Cargo Tank Certification System

Effective January 1, 2020, the annual certfication fee is $175.

Cargo Tank Vapor Recovery Program aims to reduce volatile organic compounds (VOC) emitted by gasoline cargo tanks. Through cargo tank certification, CARB verifies and certifies the tank’s vapor recovery systems adequately captures emissions released during gasoline transport and delivery. California Health and Safety Code (HSC) §41962 requires owners to obtain a CARB cargo tank vapor recovery certification annually to legally operate in the state of California.


Inquiries can be submitted to Cargotank@arb.ca.gov or call the appropriate contact listed at https://www.arb.ca.gov/enf/cargotanks/contacts.htm