Vapor Recovery Program: 2010 Proposed EVR Rulemaking

This page last reviewed June 11, 2013

This webpage contains information on ARB staff activities conducted prior to the start of the formal rulemaking process. 

For information on activities conducted as part of the formal rulemaking process click here.

Nearly all provisions of the ARB Enhanced Vapor Recovery (EVR) program for gasoline dispensing facilities (GDFs) with underground storage tanks have been implemented throughout California. Based on feedback from industry and the regulated community, ARB staff has identified several areas where regulatory amendments could be useful to clarify certain EVR provisions, minimize inconvenience for GDF operators, and fully realize the emissions benefits envisioned for the EVR program. Staff has drafted a proposed regulation covering the following topics:

Clarification of the Four-Year Clock when Implementing New EVR Standards and Specifications at Existing GDFs
Temporary Suspension of ISD Pressure Alarms during Winter Months
Spillage, Spitting, and Post-Fueling Standards for Conventional Nozzles at onboard refueling vapor recovery (ORVR) Fleet GDFs
Low Permeation Hose Standards (click here for more information on this item)
Minor Administrative and Editorial Changes to Certification Procedures, Test Procedures, and Definitions

Staff is currently conducting pre-rulemaking activities. We estimate that the proposed regulation will be heard by the Board in September 2010. All questions on this rulemaking can be directed to Scott Bacon at (916) 322-8949.

Second Workshop to be held on July 1, 2010

A workshop to discuss proposed EVR regulatory amendments will be held on July 1, 2010. This is a follow-up to the March 2, 2010 workshop where staff initially presented regulatory concepts. For more information on the workshop you can click on the links below. We will add workshop-related documents, including proposed text of regulations, to this section as they become available. Please check back as the workshop date approaches.

July 1, 2010 Workshop Documents

Proposed Revisions to Certification and Test Procedures

Background Information

March 2, 2010 Workshop Documents