Emission Standards for Gasoline Dispensing Facilities: Work Practice and Submerged Fill Requirements
(1)The owner or operator of a GDF must not allow gasoline to be handled in a manner that would result in vapor releases to the atmosphere for extended periods of time. Measures to be taken include, but are not limited to, the following:
(a)Minimize gasoline spills;
(b)Do not top off or overfill vehicle tanks. If a person can confirm that a vehicle tank is not full after the nozzle clicks off, such as by checking the vehicle’s fuel tank gauge, the person may continue to dispense fuel using best judgment and caution to prevent a spill;
(c)Post a sign at the GDF instructing a person filling up a motor vehicle to not top off the vehicle tank;
(d)Clean up spills as expeditiously as practicable;
(e)Cover all open gasoline containers and all gasoline storage tank fill-pipes with a gasketed seal when not in use;
(f)Minimize gasoline sent to open waste collection systems that collect and transport gasoline to reclamation and recycling devices, such as oil/water separators.
(g)Ensure that cargo tanks unloading at the GDF comply with subsections (1)(a) through (e).
(2)Any cargo tank unloading at a GDF equipped with a functional vapor balance system must connect to the vapor balance system whenever gasoline is being loaded.
(3)Except as specified in section (4), the owner or operator of a GDF must only load gasoline into storage tanks at the facility by utilizing submerged filling, as defined in OAR 340-244-0030 (General Provisions for Stationary Sources: Definitions), and as specified in subsection (3)(a), (3)(b), or (3)(c). The applicable distances in subsections (3)(a) and (3)(b) must be measured from the point in the opening of the submerged fill pipe that is the greatest distance from the bottom of the storage tank.
(a)Submerged fill pipes installed on or before Nov. 9, 2006, must be no more than 12 inches from the bottom of the storage tank.
(b)Submerged fill pipes installed after Nov. 9, 2006, must be no more than 6 inches from the bottom of the storage tank.
(c)Submerged fill pipes not meeting the specifications of subsection (3)(a) or (3)(b) are allowed if the owner or operator of a GDF can demonstrate that the liquid level in the tank is always above the entire opening of the fill pipe. Documentation providing such demonstration must be made available for inspection by DEQ and the EPA Administrator during the course of a site visit.
(4)Gasoline storage tanks with a capacity of less than 250 gallons are not subject to the submerged fill requirements in section (3).
(5)The owner or operator of a GDF must submit the applicable notifications as required under OAR 340-244-0246 (Emission Standards for Gasoline Dispensing Facilities: Notifications).
(6)The owner or operator of a GDF must have records available within 24 hours of a request by DEQ or the EPA Administrator to document gasoline throughput.
(7)The owner or operator of a GDF must comply with the requirements of this rule by the applicable dates specified in OAR 340-244-0238 (Emission Standards for Gasoline Dispensing Facilities: Compliance Dates).
(8)Portable gasoline containers that meet the requirements of 40 CFR part 59 subpart F are considered acceptable for compliance with subsection (1)(e).
Rule 340-244-0240 — Emission Standards for Gasoline Dispensing Facilities: Work Practice and Submerged Fill Requirements,