Cargo Tank Vapor Recovery Program
This page last reviewed April 10, 2013
The Cargo Tank Vapor Recovery Program is responsible for ensuring the reduction of Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions from gasoline cargo tanks. Vapor recovery systems on cargo tanks capture the emissions that are produced during the transportation and delivery of gasoline.
These systems are required by the California Health and Safety Code (HSC) §41962 to be annually certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). A cargo tank may not be legally operated unless it is maintained in accordance with the ARB's regulatory requirements.
April 23, 2013 Workshop
A workshop notice has been issued to present a draft regulatory proposal for amendments to the Enhanced Vapor Recovery (EVR) certification and test procedures for gasoline dispensing facilities and cargo tanks.
New Online Cargo Tank Certification System
The California Air Resources Board has converted its cargo tank vapor recovery certification process to a new system which can be accessed online.
Please note: As of January 2011, ARB no longer accepts faxed 48-hour notices or certification applications.With the new online certification system:
- 48-hour notices will be submitted by the company performing the test (tester) or owner/operator;
- Test results will be submitted by the tester listed on the 48-hour notification;
- Certification applications will be submitted by the owner/operator.
Once an application has been submitted by the owner/operator, that particular vapor certificate, the “Certified Copy,” will be available to print within 1 to 2 working days, and in most cases, within hours.
|If you do not have an online account, please create one:|
Please be aware that the email address submitted to ARB will receive updates for vapor certificates, will be used to retrieve forgotten passwords, and will serve as the main line of communication between the certification staff at the Air Resources Board and your staff regarding vapor certificates. Most importantly, at this time only one account (username and password) may be established per company.
Test Procedures, Laws and Regulations, and Executive Orders
For access to test procedures specified by Health & Safety Code title 17 for the certification of vapor recovery systems on cargo tanks, please visit our Cargo Tank Vapor Recovery Test Procedures web page.
For access to current laws and regulations governing cargo tank vapor recovery systems, please visit our Cargo Tank Vapor Recovery Laws and Regulations web page.
To view Cargo Tank
Order G-70-10-A, please click on the link at the left (pdf 934K).
If you have further questions about the new online certification procedure or the Cargo Tank Vapor Recovery Program, please click on the link to view contact information: Cargo Tank Program Contacts.
Failure to maintain a cargo tank pursuant to CARB emission
standards may result in
a violation and corresponding penalties.