A Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources

National Emission Standards For Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)


Bassey Udosen
(404) 363-7028 
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EPA has new requirements to reduce air pollution from gasoline dispensing facilities (GDF). The gasoline vapor from these facilities contains hazardous air pollutants (HAP) which pose a health risk when inhaled. By installing the controls required by this rule, the amount of HAP released in the atmosphere is reduced by about 5 million pounds per year.

EPD has formally accepted delegated authority for the EPA Stage I rule.

  • Adopted by Reference: “Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source Category: Gasoline Dispensing Facilities, 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart CCCCCC, as amended June 25, 2008, is hereby incorporated and adopted by reference.”
  • EPA rules adopted “as is”
  • Rule is located in the Rules For Air Quality Control, Provisions, Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: 391-3-1-.02(9)(b)(143)
  • DNR Board adopted rule in October 2009
  • Rule became effective November 2009

A Quick Summary

GDFs with a gasoline throughput of 10,000 gallons or less per month:

  • Perform good management practices to check for and minimize evaporation of gasoline
    • Minimize gasoline spills
    • Clean up spills as fast as possible
    • Cover all open gasoline containers and tank fill-pipes
    • Minimize gasoline sent to open waste collection systems (Don’t put gasoline in a five gallon bucket and leave it open)
  • Must have records that will verify gasoline throughput

GDFs with throughput greater than 10,000 gallons per month:

  • Same requirements as GDFs with < 10k per month
  • Submerged fill pipes that go within 6 to 12 inches of the bottom of the tank
    • On or before 11/09/2006 – within 12 inches
    • After 11/09/2006 – within 6 inches
  • Must submit initial notification within 15 days of startup
    • Submit to EPD to the attention of Bassey Udosen
    • EPD has obtained copies of all initial notifications
  • Notification of Compliance no later than 01/10/2011 (if complying before 5/9/08, an initial notification does not have to be sent)

GDFs with a throughput greater than 100,000 gallons per month:

  • Same requirements as GDF > 10,000 AND
  • Install and utilize Stage I Vapor Recovery System (minimum of 90% efficient)
    • Swivel Adaptors
    • Two point systems only for new stations
  • Test Stage I System every 3 years
    • Leak Rate and Pressure Cracking for P/V valve
    • Static Pressure Performance Test for Stage I System
  • Facilities installing EVR will meet the Stage I System requirements

Notify EPD for:

  1. Initial Registration
  2. Compliance
  3. Testing

Send notifications to:

Bassey Udosen
Georgia EPD
4244 International Parkway
Suite 134
Atlanta, GA 30354

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