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TITLE 30ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
PART 1TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
CHAPTER 115CONTROL OF AIR POLLUTION FROM VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
SUBCHAPTER CVOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND TRANSFER OPERATIONS
DIVISION 4CONTROL OF VEHICLE REFUELING EMISSIONS (STAGE II) AT MOTOR VEHICLE FUEL DISPENSING FACILITIES
RULE §115.240Stage II Vapor Recovery Definitions and List of California Air Resources Board Certified Stage II Equipment

(a) The following words and terms, when used in this division, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. Additional definitions for terms used in this division are found in §§115.10, 101.1, and 3.2 of this title (relating to Definitions).

  (1) Decommission--The permanent removal of the Stage II vapor control equipment at a gasoline dispensing facility.

  (2) Gasoline dispensing facility--A location that dispenses gasoline to motor vehicles and includes retail, private, and commercial outlets.

  (3) Major system replacement or modification:

    (A) the repair or replacement of any stationary storage tank equipped with a Stage II vapor recovery system;

    (B) the replacement of an existing California Air Resources Board (CARB) certified Stage II vapor recovery system with a system certified by CARB under a different CARB Executive Order, or certified by an approved third-party;

    (C) the repair or replacement of any part of a piping system attached to a stationary storage tank equipped with a Stage II vapor recovery system, excluding the repair or replacement of piping which is accessible for such repair or replacement without excavation or modification of the vapor recovery equipment; or

    (D) the replacement of at least one fuel dispenser.

  (4) Onboard refueling vapor recovery--A system on motor vehicles designed to recover hydrocarbon vapors that escape during refueling.

  (5) Onboard refueling vapor recovery compatible--A Stage II vapor recovery system certified by CARB or other acceptable independent third-party evaluator, using test methods approved by the executive director, as onboard refueling vapor recovery (ORVR) compatible or a system listed in subsection (b) of this section, either of which maintains a required minimum overall system efficiency of 95% (as certified under third-party evaluation) while dispensing fuel without difficulty to both ORVR-equipped and non ORVR-equipped vehicles.

  (6) Owner or operator of a motor vehicle fuel dispensing facility--Any person who owns, leases, operates, or controls the gasoline dispensing facility.

(b) The table contained in this subsection is a list of the Stage II vapor recovery systems certified by a CARB Executive Order in effect as of January 1, 2002.

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Source Note: The provisions of this §115.240 adopted to be effective January 18, 2001, 26 TexReg 493; amended to be effective November 27, 2002, 27 TexReg 10935; amended to be effective April 13, 2005, 30 TexReg 2069; amended to be effective October 31, 2013, 38 TexReg 7453

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