DEFRA is consulting on 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. Consultation closes 11th January 2016.
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.