Public Hearing: Vapor Emission Control Regulations

Division of Air Quality

Published: Oct. 25, 2020
Comments Due: Dec. 23, 2020

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), Division of Air Quality will conduct a public hearing (Docket #2020-R-A-0022) on the proposed amendments to 7 DE Admin. Code 1124 Section 36.0 “Vapor Emission Control at Gasoline Dispensing Facilities.” Due to the current State of Emergency, this public hearing will be virtual, unless otherwise by further notice.

The objective of amending 7 DE Admin. Code 1124 Section 36.0 is to update the California Air Resources Board executive orders referenced in Section 36.0 regarding Stage I enhanced vapor recovery systems being used at Delaware gasoline dispensing facilities. The proposed amendments will extend the executive orders’ expiration dates and provide vapor recovery system component flexibility for Delaware gasoline dispensing facilities.

The virtual public hearing will be held on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, beginning at 6 p.m.. The web link to the virtual hearing can be accessed through the DNREC Public Hearings site at If prompted for a password, please use 36VEC@GDF. To access the audio-only portion of the virtual hearing, dial 1-408-418-9388 and enter event code 173 779 4117. Closed-captioning is available by request if made at least 7 days before the event.

The proposed amendments to Section 36.0 may be inspected online starting November 1, 2020 at or in-person, by appointment only, by contacting Frank Gao by phone at 302-739-9402 or by email at

Those wishing to offer verbal comments during DNREC virtual public hearings must pre-register no later than noon on the date of the virtual hearing at or by telephone at 302-739-9295.

The Department will accept public comment through the close of business on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. Comments will be accepted in written form via email to, or by using the online form at, or by U.S. mail to the following address:

Theresa Smith, Hearing Officer
DNREC — Office of the Secretary
89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901