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June 22, 2009 | Vol. 59, No. 14

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Judging from the comments we heard from many of the 375 participants at the PEI/NATSO Conference on Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) held earlier this month in Nashville, the industry will soon have the equipment and expertise necessary to supply the nation's diesel fueling facilities with DEF storage and dispensing systems.

Members tell us that one of the key missing ingredients is a comprehensive document that explains how to equip, install and maintain a DEF filling system while preserving product quality and preventing releases into the environment. PEI, at the request of the DEF Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) Stakeholders Group, has taken the lead in that regard by agreeing to publish a Recommended Practice for the Storage and Dispensing of DEF in the United States.

PEI President Blair Shwedo recently appointed a committee to write that recommended practice (PEI/RP1100). The group begins its work today in Chicago. The committee anticipates having the recommended practice available before the first truck requiring DEF hits the road in January 2010. Members of the committee include:

  • Steve Hieber, PWI, Inc. (chairman)
  • Richard Benscoter, Husky Corporation
  • Boyd Bosaw, Brenntag North America
  • Rod Carter, Terra Industries
  • Steve Childers, Southern Pump & Tank
  • Mike Conner, QuikTrip Corporation
  • Tad Cooper, Acterra Group
  • Brendon Foster, Benecor, Inc.
  • Carl Greer, Service Welding & Machine Co., Inc.
  • Brandon Grote, OPW Fueling Components
  • Jeff Lexvold, Xerxes Corporation
  • Randy Moses, Dresser Wayne
  • Steve Murray, Murray Equipment Co.
  • Dave Polak, Blue1USA
  • Scott Roberts, Balcrank Products Inc.
  • Terry Ross, Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores
  • Paula Russell, Goodyear Engineered Products
  • John Scandurra, Conklin Services & Construction Inc.
  • Jim Spooner, Colonial Chemical Company
  • James E. Young, The Young Group

Diesel Exhaust Fluid

State Regulatory News

SPCC Deadline Extended

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Don Gilson from Gilson Environmental LLC is PEI's consultant on this project.

We have received several phone calls from members who were disappointed that they could not attend the conference in Nashville and asked when PEI would host another event. The short answer is that we will not hold another conference this year. Three articles in the Third Quarter 2009 issue of the PEI Journal will discuss the regulatory implications on metering, storing, and site planning for DEF filling systems. That issue will be mailed July 17. Then on October 21, two educational sessions at our convention in Las Vegas will review the draft of PEI's recommended practice on the subject. And, of course, most of the 30 exhibitors who displayed their equipment in Nashville will be on hand in Las Vegas to show you the latest in DEF equipment. Visit to register.

. A booklet entitled In-Station Diagnostics (ISD): Vapor Recovery Monitoring Systems has been developed to help gasoline station managers operate the new ISD equipment and to help air district enforcement officers educate gasoline station managers about how to use this equipment. An electronic copy is posted at The publication can also be ordered via email through the Compliance Assistance Program at Comments or questions about the publication should be directed to James Cropper at (916) 323-0025.
. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has published a Second Notice of Comment Period for rulemaking concerning the development of amendments to rules for Stage I vapor recovery at gasoline dispensing facilities. The notice is available at Search for LSA #07-353. The 30-day comment period will end July 6, 2010. 
North Carolina
. Comments to proposed changes to the state's UST secondary containment rules concerning interstitial monitoring of double-walled tanks is due by June 30, 2009. A copy of that proposal is located here. Written comments should be submitted to Ruth Strauss at
. BUSTR (Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulations) has responded to a question posed by a PEI member regarding the compatibility of equipment with higher concentrations of ethanol in this manner: "BUSTR has always been concerned with compatibility issues as evidenced in paragraph (D) of rule 1301:7-9-08 of the Administrative Code. As such, BUSTR expects all new UST components to be fully compatible with the regulated substances stored in the UST system. In cases where an existing UST system is being used to store a regulated substance that may not be compatible with existing UST components, the owner and/or operator must be able to demonstrate (through a recognized third party) that the components are compatible. If compatibility cannot be established, then the regulated substance must be removed from the UST system, or the owner and/or operator must obtain written approval from BUSTR for an alternative arrangement."--Steven Krichbaum, Environmental Supervisor, BUSTR.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has amended the dates by which regulated facilities must prepare or amend their Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans, and implement those plans. The rule provides that the owner or operator of a facility that was in operation on or before August 16, 2002, must maintain his SPCC Plan, make any necessary amendments to the Plan and fully implement it by November 10, 2010. The owner or operator of a facility that came into operation after August 16, 2002, but before November 10, 2010, is required to prepare and implement an SPCC Plan on or before November 10, 2010. This is the fifth time the deadline has been deferred. EPA says this latest extension is warranted "because it provides the owner or operator of a facility the opportunity to fully understand all of the regulatory amendments offered by revisions to the SPCC rule promulgated since July 2002."

, Australia's largest refiner, plans to buy Exxon Mobil's remaining 302 retail stations in the country for A$300 million (US$234 million). Caltex plans to spend A$108 million upgrading the sites over the next year. The deal is subject to approval from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the country's Foreign Investment Review Board. Caltex is half-owned by Chevron. 
Chevron has concluded the sale of its interests in Cameroon. The Cameroon sale is part of a wider deal with Corlay Global, first announced last September, that includes Chevron's fuels marketing affiliates in Benin, Congo (Brazzaville), Cote d'Ivoire, and Togo. The value of the transaction was not announced.

