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Gasoline Dispensing Facility Vapor Recovery

Most of the Gasoline Dispensing Facilities (GDFs) are required to meet the vapor recovery and control requirements of District Rule 214, Transfer of Gasoline into Vehicle Fuel Tanks, as well as those applicable California Health and Safety Code Sections 41950-41964, the California Code of Regulations Sections 94010-94168, including the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Orders. The Permit to Operate, issued for each facility outlines specific operating requirements, Annual Testing, and Maintenance and Recordkeeping. To help owner/operators with following these conditions, the District has issued an Advisory Notice for Gasoline Dispensing Facility with Underground Tanks. The information below is to help in the operation and compliance at the facility. The annual testing information below is applicable for all GDFs.

Annual Testing

Performance testing and inspection of GDF vapor recovery and control equipment by a certified contractor is required annually (within 30 days of the anniversary of the most recent successful test). Test scheduling is the responsibility of the GDF owner/operator, and the District must be notified at least 15 days prior to the testing. Test results must be received at the District within 30 days of the testing date. All test failures must be noted in the results received by the District. Test notifications and results can be emailed to VaporRecoveryTesting@placer.ca.gov or faxed to (530) 745-2373.

Self-Inspection, Maintenance and Recordkeeping for Facilities with Underground Storage Tanks

Routine weekly, quarterly (for facilities with a Clean Air Separator), and yearly inspections of the vapor recovery equipment are required. These inspections, as well as In-Station Diagnostics (ISD) failure alarms, maintenance, and repairs performed, are required to be documented. Forms that may be used for inspection documentation are below:

District Inspections

Unannounced inspections of GDF equipment and records are performed by the District (through contract assistance from the Placer County Weights & Measures Sealer/Agricultural Commissioner’s Department) on a roughly annual schedule.

Assistance

Questions may be directed to Molly Johnson at (530) 745-2326 or mjjohnso@placer.ca.gov.

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