SACAQMD RULE 449 TRANSFER OF GASOLINE INTO VEH. FUEL TANKS           
LAST REVISED 02/02/95




          RULE 449 TRANSFER OF GASOLINE INTO VEHICLE FUEL TANKS
                              Adopted 2-5-75
       (Amended 9-15-75, 6-1-76, 8-3-77, 9-29-87, 12-17-91, 2-2-95)


                                   INDEX

100 GENERAL
    101  PURPOSE
    110  EXEMPTION: DISPENSING EQUIPMENT FOR EMERGENCY MOTOR
         VEHICLES
    111  EXEMPTION: DISPENSING EQUIPMENT FOR ODD FILL CONFIGURATION
    112  EXEMPTION: DISPENSING EQUIPMENT FOR IMPLEMENTS OF HUSBANDRY
    113  EXEMPTION: INTERMEDIATE FUELING EQUIPMENT FOR FORKLIFTS
    114  EXEMPTION: GASOLINE DISPENSING EQUIPMENT WITH ONE NOZZLE

200 DEFINITIONS
    201  BACKGROUND
    202  DELIVERY VESSEL
    203  EMERGENCY
    204  EMERGENCY MOTOR VEHICLE
    205  EXISTING VAPOR RECOVERY SYSTEMS
    206  GASOLINE
    207  HOLD-OPEN LATCHES
    208  INTERMEDIATE FUELER
    209  LEAK FREE
    210  MOTOR VEHICLE
    211  NEW VAPOR RECOVERY SYSTEM
    212  VAPOR TIGHT

300 STANDARDS
    301  VAPOR RECOVERY REQUIRED
    302  EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE
    303  PROHIBITION OF USE
    304  POSTING OF OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
    305  HOLD OPEN LATCHES
    306  TEST REQUIREMENTS FOR VAPOR RECOVERY SYSTEM

400 ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS 
    401  COMPLIANCE SCHEDULE

500 MONITORING AND RECORDS
    501  TESTING PROCEDURE
    502  RECORDKEEPING
    
    
100 GENERAL

    101  PURPOSE:  To limit the emission of gasoline vapor into the
         atmosphere when motor vehicle fuel tanks are filled. 

    110  EXEMPTION, DISPENSING EQUIPMENT FOR EMERGENCY MOTOR
         VEHICLES: The provisions of this rule shall not
         apply to dispensing equipment that is used
         exclusively for the fueling of emergency motor
         vehicles while on location at an emergency.

    111  EXEMPTION, DISPENSING EQUIPMENT FOR ODD CONFIGURATION: The
         provisions of this rule shall not apply to dispensing
         equipment that is used exclusively for the fueling of motor
         vehicles where the motor vehicle fill-neck configuration,
         location, or other design feature prevents compliance with
         Section 301.

    112  EXEMPTION, DISPENSING EQUIPMENT FOR IMPLEMENTS OF
         HUSBANDRY: The provisions of this rule shall not apply to
         dispensing equipment 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.

    113  EXEMPTION, INTERMEDIATE FUELING EQUIPMENT FOR FORKLIFTS:
         The provisions of this rule shall not apply to intermediate
         fueling equipment which is used exclusively for the fueling
         of forklifts.  This exemption will expire six (6) months
         after the California Air Resources Board has certified a
         vapor recovery system for intermediate fueling equipment.

    114  EXEMPTION, GASOLINE DISPENSING EQUIPMENT WITH ONE NOZZLE: 
         The provisions of Section 306 shall not apply to gasoline
         dispensing  equipment with no more than one nozzle per
         tank.

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  DELIVERY VESSEL:  Any motor vehicle used for the
         transportation of gasoline.

    203  EMERGENCY: An unforeseen combination of circumstances that
         calls for immediate action to prevent further injury, loss
         of life or damage to property.

    204  EMERGENCY MOTOR VEHICLE: A motor vehicle used for fire
         fighting purposes.

    205  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.

    206  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.

    207  HOLD-OPEN LATCHES: A hold-open latch is any device
         permanently attached to a gasoline dispensing nozzle for
         the purpose of providing a continuous flow of gasoline
         after the operator has started the flow, without the
         operator's continued assistance.

