EPA Aims To End Gas Vapor Rule

Law360, New York (July 12, 2011, 12:53 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday a proposal to scrap in 2013 a requirement that gas stations capture smog-causing fumes released during refueling, calling the rule outdated and redundant.

The rule, implemented in 1994, requires gas stations in certain areas to capture gasoline-rich vapors that are forced out from fuel tanks as gasoline is pumped in. Environmental regulators said the requirement was growing unnecessary, as the Clean Air Act has required all new cars, pickup trucks, vans and SUVs manufactured since 2006 to be equipped...
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