Fuels, Paints Information
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Is Stage I vapor recovery equipment operated properly during unloading of gasoline?
If facility dispenses gasoline and is located within a ozone non-attainment area, Stage I vapor recovery equipment must be used by the gasoline delivery truck driver while filling the facility's gasoline storage tanks. Stage I vapor recovery captures and controls gasoline vapors which would normally be emitted to the atmosphere during the storage of gasoline or during the loading of a gasoline delivery vessel and the subsequent delivery and unloading of a gasoline delivery vessel into a storage tank.
Is Stage II vapor recovery equipment installed and working at pumps?
If facility dispenses gasoline and is located in a serious-or-above ozone non-attainment area, Stage II vapor recovery equipment should be present and working at each nozzle which dispenses gasoline at the facility. Stage II vapor recovery captures the vapors from the automobile tank and returns them to the storage tank. Stage II vapor recovery can be recognized by the "black boots" on the gasoline nozzles and black hoses extending to the upper fuel pump canopies at dispensing stations.
Do fuel delivery records indicate compliance with appropriate fuel requirements?
The facility should maintain fuel delivery tickets (product transfer documents) on-site and periodically review them to determine if your station is receiving the appropriate fuels for your area. These tickets are receipts the facility receives from the fuel deliverer which indicate what type of fuel (gasoline, diesel, kerosene), how much was received, when it was received, and whether the fuel delivered complies with appropriate fuel requirements.
Are pumps clearly labeled with the product they contain?
Do gasoline pump nozzles comply with 10 gallon per minute flow rate?
After January 1, 1996, every retainer handling over 10,000 gallons of fuel per month shall equip each pump from which gasoline or methanol is introduced into motor vehicles with a nozzle that dispenses fuel at a flow rate not to exceed 10 gallons per minute. After January 1, 1998, this requirement is applied to every retailer.
Is dyed, high-sulfur diesel/kerosene available for sale to motor vehicles?
Motor vehicles in this case include, but not limited to, diesel tractor trailers, diesel pick-up trucks, and diesel automobiles licensed and tagged for on-road travel. Only low sulfur diesel can be dispensed into motor vehicles used on the road. High-sulfur diesel dispensing pumps should be locked or in a location which would prohibit on-road vehicle fueling.
Source: US EPA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, EPA 305-8-97-005, July, 1997.
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