What is an Operation and Maintenance (O&M) plan?

Gas station owners are required to develop and maintain an Operation and Maintenance (O&M) plan. These can be as simple as a checklist showing when inspections for gasoline leaks from hoses and nozzles are completed and any corrective action (repair) taken. The O&M plan should include a simple statement of how the station will complete the required  tests in a timely manner. Some stations set a regular testing schedule (e.g., every December and June).

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1. What is an Operation and Maintenance (O&M) plan?
2. Does the Clean Air Agency inspect gas stations?
3. What tests are needed to comply with the rules?
4. How much will the tests cost?
5. Can I resume full operations at my station if any of the tests fail?
6. How long will I need to keep test reports?
7. Who is responsible for notifying the Clean Air Agency that the testing was completed?
8. What is the agency's position on the new EPA guidance for removing Stage II vapor control systems?
9. Why am I required to hire technicians who are certified?
10. Where can I find a list of certified technicians registered with the Clean Air Agency?
11. What happens if a testing technician is not certified as required by the Clean Air Agency?