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Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 400 in Riga, 16 May 2006 (pr. No 27 30) provisions for environmental protection requirements to service stations, petroleum bases and mobile containers are Issued in accordance with the law "on pollution" in article 11, the second paragraph of point 9, article 12, the second and 2.1 part i. General questions 1. terms used in the rules: 1. the tank-stationary surface, underground or on floating in the fuel storage facility located at service stations or oil base;
1.2. fuel quantity – in the last three years the largest total amount of fuel, which mean the gas stations or oil base tanks;
1.3. work area – place a gas station or oil base where the gas station or oil base-specific operations such as tanks, vehicles, portable fuel tanks and fuel tanks to refill with fuel and vehicle maintenance;
1.4. a floating gas station-undersized vessels and yachts filling the fuel tanks of the space on the water, which installed a gas equipment;
1.5. pretinfiltrācij cover-bottom coverage (coverage), which provides the filtering coefficient not higher than 10-9 m/s;
1.6 steam-gaseous compounds that produce fuel;
1.7. steam pumping system-equipment set, which collects and stores the vapors when you fill up with fuel in road vehicles, vessels and small boat fuel tanks, tank station or transportable tanks oil base;
1.1. first-stage vapor-steam pumping collection of gas station tanks during the filling and discharge in the mobile tank steam is delivered to a petroleum base for temporary storage, recycling or incineration;
1.9. the second stage of pumping steam-steam collection from the transport and machinery, vessels and small yacht fuel tanks and discharge the gas station tanks and transport mechanism, the undersized vessels and yachts filling the fuel tank;
1.10. intermediate storage of vapours, for further transport to a recycling for the intermediate storage of vapours in the tank of oil base with a closed roof. Vapour transport from one tank to the other containers on the same oil base or station shall not be regarded as an intermediate storage of vapours;
1.11. the vapour recovery unit-the machine steam (steam from any well petroleum base buffer reservoir systems) for processing the fuel;
1.12. filling equipment: any equipment service station or oil base with which the fuel is loaded into mobile containers and vehicles and machinery, small vessels and yachts, as well as fuel in special containers provided for this purpose.
2. determine the station (vehicles and machinery, vessels and small boat fuel tanks, as well as in special containers provided for this purpose in filling the places where gas equipment installed), petroleum based (restricted areas that use the fuel, oil products, storage, processing and bottling tanks and in portable tanks) and transportable tanks (tanks specially equipped, transported by road, rail or water and used for transporting fuel oil from one base to another or from petroleum-based to a service station) operation specific environmental protection requirements and quality standards for groundwater and soil.
II. the petrol filling stations and oil bases of underground water protection 3. Gas stations or oil base civil design of the preparatory period, the operator shall ensure groundwater and soil research, evaluating the initial contamination in accordance with the provisions set out in annex 1 of the soil and groundwater evaluation criteria (if the underground water level is deeper than 10 m or so far the depth is common in rocks with a filtration coefficient , less than 1 x 10-5 cm/s, only the bottom of pollution). Review of the original pollution operator with national environmental service of the relevant regional environmental governance (hereinafter referred to as the regional environmental Office). The report includes a description of groundwater monitoring system installed, based on the results of the ground water and that rule 1. the criteria set out in the annex.
4. Gas stations or oil base operator supports the underground water monitoring system in accordance with the provisions of annex 2. Ground water monitoring system project in gas stations or oil-based operator with the Latvian environment, geology and Meteorology Agency. Operator underground water monitoring boreholes network technical passport (annex 3) shall submit to the Latvian environment, geology and Meteorology Agency within three months after the drilling began.
5. Observing the ground water gas stations or oil base during operation, depending on the characteristics of the monitoring system and on the basis of these rules 1 and 2, the requirements set out in the annex, the operator shall ensure the underground water level and floating oil layer thickness measurements by means of boreholes, determine the dissolved oil products concentration in ground water samples, or, if it is not technically possible to remove ground water samples, measured concentrations of volatile oil of cilmiež in the air. The operator every year until March 1 to submit regional environmental administration groundwater monitoring results (annex 4) for the above šēj year.
6. Ground water observation operator supports not less than twice a year. If, within five years, there has been no fuel spills, groundwater observed in at least two years and their results in accordance with the provisions laid down in annex 1 of the criteria indicative of stable good groundwater status, regional environmental governance after the operator reduced the frequency of observation of the application of petrol stations or oil depots to once a year or every two years.
7. If the gas station or oil base or from the switch removed tanks, gas stations or oil base operator before fuel stations or oil base closure ensure groundwater and soil studies, based on the rules set out in annex 1 of the soil and groundwater assessment criteria. Overview of the underground water pollution and soil research operator with regional environmental governance.
