40 CFR 60.486a - Recordkeeping requirements.
(1) Each owner or operator subject to the provisions of this subpart shall comply with the recordkeeping requirements of this section.
(2) An owner or operator of more than one affected facility subject to the provisions of this subpart may comply with the recordkeeping requirements for these facilities in one recordkeeping system if the system identifies each record by each facility.
(3) The owner or operator shall record the information specified in paragraphs (a)(3)(i) through (v) of this section for each monitoring event required by §§ 60. 482-2a, 60. 482-3a, 60. 482-7a, 60. 482-8a, 60. 482-11a, and 60. 483-2a.
(i) Monitoring instrument identification.
(ii) Operator identification.
(iii) Equipment identification.
(iv) Date of monitoring.
(v) Instrument reading.
(2) The identification on a valve may be removed after it has been monitored for 2 successive months as specified in § 60. 482-7a(c) and no leak has been detected during those 2 months.
(c) When each leak is detected as specified in §§ 60. 482-2a, 60. 482-3a, 60. 482-7a, 60. 482-8a, 60. 482-11a, and 60. 483-2a, the following information shall be recorded in a log and shall be kept for 2 years in a readily accessible location:
(2) The date the leak was detected and the dates of each attempt to repair the leak.
(3) Repair methods applied in each attempt to repair the leak.
(4) Maximum instrument reading measured by Method 21 of appendix A-7 of this part at the time the leak is successfully repaired or determined to be nonrepairable, except when a pump is repaired by eliminating indications of liquids dripping.
(5) “Repair delayed” and the reason for the delay if a leak is not repaired within 15 calendar days after discovery of the leak.
(7) The expected date of successful repair of the leak if a leak is not repaired within 15 days.
(9) The date of successful repair of the leak.
(1) Detailed schematics, design specifications, and piping and instrumentation diagrams.
(2) The dates and descriptions of any changes in the design specifications.
(3) A description of the parameter or parameters monitored, as required in § 60. 482-10a(e), to ensure that control devices are operated and maintained in conformance with their design and an explanation of why that parameter (or parameters) was selected for the monitoring.
(4) Periods when the closed vent systems and control devices required in §§ 60. 482-2a, 60. 482-3a, 60. 482-4a, and 60. 482-5a are not operated as designed, including periods when a flare pilot light does not have a flame.
(1) A list of identification numbers for equipment subject to the requirements of this subpart.
(ii) The designation of equipment as subject to the requirements of § 60. 482-2a(e), § 60. 482-3a(i), or § 60. 482-7a(f) shall be signed by the owner or operator. Alternatively, the owner or operator may establish a mechanism with their permitting authority that satisfies this requirement.
(ii) The background level measured during each compliance test.
(iii) The maximum instrument reading measured at the equipment during each compliance test.
(6) A list of identification numbers for equipment that the owner or operator designates as operating in VOC service less than 300 hr/yr in accordance with § 60. 482-1a(e), a description of the conditions under which the equipment is in VOC service, and rationale supporting the designation that it is in VOC service less than 300 hr/yr.
(8) Records of the information specified in paragraphs (e)(8)(i) through (vi) of this section for monitoring instrument calibrations conducted according to sections 8.1.2 and 10 of Method 21 of appendix A-7 of this part and § 60.485a(b).
(i) Date of calibration and initials of operator performing the calibration.
(ii) Calibration gas cylinder identification, certification date, and certified concentration.
(iii) Instrument scale(s) used.
(iv) A description of any corrective action taken if the meter readout could not be adjusted to correspond to the calibration gas value in accordance with section 10.1 of Method 21 of appendix A-7 of this part.
(v) Results of each calibration drift assessment required by § 60.485a(b)(2) (i.e., instrument reading for calibration at end of monitoring day and the calculated percent difference from the initial calibration value).
(vi) If an owner or operator makes their own calibration gas, a description of the procedure used.
(10) Records of each release from a pressure relief device subject to § 60. 482-4a.
(f) The following information pertaining to all valves subject to the requirements of § 60. 482-7a(g) and (h), all pumps subject to the requirements of § 60. 482-2a(g), and all connectors subject to the requirements of § 60. 482-11a(e) shall be recorded in a log that is kept in a readily accessible location:
(1) A list of identification numbers for valves, pumps, and connectors that are designated as unsafe-to-monitor, an explanation for each valve, pump, or connector stating why the valve, pump, or connector is unsafe-to-monitor, and the plan for monitoring each valve, pump, or connector.
(2) A list of identification numbers for valves that are designated as difficult-to-monitor, an explanation for each valve stating why the valve is difficult-to-monitor, and the schedule for monitoring each valve.
(g) The following information shall be recorded for valves complying with § 60. 483-2a:
(1) A schedule of monitoring.
(2) The percent of valves found leaking during each monitoring period.
(h) The following information shall be recorded in a log that is kept in a readily accessible location:
(2) Any changes to this criterion and the reasons for the changes.
(i) The following information shall be recorded in a log that is kept in a readily accessible location for use in determining exemptions as provided in § 60.480a(d):
(1) An analysis demonstrating the design capacity of the affected facility,
(2) A statement listing the feed or raw materials and products from the affected facilities and an analysis demonstrating whether these chemicals are heavy liquids or beverage alcohol, and
(k) The provisions of § 60.7(b) and (d) do not apply to affected facilities subject to this subpart.
Title 40 published on 2015-08-22
The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 40 CFR Part 60 after this date.
- 40 CFR 60.487a — Reporting Requirements.
- 40 CFR 60.5401 — What Are the Exceptions to the Equipment Leak Standards for Affected Facilities at Onshore Natural Gas Processing Plants?
- 40 CFR 60.5400 — What Equipment Leak Standards Apply to Affected Facilities at an Onshore Natural Gas Processing Plant?
- 40 CFR 60.592a — Standards.
- 40 CFR 60.480a — Applicability and Designation of Affected Facility.
- 40 CFR 60.482-7a — Standards: Valves in Gas/Vapor Service and in Light Liquid Service.
- 40 CFR 60.485a — Test Methods and Procedures.
- 40 CFR 60.482-2a — Standards: Pumps in Light Liquid Service.
- 40 CFR 60.482-3a — Standards: Compressors.
- 40 CFR 60.482-10a — Standards: Closed Vent Systems and Control Devices.
- 40 CFR 60.482-11a — Standards: Connectors in Gas/Vapor Service and in Light Liquid Service.
- 40 CFR 60.5401a — What Are the Exceptions to the Equipment Leak GHG and VOC Standards for Affected Facilities at Onshore Natural Gas Processing Plants?
- 40 CFR 60.5400a — What Equipment Leak GHG and VOC Standards Apply to Affected Facilities at an Onshore Natural Gas Processing Plant?