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Gasoline and Vapors

EPA Low Sulfur Gasoline Information
New standards have been developed to reduce the sulfur content of gasoline by up to 90 percent and therefore reduce harmful air pollution.

Clean Gasoline Program for Southwest Pennsylvania
Seven counties are provided with gasoline with lower evaporability in the summer to reduce ozone pollution.

California Air Resources Board, Vapor Recovery
The Board evaluates new and modified vapor recovery systems that "recycle" gasoline vapors generated while fueling vehicles.

Stage II Vapor Recovery Systems
A system designed to capture gasoline vapors that would otherwise escape into the atmosphere as vehicles are refueled.

Suspension of Enforcement

Systems are required for about 1,600 gasoline dispensing facilities in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bucks, Butler, Chester, Delaware, Fayette, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Washington and Westmoreland Counties. Due to the diminishing emission reduction benefits of Stage II controls, the Department has issued two notices of the Suspension of Enforcement of the Stage II Vapor Recovery Requirements, one on August 18, 2012, and one on November 12, 2016.

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