    208  INTERMEDIATE FUELER: A delivery vessel used to dispense
         gasoline directly to a motor vehicle fuel tank.

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

    210  MOTOR VEHICLE: Any vehicle which is self-propelled and
         drawn on land.

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

    212  VAPOR TIGHT: A condition under which the concentration of
         total organic compounds, measured 0.4 inch (1centimeter)
         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 a stationary storage
         container or delivery vessel with a capacity of 250 gallons
         or more into any motor vehicle fuel tank with a capacity of
         5 gallons or more  unless the displaced gasoline vapors or
         gases are processed by a vapor recovery system that shall
         prevent emission to the atmosphere of at least 95%, by
         weight of the hydrocarbon vapors displaced from the motor
         vehicle fuel tank during the transfer of gasoline into the
         fuel tank.  The vapor recovery system may collect displaced
         vapors for reprocessing or destruction and it must be
         certified by the California Air Resources Board.

    302  EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE: A person shall not transfer, or
         permit the transfer, or provide equipment for the transfer,
         of gasoline from a stationary storage container subject to
         the provisions of Section 301 into any motor vehicle fuel
         tank of 5 gallons or more capacity unless:
         302.1   The vapor recovery system  is operating in
                 accordance with the manufacturer's specifications
                 and is maintained to be leak free, vapor tight, and
                 in good working order; and 
         302.2   The equipment subject to this rule is operated and
                 maintained with none of the following defects,
                 pursuant to the definitions in California
                 Administrative Code Section 94006, Subchapter 8,
                 Chapter 1, Part III, of Title 17:
                 a. Absence or disconnection of any component
                    required to be used in the system as
                    certified by the California Air Resources
                    Board;
                 b. A vapor hose which is crimped or flattened
                    such that the vapor passage is blocked;
                 c. A nozzle boot which is torn in one or more of
                    the following manners:
                    1)  Triangular-shaped or similar tear 1/2
                        inch or more to  a side, or hole 1/2 inch
                        or more in diameter or,
                    2)  Slit 1 inch or more in length.    
                 d. Faceplate or flexible cone which is damaged
                    in the following manner:
                    1)  For balance nozzles and for nozzles for
                        aspirator and eductor assist type
                        systems, damage shall be such that the
                        capability to achieve a seal with a fill
                        pipe interface is affected for 1/4 of the
                        circumference of the faceplate
                        (accumulated);
                    2)  For nozzles for vacuum assist type
                        systems, more than  1/4 of the flexible
                        cone missing;  
                 e. Nozzle shutoff mechanisms which malfunction
                    in any manner;
                 f. Vapor return lines, including such components
                    as swivels, anti-recirculation valves and
                    underground piping, which malfunction or are
                    blocked; 
                 g. Vapor processing unit which is inoperative or
                    severely malfunctioning;
                 h. Vacuum producing device which is inoperative
                    or severely malfunctioning; 
                 i. Pressure/vacuum relief valves, vapor check
                    valves, or dry breaks which are inoperative;
                 j. Any equipment defect which is identified in a
                    California Air Resources Board system
                    certification as substantially impairing the
                    effectiveness of the system in reducing air
                    contaminants. 

    303  PROHIBITION OF USE: Whenever a Phase II vapor recovery
         system, or any component thereof, contains a defect
         specified by the Air Resources Board pursuant to Section
         41960.2(c) of the Health and Safety Code or specified in
         Section 302 of this rule, the Air Pollution Control Officer
         shall mark such system or component "Out of Order". No
         person shall use or permit the use of such marked component
         or system until it has been repaired, replaced, or
         adjusted, as required to permit proper operation, and the
         Air Pollution Control Officer has reinspected it or has
         authorized its use pending reinspection.

    304  POSTING OF OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS: The operator of each
         retail facility utilizing a Phase II system shall
         conspicuously post in the gasoline dispensing area
         operating instructions for the system and the Sacramento
         Metropolitan Air Quality Management District's or the
         California Air Resources Board's telephone number for
         complaints.  The instructions shall clearly describe how to
         fuel motor vehicles correctly with vapor recovery nozzles
         utilized at the station, and shall include a warning that
         topping off may result in spillage or recirculation of
         gasoline. 

