Air Toxics Notebook

Gasoline Distribution Bulk Terminals, Bulk Plants & Pipeline Facilities - Subpart BBBBBB

Applicability:Subpart BBBBBB applies to bulk gasoline terminals, pipeline breakout stations, pipeline pumping stations, and bulk gasoline plants that are area sources* of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). HAPs generally found in gasoline vapors include benzene, ethylbenzene, hexane, toluene, xylenes, isooctane, naphthalene, cumene, and methyl tert-butyl ether.

Not subject to this rule: Gas Dispensing Facilities, such as retail gas stations, that are subject to 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart CCCCCC; and bulk gasoline terminals and pipeline breakout stations that are subject to the control requirements of 40 CFR Part 63 Subpart R (Gasoline Distribution, Stage I).

As of May 17, 2009, Gasoline Distribution Facilities (bulk terminals/plants/pipelines) who are subject to Subpart BBBBBB, and have a maximum design capacity larger than 20,000 gallons per day may take operational limits if their actual daily throughput is always less than 20,000 gallons per day. Please consult the Notice of Intent information posted in the Resources section of this page.
*An area source of HAP has the potential to emit <10 tons per year (tpy) of a single HAP or <25 tpy of a combination of HAPs.
Rules apply to small, area sources? Yes
Known Sources in NDEQ Jurisdiction:6B - Facilities.pdf
Date of Original Final Rule:01/10/2008
Amendments Dates:01/24/2011 - Final amendments & clarifications
03/07/2008 - Correction
State Regulations (Title 129):Chapter 28, Section 001.105
Chapter 28, Section 003, for operational limits
Federal Regulations:40 CFR 63.11080
Related Rules:
NSPS - 40 CFR Part 60
Subpart Ka or Kb - Petroleum Liquid Storage
Subpart XX – Bulk Gasoline Terminals (loading racks)

NESHAP - 40 CFR Part 63
Subpart R - Gas Distribution Facilities, Stage 1
Subpart CCCCCC - Gas Dispensing Facilities
Regulations and Federal Registers:eCFR Subpart BBBBBB []

6B, 6C - Fed. Reg. 01-24-2011 - final amendments.pdf

6B, 6C - Fed Reg 12-15-2009 - proposed rule.pdf

6B, 6C - Final Rule 01-10-08.pdf

6B, 6C - Correction 03-07-08.pdf

6B, 6C - Proposed Rule 11-09-06.pdf
Forms:6B - Initial Notification Form.pdf6B - Initial Notification Form.docx

6B - Compliance Status Notification Form.pdf6B - Initial Notification Form.docx

6B - Notice of Intent Op Limits.pdf6B - Notice of Intent Op Limits.docx
Important Dates:Source Classification
  • Existing Source = constructed or reconstructed on or before 11/9/06
  • New Source = constructed or reconstructed after 11/9/06
Initial Notification
  • None for underground storage tanks at bulk gasoline plant (<20,000 gallon/day throughput) if complying with NE State Fire Marshall law for submerged fill and only have underground tanks
  • Existing source = 5/9/08
  • New source = 5/9/08 or upon startup
Compliance Dates
  • Existing source = 1/10/11
  • New source = 1/10/08 or upon startup
Compliance Status Notification
  • None for underground storage tanks at bulk gasoline plant (<20,000 gallon/day throughput) if complying with NE State Fire Marshall law for submerged fill and only have underground tanks
  • Within 60 days of compliance date
Notification of Performance Test
  • 60 days prior to test
Compliance Reports
  • Bulk terminal or pipeline breakout subject to control requirements
    • Semiannual Compliance Report
    • Excess Emission Report with semiannual report
  • Bulk gasoline or pipeline pumping station
    • Excess Emission Report – semiannually only if excess emissions
**** Please check with LLCHD or OAQC if you are located within Omaha city limits or Lancaster County. They may have notification and/or report requirements that differ from NDEQ.
FAQs, Fact Sheets, and Rule Summaries:6B - EPA Brochure 01-2011.pdf

6B - EPA Summary - 01-2011.pdf
Presentations, Training and Articles:
Other Information and Resources:Iowa DNR Area Source NESHAP website [] - fact sheets, guidance documents, webinars, compliance calendars, and presentations

EPA's Area Source Rule Website [] - contains federal register notices and implementation tools

6B, 6C - Proposed Settlement 06-30-09.pdf
Page Last Updated:09/27/2013

Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
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P.O. Box 98922
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509
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