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) Except as provided in Subsection (6), the operator of a gasoline cargo tank may
42     load and permit the loading of gasoline into a tank described in Subsection (2) only if:
43          (a) emissions from the tank that dispenses 10,000 gallons or more in any one calendar
44     month are controlled by the use of:
45          (i) a properly installed and maintained vapor collection and control system that is
46     equipped with fittings that:
47          (A) make a vapor tight connection; and
48          (B) prevent the release of gasoline vapors by automatically closing upon disconnection;
49     and
50          (ii) submerged filling or bottom filling methods; and
51          (b) the resulting vapor emitted into the air does not exceed the levels described in
52     Subsection (4).
53          (4) Vapor emitted into the air as a result of the loading of a tank under Subsection (3)
54     may not exceed 0.640 pounds per 1,000 gallons transferred.
55          (5) (a) The department may fine an operator who violates this section:
56          (i) up to $1,000 for a first offense; or
57          (ii) up to $2,000 for a second offense.
58          (b) An operator who violates this section is guilty of a class C misdemeanor for a third

59     or subsequent offense.
60          (6) If a facility at which an underground storage tank is located does not have the
61     equipment necessary for an operator of a gasoline cargo tank to comply with Subsection (3),
62     the operator is excused from the requirements of Subsections (3) and (4) and may not be fined
63     or penalized under Subsection (5).

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