8. The trader who made these rules 3, 4, 5 and 7 at certain jobs, you need a Latvian environment, geology and Meteorology Agency issued the subsoils of use license.
9. Groundwater samples determines the toluene, ethyl benzene, and xylene concentration, using methodology that less quantifiable concentration is at least 0.01 mg/l. soil samples determines the total amount of petroleum products using the methodology by which the lowest quantifiable concentration is 100 mg/kg.
10. Take the underground water and soil quality sampling and analysis to be performed only allowed accredited laboratories.
11. When groundwater quality analysis indicates that the concentration of pollutants exceed the strong level of pollution, gas stations or oil base operator immediately provides the ground water quality analysis. If the analysis confirms that the concentration of pollutants exceed the high level of pollution, gas stations or oil base operator: 11.1. inform the regional environmental governance on groundwater quality results;
11.2. ensure contaminated sites research to ascertain the source and inform the regional environmental governance of research results;
11.3. If the source is a station or oil base activities, the operator supports pollution prevention and remediation of contaminated sites.
12. Gas stations or oil base operator shall immediately notify the regional environmental Board, if the fuel tank leakage appeared water or groundwater observation wells appeared floating in oil, ground water appeared in the oil film forms or by using the appropriate method (System), is found in the fuel tank or pipeline leak. Regional environmental governance for the fuel leak reported territorial national fire and rescue service department.
13. at the opening of the fuel leak fuel stations or oil base operator supports: 13.1. damaged tank and pipeline decommissioning to the causes of the leakage detection and prevention;
13.2. the damaged pipeline emptying of tanks and to prevent further oil leakage;
13.3. the tightness of tanks and pipes and endurance tests in accordance with the gas station technological equipment technical supervision laws and regulations or flammable, explosive and hazardous substance storage reservoir of technical supervision laws and regulations. If the check does not identify non-compliance with the above requirements, the laws and the tank and pipeline operations can continue;
13.4. groundwater research, if the examination shows that the tightness of tanks and pipes and strength is not sufficient or if the tightness of tanks and pipes and strength is sufficient, but the environment is polluted with oil products;
13.5. the necessary measures to stop further fuel leakage and distribution in the environment, where the groundwater exploration fuel leakage is detected. Gas stations or oil base operator to immediately find out the contamination of ground water to determine the losses caused to the environment;
13.6. tanks and pipeline operations, if further groundwater assessment revealed dangerous oil pollution.
14. If after discharge into the environment comes more than 300 litres of petroleum products, gas stations or oil base operator within four weeks after the leak detection of regional environmental administration submitted a written report of the leak relief measures (the report mentions the leak location, time, streaming oil quantity, the effects of the spill event list and other information related to the oil spill following the winding-up of measures) and fuel leakage sites and ground water pollution assessment as well as the reorganisation programme drawn up in accordance with the laws and regulations on pollution.
15. Gas stations or oil base operator supports: 15.1 fuel and water impermeable pavement boards of pretinfiltrācij work area around the filling equipment and tank refills equipment (annex 5);
15.2. fuel leakage protection and detection methods (System) surface and underground tanks and piping (annex 6).
III. The first and second grade steam pumping systems for petrol stations 16. Petrol stations, fuel is stored in the saturated vapour pressure of 27.6 kilopascals or more (except liquefied gas, intended for use as fuel for road vehicles, vessels and small yacht internal combustion engines), petrol station operator provides first and second grade steam pumping and control system for building and operating under this provision in annex 7 requirements and the manufacturer's instructions. The systems must comply with the following conditions: 16.1. first-stage steam pumping systems overall fuel losses that arise when refuelling stations, during the year does not exceed 0.01 weight percent of fuel;
16.2. second-stage steam pumping system must atsūkn at least 90 percent of the weight of the fuel vapours.
17. Petrol station operator supports the secondary steam pumping system dynamic back pressure, liquid barrier and leak checks at least every three years, subject to the following conditions: 17.1. checks shall be carried out by accredited conformity assessment bodies;
17.2. the date of the inspection, the results and the name of the examiner record gas stations operating in the journal;
17.3. If the examination of the functioning of the system found deficiencies, petrol station operator shall take the necessary measures to prevent it.
18. If the fuel filling station fuel volume is less than 100 m3 annually, the station may not be equipped with steam pumping systems.
IV. the vapour collection and recycling, as well as the storage and transport of the oil fuel from gas stations to the oil base 19. This chapter applies to petroleum-based, and mobile containers, which are stored, transported and distributed in the territory of Latvia and the country's internal waters fuel (other than liquefied gas, intended for use as fuel in internal combustion engines of road vehicles) to the saturated vapour pressure of 27.6 kilopascals or more.
