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Session Laws, 1985
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national implementation in a report scheduled for completion in
mid-1985; and

WHEREAS, The General Assembly should consider whether Stage
II Controls are as effective or as cost efficient as On-board
Controls; and

WHEREAS, EPA studies analyzing the costs, efficiency, and
effectiveness of both Stage II and On-board Controls were
published in draft form to solicit public comments; and

WHEREAS, Because of the numerous comments received, EPA is
reevaluating the cost estimates for Stage II vapor recovery by
preparing a new, detailed cost analysis and EPA's new analysis is
expected to be completed and released in late summer 1985 along
with a decision on EPA's approach to controlling gasoline
marketing emissions; and

WHEREAS, EPA's draft studies indicate that both Stage II and
On-board Controls are viable means to minimize public exposure to
toxic gasoline vapors but that only Stage II will help states
meet the National Ambient Air Quality standard for ozone by 1987;

WHEREAS, The use of Stage II Vapor Recovery nozzles places a
disproportionate significant amount of responsibility and cost on
small business service station dealers; and

WHEREAS, The cost of maintenance on one dealer could be
$4,200 $170 per nozzle and maintenance costs are directly
shouldered by the dealer; now, therefore, be it and

WHEREAS, The General Assembly should be apprised of the
remaining types of VOC controls that are available and the
relative cost effectiveness of these controls; now, therefore, be

any administrative decision adopting regulations governing Stage
II Vapor Recovery Controls or other strategies for the control of
Volatile Organic Compounds, the Department of Health and Mental
Hygiene should furnish a report to the General Assembly that
outlines the proposed regulations outlining any proposed program
to control emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds and all other
related and pertinent information; and be it further

RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution be forwarded by the
Department of Legislative Reference to the Air Management
Administration, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 201 West
Preston Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201; and to the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M Street S.W., Washington,
D.C. 20460.

Signed May 21, 1985.


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