    305  HOLD OPEN LATCHES: All gasoline dispensing nozzles subject
         to Section 301 shall be equipped with hold open latches.

    306  TEST REQUIREMENTS FOR VAPOR RECOVERY SYSTEM:
         306.1   STATIC LEAK TEST:
             a.  The owner or operator of all existing vapor
                 recovery systems except those specifically
                 exempted in Section 114 must perform a Static
                 Leak Test in accordance with Section 401 and
                 Section 501.3; and every 5 years thereafter.
             b.  The owner or operator of all new vapor recovery
                 systems except those specifically exempted in
                 Section 114 must perform a Static Leak Test in
                 accordance with Section 501.3 prior to issuance
                 of a permit to operate by the District; and every
                 5 years thereafter.
         306.2   DYNAMIC BACK PRESSURE TEST:
             a.  The owner or operator of all existing vapor
                 recovery systems except those specifically
                 exempted in Section 114 must perform a Dynamic
                 Back Pressure Test in accordance with Section 401
                 and Section 501.4; and every 5 years thereafter.
             b.  The owner or operator of all new vapor recovery
                 systems except those specifically exempted in
                 Section 114 must perform a Dynamic Back Pressure
                 Test in accordance with Section 501.4 prior to
                 issuance of a permit to operate by the District;
                 and every 5 years thereafter.



400 ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS

    401  COMPLIANCE SCHEDULE:
         Except for those vapor recovery systems whose owner or
         operator has submitted results of tests performed on or
         after February 2, 1994 by March 6, 1995 the compliance
         schedule for the owner or operator of a vapor recovery
         system subject to the requirements of Section 306.1.a or
         Section 306.2.a is as follows:
         401.1   Each location with twenty-four (24) or more nozzles
                 must comply with the requirements of Section 306.1.a
                 or Section 306.2.a or both as applicable by February
                 2, 1996.
         401.2   Each location with fourteen (14) or more nozzles but
                 less than twenty-four (24) nozzles must comply with
                 the requirements of Section 306.1.a or 306.2.a or
                 both as applicable by February 2, 1997.
         401.3   Each location with eight (8) or more nozzles but
                 less than fourteen (14) nozzles must comply with the
                 requirements of Section 306.1.a or 306.2.a or both
                 as applicable by February 2, 1998.
         401.4   Each location with four (4) or more nozzles but less
                 than eight (8) nozzles must comply with the
                 requirements of Section 306.1.a or 306.2.a or both
                 as applicable by February 2, 1999.
         401.5   Each location with two (2) or more nozzles but less
                 than four (4) nozzles must comply with the
                 requirements of Section 306.1.a or 306.2.a or both
                 as applicable by February 2, 2000.

500 MONITORING AND RECORDS

    501  TESTING PROCEDURE:
         501.1   Vapor pressures may be obtained from standard
                 reference texts or may be determined by ASTM D-2879-
                 83 or ASTM D-323-82.  A violation by any method is
                 a violation of the rule
         501.2   EPA Reference Method 21 or California Air Resources
                 Board Test Method 2-6 shall be used to determine
                 vapor tight condition.  A violation by either method
                 is a violation of the rule.
         501.3   Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Manual of
                 Procedures, Source Test Procedure ST-30 shall be
                 used for the Leak Test.
         501.4   Bay Area Air Quality Management District Manual of
                 Procedures, Source Test Procedure ST-27 shall be
                 used for the Dynamic Back Pressure Test.

    502  RECORDKEEPING:
         502.1   Results of the tests specified in Section 306 shall
                 be delivered to the Air Pollution Control Officer
                 within thirty (30) days of the completion of the
                 test.
         502.2   The test results shall contain the following
                 information:
             a.  Name, location address and telephone number of
                 the facility tested.
             b.  Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management
                 District permit number.
             c.  Name, address and phone number of the person or
                 company performing the test.
             d.  Date of the test.
             e.  Test data.
             f.  Number of nozzles tested.
             g.  Number of tanks tested.
             h.  Statement of pass or fail.