Fuels Enforcement Program

This page last reviewed September 13, 2012

Fuel Nozzle

The Air Resources Board is responsible for setting standards and adopting regulations to achieve the maximum degree of emissions reduction possible from vehicular and other mobile sources. Motor vehicle emissions are responsible for approximately 55 percent of air pollution emissions statewide.

The Motor Vehicle Fuels Enforcement program regulates the composition of motor vehicle fuels and ensures compliance with motor vehicle regulations, including: California reformulated gasoline (CaRFG) regulations, diesel fuel regulations, and cargo tank vapor recovery regulations.


Program Links for Motor Vehicle Fuels Enforcement

Fuels Inspections

During the inspection of motor vehicle fuels, gasoline and diesel samples are obtained from production, transport, and dispensing facilities and are analyzed for all regulated properties. For more information, please visit our Fuels Inspections web page.

Cargo Tank Vapor Recovery

The ARB's Cargo Tank Vapor Recovery Program is responsible for ensuring the reduction of Volatile Organic Compound emissions from gasoline cargo tanks. For more information, please visit our Cargo Tank Vapor Recovery Program web pages.

Fuels Distributor Certification

The Motor Vehicle Fuels Distributor Certification Program provides fuels retailers and manufacturers a list of recognized business entities which are registered with the ARB. For more information or to access a list of currently registered motor vehicle fuels distributors, please visit our Fuels Distributor Certification Program web page.

Oxygenate Blender
Certification Program

The Oxygenate Blender Certification Program provides fuels retailers and manufacturers a list of recognized business entities which are registered with the ARB. For more information or to access a list of currently registered oxygenate blenders, please visit our Oxygenate Blender Certification Program web page.

Gasoline Deposit Control
Additives

The Gasoline Deposit Control Additives Program specifies the requirements for recordkeeping for deposit control additives in California gasoline. For more information and access to the ARB form for reporting additives in gasoline, please visit our Enforcement of Gasoline Deposit Control Additives web page.

Case Development

Case Development staff determine the date of onset, cause, and extent of fuels and cargo tank vapor recovery violations. Most cases are resolved through ARB's mutual settlement program or referred for settlement or litigation. For more information about fuels case development, please contact Duong Trinh, Manager of the Fuels Enforcement Section, at (626) 350-6560.

Regulated Fuels and Alternative Compliance Options

CA Reformulated Gasoline
(CaRFG)

As part of an overall program to reduce emissions from motor vehicles, the ARB implemented the first phase of reformulated gasoline requirements in January, 1992. More information regarding is available at our California Reformulated Gasoline web page.

CA Diesel Fuel

The ARB is responsible for drafting regulations regarding fuel specifications for diesel fuel sold in California. Regulatory language and activites associated with the regulation development effort can be found at our Diesel Fuel Program web page.

Alternative Compliance Options

The California Reformulated Gasoline and CARB Diesel regulations offer alternative compliance options for companies to meet the motor vehicle fuels standards. For more information, please visit our Alternative Compliance Options web page.

Fuels Advisories and Mailing List

Advisories

For access to recently published advisories, please visit our Fuels Advisories web page.

Mailing List

If you wish to receive email notifications of upcoming workshops or events involving this program, you may subscribe to the Fuels Program mailing list by going to our Fuels List Serve web page.

Fuels Contacts

For further information about the Fuels Enforcement Program, please contact Duong Trinh, Manager of the Fuels Enforcement Section, at (626) 350-6560. For contact information regarding other ARB Enforcement programs, please visit our Enforcement Contacts web page.

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