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omb -- Public Workshops to Discuss AST EVR Regulatory Advisory and Subsequent Rulemaking Posted: 23 Apr 2014 09:41:25
The Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) staff invites you to participate in a public workshop to discuss the Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) Enhanced Vapor Recovery (EVR) Regulatory Advisory and proposed November 2014 changes to AST EVR regulations. The workshop will be held in three locations as indicated below; each workshop will cover the same topics and will consist of a one hour presentation by ARB staff, followed by a question-and-answer session. Monday, April 28, 2014 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Air Resources Board First Floor Conference Room 1927 13th Street Sacramento, CA 95811 Wednesday, April 30, 2014 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. South Coast AQMD Headquarters Auditorium 21865 Copley Drive Diamond Bar, CA 91765 Thursday, May 1, 2014 1:30 p.m. to 3:3-0 p.m. San Joaquin Valley APCD Headquarters 1990 E. Gettysburg Ave. Fresno, CA, 93726 The workshop notices, directions, teleconference instructions, and agenda will be made available on ARB's website at http://www.arb.ca.gov/vapor/vapor.htm. If you have any questions, please contact Scott Bacon via email at email@example.com or (916) 322 8949. Background: Vapor recovery systems at service stations have been used in California since the 1970s. In 2008, ARB adopted regulations requiring EVR for ASTs. The AST EVR regulations include three modules: Standing Loss Control (SLC) to reduce emissions resulting from the daily heating and cooling of stored fuel, Phase I EVR to control emissions during transfer of fuel from delivery trucks into ASTs, and Phase II EVR to control emissions during fueling of vehicles from ASTs. The regulations established April 1, 2013 and July 1, 2014 as dates for existing ASTs to comply with SLC and Phase I EVR, respectively. The compliance deadline for Phase II has not been established due to lack of certified equipment. On February 28, 2014, ARB issued an AST EVR Regulatory Advisory that provides certain AST owners/operators with interim relief from the requirement to upgrade their tanks with Phase I EVR. The purpose of these workshops is to inform interested parties about the AST EVR Regulatory Advisory and to solicit feedback that can be incorporated into the November 2014 regulatory amendments. In the event that relief provided by the Regulatory Advisory differs from the final regulatory amendments approved by the Board in November, AST owners and operators will be provided additional time to comply, which would be specified in the final amendments. California is in a drought emergency. Visit www.SaveOurH2O.org for water conservation tips.