Vapor recovery systems prevent gasoline fumes from escaping into the air during fuel deliveries to service stations and fueling of vehicles.
Guide MassDEP Stage I & II Vapor Recovery Program
News & Updates
Check here first for program announcements and news.
- Most Massachusetts Stage I facilities have until January 2, 2022, to install enhanced vapor recovery (EVR) equipment approved by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
- MassDEP issued Frequently Asked Questions about the EVR installation deadline in October 2018.
- Facilities were required to test spill buckets and sumps and to decommission Stage II systems by January 2, 2017.
See the FAQ, MassDEP enforcement discretion directive, and letters to facility operators in Additional Resources below.
Additional Resources for News & Updates
MassDEP Regulations & Policies
MassDEP most recently amended 310 CMR 7.24: Stage I & II Vapor Recovery in January 2015. See Additional Resources below for:
- The final amendments (showing changes from the public comment draft), and
- A fact sheet summarizing the amendments, including what changed, what remained the same, and how to comply.
Note: Only Stage I & II (Phase I & II) vapor recovery systems approved by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) are allowable in Massachusetts.
Additional Resources for MassDEP Regulations & Policies
Stage I System Installation, Certification & Closure
See Key Actions below for all Stage I forms, including those for system installation and modification; annual in-use certification; change in owner, lessee, operator or controller; system closure; and testing company documentation.
To learn more about annual in-use certifications, see Additional Resources below for a Fact Sheet and a listing of individual facilities' due dates.
Key Actions for Stage I System Installation, Certification & Closure
Additional Resources for Stage I System Installation, Certification & Closure
Stage I Guidance & Checklists
See Additional Resources below for guidance to follow and a checklist to use when performing weekly compliance inspections of Stage I vapor recovery systems.
A list of Stage I testing companies operating in Massachusetts is available here.
Additional Resources for Stage I Guidance & Checklists
Stage I Testing Companies
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection does not certify Stage I testing companies. Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement of any company by MassDEP or the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Last updated in September 2017.
189 Atwater Street
Plantsville, CT 06479
|Dependable Petroleum Service
1 Roberts Road
Plymouth, MA 02362
46 Beaver Brook Rd.
Danbury, CT 06810
|ATS Environmental Services LLC
286 Houses Corner Road
Sparta, NJ 07871
|East Coast Petroleum Compliance
50 Main Street
Agawam, MA 01001
|Rhode Island Hydraulics
1500 Ten Rod Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852
|Advanced Tank Testing
P.O. Box 385
South Deerfield, MA 01373
48 Plainfield Pike
Foster, RI 02825
|Roy Petroleum LLC
P.O. Box 738
Goffstown, NH 03045
|Amor Pump Service LLC
16 Cherry Hill Drive
Newington, CT 06111-1006
|FRC Compliance Services LLC
41 Pierce Road
Rockland, MA 02370
|Service Station Equipment Inc.
20 Murphy Road
North Franklin, CT 06254-1805
|Biermann Services Inc.
77 Fuller Road
Chicopee, MA 01020
155 Memorial Drive, Building 4, Unit D
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
|Tank Testing Services of New England
51 Silkwood Avenue, D2
Belmont, NH 03220
25 West State Street
Granby, MA 01033
|Hazard’s Testing LLC
323 James Trail
Richmond, RI 02892
127 Gaither Drive, Suite A
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
84 New Salem Street
Wakefield, MA 01880
|Lemelin Environmental Services, Inc.
70 North Chicopee Street
Chicopee, MA 01020
|Valley Tank Testing
451 Apollo Beach Boulevard
Apollo Beach, FL 33572
|Compliance Solutions Inc.
P.O. Box 431
Rochdale, MA 01542
872 Smithfield Avenue, Suite 202
Lincoln, RI 02865
|Wildco Petroleum Equipment Service
1376 West Central Street, Unit 110
Franklin, MA 02038
|Compliance Testing Services .
P.O. Box 715
N. Dighton, MA 02764
15 Highwood Road
Manchester, MA 01944
|WMS Compliance Testing
P.O. Box 443
Halifax, MA 02338-0443
1815 Gallagher Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Stage II System Decommissioning
MassDEP promulgated regulations in 2015 that required the decommissioning of all Stage II systems and specific enhancements to all Stage I systems by January 2, 2017.
See Key Actions below for related forms and Additional Resources below for an FAQ about the Stage II decommissioning requirement.