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Controlling VOC Emissions from Storage Tanks

Rules in Title 30, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 115 for controlling emissions of volatile organic compounds from storage tanks. These rules are part of the State Implementation Plan strategy to meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ozone.

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Rule Citation

30 TAC Chapter 115, Subchapter B, Division 1 Exit the TCEQ

Rule Description

  • Requires control of VOC emissions from storage tanks based on the size of the tank and the vapor pressure of the VOC liquids stored.
  • Specific requirements for tank fittings and seals.
  • Requires control of VOC flash emissions from fixed-roof storage tanks.
  • Limits the landing of floating-roof storage tanks.
  • Includes testing, inspection, and monitoring requirements.

Rule History

The Chapter 115 rule history for storage tanks discusses revisions to the rules, including their proposal and adoption, the associated State Implementation Plan revision, and  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approvals.

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