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We received 7 responses to this consultation. We’ll amend the environmental permitting regulations to include the testing standards as soon as possible. The regulation will come into force on 13 May 2016.
Seeking views on plans to update environmental permitting regulations to include EU standards for petrol vapour recovery during refuelling.
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We want to know what you think about proposals to amend the Environmental Permitting Regulations (England and Wales). The amendment will transpose Directive 2014/99/EU on Stage II Petrol Vapour Recovery during Refuelling of Motor Vehicles at Service Stations.
Do you think amending these regulations is the most practical and appropriate way to do this? Do you consider that our assessment of the effect on UK industry is accurate?
The purpose of the regulations is to reduce levels of volatile organic compounds escaping into atmosphere at service stations. Emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from refuelling vehicles contribute to the formation of low level ozone, a major air pollutant.