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January 4, 2008 | Vol. 58, No. 1

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Dear PEI Member:

On December 20, 2007, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued air toxics standards for smaller emitting sources, called area sources, that distribute and store gasoline, including bulk terminals and plants, pipeline facilities, and at gasoline dispensing facilities (GDF) where storage tanks are loaded. Although most facilities already comply with the final standards, EPA estimates that about 14,000 facilities will need additional controls. That number includes an estimated 20 terminals, 390 bulk plants, 400 pipeline breakout stations, 1,800 pipeline pumping stations, 1,600 cargo tanks, and 9,900 gasoline dispensing facilities. Compliance with the rules are expected to result in capital expenditures of approximately $75 million.

EPA's final rules require the following equipment and controls for terminals, bulk plants and pipeline facilities nationwide:

  • Specified floating roofs and seals or a closed vent system and control device for tanks with a capacity of 20,000 gallons or more. Tanks under 20,000 gallons must be covered.
  • Use of submerged fill pipes when loading storage tanks and cargo tanks at bulk plants and smaller terminals.
  • Vapor processors to control tank truck loadings at larger bulk terminals (above 250,000 gallons per day).
  • Leak testing of tank trucks and railcars.
  • Monthly sight, sound and smell inspection of all equipment components in gasoline liquid or vapor service.

All gasoline dispensing facilities (GDF) are covered by this rule. The rules require control of loading the storage tank only and reference the GDF's monthly gasoline throughput.

  • All GDF must perform specified good management practices to check for and minimize evaporation of gasoline.
  • All GDF with a throughput over 10,000 gallons per month must use submerged fill when loading their storage tanks. The submerged fill requirement is met by either bottom loading the storage tank or by using a fill pipe to load the storage tank that extends to no more than 12 inches from the bottom of the storage tank for fill pipes installed on or before November 9, 2006, and no more than 6 inches from the bottom of the tank for fill pipes installed after November 9, 2006.   
  • All GDF with a monthly throughput of 100,000 gallons or more must also use Stage I vapor recovery when filling their underground storage tanks.

The owner or operator of a new area source must comply with these final rules when they are published in the Federal Register (expected soon) or upon initial startup, whichever is later. The owner or operator of an existing area source must comply with all the requirements of these final rules within three years from the date of publication in the Federal Register. The entire final rule is available for download here.

EPA's Final Air Toxics Rule Issued

Bruce Larson Appoints PEI Committees for 2008

State Delivery Prohibition Programs

 

Distributor Compensation Survey Deadline: January 15
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LARSON BECOMES PEI'S 58th PRESIDENT; APPOINTS COMMITTEES
Bruce F. Larson, president of The Oscar W. Larson Co., headquartered in Clarkston, Michigan, became the 58th president of the Petroleum Equipment Institute on January 1. He succeeds Calvin Bishop, president of D & H Pump Service, Inc., El Paso, Texas, in that post. Blair D. Shwedo, president of SouthEastern Petroleum Systems Inc., Charlotte, North Carolina, is PEI's vice president for 2008.

One of Larson's first duties was to appoint committees for 2008. In all, 142 people were named to serve on 17 PEI committees, and 16 individuals were appointed to a PEI committee for the first time.

We appreciate the willingness of all committee members to contribute their time and talents to serve the association and the industry. Many PEI committees welcome new members each year. If you are interested in serving on a committee in the future, contact me at rrenkes@pei.org. Here is a complete list of members who have agreed to serve on the Institute's committees in 2008.

