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January 18, 2010 | Vol. 60, No. 2

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Dear PEI Member:

Last year, at the request of the DEF Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) Stakeholders Group, PEI agreed to develop and publish a recommended practice on how to equip, install and maintain a diesel exhaust fluid filling system in the United States. Work on that document has been completed, and PEI's Recommended Practices for the Storage and Dispensing of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) is now available. 

The recommended practices mentioned in the document apply to the storage, handling, and dispensing of DEF at motor-fuel-dispensing facilities, repair/maintenance garages, and service centers. The recommended practices are limited to storage containers that use a pump and/or meter to dispense DEF.

This document does not address activities involving DEF at manufacturing locations and bulk-storage terminals, or during transportation to motor-fuel-dispensing facilities, repair/maintenance garages, and service centers. Sampling and testing procedures for determining the compliance of DEF with specifications are not included, and dispensing of DEF into motor vehicles from portable single-use containers is not covered.

The procedures and practices outlined in this document constitute a synthesis of standards and recommendations published by government agencies, standard-setting organizations, DEF suppliers, equipment manufacturers, and facility operators. In instances where there are disparities or omissions in the material available, the PEI DEF Committee included its own consensus recommendations based on practical experience.

The goal of PEI's DEF Committee was to publish the recommended practice before the first truck requiring DEF hit the road this month. That meant writing a recommended practice in less than half the time normally allotted for such an endeavor. Members of the committee include:

  • Steve Hieber, PWI, Inc. (chair)
  • Richard Benscoter, Husky Corporation
  • Boyd Bosaw, Brenntag North America
  • Rod Carter, Terra Industries
  • Steve Childers, Southern Pump & Tank
  • Mike Connor, QuikTrip Corporation
  • Tad Cooper, Acterra Group, Inc.
  • Brendan 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 Corporation
  • Terry Ross, Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores
  • Paula Russell, Veyance Technologies, Inc., Manufacturer of Goodyear Engineered Products
  • John Scandurra, Conklin Services & Construction Inc.
  • Jim Spooner, Colonial Chemical Company
  • Jim Young, The Young Group

DEF Recommended Practice Available

Tank Installation RP100 to Be Revised

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The PEI Tank Installation Committee is in the process of revising PEI's Recommended Practices for the Installation of Underground Liquid Storage Systems (PEI/RP100-05).

In the 23 years since PEI/RP100 was first published, 85,000 copies of this document have been distributed. The recommended practice is referenced in the federal underground storage tank regulations and in the latest edition of the National Fire Protection Association's Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code (NFPA 30). RP100 also is required reading for the International Code Council's underground storage tank certification program.

PEI will follow the same procedure in revising RP100-05 that has been used with previous updates of other PEI recommended practice documents. PEI members, regulators, tank owners, and trade associations are encouraged to comment on and suggest changes to the document.

If you have suggestions or recommendations for revisions to RP100-05, submit them online at Instructions for completing the form are provided on the website.

All comments must be received at PEI by March 1, 2010, to be considered by the committee. If you have any questions or need further information, contact Bob Young at or 918-494-9696. 

PEI once again is proud to sponsor the University of Industrial Distribution (UID), a concentrated educational program focused on the unique needs of the industrial wholesale distribution industry. Known worldwide for the excellent educational opportunities provided to distributors and manufacturers marketing through distributors, UID is sponsored by 34 North American trade associations in cooperation with the Industrial Distribution Program of Purdue University.

UID 2010 will be offered March 8-11, 2010, at University Place Conference Center and Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana. The courses cover subjects applicable to most professionals in our industry (CEOs, branch managers, sales and marketing managers, purchasing and inventory managers, sales personnel, human resources directors, operations managers) who want to improve personal performance and/or their company's bottom line. The 19-member faculty is top-notch and PEI members attending the program will recognize some speakers from past PEI convention programs.   

Visit the PEI website to learn more about the program and download a brochure.

