Vapor Recovery Program
This page last reviewed November 06, 2013
The ARB evaluates and tests new or modified vapor recovery systems. These systems recover the gasoline vapors generated while fueling vehicles in a service station. The goal of the program is to assure that the vapor recovery systems which meet the stringent certification requirements are certified expeditiously.
2013 Vehicle Test Matrices
Several 2013 test matrices of conventional vehicles were prepared to be used in certifying Phase II vapor recovery systems by ARB.
Sac Metro AQMD Outreach Event: Enhanced Vapor Recovery Requirements for Aboveground Storage Tanks at Gasoline Facilities
ARB and Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District staff will conduct an outreach event on Wednesday, December 18th, in Sacramento, California.
San Diego Public Outreach for Enhanced Vapor Recovery for Aboveground Storage Tanks at Gasoline Dispensing Facilities
ARB and San Diego County Air Pollution Control District staff will be conducting outreach on December 6, 2013 in San Diego.
South Coast Public Outreach for Enhanced Vapor Recovery for Aboveground Storage Tanks at Gasoline Dispensing Facilities
ARB and South Coast Air Quality Management District staff will be conducting outreach session on November 6 and 7, 2013 in Southern California. *UPDATE* Outreach location has changed.
Executive Orders VR-203-O and VR-204-O
Amendment to balance Phase II EVR System with and without ISD.
Enforcement Advisory 398 -
Uncertified VST Breakaways in California.
Public Workshop to Discuss a Planned Field Study of In-Station Diagnostics (ISD) Overpressure Alarms The California Air Resources Board staff is holding a public workshop to discuss and invite feedback on a planned field study of In-Station Diagnostics overpressure alarms at gasoline dispensing facilities throughout California.
The workshop will begin at 10:15am PST and can be heard by calling the following number: 800-779-1505. The passcode is: 2861523
Advisory 438 - Facility Incompatibility with Certified EVR Systems
This advisory clarifies the vapor recovery systems compatibility provision of section 2.4.4 of Certification Procedure 201 (CP-201).
2013 Vapor Recovery Rulemaking
Board will consider amendments to vapor recovery certification and test procedures for gasoline cargo tanks and dispensing facilities with aboveground storage tanks at a public hearing scheduled for July 25, 2013.
Executive Order VR-401-C
The OPW Phase I Enhanced Vapor Recovery System for Aboveground Storage Tanks has been amended to include new automatic tank gauging components and updated IOM.
Executive Order VR-102-M
The OPW Phase I Enhanced Vapor Recovery System has been amended to include E85 fuel compatible components and has been renewed through May 31, 2017.
Executive Order VR-104-G
The CNI Manufacturing Phase I Enhanced Vapor Recovery System has been renewed through May 31, 2017.
Executive Order VR-103-G
The EBW Phase I Enhanced Vapor Recovery System has been renewed through May 31, 2017.
Executive Order VR-101-N
Amendment of Phil-Tite Phase I EVR System to include FFS Defender Series spill containers.
Approval Letter #13-02
Amending model numbers for Standing Loss Control certified Jensen Precast Armor Vault aboveground storage tanks.
Executive Orders VR-301-E and VR-302-E
Executive Orders VR-301 and VR-302, for Standing Loss Control for New and Existing ASTs were set to expire on May 1, 2013. While the renewal process is taking place, both Executive Orders have been extended until May 30, 2014.
Executive Order VR-402-B
The Executive Order for the Morrison Brothers Phase I EVR system has been amended to include additional components and approval for use on single-wall ASTs
Executive Orders VR-201-O and VR-202-O
Amendment to Healy Phase II EVR System with and without ISD.
April 23, 2013 Workshop
A workshop notice has been issued to present a draft regulatory proposal for amendments to the Enhanced Vapor Recovery (EVR) certification and test procedures for gasoline dispensing facilities and cargo tanks.
Approval Letter #13-01
Amending model numbers for Standing Loss Control certified Containment Solutions, Inc Hoover Vault aboveground storage tanks.
Frequently Asked Questions Pertaining to EVR Requirements for GDFs Equipped with Aboveground Storage Tanks
The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) portion of ARB’s Vapor Recovery Program webpage has been updated to include a new section dedicated to the implementation of Enhanced Vapor Recovery (EVR) requirements for gasoline dispensing facilities equipped with aboveground storage tanks. This new section consists of four sub-categories including: standing loss control, Phase I, Phase II, and E-85.
Executive Orders VR-203-N and VR-204-N
Amendment of Balance Phase II EVR Systems to add new components and features including Franklin Fueling CAS with Emco Hanging Hardware, OPW Re-connectable Breakaway, Veeder-Root Maintenance Tracker, Veeder-Root Wireless Pressure Sensor, VST Green Machine, and INCON ISD. See Modification Highlights for specific changes.