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Address

Mailing Address:

Air Quality
2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28208

Office Location:


2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28208

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Megan Green
704-336-5430

​Gasoline Dispensing Facilities (Stage I Gasoline Vapor Recovery)

Stage I Gasoline Vapor Recovery System

Stage I Vapor Recovery SystemIn the Stage I gasoline recovery system, the truck tank captures displaced vapors while filling underground storage tanks (USTs).  The truck returns the vapor to the bulk gasoline terminal for processing.  The Stage I gasoline vapor recovery system collects 96% of the vapors that would have otherwise been emitted to the atmosphere to form ground level ozone which negatively impacts air quality.

 

Compliance Assistance

How to inspect your Stage 1 Vapor Recovery Equipment (Video):

Bryan Gabriel of MCAQ demonstrates a Stage I Self-Inspection 

How to comply with your Stage 1 Air Quality Permit: 

  1. Minimize gasoline spills and clean them up quickly when they occur.
  2. Conduct monthly self-inspections of permitted equipment and record results.
  3. Record monthly gasoline throughput and report total annually to MCAQ by April 30.
  4. Pay MCAQ's annual invoice at the beginning of the year on time.
  5. Conduct performance testing if required by 40 CFR 63 Subpart 6C and report results to MCAQ. 

 

Reporting and Notification Forms

Submit your Annual Gasoline Dispensing Report ONLINE

Annual Gasoline Dispensing Report
Rev 11/2015
PDFPDF or DOCWord
Stage I Performance Test Notification Form
Rev 05/2009
PDFPDF or DOCWord
Stage I Operation and Compliance Status Form
Rev 01/2016



P
ermitting Forms

"Do I need a Stage I Air Quality Permit?" Flowchart

For a new, or unpermitted facility, please fill out and return the following forms:

Form S-1
General Information
Rev 07/2021
PDFPDF or DOCWord
Form S-2
Stage I Equipment
Rev 07/2021
PDFPDF or DOCWord
Zoning Consistency Determination                                       Rev 07/2021            PDFPDF or DOCWord

For an existing, permitted facility making an equipment change, please fill out and return the following forms:
Form S-1
General Information
Rev 07/2021
PDFPDF or DOCWord
Form S-2
Stage I Equipment
Rev 07/2021
PDFPDF or DOCWord

For an existing, permitted facility that is changing name and/or ownership, please fill out and return the following form:
Form S-3
Facility Name and/or Legal Ownership Change
Rev 07/2021
PDFPDF or DOCWord


Applicable Regulations 

Mecklenburg County Air Pollution Control Ordinance (MCAPCO) Section 2.0928 - "Gasoline Service Stations Stage I"

Federal Rule 40 CFR 63 Subpart CCCCCC (6C) - National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Gasoline Dispensing Facilities.

Subpart 6C Performance Testing Protocol for gasoline stations, if applicable:

  

QUESTIONS?

Contact Bryan Gabriel at Bryan.Gabriel@mecklenburgcountync.gov or 704-336-5430.  ​


Address

Mailing Address:

Air Quality
2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28208

Office Location:


2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28208

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Megan Green
704-336-5430

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