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26.11.24.00.htm 26.11.24.00. Title 26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Subtitle 11 AIR QUALITY Chapter 24 Vapor Recovery at Gasoline Dispensing Facilities Authority: Environment Article, §1-101, 1-404, 2-101―2-103, 2-301―2-303, 10-102, and 10-103, Annotated Code of Maryland
26.11.24.01.htm 26.11.24.01. 01 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Approved Stage II vapor recovery system (approved system) means:. a) A properly installed Stage II vapor recovery system for which CARB issued an Executive Order certifying the system using procedures in effect in California before April 1, 2001; orb) A system approved by the Department that involves certification procedures comparable to or similar to the certification p
26.11.24.01-1.htm 26.11.24.01-1. 01-1 Incorporation by Reference.. A. In this chapter, the following CARB approved test methods are incorporated by reference.. B. Test Methods Incorporated.. 1) Vapor Recovery Test Procedure TP-201.3 Determination of 2 Inch WC Static Pressure Performance of Vapor Recovery Systems of Dispensing Facilities, amended March 17, 1999.2) Vapor Recovery Test Procedure TP-201.5 Determination (By Volume Meter) of Air to Liquid Volume Ratio of Vapor Recovery Systems of Dispensing Facili
26.11.24.02.htm 26.11.24.02. 02 Applicability, Exemptions, and Effective Date.. A. This chapter applies in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George's counties.B. A gasoline dispensing facility exempted under §C of this regulation is subject only to the record-keeping and reporting requirements of Regulation .07D of this chapter.C. The provisions of this chapter do not apply to:. 1) The owner or operator
26.11.24.03.htm 26.11.24.03. 03 General Requirements.. A. New Gasoline Dispensing Facilities. An owner or operator of a new gasoline dispensing facility may not operate the gasoline dispensing facility unless it is equipped and operated with an approved system.A-1. Newly Constructed Gasoline Dispensing Facilities. Notwithstanding §A of this regulation, an owner or operator of a gasoline dispensing facility constructed on or after the effective date of this regulation may operate the gasoline dispensing fac
26.11.24.03-1.htm 26.11.24.03-1. 03-1 Decommissioning of the Stage II Vapor Recovery System.. A. Notwithstanding Regulation .03A of this chapter, an owner or operator of a gasoline dispensing facility or system of gasoline dispensing facilities that installed approved Stage II vapor recovery systems:1) May decommission Stage II vapor recovery systems in accordance with §B of this regulation after October 1, 2016; or2) May decommission Stage II vapor recovery systems in accordance with §B o
26.11.24.04.htm 26.11.24.04. 04 Testing Requirements.. A. Testing Requirements for Stage II Stations. Except as provided in §E and F of this regulation, an owner or operator of a gasoline dispensing facility subject to this chapter which operates Stage II Vapor Recovery systems shall perform the following CARB-approved tests.1) A leak test in accordance with the Vapor Recovery Test Procedure TP-201.3 referenced in Regulation .01-1B(1) of this chapter;2) An air to liquid volume ratio test in accordanc
26.11.24.05.htm 26.11.24.05. 05 Inspection Requirements.. A. An operator subject to this chapter shall ensure that each approved system is inspected at least once each day of operation to verify that it is working properly.B. Except as provided in §C of this regulation, the Department shall consider an operator of a gasoline dispensing facility to be in violation of Regulation .03E of this chapter during any period of time that the facility is operated while there is defective equipment at the facility.
26.11.24.05-1.htm 26.11.24.05-1. 05-1 Inspections by a Certified Inspector.. A. Operator Requirements.. 1) A person that operates a gasoline dispensing facility or a gasoline storage tank with a vapor recovery system shall ensure that a certified inspector performs an inspection of each vapor recovery system.2) Each vapor recovery system shall be inspected by a certified inspector in accordance with the schedules set forth in COMAR 26.10.03.10.B. Inspection Requirements..
26.11.24.06.htm 26.11.24.06. 06 Training Requirements for Operation and Maintenance of Approved Systems.. A. General. An operator shall ensure that:. 1) At least one employee at each facility subject to this regulation is trained in accordance with the requirements of §B of this regulation; and2) The trained employee assists in the training of each of the other employees at that facility who are involved in the operation or maintenance of the approved system.B. Approved Training Course Contents and Duration..
26.11.24.07.htm 26.11.24.07. 07 Record-Keeping and Reporting Requirements.. A. An operator subject to this chapter shall create and maintain a record file at the facility.. B. The record file shall contain copies of all test reports, permits, violation notices, correspondence with the Department, equipment maintenance records, training records, and other information pertinent to the requirements of this chapter. Verification of training shall be maintained in the facility file. Equipment maint
26.11.24.08.htm 26.11.24.08. 08 Instructional Signs.. A. An operator who is subject to this chapter shall place instructional signs in conspicuous locations at each gasoline dispenser.B. The instructional signs shall include:. 1) Instructions, with illustrations, on how to insert the nozzle, dispense gasoline, and how to remove the nozzle;2) A warning against attempts to continue refueling after automatic shut-off of the gasoline (that is, topping off) and3) The Department's toll-free telephone number whi
26.11.24.09.htm 26.11.24.09. 09 Sanctions.. A. A person who violates any provision of this chapter is subject to the sanctions set forth in Environment Article, Title 2, Annotated Code of Maryland. Each day of violation constitutes a separate violation. These sanctions in the Annotated Code of Maryland include:1) Injunctive relief under Environment Article, §2-609;. 2) Judicial penalties up to $25,000 per violation under Environment Article, §2-610;. 3) Administrative penalties up to $2,500 per viola
26.11.24.9999.htm 26.11.24.9999. Administrative History Effective date: February 15, 1993 (20:3 Md. R. 260). Regulation .01B amended effective June 20, 1994 (21:12 Md. R. 1064) May 8, 1995 (22:9 Md. R. 647) April 15, 2002 (29:7 Md. R. 623) January 29, 2007 (34:2 Md. R. 139) November 23, 2015 (42:23 Md. R. 1435)Regulation .01-1 adopted effective April 15, 2002 (29:7 Md. R. 623). Regulation .01-1B amended effective November 23, 2015 (42:23 Md. R. 1435).
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