Vapor recovery systems prevent gasoline fumes from escaping into the air during fuel deliveries to service stations and fueling of vehicles.
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MassDEP Stage I & II Vapor Recovery Program
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News & Updates
MassDEP has proposed revisions to 310 CMR 7.24(3): Dispensing of Motor Vehicle Fuel that would update the list of California Air Resources Board (CARB) Stage I enhanced vapor recovery (EVR) systems and components approved for installation in Massachusetts.
- 310 CMR 7.24(3): Proposed Stage I Enhanced Vapor Recovery Amendments
- Background Document
- Public Notice: English | Español | العربية | ελληνικά | Kreyòl Ayisyen | हिन्दी भाषा | ភាសាខ្មែរ
Virtual Public Hearing: June 30, 2022
Public Comment Period: Ends July 11, 2022
MassDEP extended to January 2, 2023, the deadlines for Massachusetts fuel dispensing facilities to:
- Install Stage I enhanced vapor recovery (EVR) equipment approved by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), and
- Repair and/or replace "slip-on" spill buckets.
The agency also amended its Underground Storage Tank Program regulations at 310 CMR 80.00 in October 2021.
See the MassDEP announcement, enforcement discretion directive, and updated frequently asked questions (FAQ) document in Additional Resources below to learn more.
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 (Phase I) 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.
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 February 2022.
|Advanced Tank Testing
P.O. Box 385
South Deerfield, MA 01373
|Dependable Petroleum Service
1 Roberts Road
Plymouth, MA 02362
P.M. Environmental Inc.
|Biermann Services Inc.
77 Fuller Road
Chicopee, MA 01020
48 Plainfield Pike
Foster, RI 02825
|Petroleum Equipment Service (Wildco)
1376 West Central Street #110
Franklin, MA 02038
25 West State Street
Granby, MA 01033
|FRC Compliance Services LLC
41 Pierce Road
Rockland, MA 02370
|Roy Petroleum LLC
P.O. Box 738
Goffstown, NH 03045
84 New Salem Street
Wakefield, MA 01880
155 Memorial Drive
Building 4, Unit D
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
520 Fellowship Road #A-110
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
|Compliance Solutions Inc.
P.O. Box 431
Rochdale, MA 01542
|Lemelin Environmental Services, Inc.
70 North Chicopee Street
Chicopee, MA 01020
|Valley Tank Testing
451 Apollo Beach Boulevard
Apollo Beach, FL 33572
|Compliance Testing Services
P.O. Box 715
N. Dighton, MA 02764
Mass Tank Inspection Services LLC
1815 Gallagher Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
872 Smithfield Avenue #202
Lincoln, RI 02865
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.