§ 60.5390 What standards apply to pneumatic controller affected facilities?  


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  • For each pneumatic controller affected facility you must comply with the VOC standards, based on natural gas as a surrogate for VOC, in either paragraph (b)(1) or (c)(1) of this section, as applicable. Pneumatic controllers meeting the conditions in paragraph (a) of this section are exempt from this requirement.

    (a) The requirements of paragraph (b)(1) or (c)(1) of this section are not required if you determine that the use of a pneumatic controller affected facility with a bleed rate greater than the applicable standard is required based on functional needs, including but not limited to response time, safety and positive actuation. However, you must tag such pneumatic controller with the month and year of installation, reconstruction or modification, and identification information that allows traceability to the records for that pneumatic controller, as required in §60.5420(c)(4)(ii).

    (b)(1) Each pneumatic controller affected facility at a natural gas processing plant must have a bleed rate of zero.

    (2) Each pneumatic controller affected facility at a natural gas processing plant must be tagged with the month and year of installation, reconstruction or modification, and identification information that allows traceability to the records for that pneumatic controller as required in §60.5420(c)(4)(iv).

    (c)(1) Each pneumatic controller affected facility constructed, modified or reconstructed on or after October 15, 2013, at a location between the wellhead and a natural gas processing plant or the point of custody transfer to an oil pipeline must have a bleed rate less than or equal to 6 standard cubic feet per hour.

    (2) Each pneumatic controller affected facility constructed, modified or reconstructed on or after October 15, 2013, at a location between the wellhead and a natural gas processing plant or the point of custody transfer to an oil pipeline must be tagged with the month and year of installation, reconstruction or modification, and identification information that allows traceability to the records for that controller as required in §60.5420(c)(4)(iii).

    (d) You must demonstrate initial compliance with standards that apply to pneumatic controller affected facilities as required by §60.5410.

    (e) You must demonstrate continuous compliance with standards that apply to pneumatic controller affected facilities as required by §60.5415.

    (f) You must perform the required notification, recordkeeping, and reporting as required by §60.5420, except that you are not required to submit the notifications specified in §60.5420(a).

    [77 FR 49542, Aug. 16, 2012, as amended at 78 FR 58436, Sept. 23, 2013; 79 FR 79038, Dec. 31, 2014]

[77 FR 49542, Aug. 16, 2012, as amended at 78 FR 58436, Sept. 23, 2013; 79 FR 79038, Dec. 31, 2014