Convention Advisory Committee. This committee is responsible for making recommendations to the PEI Board of Directors and staff regarding the PEI convention and the combined tradeshow with NACS.
Eva C. Chambers, VeederR, Simsbury, CT, chairman
Tom Green, J8EqpCo, Denver, CO
Brenda Johnstone, CStoreCan, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Richard H. Long, RDMElec, Nebo, NC
Jodi McDonald, OilEqpWI, Madison, WI
John W. Moore, Banks&Co, Fresno, CA
Craig C. Porter, PorterAscs, West Chester, PA
Troy Wade, Oasis, Galena, KS

Education Committee. Responsible for planning seminars, surveys, industry manuals, convention sessions, and other educational programs for PEI members.
Stephen E. Dixon, Hoidale, Wichita, KS, chairman
Derrick Biermann, Biermann, Chicopee, MA
Phil Farrell, DoublCheck, Kansas City, MO
J. Benjamin Hieber, PWIinc, New Oxford, PA
Stephen W. Klesic, UntdEnvPA, Sewickley, PA
Jim Lintol, OWLarsonCo, Clarkston, MI
Christine Schutt, TriCntyFL, Davie, FL
Michael P. Shelby, SouthernAR, North Little Rock, AR  
Peter H. Ward, Glasgow, Riviera Beach, FL

Election Committee. Supervises board elections and tabulates ballots. Members of this committee are established by the PEI Constitution.
Kirk N. Mercer, MercerCo, Jackson, MI, chairman
J. Stephen Hieber, PWIinc, New Oxford, PA
Calvin Bishop, D&HPumpSer, El Paso, TX

Executive Committee. Composed of the president, vice president, immediate past president, and two members of the board of directors, this committee is established by the PEI Constitution and makes interim decisions on behalf of the board.
Bruce F. Larson, OWLarsonCo, Clarkston, MI, chairman
Blair D. Shwedo, SEPSinc, Charlotte, NC
Calvin Bishop, D&HPumpSer, El Paso, TX
Terry D. Cooper, Acterra, Marion, IA
Scott Hafer, HaferEqp, Reading, PA

Insurance Committee. This committee monitors the association's insurance programs and legislation that impacts the insurance needs of PEI members.
J. Stephen Hieber, PWIinc, New Oxford, PA, chairman
Ed Ettl, BadgerOEqp, Milwaukee, WI
Larry Gentry, GentryCo, Lafayette, IN
John T. Hardin, Hardinís, Winston-Salem, NC
Fred W. Jones, WestechEqp, Salt Lake City, UT
Mark Leak, LeakPtrEqp, DeWitt, MI
William Mascott III, MascottEqp, Portland, OR

Safety Committee. Plans programs and publications (SafetyLetter, Safe Practices, Dos and Don'ts, safety posters, etc.) for use by members to enhance public and workplace safety.
Drew Tyo, JonesFrank, Raleigh, NC, chairman
Mark Barron, PtrSolutns, McAllen, TX
Linda Boutin, SerStaSys, San Jose, CA
Charles Burns, OWLarsonCo, Clarkston, MI
Brian Derge, Tanknology, Austin, TX
Arnold Hughes, PetroserNB, Saint John, NB, Canada
Doug Hurt, Neumayer, St. Louis, MO
Martin Meyer, MMSerEqp, Silver Grove, KY
Chris Monroe, Monroe, Arlington, TX
Greg Spiros, SuperiorEq, St. Louis, MO

Strategic Long Range Planning Committee. Established by the PEI Constitution, this six-person committee is composed of the president, vice president, treasurer, and the three immediate past presidents. It develops long range plans and objectives, and serves as an advisory group to the PEI Board of Directors.
Bruce F. Larson, OWLarsonCo, Clarkston, MI, chairman
Blair D. Shwedo, SEPSinc, Charlotte, NC
Peter H. Ward, Glasgow, Riviera Beach, FL
Calvin Bishop, D&HPumpSer, El Paso, TX
J. Stephen Hieber, PWIinc, New Oxford, PA
Kirk N. Mercer, MercerCo, Jackson, MI

