The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week issued long-awaited guidance that paves the way for removal of stage II nozzles and equipment from gasoline dispensers nationwide.
The guidance document provides both technical and policy recommendations to states and local areas on how to develop and submit an approvable state implementation plan (SIP) revision seeking to remove or phase-out an existing Stage II program. The EPA guidance also addresses how Stage II can be phased out in the Ozone Transport Region (OTR).
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