Vapor Recovery - Bulk Plants

This page last reviewed April 28, 2015

What's New:

Posted May 13, 2014

  • You can now download the bulk plant certification application (Word) and (PDF)

Posted December 12, 2011

  • You can now check the status of your certfication application, please click the certification status link in the Program Links.


The Air Resources Board (ARB) is required California Health and Safety Code section 41954 to certify systems designed to control gasoline vapor emissions during gasoline marketing operations.

The definition of a bulk plant is; "an intermediate fuel distribution facility where delivery to and from storage tanks is by cargo tank."

To provide further clarification, a bulk plant does not receive fuel by pipeline, railcar or marine barge. Further, a bulk plant may have either underground storage tanks or aboveground storage tanks. A bulk plant may also have an associated vehicle fueling facility.

The ARB is currently revising the executive order for bulk plants.

For further information or questions please contact Basharat Iqbal by email or by phone at (916) 322-7582.

The ARB has contacted local air pollution control districts or air quality management districts to gather information about active bulk plants. This information will be used to update the executive order.