Young Executives Committee. The committee establishes and develops programs for members of the PEI Young Executives Committee.
Shawn Kiefer, DixonPumps, Billings, MT, chairman
Butch Armstrong, RBMCo, Knoxville, TN
Bradley F. Baker, HuskyCorp, Pacific, MO
Blake Bammer, GuardTech, Jacksonville, FL
Alvaro Coronado, IntlAvios, Guadalajara, Mexico
Dan O'Day, ODayEqpCo, Fargo, ND
Alan Phipps, Cim-Tek, Bement, IL
Christopher M. Tiso, ATSEnvSer, Sparta, NJ

Aboveground Tank Installation Committee. Responsible for PEIís Recommended Practices for Installation of Aboveground Storage Systems for Motor-Vehicle Fueling (RP200) and for monitoring technical developments related to the installation of these systems.
Kirk N. Mercer, MercerCo, Jackson, MI, chairman
John Albert, MDA, Jefferson City, MO
Steve Bernstein, JonesFrank, Charlotte, NC
Robert E. Bonnewell, BTCSer, Blair, WI
Mark Hinderliter, Hinderlitr, Evansville, IN
Mike Raymond, MascottEqp, Seattle, WA
Mark Sisco, EastCstAsc, Roseland, NJ
George H. Watkins, emeritus member, Fayetteville, GA
Bill R White, D&HPumpSer, Lubbock, TX
Timothy K. Woofter, Stanwade, Hartford, OH

AST Overfill Protection Committee. Responsible for developing and writing PEI's Recommended Practices for Overfill Prevention for Shop-Fabricated Aboveground Storage Tanks (RP600).
Sonny Underwood, MidSouth, Cape Girardeau, MO, chairman
John Albert, MDA, Jefferson City, MO
Tracy Barth, MFAOil, Columbia, MO
Terry D. Cooper, Acterra, Marion, IA
Brad Holmes, ClayBailey, Kansas City, MO
Sam Lillard, VaDEQ, Richmond, VA
Phil Myers, Chevron, San Ramon, CA
Alfred Reid, BrowardEPA, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Dana Schmidt, STI, Lake Zurich, IL

Bulk Plant Construction Committee
. Responsible for developing and writing Recommended Practices for the Installation of Petroleum Bulk Storage Plants (RP800).
Terry D. Cooper, Acterra, Marion, IA, chairman
Georges Boyazis, IPP, St. Augustine, FL
A. Roy Creley, LakesReg, Belmont, NH
Wayne Geyer, STI, Lake Zurich, IL
Douglas L. Jones, PumpMaster, Tyler, TX
Mark L. Lipa, Neumayer, St. Louis, MO
Dave Mac Donald, PrvntSpill, Huntington, IN
William C. Morgan, CollinsEqp, Cleveland, OH
Charlene Numrych, LqdCntrols, Lake Bluff, IL
Brian Savage, SavageAscs, Berkeley Heights, NJ
John Steward, Blackmer, Grand Rapids, MI
Rick Zillig, Morrison, Dubuque, IA

Electrical Continuity Testing Committee. Responsible for writing PEIís Recommended Procedure for Testing Electrical Continuity of Fuel-Dispensing Hanging Hardware (RP400).
Blair D. Shwedo, SEPSinc, Charlotte, NC, chairman
Richard Benscoter, HuskyCorp, Pacific, MO
Don Birdwell, PetMarCo, Oklahoma City, OK
Craig Boche, Goodyear, Norfolk, NE
Bruce W. Bragg, Catlow, Tipp City, OH
Clark Conklin, NebrStFM, Lincoln, NE
Mike Conner, QuikTrip, Tulsa, OK
Brent Erekson, CochisePtr, Phoenix, AZ

