San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District Vapor Recovery Requirements for Permitted Agricultural Gasoline Storage and Dispensing Operations

The purpose of this document is to coalesce the various District and State air pollution control rules and regulations that establish the vapor recovery requirements which affect aboveground gasoline storage and dispensing equipment at permitted agricultural operations. Permitting for agricultural operations is dependent on whether or not facility emissions are greater than 5 tons/year (50% of the major source threshold). This information is presented in summary format and the applicable rules, regulations, and Executive Orders should be consulted for detailed requirements. Furthermore, this document does not address permitting issues or vapor recovery requirements for gasoline delivery vessels or mobile fuelers. Relevant Rules and Regulations: Relevant Definitions: Exemptions: Requirements: The following requirements apply to ALL gasoline ASTs at permit required agricultural operations witha capacity greater than 250 gallons and WHICH ARE NOT completely or partially exempt as detailedin the previous section. Loss of Exemption: In many circumstances a new, modified, relocated (to a different facility) or replacement AST at anagricultural operation may result in the loss of any vapor recovery exemptions and/or trigger the earlyimplementation of EVR systems. Prior to installing a new AST or modifying, relocating, or replacing anexisting AST, it is recommended that the District be consulted to ensure that the operator understandsall applicable requirements. If an existing AST at an agricultural operation becomes subject to the requirements above through lossof exemption (via an increase in gasoline throughput, no longer fueling implements of husbandryexclusively, or the fleet changes and is no longer 100% ORVR vehicles), the agricultural operation shallcomply with requirements above as follows:
  1. Within 30 days of loss of exemption, submit a complete application for an ATC.
  2. Compliance with the requirements shall be completed within six (6) months from the issuanceof the ATC. Any required testing for compliance shall be completed within six (6) months of
    the issuance of the ATC or within 60 days of the start-up, whichever is sooner.