The Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances partners with the Division of Air Quality to implement the Vapor Recovery (VR) program, which is is responsible for ensuring the safe operation of Stage I and Stage II vapor recovery systems at gasoline dispensing facilities.
The Division conducts inspections every three years at facilities with vapor recovery systems to prevent emission releases to the environment by ensuring that the vapor recovery systems are properly installed, inspected, tested, and maintained.
The Compliance Assistance Manual was developed to assist owners and operators to maintain the compliance of their vapor recovery and underground storage tank (UST) systems. The manual contains easy-to-follow instructions and forms for owners and operators.
Inclusion on the list does not imply endorsement, recommendation or certification of the consultants by the state. This list may be subject to modification, addition and/or deletion of consultants at any time without notice.
If you are interested in being placed on the next update to the Vapor Recovery Testing Contractors list, we require that your company submit a letter of request to the Division, and provide the following documentation with the letter to demonstrate minimum inclusion criteria:
A formal request for approval on company letter-head including the name and business mailing address of the compliance testing company owner or operator.
The address and telephone number of the facility or facilities from which the daily compliance testing activities of the compliance testing company originate.
A copy of your current Delaware Business License.
A compilation of the specific testing procedures for the various Vapor Recovery Tests to be performed in Delaware and listed in the regulations, e.g. “Modified San Diego Protocol” 10 inch for Pressure Decay testing or “PEI/RP300-97” for A/L Ratio testing etc.
A list of key equipment you own that will be used for the respective test.
A written description of the employee training systems in place at the compliance testing company to ensure the required compliance tests are performed in accordance with applicable protocols and procedures, e.g. hazards of gasoline and/or use of fire extinguishers, etc.
A copy of the respective test reports for the vapor recovery tests to be conducted in Delaware. The test reports are to include a company certification, literally, as per Section 188.8.131.52 of the Vapor Recovery Regulations.
Letters of request may be sent to the attention of:
DNREC Tanks Compliance — Engineering Department
391 Lukens Drive
New Castle, DE 19720