|(a) In addition to NFPA 58, §126.96.36.199, containers
shall be painted as follows:
(1) ASME containers, except vaporizers, shall be painted
white or aluminum, or any other heat-reflective color (such as light
green, light blue, etc.). Darker, heat-absorbing colors (such as black,
navy blue, etc.) shall not be permitted.
(2) If LP-Gas Operations disapproves of a certain color,
the licensee or ultimate consumer shall provide to LP-Gas Operations
information from the container or paint manufacturer stating specific
reasons why the color is heat-reflective and should be approved. The
LP-Gas Operations director shall make the final determination and
shall notify the licensee or ultimate consumer.
(b) In addition to NFPA 58, §188.8.131.52, each LP-gas
private or public motor/mobile or forklift refueling installation
which includes a liquid dispensing system shall incorporate into that
dispensing system a breakaway device. Any vapor return hose installed
at such installations shall also be equipped with a breakaway device.
LP-gas installations at which forklift cylinders are completely removed
from the forklift before being filled are not required to have a breakaway
(c) Locking handles on ball-type shutoff valves. Any
ball-type shutoff valve less than two inches in size shall have a
locking handle. If a ball-type shutoff valve of any size has a locking
handle installed at the terminal end of the hose, the main liquid
and/or vapor valves or main shutoff valves on the stationary container
at an attended installation may remain open as long as the locking
handle on the transfer hose remains locked until the transfer hose
is properly connected. If a ball-type shutoff valve two inches or
larger in size does not have a locking handle, the main liquid and/or
vapor valves or main shutoff valves on the stationary container shall
remain closed at all times and shall not be opened until the transfer
hose is properly connected or disconnected.
(d) Pumps. A retail operated DOT portable container
filling installation and/or service station installation shall be
equipped with a pump.
(e) In addition to NFPA 58, §184.108.40.206, all containers
shall be numbered in accordance with the requirements set forth in
Table 1 of §9.140 of this title (relating to Uniform Protection
(f) In addition to NFPA 58, §6.4.7, no canopies
or coverings are allowed over any LP-gas container or over loading
and unloading areas where LP-gas transport transfer operations are
performed. Non-combustible wind breaks and other weather protection
may be installed to provide employees and customers protection against
the elements of weather, but shall not be installed over any portion
of an LP-gas container.
(g) Any container that may have contained product other
than LP-gas shall be thoroughly cleaned and purged prior to introducing
LP-gas into such container. Only grades of LP-gas determined to be
noncorrosive may be introduced into any container. LP-gas may not
contain anhydrous ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, or any other contaminant.
(1) If it is known or suspected that the LP-gas has
been or may be contaminated, the person responsible for the contamination
shall have one or more of the tests contained in "Liquefied Petroleum
Gas Specifications for Test Methods, Gas Processors Association (GPA)
2140" performed by a testing laboratory or individual qualified to
perform the tests. LP-Gas Operations may request information necessary
to determine the qualification of any testing laboratory or individual.
(2) The results of the tests shall certify whether
the LP-gas is contaminated or corrosive, whether the use of the LP-gas
in the containers will damage either the stationary or non-stationary
containers or the container valves, fittings, or appurtenances, or
whether the contaminated product or container or container valves,
fittings, or appurtenance will endanger the health, safety, and welfare
of the general public.
(3) Based on the results of the tests, LP-Gas Operations
may require that the LP-gas be removed immediately from the container
or that the container be removed immediately from LP-gas service.
(h) A container designed for underground installation
only shall not contain liquid fuel at any time the container is aboveground
|Source Note: The provisions of this §9.141 adopted to be effective February 1, 2001, 26 TexReg 947; amended to be effective September 29, 2003, 28 TexReg 8318; amended to be effective September 1, 2005, 30 TexReg 4810; amended to be effective February 1, 2008, 33 TexReg 122; amended to be effective December 24, 2012, 37 TexReg 9913