Dear PEI Member:
The Southern Weights and Measures Association (SWMA) voted last week
in Little Rock, Arkansas, to recommend to the National Conference on
Weights and Measures (NCWM) that automatic temperature compensation (ATC) be
mandated at retail locations where dispensers deliver fuel at or above 30
gallons per minute (gpm). The SWMA also recommended that the ATC issue at
lower volume stations (i.e., under 30 gpm) be moved forward at the NCWM as
developmental, not voting, and subject to further study.
The SWMA was the fourth of four regional weights and measures groups to
meet prior to the January NCWM Interim Meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After the
recommendations from the four groups are presented in Albuquerque, NCWM
delegates will attempt to develop language governing ATC that the Conference
can act on at its annual meeting in Burlington, Vermont, next July.
STAGE II VAPOR RECOVERY REPORT ISSUED BY NESCAUM
The Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM) has
completed its "widespread use" analysis of Onboard Refueling Vapor Recovery
(ORVR) systems and has submitted a final report to EPA's Office of Air
Quality Planning and Standards. The report is available
The federal law that required Stage II vapor recovery also required ORVR,
beginning with certain 1998 model gasoline-powered light duty motor
vehicles, with a full phase in by model year 2006 for other classes of
gasoline-powered motor vehicles. The decision by Congress to require new
motor vehicles to be equipped with ORVR at some point also meant the end of Stage II at service stations. Since they are
redundant systems, most Stage II programs will reach a point where the
continually diminishing emissions benefit will no longer justify the cost of
installing new systems or maintaining existing ones. The Clean Air Act
recognizes this fact and authorizes the EPA Administrator to waive Stage II
requirements for areas classified as serious, severe, or extreme when the
Administrator determines that ORVR systems are in "widespread use"
throughout the motor vehicle fleet. This report examines the issue and
predicts when states are expected to be able to discontinue Stage II and
rely on ORVR as the exclusive means for controlling gasoline refueling
SWMA Acts on Temperature Compensation
NESCAUM Issues Vapor Recovery Report
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According to data compiled in 2006 by EPA's Office of Transportation and
Air Quality, there are 275 counties located in 27 states and the District of
Columbia that have implemented Stage II vapor recovery programs. NESCAUM is
an association that represents eight of those states: Connecticut, Maine,
Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and
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The 2007 PEI Convention in Atlanta at the NACS Show kicks off in less
than a week at the Georgia World Congress Center. You can still register
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through November 5 at www.pei.org/show.
Online registration will remain available after that date to accommodate
The telephone number of the PEI Registration Desk in Atlanta is (404)
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OPW Fluid Transfer Group, Mason, Ohio, has appointed Mark Tippie to the
position of vice president of Asia-Pacific & Latin America. Tippie can be
reached at email@example.com or
Total Control Systems, Fort Wayne, Indiana, has named Mathieu Alarie
its new Latin America salesman. His territory will include Mexico, Central
America, and South America.
FLEX-ING, Sherman, Texas, has signed
a letter of agreement to purchase the assets of Westover Corporation,
Porter Associates Inc. has moved to 871 Frank Road, West
Chester, Pennsylvania 19380. Email:
Phone: (610) 701-5463. Fax: (610) 436-4968.
Total Control Systems, Fort Wayne, Indiana, has added 13,000 square
feet of space for a new high-tech machining center.
"Costco can arguably out-volume you and out-price you on any number of
things it retails, including gasoline. So can other hypermarketers. But
their growth as the newest format has not translated to obsolescence or
failure for most C-stores and stations. Their discount on the street, while
formidable, has not manifested to the extremes fear-mongers had
predicted."--Lundberg Letter, October 25, 2007.
Georgia distributor. C & M Equipment, Inc., P. O. Box 1283,
Watkinsville, Georgia 30677, has applied for distributor division
membership. Dennis Manders is vice president of the firm, which was
established in 1986. C & M Equipment represents CntmtSoltn, EmcoWheatn,
Freedom, HoseMaster, IRPCOinc, RDMElec, Riverside, ServiceWld, Vaporless and
VST. Sponsored for PEI membership by Betty West, EmcoWheatn, Wilson, NC, and
F. Jeff Futrelle, MecoAgusta, Augusta, GA.
Texas installation and service company. Titus Pump Service, P. O. Box
6140, Longview, Texas 75608, has applied for affiliate division membership.
Stephen Scott is vice president of the firm, which was established in 1969.
Sponsored for PEI membership by Fred Monroe, Monroe, Arlington, TX, and
David Bandy, OnSiteMktg, San Antonio, TX.
Texas environmental consulting firm. StarCo EnviroServices, Inc., P.
O. Box 2600, Bay City, Texas 77414, has applied for affiliate division
membership. Tristan Couey is marketing manager for the firm, which was
established in 1992. StarCo EnviroServices is a full-service environmental
consulting company. Sponsored for PEI membership by Fred Monroe, Monroe,
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