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Title: Determining the PTE and formulating a Title V permitting strategy for a bulk gasoline terminal

Bulk gasoline terminals may take operational restrictions and maintain operational flexibility while avoiding requirements of Title III and Title V of the Clean Air Act Amendments (CAA-A). Title V establishes a federally enforceable renewable operating permit program for major sources. Title III regulates Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) to reduce emissions from all sources to a degree sufficient to protect the public by using Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards achieved in practice within the industry. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and HAPs are emitted from storage tanks, loading operations, and components at gasoline terminals. To calculate the potential to emit (PTE) and assess regulation applicability, maximum facility throughputs should be determined by physical limitations of the loadrack. Loadrack throughputs can be correlated to storage tanks throughputs based on type of tank and the highest volatility product stored in that tank. Component emissions should be based on continuous service of the highest volatility product. To avoid recordkeeping and reporting requirements of Title III and/or Title V, VOC and HAP emissions may be restricted to below thresholds determined by the region`s ozone attainment status by limiting loadrack throughput and/or by meeting higher control equipment efficiencies. However, careful consideration must be given to operationalmore » flexibility and the potential future expansion of the facility.« less
Authors:
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  1. TRC Environmental Corporation, Windsor, CT (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
617931
Report Number(s):
CONF-9609223--
TRN: 98:002008-0017
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Conference on emission inventory: key to planning, permits, compliance and reporting, New Orleans, LA (United States), 4-6 Sep 1996; Other Information: PBD: 1996; Related Information: Is Part Of The emission inventory: Key to planning, permits, compliance, and reporting; PB: 1047 p.
Publisher:
Air & Waste Management Association, Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT; GASOLINE; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; OZONE; REPORTING REQUIREMENTS; STANDARDS; VOLATILITY; AIR POLLUTION; LICENSES