Vapor Recovery Equipment Inspections

Fuel dispensing sites located in Area A must conduct inspections of their vapor recovery equipment on a regular basis. Sites that operate Stage II vapor recovery systems must inspect their vapor recovery equipment every day. Sites that operate only Stage I vapor recovery systems must inspect their vapor recovery systems at least once every 7 days. The Weights and Measures Services Division has provided the following templates for vapor recovery inspection logs:


To ensure that your station is in compliance, the Division requires inspection of the following components:

Stage II Vapor Recovery Sytems (dispensers, if equipped)

  • Gasoline vapor recovery nozzles (no damage, loose components, or leaks)
  • Gasoline vapor recovery product hoses (no damage, kinks, tears, or leaks)
  • Hanging hardware swivel couplers and break-away devices (no damage or leaks, securely fastened)
  • Vapor recovery instruction label (present and legible)

Stage I Vapor Recovery Systems (product storage tanks)

  • Spill containment buckets (clean and dry)
  • Product and vapor recovery dust caps (installed correctly, no damage, gaskets present, seals tightly to coupler)
  • Product fill and vapor recovery couplers (no damage, cracks, or dents... gaskets present and intact between collar and drop tube)
  • Pressure/vacuum vent valves (present on risers, no damage, dust caps present)

In addition to the items noted above, we recommend inspection of:

  • All product labels on dispensers and at the product storage tanks (clean and legible at all times)
  • All dispenser indicators (price, gallons, total sale... ensure that they are clean and legible at all times)
  • Upper dispenser cabinet (check for credit card skimmers)
  • Lower dispenser cabinet (check meters and piping for leaks)

Inspections of Stage I and Stage II vapor recovery equipment are required under Arizona Administrative Code R3-7-907(C) (Stage II) and R3-7-1007(C) (Stage I). Records of these inspections must be kept under R3-7-909 and R3-7-1009. These rules also require recordkeeping of any maintenance performed on a vapor recovery system. We have provided a template of our Vapor Recovery Maintenance Log for your convenience. All inspection and maintenance logs must be kept on-site and made available for review by the Division for a period of one year.

Vapor Recovery Documents

Area A Map Download
Stage II Vapor Recovery Daily Inspection Log (Balance System) Download
Stage II Vapor Recovery Daily Inspection Log (Vacuum Assist) Download
Stage I Vapor Recovery Inspection Log Download
Vapor Recovery Maintenance Log Download
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