20. Petroleum based operator shall ensure that the storage of the fuel vapour and oil base tanks, as well as steam storage tanks comply with the provisions of Annex 8 requirements and fuel wastage, storage and filling of this petroleum-based fuel tanks during the year does not exceed 0.01 weight percent of fuel.
21. Petroleum based operator provides to fuel vapour collection and processing equipment to meet this provision 9. requirements set out in the annex and the loss of fuel, filling and emptying of tanks moving oil depot during the year does not exceed 0.005 weight percent of fuel.
22. following coordination with the regional environmental governance this provision in paragraph 20 and 21 set fuel loss can use other technical solutions if they are at least as effective as the 8 and 9 of the rules laid down in the annex.
23. If the oil depot is filling equipment for road tankers, petroleum-based operator, ensure that they are equipped with at least one gantry equipment conforming to the technical requirements for tank-vehicles, which make up from below (annex 10).
24. Oil depots, which are filled, the vapour recovery unit can be replaced with a steam combustion, where vapour recovery is dangerous or technically impossible due to steam back.
25. If the fuel oil is less than 25000 tonnes/year, the immediate processing of steam oil depot may be replaced by steam, temporary storage, if the regional environmental governance are consistent vapour processing technical solutions.
26. If the use of petroleum-based fuel is less than 10000 tonnes per year, after coordination with the regional environmental governance and national agencies ' public health agency "operator may not apply these rules 21 and 23 of the Kuma point requirements, if steam leakage limitation provides air quality that meets regulatory requirements.
27. The transportable tank operator shall ensure that the steam is put up gas stations or oil base with a fixed roof tanks for intermediate storage, through airtight cord is discharged back into the tank, mobile pievedus for fuel.
28. Portable tank operator shall ensure that the mobile containers which supply petrol to service stations and oil bases, should be designed and operated according to this provision 11. the requirements set out in the annex. The requirements of this paragraph apply to the following mobile containers: 28.1. tank-vehicles, rail tank tanker bilges;
28.2. before 1 March 2001 into railway tanks and placed under the ship cargo tanks, if they are refilled oil depots to which this provision in paragraph 21;
28.3. into existing tankers, which are converted into car tanks that fill from the bottom under this provision 10. requirements set out in the annex.
29. the possessor of transportable tanks carrying fuel, provide tank leakage and transportable vacuum/pressure valve operation check according to the requirements of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe inland transport Committee 30 September 1957 European Agreement concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by road (ADR) or international railway intergovernmental organizations (OTIF) 9 May 1980 Convention concerning international carriage by rail (COTIF) Appendix B "uniform rules for the international carriage contract" (CIM) "in annex I to the international carriage of dangerous goods by rail transport regulations (RID) ', as well as legislation on transportable pressure equipment directive for.
V. environmental requirements for running service stations 30. Refuelling equipment, tanks and equipment, providing a floating gas station, located on the floating, registered in Latvian register of ships in accordance with the legislation on ship registration register of Latvia.
31. The floating petrol station operator supports the fuel leak protection and detection methods (System) in the tanks and pipelines that are located on a floating feature (annex 6).
32. The floating petrol station operator supports this service station operations in accordance with the provisions of annex 12 environmental requirements for running service stations.
33. The floating feature external and internal shell (the tank) ensure compliance with the laws concerning flammable, explosive and hazardous substance storage reservoir design, installation and conformity assessment, and market surveillance requirements. Floating means the operator provides operational periodic tests in accordance with the relevant technical supervision laws and technical supervision of dangerous equipment.
34. Small vessels, yachts, to fill with fuel is prohibited, if wave heights given body of water is more than 1 meter or wind speed exceeding 10 m/s. 35. Floating petrol station operator immediately in any form to the regional environmental authority for that tank filled with water or oil is visible leaks from gas stations, or using the relevant method (System) fuel leak found in tanks or pipelines. Regional environmental governance for the fuel leak reported territorial national fire and rescue service department.
36. by fuel leak detection floating petrol station operator provides: 36.1. the damaged tank and pipeline decommissioning to the causes of the leakage detection and prevention;
36.2. the damaged pipeline emptying of tanks and to prevent further oil leakage;
36.3. the tightness of tanks and pipes and endurance tests in accordance with the gas station technological equipment technical supervision laws and regulations or flammable, explosive and harmful substance reservoir technical supervision laws and regulations. If the check does not identify non-compliance with the above requirements, the laws and the tank and pipeline operations can continue;
36.4. the surface water pollution research, if the test found that the tightness of tanks and pipes and strength is not sufficient or if the tightness of tanks and pipes and strength is sufficient, but the environment is polluted with oil products;
22.7. the necessary measures to stop further fuel leakage and distribution in the environment, if the discovered oil leaks, as well as measures for oil pollution.
