Vapor Recovery Equipment Defects (VRED)

This page last reviewed July 2, 2014


The ARB evaluates and tests new or modified vapor recovery systems.  These systems recover the gasoline vapors generated while fueling vehicles in a service station.  During the certification process, vapor recovery systems are evaluated for defects that substantially impair the efficiency of the system.  Those defects identified as substantially impairing the efficiency of the system are included in the VRED List (List).  When a defect included in the List is found at a gasoline dispensing facility, the air district is required to remove the affected component from service until repairs are completed or the component is replaced or adjusted as necessary.  For further information please see the California Health & Safety Code; Section 41960.2(c)&(d).

Notice of Public Availability of Vapor Recovery Equipment Defects List

Public Workshop to Discuss Proposed Changes to the Vapor Recovery Equipment Defect List
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the July 9, 2014 public workshop to discuss proposed changes to the Vapor Recovery Equipment Defect List has been cancelled. This workshop will be rescheduled for a future date and time.

On July 9, 2014, the Air Resources Board will hold a workshop to discuss proposed changes to the Vapor Recovery Equipment Defect List.
  • Workshop Notice
  • Workshop Presentation (to be provided prior to start of workshop)
  • Workshop Conference Call Information for all Locations (Listen Only)
    • Toll Free Phone Number: 888-982-7409
    • Participant Passcode: 7153267
  • Workshop Location/Parking Directions

The ARB last amended the VRED List in 2012. Those amendments became effective on June 11, 2012.  
       
View the current VRED List .  

The verification procedures associated with the List and other relavent testing related information may be accessed through the following links:

BAG TEST FOR MULTI-NOZZLE VACUUM ASSIST SYSTEMS GDF-01  

BAG TEST FOR SINGLE-NOZZLE VACUUM ASSIST SYSTEMS GDF-02

        Bag Deflation Rates  

PRESSURE INTEGRITY PERFORMANCE VERIFICATION FOR VACUUM ASSIST SYSTEMS [SQUEEZE BULB TEST] GDF-03  

        Calculations for Squeeze Bulb Test

PHASE II VAPOR RECOVERY TEST PROCEDURE BOOTLESS NOZZLE PSEUDO-SPILLAGE GDF-04  

PHASE II BALANCE SYSTEM NOZZLE INSERTION INTERLOCK OPERATION DETERMINATION GDF-09

EPO No. 26-F-1

        TP201.3 Static Leak Decay Test Equipment  

        Storage Tank Pressure Measuring Device  

The List is updated once every three years and inspection personnel are advised to access the additional link
to Executive Orders and refer to Exhibit 2 for the latest VREDs associated with each certified vapor recovery
system. The links to Test Methods and the Equivalent Test Procedures Summary Table are also helpful.

Contact Information:

For questions or comments concerning the VRED list or the proposed amendments to the VRED list please contact:

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