A Branch of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division

Gasoline Vapor Recovery

Gasoline Vapor Recovery is the system used to capture vehicle refueling emissions transporting the vapor back to the tank and collecting them during fuel delivery to the gasoline dispensing facility. The system recovers at least 95% of the emissions at gasoline dispensing facilities during gasoline drops. 

Fumes from gasoline contribute to ground level ozone pollution and may contain carcinogens. The Enhanced Vapor Recovery (EVR) process limits the amount of fumes and toxic compounds emitted into the air. In some areas of Georgia, you are required to install EVR Stage I systems. Please see individual pages regarding gasoline vapor recovery as it applies to the following: 

Enhanced Vapor Recovery (EVR) is a gasoline vapor recovery system which recovers at least 98% of the emissions at gasoline dispensing facilities during gas drops. It is a new generation of equipment that meet stricter standards and control emissions at gasoline dispensing facilities. The system collects gasoline vapors that would otherwise escape into the air during bulk fuel delivery or fuel storage.

EPA has new requirements to reduce air pollution from gasoline dispensing facilities (GDF).

Rule 391-3-1-.02(2)(zz), "Gasoline Dispensing Facilities – Stage II" has been amended to allow for the removal of Stage II vapor controls, which no longer provides an environmental benefit.  This should be done between May 1, 2014 and April 30, 2016 using the recommended decommissioning procedures. 

If you transport gasoline to a facility required to have Stage I Vapor Recovery, this rule applies to you.