From the desk of: Jeff Gifford, MassDEP, Bureau of Air & Waste, Stage I Vapor Recovery Program, 1 Winter St., 7th floor, Boston, MA 02108, Phone: 617-556-1144
Attention: Stage I Facility Owners & Operators:
The MassDEP Stage I Fact Sheet, “Frequently Asked Questions: Stage I Enhanced Vapor Recovery (EVR) Systems” has been revised and is now posted on the MassDEP Stage I Program website at the following link: https://www.mass.gov/guides/massdep-stage-i-ii-vapor-recovery-program
The revised fact sheet is located near the top of the website under the “News & Updates” and “Additional Resources” section.
A number of the questions / answers on the fact sheet were revised.
Please note: For Question 5, “What is the deadline to upgrade my Stage I Pre-EVR system to a Stage I EVR System?”, the answer to this question has been revised as follows:
5. What is the deadline to upgrade my Stage I Pre-EVR system to a Stage I EVR system?
GDFs that are exempt from installing Stage I EVR until the tanks are replaced
➔ GDFs with existing gasoline tanks with “coaxial” Stage I systems are not required to upgrade to a Stage I EVR system until the existing gasoline tanks are removed and replaced with new gasoline tanks.
GDFs that must install Stage I EVR at installation
➔ GDFs that install new gasoline tanks or a new Stage I system after January 2, 2015 must install a Stage I EVR system.
GDFs that must upgrade to Stage I EVR by January 2, 2022
➔ GDFs with existing gasoline tanks with “dual-point” Stage I, and pre-EVR “screw-on” spill and vapor buckets,must install a Stage I EVR system by January 2, 2022.
GDFs that are not required to upgrade to Stage I EVR until after January 2, 2022
➔ GDFs with existing gasoline tanks with “dual-point” Stage I, and Pre-EVR “slip-on” spill and vapor buckets, are not required to upgrade to a Stage I EVR system until the “Slip-on” spill or vapor buckets must be repaired or replaced, at which time StageI EVR spill and vapor buckets must be installed.
If you have any questions regarding the revised Stage I EVR fact sheet or the Stage I Vapor Recovery program please contact Jeff Gifford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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