Effective January 2, 2015, amendments to MassDEP Air Pollution Control Regulations at 310 CMR 7.00 and 310 CMR 7.24 require the removal of Stage II vapor recovery systems and enhancements to Stage I vapor recovery equipment at gasoline dispensing facilities (GDFs) across Massachusetts. The new regulations reflect the fact that between improved Stage I system technology and the widespread adoption of vehicle on-board vapor recovery, Stage II systems are no longer needed.  

Under the new program requirements, basic operation of Stage I and Stage II systems will not fundamentally change and GDFs will continue to run their vapor recovery equipment for the most part as they did before the regulations were amended, but facilities must properly decommission existing Stage II systems within two years and phase-in the use of California Air Resource Board Enhanced Vapor Recovery (CARB EVR) Stage I systems or EVR components within seven years. Learn more about the new regulations.   
 

Program Information & Regulations
Decommissioning Stage II Systems
Stage II Vapor Recovery Forms
Maintenance & Inspection Guidance & Checklists

Program Information & Regulations

Decommissioning Stage II Systems