40 CFR 61.243-2 - Alternative standards for valves in VHAP service - skip period leak detection and repair.

§ 61. 243-2 Alternative standards for valves in VHAP service - skip period leak detection and repair.

(a)

(1) An owner or operator may elect for all valves within a process unit to comply with one of the alternative work practices specified in paragraphs (b)(2) and (3) of this section.

(2) An owner or operator must notify the Administrator before implementing one of the alternative work practices, as specified in § 61.247(d).

(b)

(1) An owner or operator shall comply initially with the requirements for valves, as described in § 61. 242-7.

(2) After 2 consecutive quarterly leak detection periods with the percentage of valves leaking equal to or less than 2.0, an owner or operator may begin to skip one of the quarterly leak detection periods for the valves in VHAP service.

(3) After five consecutive quarterly leak detection periods with the percentage of valves leaking equal to or less than 2.0, an owner or operator may begin to skip three of the quarterly leak detection periods for the valves in VHAP service.

(4) If the percentage of valves leaking is greater than 2.0, the owner or operator shall comply with the requirements as described in § 61. 242-7 but may again elect to use this section.

[ 49 FR 23513, June 6, 1984, as amended at 65 FR 62158, Oct. 17, 2000]

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Title 40 published on 2015-08-22

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  • 2017-01-26; vol. 82 # 16 - Thursday, January 26, 2017
    1. 82 FR 8499 - Delay of Effective Date for 30 Final Regulations Published by the Environmental Protection Agency Between October 28, 2016 and January 17, 2017
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      ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
      Final rule; delay of effective dates.
      This regulation is effective January 26, 2017. The effective date of each regulation listed in the table below is delayed to a new effective date of March 21, 2017.
      40 CFR Parts 22, 51, 52, 61, 68, 80, 81, 124, 147, 171, 239, 259, 300, and 770