PA Environmental Quality Board Meets Nov. 16 On Final Stage I & II Reg. Changes

The Environmental Quality Board is scheduled to meet on November 16 to take action on the final regulations making changes to Stage I and II volatile organic compound emission controls on underground gasoline storage tanks.

            The regulation allows owners and operators of gasoline dispensing facilities (GDFs) to remove or decommission all Stage II vapor recovery equipment and requires the removal or decommissioning of a certain type of Stage II equipment.

Decommissioning Stage II vapor recovery equipment will eliminate incompatibility with onboard refueling vapor recovery systems and reduce emissions.

            It retains the requirement to perform two types of annual vapor leak tests.

            Click Here for more information and available handouts for the meeting.

            PPA has been working closely with the Department of Environmental Protection on this regulation and is glad to see this major step being taken.

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