NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
#2023-24 Issued: 12/7/2023
REMINDER TO TAKE ACTION TO COMPLY WITH ENHANCED VAPOR RECOVERY EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS BEFORE DECEMBER 23, 2024
WHO IS AFFECTED BY THIS ADVISORY?
Owners and operators of any gasoline dispensing facility (GDF) constructed in New Jersey before November 9, 2017. A GDF is any stationary facility that dispenses gasoline into the fuel tank of a motor vehicle, which makes it subject to New Jersey Air Pollution Control rules for gasoline transfer operations.
WHY IS DEP ISSUING THIS ADVISORY?
On December 23, 2017, the New Jersey Air Pollution Control rules (N.J.A.C. 7:27-16.3) were amended to include Enhanced Vapor Recovery (EVR) standards, established by California Air Resources Board (CARB), which aim to improve the effectiveness of gas pump vapor recovery systems, reduce vapor leaks from underground storage tanks, reduce evaporation from hoses and nozzles between use, redesign of nozzles to reduce drips, enhanced diagnostics to alert attendants when vapor recovery equipment malfunctions and improve the long-term reliability of vapor recovery equipment. The regulations were implemented in two phases. Phase II standards, which
primarily affected hoses and nozzles and the decommissioning of older gas pump vapor recovery systems, was completed in December 2020. Phase I standards, which primarily involve the tanks, piping, and fill ports, require that affected equipment be “CARB EVR-certified” on or before the deadline of December 23, 2024.
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