Checklists: Fueling and Gas Stations Checklist Fueling Information Shop Tour Stop #1
|The following questions and guidance are taken from the
Consolidated Screening Checklist for Automotive Repair Facilities Guidebook.
A “√” next to a response in the guide indicates that is the preferred response in terms of environmental compliance. If you select a response without a “√”, you may still be in compliance; however, you should verify that you are in compliance by contacting the appropriate federal or state regulatory agency and discussing your activity with them. FUELS
Has the facility installed Stage I vapor recovery equipment for loading of gasoline?
If an automotive repair shop dispenses gasoline and is located within an ozone non-attainment area, Stage I vapor recovery equipment MUST be used by the gasoline delivery truck driver while filling the facility’s gasoline storage tanks.
Stage I vapor recovery equipment captures and controls gasoline vapors which would normally be emitted to the atmosphere during the storage of gasoline, or during the loading and unloading of a gasoline delivery vehicle.
Tip: Contact your state or local air pollution control authority to determine if your shop’s fueling operations are regulated (i.e., in an ozone nonattainment area) or check this website: www.epa.gov/air/oaqps/greenbk/
Has the facility installed Stage II vapor recovery equipment at the pumps?
If facility dispenses gasoline and is located in a serious or above ozone nonattainment area, it must install Stage II vapor recovery equipment at each nozzle which dispenses gasoline at the facility. Stage II vapor recovery captures the vapors from the automobile gas tank and returns them to the storage tank. Stage II vapor recovery is the “black boot” on the gasoline nozzle and black hose extending to the upper fuel pump canopies at dispensing stations.
Do fuel delivery records indicate compliance with appropriate fuel requirements?
Fuel delivery tickets (i.e., product transfer documents) are receipts the facility receives from the fuel deliverer which indicate the type of fuel (e.g., gasoline, diesel, kerosene), how much was received, when it was received, and whether the delivered fuel complies with appropriate fuel requirements.
If the facility is located within an ozone nonattainment area and dispenses gasoline, the fuel delivery ticket MUST say “RFG, certified for use in an ozone nonattainment covered area� or “RFG.” RFG stands for reformulated gasoline.
If the facility is NOT located within an ozone nonattainment area, the fuel delivery ticket should say “CONVENTIONAL GASOLINE. This product does not meet the requirements for reformulated gasoline, and may not be used in any reformulated gasoline covered areas” or “CONVENTIONAL.”
If the facility dispenses diesel fuel to diesel motor vehicles, the fuel delivery ticket MUST say “LOW SULFUR” or “LOW SULFUR DIESEL FUEL.”
Has the facility clearly labeled the pumps with the product they contain?
The facility must label the pumps to indicate a description of the product (e.g., gasoline, diesel, kerosene), product grade (e.g., regular, mid-grade, premium), and octane (e.g., 87 octane) that is being dispensed from the nozzle.
Does the facility prevent the use of dyed, high-sulfur diesel/kerosene?
Most automotive fuel/gas stations will only dispense low sulfur diesel to motor vehicles. The types of diesel motor vehicles include, but are not limited to, diesel tractor trailers, diesel pick-up trucks and diesel automobiles that are licensed and tagged for on-road travel.In some instances, an automotive fuel/gas station may dispense dyed, high-sulfur fuel. The station must prevent dyed, high-sulfur diesel/kerosene fuel from being dispensed diesel motor vehicles. The shop can prevent the fueling operation by (1) securing the pump nozzle with lock and key, (2) monitoring pump use, or (3) locating the pump in a place where diesel motor vehicles cannot pull-up and dispense the fuel.
Do gasoline pump nozzles comply with 10 gallon per minute flow rate?
Every retailer dispensing gasoline must equip each pump from which gasoline or methanol is introduced into vehicles with a nozzle that dispenses fuel at a flow rate not to exceed 10 gallons per minute.
Does the facility use overfill protection measures, spill containment methods, and spill response equipment during fueling?
When fueling vehicles, facilities should use overfill protection, spill containment, and spill response equipment to prevent overflows and spills.
|Source: U.S. EPA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, EPA 305-B-03-004, October 2003. Click here to send questions or comments to CCAR®.|