Portable Fuel Containers - Gas Cans

This page last reviewed July 15, 2014

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What's New:


Posted December 10, 2011

  • You can now check the status of your certfication application, please click the certification status link in the Program Links.

Background:


The Portable Fuel Container (PFC) regulations are an important concept in our efforts to improve California's air quality. PFC's, also known as gas cans, are used to fill a variety of equipment including lawnmowers, vechicles and personal watercraft. The goal of this program is to ensure that spillage and evaporative emissions are minimized or eliminated. Because of their large numbers, PFC's have the potential to create substantial hydrocarbon emissions resulting in ozone-forming smog and health related problems. As of July 1, 2007, all PFCs sold in California must be certified by the Air Resources Board as meeting low-emission standards and regulatory requirements.


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