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RULE §115.216Monitoring and Recordkeeping Requirements

The owner or operator of each volatile organic compound (VOC) loading or unloading operation in the covered attainment counties or in the Beaumont/Port Arthur, Dallas/Fort Worth, El Paso, and Houston/Galveston areas shall maintain the following information for at least two years at the plant, as defined by its air quality account number. The owner or operator shall make the information available upon request to representatives of the executive director, EPA, or any local air pollution control agency having jurisdiction in the area.

  (1) Vapor control systems. For vapor control systems used to control emissions from VOC transfer operations, records of appropriate parameters to demonstrate compliance, including:

    (A) continuous monitoring and recording of:

      (i) the exhaust gas temperature immediately downstream of a direct-flame incinerator;

      (ii) the inlet and outlet gas temperature of a chiller or catalytic incinerator;

      (iii) the exhaust gas VOC concentration of a carbon adsorption system, as defined in §101.1 of this title (relating to Definitions); and

      (iv) the exhaust gas temperature immediately downstream of a vapor combustor. Alternatively, the owner or operator of a vapor combustor may consider the unit to be a flare and meet the requirements of subparagraph (B) of this paragraph;

    (B) the requirements specified in 40 Code of Federal Regulations §60.18(b) and Chapter 111 of this title (relating to Control of Air Pollution from Visible Emissions and Particulate Matter) for flares; and

    (C) for vapor control systems other than those specified in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of this paragraph, records of appropriate operating parameters.

  (2) Test results. A record of the results of any testing conducted in accordance with §115.215 of this title (relating to Approved Test Methods).

  (3) Land-based VOC transfer to or from transport vessels.

    (A) A daily record of:

      (i) the identification number of each tank-truck tank for which annual leak testing is required under §115.214(a)(1)(C) or (b)(1)(C) of this title (relating to Inspection Requirements);

      (ii) the quantity of VOC loaded into each transport vessel; and

      (iii) the date of the last leak testing of each tank-truck tank as required by §115.214(a)(1)(C) or (b)(1)(C) of this title.

    (B) A record of the type and vapor pressure of each VOC transferred (excluding gasoline). Vapor pressure records are not required if the total volume of VOC loaded into transport vessels is less than 20,000 gallons per day (averaged over each consecutive 30-day period).

    (C) The owner or operator of any plant, as defined by its air quality account number, at which all VOC transferred has a true vapor pressure at actual storage conditions less than 0.5 pounds per square inch, absolute (psia) as specified in §115.217(a)(1) of this title (relating to Exemptions) or 1.5 psia as specified in §115.217(b)(1) of this title, is not required to keep the records specified in subparagraph (A) of this paragraph.

    (D) The owner or operator of any plant, as defined by its air quality account number, that is exempt under §115.217(a)(2)(A) or (B), or §115.217(b)(3)(A) or (B) of this title based upon gallons per day transferred shall maintain a daily record of the total throughput of gasoline or of VOC equal to or greater than 0.5 or 1.5 psia vapor pressure, as appropriate, loaded into transport vessels at the plant.

    (E) For gasoline terminals, records of the results of the fugitive monitoring and maintenance program required by §115.214(a)(2) and (b)(2) of this title:

      (i) a description of the types, identification numbers, and locations of all equipment in gasoline service;

      (ii) the date of each monthly inspection;

      (iii) the results of each inspection;

      (iv) the location, nature, severity, and method of detection for each leak;

      (v) the date each leak is repaired and explanation if repair is delayed beyond 15 days;

      (vi) a list identifying those leaking components which cannot be repaired or replaced until a scheduled unit shutdown; and

      (vii) the inspector's name and signature.

  (4) Marine terminals. For marine terminals in the Houston/Galveston area:

    (A) a daily record of all marine vessels loaded at the affected terminal, including:

      (i) the name, registry of the marine vessel, and the legal owner or operator of the marine vessel;

      (ii) the chemical name and amount of VOC cargo loaded; and

      (iii) the conditions of the tanks prior to being loaded (i.e., cleaned, crude oil washed, gas freed, etc.) and the prior cargo carried by the marine vessel;

    (B) a copy of each marine vessel's vapor tightness test documentation or records documenting compliance with the alternate methods specified in §115.214(a)(3)(A) of this title;

    (C) a copy of each marine vessel's first attempt repair log required by §115.214(a)(3)(D) of this title;

    (D) records of the results of the fugitive monitoring and maintenance program required by §115.214(a)(3)(F) of this title, including appropriate dates, test methods, instrument readings, repair results, and corrective action taken. Records of flange inspections are not required unless a leak is detected.

Source Note: The provisions of this §115.216 adopted to be effective February 19, 1990, 15 TexReg 549; amended to be effective July 17, 1991, 16 TexReg 3719; amended to be effective August 1, 1992, 17 TexReg 4683; amended to be effective November 16, 1992, 17 TexReg 7782; amended to be effective December 3, 1993, 18 TexReg 8538; amended to be effective May 27, 1994, 19 TexReg 3703; amended to be effective June 16, 1995, 20 TexReg 4048; amended to be effective August 16, 1996, 21 TexReg 7557; amended to be effective May22,1997,22 TexReg 4213; amended to be effective July 21, 1999, 24 TexReg 5488; amended to be effective January 18, 2001, 26 TexReg 493; amended to be effective November 13, 2003, 28 TexReg 9835

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