A gasoline dispensing facility (GDF) is a facility that stores and/or dispenses gasoline. Gasoline is any petroleum distillate having a Reid vapor pressure of 4 pounds per square inch or greater. Vapor pressures may be obtained from standard reference texts or may be determined by ASTM D-2879-83 or ASTM D-323-82.
Any facility or contrivance dispensing gasoline from storage tanks having a capacity of 250 gallons or more.
New GDFs: Every applicant for an Authority to Construct a new GDF shall pay at least one half of the initial permit fee specified in Rule 301, Section 308 upon filing the application. Prior to issuance of a Permit to Operate, the applicant shall pay the remaining unpaid portion of the initial permit fee. Permit fee for any GDF will be based on Schedule 6 [Rule 301, Section 30.8.7] where the rating is dependent on the number of gasoline dispensing nozzles.
Modification of Existing GDFs:
When an application is filed for a permit involving alterations or additions resulting in an increase in the number of gasoline nozzles, the applicant shall pay a permit fee in accordance with fee schedule 6 (Rule 301, Section 308.7), based on the incremental increase in the number of gasoline dispensing nozzles resulting from such change (see Rule 301, Section 306.1).
When an application is filed for a permit involving a revision of conditions or any alteration or addition, but no increase or change is made in the number of nozzles, the applicant shall pay a permit fee based on Rule 301, Section 306.2.
Change of Location or Ownership of Existing GDFs: When an application is filed for a permit because the ownership of a GDF has been transferred from one person to another, the applicant shall pay a permit fee equivalent to the permit renewal fee specified in Rule 301, Section 303.
GDFs Installed Without an Authority to Construct: As per Section 302.1 of Rule 301, any person installing/operating regulated equipment without obtaining a permit from the SMAQMD first, will be required to pay permit renewal back fees for each year of unpermitted operation, to a maximum of 3 years, in addition to the initial permit fee.
An application may be deemed complete with the submittal of the following information:
Completed application Forms G100, G101, GDF100 and HRA100 with the original signature of the owner/proprietor or responsible officer of the company.
Applicable permit fee in accordance with Rule 301.
Any additional information that may be requested in order to perform a health risk assessment or to better understand the process or the applicability of regulations.