US EPA Finalizes “Commonsense” Standards for Gasoline Distribution Facilities

On March 14, 2024, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it was implementing new standards to reduce toxic air pollution from gasoline distribution facilities, excluding gas stations.

These rules target storage tanks, loading operations, and equipment leaks, aiming to cut emissions of air toxics and volatile organic compounds significantly. The regulations consider public input and include adjustments to enhance environmental protection while minimizing impacts on small businesses and gas prices. 

Gasoline distribution facilities are required to adopt cost-effective practices and control technologies, with provisions for emissions during startup, shutdown, and malfunction, as well as monitoring and reporting requirements.

 Read the final rule.