California Seeks to Update its Portable Fuel Container Rules

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has proposed revisions to its portable fuel container (PFC) rules. The rules seek to reduce reactive organic gas (ROG) emissions as fuel vapor or in spillage events. The primary change is to require that PFCs be certified to fuel containing 10% ethanol (E10), as is the case with current rules issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). CARB is also seeking to more closely mesh its rules with existing EPA regulations so that PRC manufacturers can compile one set of certification data that satisfies both EPA and CARB rules.

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