EPA To Phase Out Gas Stations' Vapor Recovery Systems

Law360, New York (May 10, 2012, 10:47 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said it will phase out regulations that require gas stations to maintain systems to capture toxic gasoline vapors after officials decided they are redundant now that most cars are equipped to capture those emissions themselves.

The announcement comes as part of the White House’s initiative to cut back on redundant and unnecessary red tape it describes as "burdensome" to the country’s businesses. According to the White House, the elimination of the vapor recovery systems will save $300 million over...
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