Where can I find information on EPA approved gas cans or fuel containers?
Regulations changing the design of portable fuel containers were issued as part of EPA's rule to reduce air toxics from mobile sources (vehicles, engines and fuels). Mobile source air toxics are compounds emitted from highway vehicles and non-road equipment which are known or suspected to cause cancer or other serious health and environmental effects.
Information on the mobile source air toxic , which effects gas cans, as well as diesel and kerosene containers can be found here: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/toxics.htm.
You may also be interested in this document which examines design factors that may contribute to portable fuel can emissions: Estimating Emissions Associated with Portable Fuel Containers (PFCs) (PDF) http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=EPA-HQ-OAR-2005-0036-1133 (30 pp, 628K, EPA420-R-07-001, February 2007) (About PDF)
The regulatory announcement, Control of Hazardous Air Pollutants from Mobile Sources: Final Rule to Reduce Mobile Source Air Toxics is available here (PDF): http://www.epa.gov/OMS/regs/toxics/420f07017.pdf (5 pp, 143K, EPA420-F-07-017, February 2007) (About PDF)
The updated regulatory announcement, Control of Hazardous Air Pollutants from Mobile Sources: Early Credit Technology Requirement Revision is available here (PDF): http://www.epa.gov/otaq/regs/toxics/420f08030.pdf (3 pp, 124K, EPA 420-F-08-030, October 2008) (About PDF)
If you have further comments or questions, please contact EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality at: http://epa.gov/otaq/oms-cmt.htm
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