Chief Sponsor: Steve Eliason

Senate Sponsor: Curtis S. Bramble


8     General Description:
9          This bill addresses vapor recovery systems for a gasoline cargo tank.
10     Highlighted Provisions:
11          This bill:
12          ▸     defines terms;
13          ▸     requires the operator of a gasoline cargo tank to meet certain requirements to
14     control the emission of gasoline vapors; and
15          ▸     establishes penalties.
16     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
17          None
18     Other Special Clauses:
19          None
20     Utah Code Sections Affected:
21     ENACTS:
22          19-2-128, Utah Code Annotated 1953

24     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
25          Section 1. Section 19-2-128 is enacted to read:
26          19-2-128. Gasoline vapor recovery -- Penalties.
27          (1) As used in this section:

28          (a) "Gasoline cargo tank" means a tank that:
29          (i) is intended to hold gasoline;
30          (ii) has a capacity of 250 gallons or more; and
31          (iii) is attached to or intended to be drawn by a motor vehicle.
32          (b) "Operator" means an individual who controls a motor vehicle:
33          (i) to which a gasoline cargo tank is attached; or
34          (ii) that draws a gasoline cargo tank.
35          (c) "Underground storage tank" means the same as that term is defined in Section
36     19-6-102.
37          (2) The operator of a gasoline cargo tank shall comply with requirements of this
38     section if the operator:
39          (a) permits the loading of gasoline into the gasoline cargo tank; or
40          (b) loads an underground storage tank with gasoline from the gasoline cargo tank.
41          (3) The operator of a gasoline cargo tank may load and permit the loading of gasoline
42     into a tank described in Subsection (2) if:
43          (a) emissions from the tank are controlled by the use of:
44          (i) a properly installed and maintained vapor collection and control system that is
45     equipped with fittings that:
46          (A) make a vapor tight connection; and
47          (B) prevent the release of gasoline vapors by automatically closing upon disconnection;
48     and
49          (ii) submerged filling or bottom filling methods; and
50          (b) the resulting vapor emitted into the air does not exceed the levels described in
51     Subsection (4).
52          (4) Vapor emitted into the air as a result of the loading of a tank under Subsection (3)
53     may not exceed 0.640 pounds per 1,000 gallons transferred.
54          (5) (a) The department shall fine an operator who violates this section:
55          (i) $1,000 for a first offense; or
56          (ii) $2,000 for a second offense.
57          (b) An operator who violates this section is guilty of a class C misdemeanor for a third
58     or subsequent offense.

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