NSPS Notebook
Volatile Organic Liquid Storage Vessels (including Petroleum Liquids Storage Vessels) for which Construction, Reconstruction, or Modification Commenced After July 23, 1984 -  Subpart Kb

Applicability: eCFR Subpart Kb [ecfr.gov]

This subpart applies to:
  1. Storage vessels with a capacity ≥ 75 cubic meters (m3) (19,812.90 gal) used to store volatile organic liquids (VOL), which commenced construction, modification, or reconstruction after July 23, 1984.

Not subject to this subpart:
  1. Storage vessels with a capacity ≥ 151 m3 (39,889.98 gal) storing liquid with a maximum true vapor pressure of < 3.5 kilopascals (kPa).
  2. Storage vessels with a capacity ≥ 75 m3 (19,812.90 gal) and < 151 m3 (39,889.98 gal) with a maximum true vapor pressure of < 15.0 kPa.
  3. Vessels at coke oven by-product plants.
  4. Pressure vessels designed to operate in excess of 204.9 kPa without emissions to the atmosphere.
  5. Vessels permanently attached to mobile vehicles such as trucks, railcars, barges, or ships.
  6. Vessels with a design capacity 1,589.874 m3 (420,000.28 gal) used for petroleum or condensate stored, processed, or treated prior to custody transfer.
  7. Vessels located at bulk gasoline plants.
  8. Storage vessels located at gasoline service stations.
  9. Vessels used to store beverage alcohol.
  10. Vessels subject to NESHAP GGGG.
Known Sources in NDEE Jurisdiction:
Date of Original Final Rule: 4/8/87
Amendments Dates: 10/15/2003 (68 FR 59332)
12/14/2000 (65 FR 78268)
10/17/2000 (65 FR 61744)
10/08/1997 (62 FR 52641)
08/11/1989 (54 FR 32973)
06/16/1987 (52 FR 22780)
State Regulations: Title 129, Chapter 18, Section 001.62
Federal Regulations: 40 CFR 110b
Related Rules:

NSPS - 40 CFR Part 60

Subparts K and Ka - Storage Tanks
Subpart XX - Bulk Gasoline Terminals

NESHAP - 40 CFR Part 63
Subpart R - Gasoline Distribution - Stage 1
Subpart Y - Marine Vessel Loading
Subpart EEEE - Organic Liquids Distribution - Non-gasoline
Subpart GGGG - Solvent Extraction for Vegetable Oil Production
Subpart BBBBBB - Gasoline Distribution
Subpart CCCCCC - Gasoline Dispensing

40 CFR Part 65 [ecfr.gov]
Subpart C (alternative to NSPS Subpart Kb)
Regulations and Federal Registers: eCFR Subpart Kb [ecfr.gov]
FAQs, Fact Sheets, and Rule Summaries: Rule Flowchart - Texas CEQ [tceq.state.tx.us]
Other Information and Resources:
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