Guide MassDEP Stage I & II Vapor Recovery Program

Vapor recovery systems prevent gasoline fumes from escaping into the air during vehicle fueling.

News & Updates

Stage I Vapor Recovery Enforcement Discretion Directive
MassDEP is allowing installation of Stage I enhanced vapor recovery (EVR) equipment approved by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) since January 2, 2015.
 

MassDEP Letter to Owner/Operators of Above Ground Storage Tanks
MassDEP Letter to Owner/Operators of Underground Storage Tanks
Facilities were required to test spill buckets and sumps and to decommission Stage II systems by January 2, 2017.

MassDEP Regulations & Policies

310 CMR 7.00, 7.03 & 7.24: Stage I & II Vapor Recovery Amendments
Effective January 2, 2015. Shows changes from the draft released for public comment.

Fact Sheet: MassDEP's Revised Stage I & II Regulations  
A summary of the amended regulations, including discussion of what changed and remained the same.

Complying with Stage I Certification Requirements
Reviewing this fact sheet will help you remain in compliance with state regulations.

List of Stage I Vapor Recovery System Testing Companies
MassDEP does not certify Stage I testing companies, but provides this list as a service.

California Air Resources Board (CARB) Phase I & II (Stage I & II) Executive Orders

Stage I Forms

Stage I & II Facilities’ Compliance Certification Due Dates & Status (Excel)
Listing of facilities by city/town, including CARB number or system type, most recent filing with MassDEP, next certification due date, and current status.

Stage I Form A: Installation/Substantial Modification
Form (Word) | Instructions (PDF)

Stage I Form C: Annual In-Use Certification
Form (Word)
| Instructions (PDF)

Stage I Form D1: Alternative In-Use Certification, No Testing Required
Form (Word)
| Instructions (PDF)

Stage I Form D2: Alternative In-Use Certification, Testing Required
Form (Word) | Instructions (PDF)

Stage I Form E: New Owner, Lessee, Operator or Controller
Form (Word) | Instructions (PDF)

Stage I Form F: System Closure
Form (Word) | Instructions (PDF)

Stage I Guidance & Checklists

Stage II Forms

Stage II System Decommissioning Notification Form (Word)
Must be completed by any facility that decommissions its Stage II Vapor Recovery System in accordance with the MassDEP Enforcement Discretion Directive.

Frequently Asked Questions: Decommissioning Stage II Systems (PDF)
Updated in October 2016.

Stage I & II Facilities’ Compliance Certification Due Dates & Status (Excel)
Listing of facilities by city/town, including CARB number or system type, most recent filing with MassDEP, next certification due date, and current status.

Stage II Form A: Installation/Substantial Modification
Form (Word) | Instructions (PDF) 

Stage II Form C: Annual In-Use Compliance Certification
Form (Word) |
Instructions (PDF)

Stage II Form D1: Alternative In-Use Certification, No Testing Required
Form (Word)
| Instructions (PDF)  

Stage II Form D2: Alternative In-Use Certification, Testing Required 
Form (Word) | Instructions (PDF)

Stage II Form E: Change of Owner, Operator, Lessee or Controller
Form (Word) | Instructions (PDF)

Stage II Form F: System Closure
Form F (Word) | Instructions (PDF) 

Stage II Form G: Compliance Testing Company
Form (Word) | Instructions (PDF)

Stage II Form H: Change of Compliance Testing Company
Form (Word) | Instructions (PDF)

Stage II Guidance & Checklists

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