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 I vapor recovery systems must inspect their vapor recovery systems at least once every 7 days. The Weights and Measures Services Division (WMSD) has provided the following template for vapor recovery inspection logs:


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

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 vapor recovery equipment are required under Arizona Administrative Code (A.A.C.) R3-7-1007(C) . Records of these inspections must be kept under A.A.C. 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 for a period of one year and made available for review by WMSD upon request.

Vapor Recovery Documents

Stage I Vapor Recovery Inspection Log Download
Vapor Recovery Maintenance Log Download
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