capacity of 250 gallons or more unless such container is provided with a permanent submerged fill pipe and unless such transfer is made under one of the following conditions:

302 DELIVERY VESSELS: A person shall not store gasoline in, or otherwise use, or operate any gasoline delivery vessel unless such vessel and attendant equipment is designed and maintained to be leak free and vapor tight.

303 OTHER EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS: A person shall not load, transfer or store gasoline in any stationary storage container with a capacity of 250 gallons or more, unless:

304 PRESSURE VACUUM VALVE REQUIREMENT:

400 ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS (NOT INCLUDED)

500 MONITORING AND RECORDS

501 TESTING PROCEDURE: