Why am I required to hire technicians who are certified?

Only technicians who have passed the certification exams are permitted to conduct equipment tests and do new equipment installations in our jurisdiction. Highly-skilled, certified technicians help ensure that testing and repairs are done correctly, saving station owners and operators staff time and training costs and reducing equipment failures.

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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?