Under the legally mandated renewable fuel standard, EPA requires the total
volume of fuel sold in the U.S. in 2012 to contain 15.2 billion gallons of
renewable fuels. EISA requires that the 2013 fuel supply contain 16.55
billion gallons of renewable fuels. The Clean Air Act allows EPA to waive
the standard's renewable fuel production requirements for up to one year if
the agency finds that the RFS would severely harm the economy or environment
of a state, region or the United States. EPA took comments through October
11 on recent requests to waive the standard. EPA must respond to the waiver
requests by November 11. No matter which way EPA goes in the fuel waiver
decision, industry observers believe the decision will be litigated.
RP1300 (AVIATION FUELING FACILITIES) COMMENT PERIOD ENDS NOVEMBER 5
PEI is accepting comments to its draft Recommended Practices for the
Design, Installation, Service, Repair and Maintenance of Aviation Fueling
Systems (PEI/RP1300) through November 5. Individuals interested in
reviewing and/or commenting on the draft document before publication can
download a copy and submit comments online from PEI's website at
CALIFORNIA UPDATES MANUAL ON LEAKING UST CLEANUPS
The California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) has updated a
1989 guidance document for cleaning up leaks from underground storage tanks
(USTs). Released last month, the
California Leaking Underground Fuel Tank Guidance Manual outlines
technologies and implementation strategies for site assessments, cleanups,
monitoring, and other activities that have proven to be efficient and
effective, according to the water board. The manual is designed to help
regulators, responsible parties, and consultants make appropriate decisions
about how to comply with the state's regulations and policies that protect
the public, drinking water supplies, and the environment from risks posed by
It could cost the industry more than $1.3 billion to comply with
EPA's proposed UST inspection and testing requirements, according to
comments filed last week by the Petroleum Marketers Association of America
(PMAA). The trade group commented that the requirements would cost each of
the 233,157 affected facilities $6,100 per year.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has indicated
that it hopes to propose changes to its State Implementation Plan (SIP) to
remove Stage II vapor recovery equipment by April 1, 2013; change its SIP by
October, 2013; and then seek EPA approval of its new SIP in early 2014.
Until then, the TCEQ will exercise enforcement discretion and not require
Stage II equipment in new installations.
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell announced October 2 an initiative to
convert the state's vehicle fleet to run on natural gas and propane.
Purpora Engineering, Inc., Saukville, Wisconsin, has acquired all the
rights and assets of Alert Technologies, Indianapolis, Indiana. Purpora has
moved the manufacturing and support to Saukville.
Ed O'Hanrahan of Galloway Chemical Division has acquired Jim
Coleman Company/Hanna. The new company, Coleman Hanna Carwash Systems
LLC, will be led by O'Hanrahan and Russell Coleman.
INFORMATION ON COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado, has useful
information on compressed natural gas available on its website including basic
case studies and
incentives by state. Visit
Modern Welding Company, Owensboro, Kentucky, has added John W.
Campbell to its corporate sales staff.
Leighton O'Brien, Colorado Springs, Colorado, has appointed Jeff
Davis as vice president of U.S. sales. He will focus on spearheading its
operations in the United States and the company's licensed service provider
network. Davis formerly worked for Petrotechnik, Inc. and, before that,
Colorado manufacturers representative. Rocky Mountain Rep Agency,
6082 South Millbrook Court, Aurora, Colorado 80016, has applied for
affiliate division membership. Mike Piatchek is the owner of the
firm, which was established in 2010. The company operates in the
Rocky Mountain region. Sponsored for PEI membership by Chris Piatchek,
PiSquare, St. Louis, MO.
California maintenance company. Central Petroleum Maintenance, P. O. Box
211, Pleasanton, California 94566, has applied for service and construction
division membership. Robert Gibson is service manager for the firm, which
was established in 1972. The company provides service station maintenance.
Sponsored for PEI membership by Gregg Miller, NWPump, Portland, OR.
Tahiti installation and service company. Vertgreen Industries, P. O.
Box 9104, Motu-Uta, Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia, has applied for
service and construction division membership. Louis Triponel is general
manager of the firm, which was established in 2004. The company installs
underground tanks and provides service. Sponsored for PEI membership by
David Naylor, Durapipe, Cannock, Staffs, United Kingdom.
ADMITTED TO PEI
- O Ring CNG Fuel Systems, L.P., Coolspring, PA (dis)
- Hernon Manufacturing, Sanford, FL (mfr)
- Five C's Design and Consulting, Inc., Saint John, New Brunswick,
- Prevention Technologies Inc., Moorestown, NJ (aff)
- TFG Founders Group, Fort Worth, TX (aff)
- Galca Trading and General Services, Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines
- Gemini Pump & Compressor Service Ltd., Calgary, Alberta, Canada (S&C)
- Stoneybrook Services, Roanoke, VA (S&C)
- Robert Lomeli, Desechos Biologicos e Industriales S.A. de C.V., Mexico
City, Mexico (O&E)
- Joe Serenko, Giant Eagle Inc., Bedford Heights, OH (O&E)
- Ignacio Urbieta, Jr., Urbeita Oil, Medley, FL (O&E)
- Carl Overturf, PECO Energy, Berwyn, PA (O&E)
- Hitendra Chaudhary, Overton Truck Stop, Overton, NE (O&E)