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Stage II Vapor Recovery Facility Representative & Approved Training Providers

Training information for Gasoline Dispensing Facilities (GDFs) employees about Stage II Vapor Recovery Rules located within ozone non-attainment counties.

Note: All Stage II vapor recovery equipment in GDFs location in ozone non-attainment counties must be completely decomissioned by August 31, 2018. If your equipment has not been decommissioned, you must do so as soon as possible.

Stage II Vapor Recovery Information and Requirements

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Stage II Vapor Recovery Overview

State Regulations:

TCEQ approved State II Vapor Recovery Facility Representatives are responsible for ensuring that every employee is knowledgable of the correct operating and maintenance procedures of the system, and performance criteria of the Stage II Vapor Recovery System equipment being maintained at the GDF.

All approved State II Vapor Recovery Representatives must complete the required approved training within (3) months of the date of departure of the previous approved facility representative.

Where in Texas is Stage II Training Required?

Stage II Vapor Recovery training is required in the following counties:

Area of State Counties Affected
Houston/Galveston Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller
Beaumont/Port Arthur Hardin, Jefferson, and Orange
El Paso El Paso
Dallas/Fort Worth Collin, Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant

These counties have been designated as "non-attainment areas" because ground level ozone levels there have exceeded federal limits. GDFs located in these areas must have Stage II Vapor Recovery systems installed at the gasoline dispensers and have at least one worker trained by a TCEQ approved training provider to operate and maintain a Stage II Vapor Recovery System.

Owners and operators of GDFs must continue to test, repair, replace, retrofit, and maintain the Stage II equipment in accordance with current Stage II requirements until the Stage II vapor recovery equipment is fully decommissioned. All decommissioning must be completed by August 31, 2018. If you have not decomissioned your stage II vapor recovery equipment, you must do so as soon as possible.

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Stage II Vapor Recovery Representative Requirements

Education and Work Experience

  • Education: no minimum educational requirements
  • Work experience: no work experience requirements

Training Course (Stage II Vapor Recovery Training Providers)

  • Stage II Vapor Recovery Representative


  • Examination not required for a Stage II Vapor Recovery Registration.

Registration Validity

  • Indefinite

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Facility's Responsibilities and Options

GDFs located in ozone non-attainment counties must have at least one worker at each station trained and certified to operate and maintain the Stage II Vapor Recovery System until fully decomissioned.

If a company has more than one GDF, the company may:

  • send at least one employee from each station to a TCEQ-approved training provider for the "Representative" course; or
  • have one of your employees take the "Trainer" course from a TCEQ-approved training provider. This employee may then train other Stage II facility representatives as needed. (Note that Stage II facility representative certifications will be obtained in this manner are only valid for that specific company's stations and only for as long as the employee remains employed by the company.)

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Stage II Vapor Recovery Training Providers

TCEQ approved training providers are required per course guidelines to administer a written examination or written documentation/worksheet to document the participant's general understanding of the course materials and presentation. Participants must meet the requirements before obtaining a certificate of course completion.

American Training Center, Inc., formally: Jusair Group Inc/Jusair Consultants (TCEQ Provider Code: 0029)
Contact: Ibrahim Abdulrazzaq
Address: PO Box 121201, Arlington, TX, 76012
Course: Representative (paper or technology based)

B&J Equipment (TCEQ Provider Code: 0031)
Contact: Jeffrey A. Buell
Phone: 903-806-2182
Address: PO Box 6004, Longview, TX 75608
Courses: Representative and Trainer

Bennett & Associates (TCEQ Provider Code: 0022)
Contact: James C. Westfall
Phone: 713-521-7758
Address: 875 N Eldridge Parkway #201, Houston, TX 77079
Course: Representative (self-study or one-on-one at your facility)

Buell Consulting Co (TCEQ Provider Code: 0030)
Contact: Jeffrey A. Buell
Phone: 409-540-7020
Address: PO Box 23002, Beaumont, TX 77720
Courses: Representative and Trainer

D&H Petroleum and Environmental Services (TCEQ Provider Code: 0023)
Contact: Victor H. Ayala
Phone: 915-859-8150
Address: PO Box 17969, El Paso, TX 79917
Course: Representative

ECS, Inc. (TCEQ Provider Code: 0027)
Contact: Megan Hubenthal
Phone: 614-433-0170
Address: 720-L Lakeview Plaza Blvd, Worthington, OH 43085
Course: Representative (manual, CD-ROM, or web-based)

G&B Petroleum (TCEQ Provider Code: 0015)
Contact: Jeffrey McNeel
Phone: 409-866-6001
Address: Route 9, 7516 Shady Ln, Beaumont, TX 77713
Course: Representative

Harper Maintenance Service (TCEQ Provider Code: 2019)
Contact: Kevin Pyron
Address: 2809 Singleton St, Rowlett, TX 75088
Course: Representative

Ivy Associates (TCEQ Course Code: 0020)
Contact: Rick Gabardy
Phone: 480-215-0539
Address: 18668 E Mazatzazl Circle, Rio Verde, AZ 85263
Course: Representative (web-based)

JMM Management Group, LLC (TCEQ Course Code: 0028)
Contact: Jon M. Marinas
Phone: 847-888-0276
Address: 2496 Technology Dr, Elgin, IL 60124
Course: Representative (CD-ROM or web-based)

Lacey Templin (TCEQ Course Code: 0033)
Contact: Lacey Templin
Phone: 214-649-9337
Address: 14074 Overlook Ln, Forney, TX 75126
Courses: Representative and Trainer

Monarch Assoc. (TCEQ Course Code: 0011)
Contact: Bob Leigh-Manuell
Phone: 214-929-6595
Address: 3439 Meadow Creek, Sachse, TX 75048
Course: Representative (CD-ROM or web-based)

Pump Tex, Inc. (TCEQ Course Code: 0025
Contact: Gary Everett
Phone: 409-842-9301
Address: PO Box 22936, Beaumont, TX 77720
Courses: Representative and Trainer

STR Stage II Testing (TCEQ Course Code: 2025)
Contact: Mansoor A. Bukhari
Phone: 713-296-9745
Address: PO Box 681656, Houston, TX 78268
Course: Representative

Tankology (TCEQ Course Code: 0019)
Contact: Brad Hoffman
Phone: 800-964-1270
Address: 8501 N Mopac, Ste 400, Austin, TX 78759
Course: Representative

Texas Stage II (TCEQ Course Code: 2021)
Contact: Tommy McNicholas
Phone: 713-463-5412
Address: 2210 Pech Rd, Houston, TX 77373
Course: Representative

Training and Services Crop. (TCEQ Course Code: 0016)
Contact: Mike Treat
Phone: 281-934-3839
Address: 501 Basin St, Ste #113, Brookshire, TX 77423
Course: Representative

USS Stage II Maintenance and Service (TCEQ Course Code: 0032)
Contact: M. Sadiq Durrani
Phone: 832-814-6665
26917 Crowns Cove Ln, Kingwood, TX 77339
Courses: Representative and Trainer

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