Maurice J. Hubbard
, owner of JMP Solutions, headquartered in Ft. Myers, Florida, died January 13. He was 63. Maurice was PEI President in 1994 and served on the PEI Board of Directors representing PEI District 4 on four separate occasions. He also volunteered for many PEI committees over the years and was an original member of the PEI Tank Installation (RP100) committee. Survivors include his mother Ruth Marie Hubbard; wife Cindy Hubbard; his five children Jantena Arnold, Frank Hubbard, Jody Tavanese, Stephanie Theo and Kaci Boone; 11 grandchildren; and one great grandchild. Three sisters also survived Maurice, including Janice Padgett, wife of JMP's COO Glenn Padgett.  

Back in the days when PEI sponsored a dinner dance at our annual convention    (Convex), association staff would always take a table at the back of the room, leaving the seating up-front for PEI officers and others interested in being closer to the action. One member would always join us back there: Maurice Hubbard. Year after year, staff and Maurice anchored that back-of-the-room table. That afforded us an opportunity to get to know him better than most members, and he became our friend as a result. We will miss our friend. 

The responses to PEI's annual service operations survey were made available to all participants in the United States on January 12. You must have submitted your responses to the survey prior to January 8 and included an email or fax number to be sent the results. If you have not received your copy of the results, contact Chris Bouldin at

Bulk Petroleum Corp.
, Mequon, Wisconsin, has retained Hilco Real Estate to sell up to 122 of its gasoline stations/convenience stores to pay down debt under the company's proposed Chapter 11 reorganization.
Shell Oil Products US sold its 66 Shell-branded convenience stores in the Seattle area last month to PacWest Energy LLC, a joint venture between Shell Oil and Jacksons Food Stores Inc.
Alimentation Couche-tard Inc., through its Circle K Stores Inc. subsidiary, is acquiring eight stores in central North Carolina from Accel Marketing LLC.
Lukoil has acquired 11 Getty gasoline stations in Philadelphia for $9.8 million.

All Japanese refiners
will blend conventional gasoline with at least 1 percent ethyl tertiary butyl ether (ETBE) by March 2011.Oil Daily, January 12, 2010.
APS International Inc. has moved from La Porte to 1513 Webster Court, Fort Collins, Colorado 80524. The phone and fax numbers did not change.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) expects sales of hybrids and electric cars will continue to be limited by high costs and the slow rate of turnover in the global vehicle stock. It forecasts that these vehicles will only make up 6.4 percent of the global vehicle fleet in 2030 and will fail to make much of a dent in oil demand. However, the IEA says this could all change as a result of government intervention, such as a dramatic global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Ethanol trade association
. Growth Energy, 17220 Wright Street, Suite 150, Omaha, Nebraska 68130, has applied for affiliate division membership. Sara Courter is the primary contact for the association, which was established in 2008. The group's membership includes ethanol producers and supporters. Sponsored for PEI membership by Bill Reichhold, Wayne, Austin, TX.
Florida manufacturers representative. Priority Sales Associates, Inc., 213 Albrighton Court, Longwood, Florida 32779, has applied for affiliate division membership. Steve Tretter is president of the firm, which was established in 2008. The company represents manufacturers in Alabama, Florida and Georgia. Sponsored for PEI membership by Robert H. Arm, PtrCntmt, Jacksonville, FL.
Alberta electrical contractor. Core Electric Limited, P. O. Box 3514, Spruce Grove, Alberta T7X 3A8, has applied for service and construction division membership. Paul R. Galas is owner/director for the firm, which was established in 1984. The company is an electrical contractor specializing in the petroleum industry. Sponsored for PEI membership by Paul McKay, KellrEqLtd, Calgary, Alberta. 
North Carolina contractor
. D.R. Mozeley Inc., 6309 Brookshire Boulevard, Charlotte, North Carolina 28216, has applied for service and construction division membership. Lisa Harmon is executive administrative assistant for the firm, which was established in 1958. The company is a general contractor specializing in convenience stores. Sponsored for PEI membership by Glen Corkill, SourceIL, Addison, IL. 


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