April 18, 2013 | Vol. 64, No. 08
Dear PEI Member:
The 24-page document establishes minimum acceptable practices for installing new equipment and guidelines for upgrading existing fueling systems at general aviation facilities. This recommended practice provides a single reference source for engineering firms and installers who need critical information to properly design and operate these systems. The document does not cover the design or operation of hydrant systems or ground equipment fueling distribution systems.
If you serve fixed base operators in any manner, you should have a copy of this publication. We urge you not to use the draft made available last year since public comments to that draft resulted in significant changes to the recommended practice. PEI/RP1300 is copyrighted and may not be photocopied or otherwise reproduced. Order online ($40 for members; $95 for nonmembers) at www.pei.org/rp1300.
The document was written by the PEI Aviation Fueling Committee: Jim O'Day (chairman), O'Day Equipment, LLC; Robert A. Becker, Becker Aviation Specialists; Michael J. Brunmeier, Petro-Chemical Systems, Inc.; Mark W. Cowie, White Tucker Company; Roy Creley, Lakes Region Environmental Contractors; Penelope Ellis, FuelMaster Syn-Tech Systems; Arthur H. Hoffmann, A. H. Hoffmann, LLC; Charles B. Hubbard, Oil Equipment Sales & Service Co., Inc.; Gordon Johnson, Millennium Systems International, LLC; John B. Lindner, Epic Aviation, LLC; Ron McDowell, PECOFacet; Scott Milsted, Mascott Equipment Company, Inc.; Thomas M. Riddle, TolTest Inc; Steve Thickstun, Advanced Fuel Systems Inc.; and Brian Wiegert, Rounds & Associates.
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PEI BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Electronic Board Elections. Currently, members are nominated and elected to the PEI Board of Directors by mail ballot. The board determined it would better serve the membership to conduct elections electronically, and asked staff to begin the process of amending the PEI Constitution and Bylaws to permit electronic balloting for board positions. If approved by the members at PEI's general membership meeting at the 2013 PEI Convention in Atlanta, the association will be in position to conduct electronic elections beginning in 2014.
Composition and Size of the PEI Board of Directors. The directors reviewed two proposals to increase the size of the board and one proposal to reduce the number of members on the board. After lengthy discussion, the directors voted to keep the number of voting members on the board at 18.
Budget Approved. A $2,803,281 budget for the fiscal year that began April 1 was approved by the board. No dues increase for 2013-2014 was required, marking the 20th year in a row that PEI members have paid dues based on the same dues schedule.
Review of States' Statutes of Limitations and Repose. The directors asked staff to review the statutes of limitations and repose in all 50 states and report its findings to the Strategic Long Range Planning Committee.
Raise the Level of PEI Educational Offerings. PEI will investigate ways to ramp up its general business and industry-specific educational offerings. Programs may be offered through such media as books, seminars, webcasts, conferences, online training, peer groups and convention sessions.
Committee Recommendations Approved. Reports from PEI's Education and Convention, Strategic Long Range Planning, Safety, Investment, and Young Executives Committees were reviewed and approved. Here are some of the committees' recommendations of general interest to PEI members that were approved by the directors:
PEI President Terry Cooper, Marion, Iowa, presided at the midyear
meeting. Other officers, directors and staff attending the meeting included:
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