Refueling Systems of Work Trucks and Recreational Vehicles

This page last reviewed September 17, 2012

BackgroundRV

Refueling systems on work trucks and recreational vehicles (RVs) are used as gas stations to refuel other vehicles or equipment, such as ATVs, motorcycles, watercraft, and garden equipment.  A refueling system is comprised of a fuel tank, dispensing hoses, a dispensing nozzle, and an electric pump.  Refueling system is mounted under a recreational vehicle body or in the bed of a work truck.  Fuel tank of a refueling system could be either a stand alone fuel tank or a dual purpose fuel tank.  Stand alone fuel tanks have only one outlet, which is connected to a dispensing hose.  Stand alone fuel tanks have a singular purpose and that is to dispense fuel to other equipment/vehicles.  Dual purpose fuel tanks have two outlets: one outlet is connected to a dispensing hose, and the other outlet is connected to either a generator or the main tank that supplies fuel to the vehicle's engine.  If the fuel tank of a refueling system is a dual purpose fuel tank it is regulated under the Small Off-Road Equipment (SORE) Regulation, but the dispensing hose, nozzle, and pump are not.  The Air Resources Board (ARB) staff is intending to propose a regulation to control reactive organic gases (ROG) emissions from stand alone fuel tanks, and other components of the refueling systems.

A work truck having a refueling system mounted in the bed is shown in figure 1.  A toy hauler is a typical representative of a RV having a refueling system. The fuel tank is installed under the RV trailer body. The other parts are stored in a cabinet on the back sidewall of the trailer (figure 2).

What’s New?

Post Sep 17, 2012:

  • The workshop on Evaporative Emissions Control from Refueling Systems of Work Trucks and Recreational Vehicles originally scheduled to begin at 10:00am on September 21, 2012, is cancelled.  We will notify you when the workshop on this item is rescheduled. 

Posted Aug 16, 2012:

  • A second public workshop to discuss evaporative emissions and emissions control from Refueling Systems of Work Trucks and Recreational Vehicles will be held on September 21, 2012 in Sacramento. Please see the Workshop Notice & Agenda, and the Workshop Presentation.

Posted May 12, 2010:

  • ARB staff has decided to combine recreational vehicle refueling system emissions control and work truck refueling system emissions control into one emissions control category Refueling Systems of Work Trucks and Recreational Vehicles, due to the similarity of the refueling system components and control technologies.  A uniform emissions standard would be applied to the refueling systems. ARB staff decided changing this strategy would reduce the complexity of certification procedures for stakeholders after the regulation is adopted. If you have any concerns, please contact us (see the contacts below). 
  • A public workshop to discuss emissions from Refueling Systems of Work Trucks and Recreational Vehicles , control technologies and proposed regulatory timeline will be held on June 23, 2010 in Sacramento. Please see the Workshop Notice & Agenda, and the Workshop Presentation.

Contacts  


For more information regarding Evaporative Emissions Control from Refueling Systems of Work Trucks and Recreational Vehicles, please contact Xu Wang at (916)323-2105 or via email at xwang@arb.ca.gov Manager Tao Huai may also be contacted at (916)324-2981 or via email at thuai@arb.ca.gov.
 
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