Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Own a gas station in New Jersey? Better read this...

If you operate a gas station and your vapor recovery system is not operating properly,
that's a violation of your NJ Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) air permit.

Previously, the DEP considered such violations to be 'minor,' but a recent change to the Department's penalties code now renders them to be 'non-minor.'

What's the difference?

It means that faulty vapor testing and recovery equipment is no longer considered a Minor violation under the state's Grace Period Law, N.J.S.A. 13:1D-129.b(3). That law allows permit holders to make compliance corrections, in cases of minor infractions, without fear of penalty.

For more, see the DEP's November 19, 2013 Enforcement Alert 

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