EPA's Requirements for the Control of Gasoline Dispensing Facility (GDF) Emissions
This web page provides general information regarding EPA's requirements for the control of gasoline dispensing facility (GDF) emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), and some compliance considerations regarding GDF subject to similar EPA Region III state or local air agency requirements.
EPA has established a National Emissions Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Gas Dispensing Facilities (GDF NESHAP), which is found in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 40 CFR 63, Subpart CCCCCC. EPA has published a brochure which summarizes the requirements of the GDF NESHAP (PDF, 2 pp, 223KB).
The GDF NESHAP sets a compliance deadline of January 10, 2011 for existing GDF. EPA recognized when it developed the GDF NESHAP that the GDF NESHAP's requirements for the control of hazardous air pollutants were in many cases very similar to state or local air pollution control agency requirements for the control of GDF emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). State and local air pollution control agencies regulate GDF emissions of VOCs because VOCS contribute to excessive levels of ground level ozone, often referred to as smog.
In view of the fact that the GDF NESHAP's requirements for the control of HAPS were in many cases similar to requirements which state or local air pollution control agencies had adopted to control GDF emissions of VOCs, EPA included in the GDF NESHAP provisions which specify that a GDF can be considered as in compliance with certain GDF NESHAP requirements if the GDF has been subject to and in compliance with similar and sufficiently stringent State/local requirements since prior to January 10, 2008.
A GDF which can be considered as in compliance with certain GDF NESHAP requirements is not required to install any additional controls to meet those requirements, and is also exempt from the Initial Notification and Notification of Compliance Status provisions, and also any applicable testing provisions, associated with those requirements.
To assist Region III's state and local air pollution control agencies, EPA Region III sent the director of each of those agencies a letter comparing the GDF NESHAP's requirements with the GDF emission control requirements of their state or local agency. Owners and operators of GDF in Region III, as well as other interested citizens or groups, might also find those letters useful. Accordingly, EPA is providing copies of the letters below:
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