- O&M ― Walk through checks and periodic
operational checks and periodic testing (automatic tank gauge, probes,
sensors, line leak detectors and alarms).
- Incorporate new technologies with applicable performance standards
― Statistical Inventory Reconciliation (SIR),
Continuous In-Tank Leak Detection System (CITLDS).
- Address interstitial alarms with regard to section 280.50 "Reporting
of Suspected Releases."
- Phase out groundwater and vapor monitoring as leak detection methods.
- Update regulations to acknowledge 1998 deadline has passed.
- Require closure of lined USTs that fail periodic inspection and cannot
- Update tank, piping sections for new technologies
― Include clad and jacketed tanks, flexpiping.
- Notification of ownership changes ―
Require revised notification forms when ownership changes at the facility.
- Technical corrections such as update standards and correct typos.
- Address alternative fuels and compatibility.
- Exclude USTs containing radioactive substances.
- Exclude emergency generator USTs at nuclear power generation
facilities regulated by NRC.
- Fully regulate emergency generator USTs.
- Regulate airport hydrant systems with alternate release detection
- Regulate field-constructed USTs with alternate release detection
- Regulate wastewater treatment tanks.
PEI BOARD ELECTION DEADLINE
It is time to begin the process of electing members to the PEI Board of
Directors. Under PEI's election procedure, the official representative or a
duly appointed alternate must request to have his/her name included on the
ballot. A form for that purpose was sent May 24 to the official
representatives of PEI member companies from the even-numbered districts of
PEI's distributor and manufacturer divisions and PEI's affiliate division.
The form must be received in Tulsa by the close of business on Thursday,
June 10, for the name to appear on the ballot. If you have misplaced your
form and need another one, e-mail Micah Marquette at
FIVE CHARLES D. KEMP SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS NAMED
The PEI Foundation's scholarship selection committee has selected five
entering college freshmen to receive the inaugural Charles D. Kemp
scholarships. Recipients of the $1,000 scholarships are:
- Sarah Cooper, daughter of Anne Cooper, Applied Petroleum Technologies,
Corpus Christi, TX.
- Mary Herbers, daughter of Greg Herbers, W.C. Storey & Son, Inc.,
- Kacey Keegan, daughter of Kevin Keegan, Tanknology, Austin, TX.
- Phillip Latka, son of Walter G. Latka, OPW Fuel Management Systems,
- Tania Lucero, daughter of Teresa H. Lucero, Franklin Fueling Systems,
NEW PEI RECOMMENDED PRACTICE COMMITTEE APPOINTED
PEI President Peter Ward has appointed a committee to write a
Recommended Practice for Testing of Overfill, Release Detection and Release
Prevention Equipment (PEI/RP1200). Members of the committee include:
- Ed Kubinsky, Crompco, LLC (chairman)
- Scott Boorse, Wawa, Inc.
- Danny Brevard, Accent Environmental Services
- Jim Brown, Belshire Environmental Services
- Brian Derge, Tanknology
- Lorri Grainawi, Steel Tank Institute
- Brian Harmon, Tait Environmental Services, Inc.
- Kevin Henderson, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
- Jim Howard, Hess Corporation
- Ron Kingsbury, UST Services Corporation
- Paul Miller, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Steve Purpora, Purpora Engineering
PEI MEMBER NOTES
Plasteel International Inc., Carlsbad, California, has licensed Abu
Dhabi Oilfield Services, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to manufacture
Plasteel® underground tanks.
S. Bravo Systems, Inc., Commerce, California, has assigned the duties
of president to Paola Recendez and of vice president to Don Mukai.
Neumayer Equipment Company, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri, has added Mike
Oddo to its sales team in Kansas City. He has 30 years of experience in
construction project estimating, sales and project management.
Oil Equipment Company, Inc., headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, has
opened a new location at 4255 North Prairie View Road, Chippewa Falls,
Guardian Fueling Technologies, headquartered in Jacksonville,
Florida, has made several personnel changes. Scott Blockinger is the new
branch manager in the Gulf Coast Region office; Eric Postma is the new
service manager in the Gulf Coast Region office; and Blake Bammer will
continue as director of construction/branch manager of the company's
NEW ULSD DISPENSER LABEL REQUIREMENTS CLARIFIED
Effective June 1, 2010, all nonroad diesel was reduced at the refinery
level from 500 parts per million (ppm) sulfur to 15 ppm. Locomotive and
marine diesel fuel was reduced to 500 ppm. In many states, the same 15 ppm
cap will apply to locomotive and marine diesel fuel beginning in June, 2012.
In non-NEMA (Northeast/Mid-Atlantic) areas, 500-ppm nonroad diesel will be
allowed until 2014. EPA's ULSD regulations do not apply in California and
There has been some confusion with regard to the labeling requirements
for diesel fuel dispensers in 2010. EPA has written a letter to API
acknowledging ambiguities in its rule and approving alternative diesel fuel
pump labels and alternative kerosene pump labels for use by all retail and
wholesale purchaser-consumer facilities. That six-page letter is located
CHINA TO LAUNCH ETHANOL BY 2013
Novozymes A/S, a Denmark-based industrial enzymes producer, said May 28
that it expects China to launch its first commercial cellulosic ethanol
facility by 2013. Novozymes signed an agreement to provide enzymes for a
demonstration plant in China that will produce 3 million gallons of ethanol
from corn stalks by the third quarter of 2011. In February, Novozymes
announced a new enzyme capable of breaking down plant waste. It said biofuel
using the new process would be competitive with ordinary gasoline and cost
less than $2 per gallon. Amid food-security concerns, China banned all new
facilities from using crops as a feedstock in 2007.
Connecticut distributor. Berco Tank, 1035 Buckingham Street, Watertown,
Connecticut 06795, has applied for distributor division membership. Hank
Berberat is the primary contact for the company, which was established in
2008. The company sells tank systems and petroleum equipment while
representing B&KTkGauge, ClayBailey, Federal, Flex-Ing, Morrison, Tuthill,
and Universal. Sponsored for PEI membership by William R. Klein, FranklinNY,
College Point, NY.
Pennsylvania distributor. Precise Tank Modifications, P. O. Box 274,
Madison, Pennsylvania 15663, has applied for distributor division
membership. James R. Preisach is a project manager for the firm, which was
established in 1995. The company represents 3M, BetaLight, Divrsified,
Franklin, HighlandTK, Morrison, Riverside, SuprCanopy, Vaporless and Xerxes.
The company is also a fuel systems contractor. Sponsored for PEI membership
by Scott R. Manning, BetaLight, Sturtevant, WI.
Filter manufacturer. Velcon Filters, LLC, 1210 Garden of the Gods
Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907, has applied for manufacturer
division membership. Linda Oppelt is marketing services supervisor for the
firm, which was established in 1953. Velcon manufactures filters and filter
systems for fuels including diesel and biodiesel. The filters are sold
through distributors. Sponsored for PEI membership by Gordon Tompkinson,
Filtration, Glen Ellyn, IL.
ADMITTED TO PEI
- Gas Station Supply, Lynchburg, VA (dis)
- Tricon Piping Systems, Inc., Canastota, NY (mfr)
- Jones Covey Group, Inc., Rancho Cucamonga, CA (S&C)
- Petroleum Service & Renovations Inc., Sunrise, FL (S&C)
- YCP, Inc., Dover, PA (S&C)