Or. Admin. R. 340-242-0520 - General Provisions

(1) No owner and/or operator of a gasoline-dispensing facility may transfer or allow the transfer of gasoline into a motor vehicle fuel tank at gasoline-dispensing facilities located in Clackamas, Multnomah or Washington Counties whose annual throughput exceeds 600,000 gallons, unless the gasoline-dispensing facility is equipped with a stage II vapor collection system which must be approved by DEQ before it is installed.

NOTE: Underground piping requirements are described in OAR 340-150-0300 and 40 CFR 280.20(d). Systems installed according to Petroleum Equipment Institute Publication RP100, "Recommended Practices for Installation of Underground Liquid Storage Systems" or American Society of Mechanical Engineers Standard B31.4 "Pipeline Transportation Systems for Liquid Hydrocarbons and Other Liquids" are considered approved systems.

(2) Owners and/or operators of gasoline-dispensing facilities subject to stage II vapor collection requirements must:
(a) Install all necessary stage II vapor collection and control systems, and make any modifications necessary to comply with the requirements;
(b) Provide adequate training and written instructions to the operator of the affected gasoline-dispensing facility and the gasoline transport vehicle;
(c) Replace, repair or modify any worn or ineffective component or design element to ensure the vapor-tight integrity and efficiency of the stage II vapor collection systems; and
(d) Connect and ensure proper operation of the stage II vapor collection systems whenever gasoline is being loaded, unloaded or dispensed.
(3) Approval of a stage II vapor collection system by DEQ does not relieve the owner and/or operator of the responsibility to comply with other applicable codes and regulations pertaining to fire prevention, weights and measures and safety matters.
(4) Regarding installation and testing of piping for stage II vapor collection systems:
(a) Piping must be installed in accordance with standards in OAR 340 division 150;
(b) Piping must be installed by a licensed installation service provider pursuant to OAR 340 division 160; and
(c) Piping must be tested prior to being placed into operation by an installation or tank tightness testing service provider licensed pursuant to OAR 340 division 160.
(5) Test methods are based on methods used in other states with established stage II programs. See DEQ, Operations Division, for copies of the approved test methods.

NOTE: This rule is included in the State of Oregon Clean Air Act Implementation Plan that EQC adopted under OAR 340-200-0040.


Or. Admin. R. 340-242-0520
DEQ 7-1991, f. & cert. ef. 5-7-91 (and corrected 6-7-91 ); DEQ 4-1993, f. & cert. ef. 3-10-93; DEQ 25-1994, f. & cert. ef. 11-22-94; DEQ 16-1996, f. & cert. ef. 8-14-96; DEQ 20-1998, f. & cert. ef. 10-12-98; DEQ 14-1999, f. & cert. ef. 10-14-99, Renumbered from 340-022-0402; DEQ 15-2008, f. & cert. ef 12-31-08; DEQ 7-2015, f. & cert. ef. 4/16/2015

Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 468.020 & 468A.025

Stats. Implemented: ORS 468A.025

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