Fuel Dispensing Equipment Committee. Responsible for writing PEIís Recommended Practices for Inspection and Maintenance of Motor Fuel Dispensing Equipment (RP500).
Joey D. Batchelor, Guardian, Jacksonville, FL, chairman
Richard Basham, IRPCOinc, Poca, WV
Bruce W. Bragg, Catlow, Tipp City, OH
A. Roy Creley, LakesReg, Belmont, NH
Bobby Dutcher, AtlPtrEqp, Tucker, GA
Jim Howard, Hess, Woodbridge, NJ
Gordon Johnson, Gilbarco, Greensboro, NC
Joseph Laschke, HuskyCorp, Pacific, MO
Glen Mulder, DRWService, Chicago Heights, IL
Virgil A. Musil, Kroger, Denver, CO
Gary E. Stewart, QualityAZ, Burbank, CA
Charley Sunderhaus, OPW-FC, Cincinnati, OH

Pneumatic & Hydraulic System Installation Committee. Responsible for developing and writing Recommended Practices on the Proper Selection, Sizing and Installation of Pneumatic and Hydraulic Transmission Systems for the Lubrication Industry (RP700).
Phil Parker, Samson, Swannanoa, NC, chairman
Harrell ďDocĒ Blair, McKinney, Mobile, AL
Bruce B. Doughty, SyTexInc, Las Vegas, NV
John C. Miller, OrangePtEq, Orange, CA
Mike Moe, Graco, Minneapolis, MN
Fred Mowczan, Coilhose, East Brunswick, NJ
Bill Parker, Lincoln, St. Louis, MO
Don Smith, Balcrank, Marietta, GA
Stephen Spiros, SuperiorEq, St. Louis, MO
Charles Stookey, RelHydra, Smyrna, GA

Tank Installation Committee. Responsible for PEIís Recommended Practices for Installation of Underground Liquid Storage Systems (RP100).
Leland M. Freeman, PtrSolutns, Victoria, TX, chairman
Blake Bammer, GuardTech, Jacksonville, FL
Jack Carmitcheal, DoublCheck, Kansas City, MO
Michael W. Farmer, FarmerCo, South Williamsport, PA
Duane Grippe, ODayEqpCo, Fargo, ND
Maurice J. Hubbard, JMPSoltns, Fort Myers, FL
Michael Mizicko, WesternPmp, San Diego, CA
Jim OíDay, ODayEqpCo, Fargo, ND
Tim Smith, USEPA, Washington, DC
Greg Thomas, CEThomasCo, Gardena, CA
Bill R White, D&HPumpSer, Lubbock, TX

UST System Inspection and Maintenance Committee. Responsible for developing and writing Recommended Practices for Inspection and Maintenance of UST Systems (RP900).
Brad Hoffman, Tanknology, Austin, TX, chairman
Scott C. Boorse, Wawa, Wawa, PA
John Burwell, Xerxes, Minneapolis, MN
Laura Chaddock, SWRCB, Sacramento, CA
Peter J. Cochefski, OPW-FMS, Hodgkins, IL
Glenn E. Farmer, D&HPumpSer, Amarillo, TX
Duane Grippe, ODayEqpCo, Fargo, ND
Ann Hines, AOMA, Little Rock, AR
Jim Howard, Hess, Woodbridge, NJ
David J. Piercey, JD2Env, West Chester, PA
Ed Rachins, MutualOil, Brockton, MA
Steven J. Radvak, ComplMgmt, Phoenix, AZ
John C. Scandurra, Conklin, Newburgh, NY
Sonny Underwood, MidSouth, Cape Girardeau, MO
Brian Wiegert, RoundsAsc, Waukee, IA

Vapor Recovery Installation Committee. Responsible for writing PEIís Recommended Practices for Installation and Testing of Vapor-Recovery Systems at Vehicle-Fueling Sites (RP300).
B. J. Benton, UntdPumpGA, Suwanee, GA, chairman
Victor Ayala, D&HPumpSer, El Paso, TX
Scott C. Boorse, Wawa, Wawa, PA
John W. Bracknell, AAATank, Braselton, GA
Pete Delderfield, DeltaPtrFL, West Palm Beach, FL
Larry R. Gregory, ExxonMobil, Fairfax, VA
Stephen A. Purpora, PurporaEng, Saukville, WI
Dennis Rethmeier, WesternPmp, San Diego, CA
James A. Spiros, SuperiorEq, St. Louis, MO
Jeffrey Underland, PtrSersMD, Baltimore, MD

