Portable Fuel Containers Spillage Control Measure

This page last reviewed July 26, 2004

The ARB Portable Fuel Container Spillage Control Measure will eliminate spillage and reduce permeation emissions from off-road mobile sources that are refueled using portable containers. Through the implementation of a "spill proof" portable refueling system that employes an automatic stop flow feature, refueling spillage can be virtually eliminated. These same "spill-proof" systems employ an automatic shut-off feature that will substantially mitigate transport, storage, and diurnal losses from the portable containers. Since portable containers are used to refuel a broad range of off-road vehicles and equipment, these emissions are significant. The statewide Control Measure is expected to reduce 70 tons per day of hydrocarbon emissions by 2010.

This area includes announcements of recent activities such as reports, workshops, and meetings. As meetings and workshops are scheduled, agendas and supporting documents will be made available in this area.
  • Notice of Public Meeting to Consider Modifications to Existing Regulations for Portable Fuel Containers Scheduled for November 19, 2003 at 9:00 a.m. Word (46K) or PDF - (85K)                     

  • Notice of Public Hearing to Consider an Application for a Variance from the Regulation for Reducing Volatile Organic Compound Emissions from Portable Fuel Containers and Spouts Scheduled for October 30, 2002 at 9:00 a.m. PDF (61K)

  • DRAFT Permeation Study (December 5, 2000)

    • Protocol for the Determination of the Permeation Rate from Preconditioned Phase II California Reformulated Certification Fuel Versus Preconditioned Commercial Pump Fuel Through High-Density Polyethylene Containers Protocol Word - (123K) or PDF - (51K)    

      • Attachment C: Test Method 513 "Determination of Permeation Rate for Spill-Proof Systems" WordPerfect - (86K) or PDF - (51K)

      • Reference: ASTM PS 91-00 "Provisional Standard Specification for Portable Gasoline and Kerosine Spill Resistant Fueling Systems for Consumer Use" www.astm.org         

For more information, please contact Gary Zimmerman at (916) 322-2886 or via e-mail at gzimmerm@arb.ca.gov .

Portable Fuel Containers Spillage Control Measure