To all our valuable customers:
As you know by now, TCEQ and EPA has deemed widespread use of on-board use of ORVR equipment in gasoline-burning cars, light-duty trucks and SUV’s. This allows these agencies to approve the removal of stage II equipment from gasoline dispensing facilities (GDF) starting April 16, 2014.
Attached is a summary outlining the process of Stage II decommissioning. It also answers some questions regarding the stage II removal topics. Please use this as a guideline to implement your decommissioning projects. Also, please share this with any customers and end-users that may have questions regarding decommissioning.
There are many positive notions to decommissioning/removing a stage II system on a GDF.
- Electricity use of the vapor pump is eliminated.
- Stage II testing is eliminated.
- Daily inspection of stage II equipment is eliminated.
- Labor for service technician(s) and repair of stage II equipment will be eliminated.
- Stage II equipment purchases will be eliminated.
We are highly recommending a site survey be conducted by the decommissioning contractor prior to bidding any decommissioning projects.
Disabling and removal of the equipment in the dispenser may be required by a licensed service/tank contractor. Capping of the vapor return line(s), most of the stage II equipment or removal of many central vacuum units must be performed by a TCEQ licensed tank contractor.