33 CFR 154.802 - Definitions.

§ 154.802 Definitions.
As used in this subpart:
Certifying entity means an individual or organization accepted by the Commandant (CG-522) to review plans and calculations for vapor control system designs, and to conduct initial inspections and witness tests of vapor control system installations.
Existing vapor control system means a vapor control system which was operating prior to July 23, 1990.
Facility vapor connection means the point in a facility's vapor collection system where it connects to a vapor collection hose or the base of a vapor collection arm.
Inerted means the oxygen content of the vapor space in a tank vessel's cargo tank is reduced to 8 percent by volume or less in accordance with the inert gas requirements of 46 CFR 32.53 or 46 CFR 153.500.
Liquid knockout vessel means a device to separate liquid from vapor.
Maximum allowable transfer rate means the maximum volumetric rate at which a vessel may receive cargo or ballast.
New vapor control system means a vapor control system which is not an existing vapor control system.
Vapor balancing means the transfer of vapor displaced by incoming cargo from the tank of a vessel receiving cargo into a tank of the vessel or facility delivering cargo via a vapor collection system.
Vapor collection system means an arrangement of piping and hoses used to collect vapor emitted from a vessel's cargo tanks and transport the vapor to a vapor processing unit.
Vapor control system means an arrangement of piping and equipment used to control vapor emissions collected from a vessel, and includes the vapor collection system and the vapor processing unit.
Vapor destruction unit means a vapor processing unit that destroys cargo vapor by a means such as incineration.
Vapor dispersion system means a vapor processing unit which releases cargo vapor to the atmosphere through a venting system not located on the vessel being loaded or ballasted.
Vapor processing unit means the components of a vapor control system that recovers, destroys, or disperses vapor collected from a vessel.
Vapor recovery unit means a vapor processing unit that recovers cargo vapor by a non-destructive means such as lean oil absorbtion, carbon bed adsorption, or refrigeration.
Vessel vapor connection means the point in a vessel's fixed vapor collection system where it connects to a vapor collection hose or arm.
[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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Title 33 published on 2015-07-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 33 CFR Part 154 after this date.

  • 2015-09-10; vol. 80 # 175 - Thursday, September 10, 2015
    1. 80 FR 54418 - Marine Vapor Control Systems
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      Final rule; information collection approval.
      The collection of information requirements contained in the July 16, 2013 final rule (78 FR 42596) and approved by the OMB as an amendment to existing collection of information, control number 1625-0060, will be enforced beginning September 10, 2015. The requirements include provisions for VCS certifications, recertifications, periodic operational reviews, approval requests, reviews of operating manuals, failure analyses, operational review letters, and relabeling. These requirements aid the Coast Guard and industry in ensuring industry's regulatory compliance and safe practices in connection with VCSs.
      33 CFR Parts 154, 155, and 156