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25 Pa. Code § 129.60. Bulk gasoline plants.

§ 129.60. Bulk gasoline plants.

 (a)  A person may not cause or permit the loading of gasoline into a vehicular receiving tank from a bulk gasoline plant unless the loading is:

   (1)  Bottom filled with the inlet flush with the receiving vehicular tank bottom.

   (2)  Top-submerged filled with the fill pipe extended to within 6 inches of the bottom of the receiving vehicular tank during top-submerged filling operations.

 (b)  A person may not cause or permit the loading of gasoline into the stationary tanks of a bulk gasoline plant from a tank truck delivering gasoline to the bulk gasoline plant unless a vapor balancing technique is employed. The displaced vapors from the storage tank shall be transferred to the dispensing delivery tank during loading operations, and these vapors shall be processed for disposal in accordance with §  129.59 (relating to bulk gasoline terminals). This subsection is not applicable to storage tanks which conform to §  129.56(a)(1) or (2) (relating to storage tanks greater than 40,000 gallons capacity containing VOCs).

 (c)  A person may not cause or permit the loading of gasoline from a bulk gasoline plant with a daily throughput since January 1, 1987 of greater than 4,000 gallons (15,200 liters) into a tank truck with a capacity greater than 250 gallons (950 liters) unless a vapor balance system is employed. The displaced vapors from the tank truck shall be transferred to the stationary tanks of the bulk gasoline plant during loading operations. A storage tank at a bulk gasoline plant which is controlled under §  129.56(a)(1) or (2) shall have a vapor recovery unit and process vapors from gasoline loading in accordance with §  129.59.

 (d)  An owner or operator of a bulk gasoline plant shall maintain records of daily throughput. These records shall be retained for at least 2 years and shall be made available to the Department on request.


   The provisions of this §  129.60 issued under section 1920-A of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P.S. §  510-20); and section 5 of the Air Pollution Control Act (35 P.S. §  4005).


   The provisions of this §  129.60 adopted April 27, 1979, effective August 1, 1979, 9 Pa.B. 1447; corrected May 11, 1979, effective August 1, 1979, 9 Pa.B. 1534; amended September 26, 1980, effective September 27, 1980, 10 Pa.B. 3788; amended June 19, 1981, effective June 20, 1981, 11 Pa.B. 2118; amended August 2, 1991, effective August 3, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3406. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (151679) to (151680).

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  129.51 (relating to general); 25 Pa. Code §  129.54 (relating to seasonal operation of auxiliary incineration equipment); 25 Pa. Code §  129.61 (relating to small gasoline storage tank control (Stage I control)); 25 Pa. Code §  129.62 (relating to general standards for bulk gasoline terminals, bulk gasoline plants and small gasoline storage tanks); 25 Pa. Code §  129.66 (relating to compliance schedules and final compliance dates); 25 Pa. Code §  129.91 (relating to control of major sources of NOx and VOCs); 25 Pa. Code §  129.96 (relating to applicability); and 25 Pa. Code §  129.111 (relating to applicability).

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