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Gasoline Dispensing Facility

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.

 

What Needs a Permit?

Any facility or contrivance dispensing gasoline from storage tanks having a capacity of 250 gallons or more.

 

Permit Fees

  • 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.

 

Permit Application Completeness Determination

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.

 

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Related Rules

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