Royal Dutch Shell
is blending a 10 percent blend of cellulosic ethanol into its regular gasoline pool over the next month at one of its service stations in Ottawa, Ontario. It is the first time the biofuel will be used in commercial gasoline, said Shell spokeswoman Jana Masters. Shell may run similar retail demonstrations across North America in the future.
Sugar cane-based ethanol fuel
is expected to take over 75 percent of Brazil's light vehicle fuel market, shrinking gasoline's stake to 17 percent by 2020, said Jose Sergio Gabrielli, chief executive of Petrobras, the head of the state-run oil company. "Ethanol in Brazil is growing due to consumer decisions. The flex-fuel car has changed the horizon . . .Gasoline stations should eventually be called ethanol stations," said Gabrielli at an ethanol summit earlier this month in Sao Paulo.
Lignol Energy said it has completed the first start-to-finish production of cellulosic ethanol from its industrial-scale biorefinery pilot plant in Burnaby, British Columbia. Lignol intends to operate the pilot plant using various non-food feedstocks.

R. W. Mercer Company
, Jackson, Michigan, has been named the North America 2008 Northern Region Distributor of the Year by Gilbarco/Veeder Root. The annual award is given to companies that excel in areas such as sales, service and overall performance.
Acts Construction, Inc., Orlando, Florida, celebrated its 20th year in business last month. The company was founded by Lynn and Mary Coswell in 1989. Both continue to play major roles in the company today.
Zeppini Industrial & Commercial S.A.
, Sao Paulo, Brazil, has signed an agreement with Petrobras to install the first electric vehicle recharging station in the southern hemisphere. The unit, supplied by Energia Z (a Zeppini Group company), uses sunlight to generate electricity and is located in Rio de Janeiro. Zeppini also has acquired all the assets of Joape that are related to the petrol station business, including overfill prevention valves, and pressure and vacuum valves.

Protanic Inc.
, Saukville, Wisconsin, has promoted Frank Grebas to vice president. He will be in charge of the company's day-to-day operation.
Al Henager will retire from Champion Laboratories on June 30 after more than 29 years with the company. Al has held various positions with Champion over the years, serving the past 12 years as director of sales for the PetroClear Filtration Division. Tim Clarey is the new director of sales; Dwight Rutledge will continue as sales manager.

James "Jim" Broyles
, founder of Broyles Inc., Humboldt, Kansas, died May 25 at his home in Humboldt. He was 82. After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, he joined Phillips Petroleum Company. After 20 years with Phillips, he founded Broyles Inc. in 1969 and worked there until his retirement in 1992. Jim is survived by his wife Irene; a son, David, who is currently president of Broyles; two daughters, Janet Rausch and Betty Bartlett; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Doug Hurt, president of Neumayer Equipment Co., St. Louis, Missouri, passed away June 10. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, Doug started working for Neumayer Equipment in 1969 and bought the company years later when the Neumayer family elected to sell the business. He is survived by his daughter, Susan Burkhardt, who now serves as company president, CEO, and CFO. Other survivors include his son-in-law Todd Burkhardt, who has been named Neumayer's general manager, and two grandsons. Mark Lipa will serve as the company's sales manager. 

DEF pumping system manufacturer
. Benecor, Inc., P. O. Box 411, Fenton, Michigan 48430, has applied for manufacturer division membership. Brendan J. Foster is president of the firm, which was established in 2006. The company manufactures pumping systems for the DEF market which are sold through distributors. Sponsored for PEI membership by Bob Chase, Bennett, Spring Lake, MI.
DEF distributor
. Brenntag, P. O. Box 13786, Reading, Pennsylvania 19612, has applied for affiliate division membership in PEI. David Garner is vice president of operations for the company, which was established in 1890. Sponsored for PEI membership by Roy W. Jorgensen, Jorgensen, Evansville, IN.  
New York manufacturers representative. JL Hansen Associates, 309 Mohawk Drive, Rotterdam Junction, New York 12150, has applied for affiliate division membership. Jim Hansen is the owner of the firm, which was established in 1972. The company is both a manufacturers representative and consultant on microbial influenced corrosion to petroleum marketing equipment distributors in the Northeast. Sponsored for PEI membership by Ken Hayden, NEPtrTech, Schenectady, NY.
California installation and maintenance firm. LeMesnager Engineering, Inc., 9450 Mira Mesa Boulevard, Suite C, PMB 229, San Diego, California 92126, has applied for service and construction division membership. Rene LeMesnager is president of the company, which was established in 1982. The firm installs, services and maintains fueling systems and related components. Sponsored for PEI membership by Raul R. Farfan, BajaPump, Imperial Beach, CA.
North Carolina environmental consultant. Total Environmental Solutions, 3107 Hal Siler Drive, Sanford, North Carolina 27332, has applied for service and construction division membership. Chris Britton is vice president of operations for the firm, which was established in 2008. The company is an environmental consultant, general contractor, equipment installer, and tank remover and cleaner. Sponsored for PEI membership by Scott Jones, JonesFrank, Norfolk, VA.
New Jersey environmental consultant. C-3 Technologies, LLC, 6 Lakeview Court, North Brunswick, New Jersey 08902, has applied for membership in PEI's service and construction division. Brian Phelps is vice president of the firm, which was established in 2005. The company provides underground storage tank services, including compliance management and complete UST system testing, ATG system installation and maintenance. Sponsored for membership by Mark C. Towey, Whitemarsh, Middlesex, NJ. 


  • American Controls, Inc., Farmington Hills, MI (mfr)
  • SW Maintenance Corp., Weed, CA (S&C)
  • Jacobs Professional Services, Inc., Monon, IN (S&C)
  • Caskey Petroleum Equipment Repair and Maintenance, Inc., Theodore, AL (S&C)
  • Terra Industries, Terra Environmental Technologies Inc., Sioux City, IA (aff)
  • Ric Mayers, Midstates Petroleum Co., Vernon, AL (O&E)



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