As a service station owner, you are required to have your Stage I/Stage II vapor recovery system, and its relevant equipment, tested periodically by trained professionals, in order to ensure that the system is operating in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications, as well as with regulatory requirements. Dependable Petroleum provides quality service with trained technicians on compliance testing.

~ UST Operator Certification
~ Stage I compliance testing
~ Decommissioning at Stage II vapor recovery
~ Containment Sump testing
~ Spill Bucket Testing
~ Overfill Protection Testing
~ Leak detector testing
~ Tank monitor certifications
~ Third Party Inspections
~ Cathodic Protection Testing
~ Line tightness testing
~ UST Installations & removals
~ AST Installations & removals


~ Mass Department of Environmental: Services & Assistance
~ Mass Department of Environmental: Toxics & Hazards

~ Rhode Island: Department of Environmental Management

~ Emergency Response EPA
~ Emergency Protection EPA

Stage II Vapor Recovery Decommissioning
On June 21, 2013 the Mass DEP issued a Stage II Vapor Recovery Enforcement Discretion Directive for Motor Vehicle Fuel Dispensing Facilities subject to 310 CMR 7.24(6). This directive allows the decommissioning of Stage II Vapor Recovery equipment. By now, you should have received a notice similar to this from the Mass DEP notifying you of the change.

Effective July 1, 2013 the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) will allow gasoline dispensing facilities to decommission their Stage II Vapor Recovery Systems. A facility that decommissions its Stage II system must meet conditions set forth in the June 21, 2013 Enforcement Discretion Directive issued by MassDEP. Facilities that do not fully meet these conditions continue to be subject to all the requirements of current MassDEP Stage II regulations.

Please carefully review the June 21, 2013 Enforcement Discretion Directive concerning the requirements for decommissioning posted here under the heading "stage II Program Changes."

Frequently Asked Questions concerning decommissioning requirements are also posted at that site.

Additional information related to Stage I and Stage II regulatory changes that MassDEP plans to propose for public review is also included in the Enforcement Discretion Directive.

If you have questions or need additional information, please call the Stage II Hotline – 617-556-1035. Thank you

This directive is the first step in the removal of all Stage II Vapor Recovery equipment in Massachusetts. The Mass DEP is currently working on new Vapor Recovery regulations. These regulations will require all Stage II Vapor Recovery equipment be decommissioned within two years of the date the regulations go into effect. The regulations will also require some of your Stage I Vapor Recovery equipment to be upgraded. Dependable Petroleum Service anticipates that the regulations will be ready by the spring of 2014. We have attached a copy of Mass DEP’s frequently Asked Questions for your information.

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