(a) Except as specified by paragraph (c) of this section, this subpart applies to:
(1) Each facility which collects vapors of crude oil, gasoline blends, or benzene emitted from vessel cargo tanks;
(2) A vessel which is not a tank vessel that has a vapor processing unit located on board for recovery, destruction, or dispersion of crude oil, gasoline blends, or benzene vapors from a tank vessel; and
(3) Certifying entities which review, inspect, test, and certify facility vapor control systems.
(b) A facility which collects vapors of flammable or combustible cargoes other than crude oil, gasoline blends, or benzene, must meet the requirements prescribed by the Commandant (CG-522).
(c) A facility with an existing Coast Guard approved vapor control system which was operating prior to July 23, 1990 is subject only to § 154.850 of this subpart as long as it receives cargo vapor only from the specific vessels for which it was approved.
(d) This subpart does not apply to the collection of vapors of liquefied flammable gases as defined in 46 CFR 30.10-39.
(e) When a facility vapor control system which receives cargo vapor from a vessel is connected to a facility vapor control system that serves tank storage areas and other refinery processes, the specific requirements of this subpart apply between the vessel vapor connection and the point where the vapor control system connects to the facility's main vapor control system.
[CGD 88-102, 55 FR 25429, June 21, 1990, as amended by CGD 96-026, 61 FR 33666, June 28, 1996; USCG-2010-0351, 75 FR 36284, June 25, 2010]
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