EQB Publishes Proposed Rule Eliminating Stage II Gasoline Vapor Recovery For Comment
The Environmental Quality Board published notice in the September 26 PA Bulletin of proposed regulations eliminating Stage II gasoline vapor recovery requirements for gasoline stations and add a vapor leak monitoring requirement for small gasoline storage tanks for public comment.
The Stage II vapor controls are no longer needed because vehicles are now equipped with onboard refueling vapor recovery systems.
The regulation would apply to the five-county Philadelphia area– Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties– and the seven- county Pittsburgh area– Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland counties.
Philadelphia and Allegheny counties, which have their own air quality programs, plan to adopt similar changes to their regulations.
PPA has been working to push this regulation through the process to eliminate this requirement.