2008 CROSS-INDUSTRY DISTRIBUTOR COMPENSATION SURVEY
One of the major challenges that faces distributors is hiring good workers and then being able to keep those workers. Sometimes it takes more than just a competitive paycheck to attract good talent. Do you know how your firm's employee compensation package stacks up in today's industry? PEI distributors are fortunate to have access to a cross-industry survey to help them evaluate their compensation program. PEI is a co-sponsor for the 2008 Employee Compensation Study conducted by Profit Planning Group. Approximately 2,500 firms in over 35 distribution lines of trade are expected to participate. Your participation ensures a comprehensive report. As a participant, you will receive the report free of charge. Non-participants have the option of purchasing the results for $295. The deadline for submitting company compensation information is January 15.

We have provided links to the survey in two different formats:

2007-2008 PEI PRIORITY CLUB
Members of PEI's Priority Club commit additional resources to support the association. The financial support provided by members of the PEI Priority Club allows PEI to develop new programs and, in some cases, maintain existing services and programs from which PEI members benefit. Current members of the PEI Priority Club are Central Illinois Mfg. Co., Dresser Wayne, Franklin Fueling Systems, Gilbarco Veeder-Root, Husky Corporation, Petroleum Parts Inc., PMP Corporation, RDM Industrial Electronics, Riverside Steel Inc., STICO Mutual Insurance Company, Universal Valve Co., Veeder-Root Company and Xerxes Corporation. The extra support is sincerely appreciated.

EPA PROVIDES INFORMATION ON STATE DELIVERY PROHIBITION PROGRAMS
Delivery prohibition programs prohibit product delivery to underground storage tanks (USTs) that the state or territory has determined has one or more compliance violations. Thirty states and territories currently have such a program. About half of those have a red tag program that physically identifies USTs that are ineligible to receive product. The other half have a green tag program that physically identifies USTs that are eligible to receive product. Over 20 states and territories that do not have a red or green tag delivery prohibition program only have UST registration requirements.

EPA has established a state delivery prohibition web site at www.epa.gov/oust/dp. The site provides links to states' and territories' delivery prohibition programs where users will find detailed information, including applicable laws, regulations and policies. EPA hopes that the information accessible through this site will help fuel delivery drivers determine if an underground storage tank is not eligible to receive fuel.

CARB ENHANCED VAPOR RECOVERY PRESENTATION AVAILABLE
A PowerPoint presentation on Enhanced Vapor Recovery made December 5 by Cindy Castronovo and Pat Bennett of the California Air Resources Board is available here. Although you don't have the benefit of listening to the presenters, the 67-slide presentation includes many images of vapor recovery equipment and provides an excellent overview of the California Enhanced Vapor Recovery program.

DEATHS
Richard "Rick" Lewis
, retired vice president of engineering and new product development for Western Fiberglass, died October 15 from complications during surgery. He was 59. Rick joined his brother Mike at Western Fiberglass in 1986 when the company was building airfoils and body parts for the professional race car industry. He began developing fiberglass equipment for the petroleum equipment industry in 1987. He retired in 2005 and devoted much of his time to fishing from his boat, the "Gray Eagle."

ADMITTED TO PEI

  • Ridge Environmental Solutions, Inc., Woodstock, GA (aff)
  • C & J Services of Augusta, Inc., Augusta, GA (aff)
  • Service Station Repair LLC, Gaithersburg, MD (aff)
  • AAA Fiberglass Repair, Oklahoma City, OK (aff)
     

 


 

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The TulsaLetter (ISSN 0193-9467) is published two or three times each month by the Petroleum Equipment Institute. Robert N. Renkes, Executive Vice President, Editor. Opinions expressed are the opinions of the Editor. Basic circulation confined to PEI members.