37. If after discharge into the environment more than 100 litres come into oil, petrol station operator within two weeks after the leak detection shall be submitted to the regional environmental management a written report of the leak relief measures (the report mentions the leak location, time, streaming oil quantity, the effects of the spill event list and other information related to the oil spill following the winding-up of measures).
38. the floating fuel stations not covered by the provisions of chapter II, 27.7., 45.1 45.2 45.3.,., and 28.2 points, 13 below, annex 6.2, 6.5, 7.2 and 9.2 above.
Vi. Service stations and oil tanks and pipes the database operation 39. Gas stations or oil base operator delivers to station or oil base to be used as the only tanks complying with the flammable, explosive and hazardous substance storage reservoir design, installation, conformity assessment, and market surveillance requirements. During the use of these tanks, gas stations or oil base operator supports periodic inspections in accordance with the relevant technical supervision laws and regulations.
40. Gas stations or oil base operator shall ensure that the tank is filled in in accordance with the provisions of 10. requirements set out in the annex.
41. If one or more tanks for a short period (from three months to two years) is not used (do not fill up with fuel or fuel is not atsūknēt), petrol stations or oil base operator supports this provision in annex 13 requirements.
42. If the tank is not used for more than five years, gas stations or oil base operator delivers it to with pipelines to be converted to usable condition and removed in accordance with these rules 13. requirements set out in the annex, as well as ensure evaluation of underground water.
43. Gas stations or oil base operator two weeks before commencement of the work in writing notify the regional environmental authority for tank cleaning, the conversion of unusable state, and disposal.
44. Four weeks after this provision, paragraph 42 of the completion of the gas stations or oil-based operator of regional environmental administration submitted a written report which specifies the tanks: 44.1. removed the former location;
44.2. tanks stored fuel brands;
44.3. the tank material and volume;
27.6. the condition of the tank;
27.7. the Elimination of the tank type and location;
27.7. the soil or ground water research results.
VII. Petrol filling stations and oil bases of operation, general environmental requirements 45. Gas stations or oil base operator requires the following documents: 45.1. Overview of groundwater and soil original research;
45.2. groundwater monitoring results;
45.3. the soil and ground water research results in the following cases: 45.3.1. fuel leaks;
45.3.2. gas stations;
45.3.3. the removal of the tank;
45.3.4. gas stations closing and removal of the tanks;
28.2. data on urban waste water treatment plant water treatment of sediment and oil products;
28.3. the action plan, if you have a fuel leak;
45.6. the civil protection plan;
28.4. fire safety instructions and other documents according to the laws and regulations on fire protection;
28.5. control data without the use of tanks in the short-term;
28.5. information about the tank removal and conversion of unusable state;
45.10. According to authorisation or declaration regulations for category (A), (B) and (C) polluting activities and, if necessary, the use of water resources.
46. Gas stations or oil base operator shall ensure that the provisions laid down in paragraph 45 are available for State and local control.
VIII. Closing questions 47. Be declared unenforceable in Cabinet on august 3, 1999, Regulation No 269 of the "provisions on the environmental quality standards service stations, petroleum bases and mobile containers" (Latvian journal, 1999, 248./250.nr.; 2002, no. 15).
48. Into existing service stations and oil bases this provision in paragraph 4 and 15 requirements apply in accordance with the following timetable: 29.9. oil and petrol stations, which permits or permission to operate have received from January 1, 1985 to 1990, 1 January-31 December 2006;
48.2. oil and petrol stations, which permits or permission to operate from the 1990s received 1 January to 1 March 2000, by 31 December 2009.
49. Into existing service stations where fuel is from 100 to 1000 m3 and m3 which permits or permission to operate up to 2000, received on March 1, this provision the requirements of chapter III of the first steam pumping and control systems applicable to, starting with the December 31, 2008.
50. This chapter III requirements for the second stage steam pumping and control systems applicable to petrol stations which have received planning permission following the 1 March 2000.
51. operating the existing petroleum-based fuel, which is less than 25000 tonnes/year and which have received construction permits up to 1 March 2000, this provision applies with point 22 December 31, 2008.
52. the existing oil Exploitation bases whose fuel is less than 25000 tonnes/year and which have received planning permission to March 1, 2000, this provision 22 and paragraph 24 applies to 31 December 2008.
53. the requirements of this regulation in relation to the operation of the existing floating fuel stations to apply, starting with July 1, 2006.
Informative reference to European Union Directive provisions included in the law arising from the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 December 1994, Directive 94/63/EC on the control of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions resulting from the storage of petrol and its distribution from terminals to service stations.
Prime Minister a. Halloween Environment Minister r. vējonis Editorial Note: the entry into force of the provisions to 9 June 2006.
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