Utah Administrative Code

The Utah Administrative Code is the body of all effective administrative rules as compiled and organized by the Division of Administrative Rules (see Subsection 63G-3-102(5); see also Sections 63G-3-701 and 702).

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R307. Environmental Quality, Air Quality.

Rule R307-508. Oil and Gas Industry: VOC Control Devices.

As in effect on January 1, 2020

Table of Contents

R307-508-1. Purpose.

R307-508 establishes requirements for VOC control devices associated with well sites used to control emissions of VOCs.

R307-508-2. Applicability.

(1) R307-508 applies to each VOC control device located at a well site as defined in 40 CFR 60.5430a Subpart OOOOa Standards of Performance for Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production, Transmission and Distribution.

(2) R307-508 shall apply to centralized tank batteries, as defined in R307-506-2.

(3) R307-508 does not apply to VOC control devices that are subject to an approval order issued under R307-401-8.

R307-508-3. VOC Control Device Requirements.

(1) A VOC control device required by R307-506 or R307-507 must have a control efficiency of 95% or greater.

(a) The VOC control device shall operate with no visible emissions.

(b) The VOC control device must comply with R307-503.

(2) A well site shall demonstrate compliance by meeting the performance test methods and procedures specified in 40 CFR 60.5413.

(3) VOC control devices and all associated equipment shall be inspected monthly by audio, visual, or olfactory (AVO) means to ensure the integrity of the equipment is maintained and is operational. If equipment is not operational, corrective action shall be taken within 15 days of discovery.

R307-508-4. Recordkeeping.

(1) The owneror operator shall keep and maintain records of the VOC control device's control efficiency guaranteed by the manufacturer. These records shall be retained for the life of the control equipment on site.

(2) The owner or operator shall keep and maintain records of the manufacturer's written operating and maintenance instructions. These records shall be retained for the life of the control equipment.

(3) The owner or operator shall keep and maintain records of the VOC control device AVO inspections. These shall be retained for a minimum of three years. These records shall include:

(a) the date of the inspection;

(b) the status of the control device and associated equipment; and

(c) date of corrective action taken, if applicable.


air pollution, oil, gas

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

March 5, 2018

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law


Additional Information


For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R307, please contact the promulgating agency (Environmental Quality, Air Quality). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.