All of the testing requirements contained in RP900 were removed from the
document and will be considered for inclusion in PEI’s Recommended Practices
for the Testing and Verification of Spill, Overfill, Leak Detection and
Secondary Containment Equipment at UST Facilities (PEI/RP1200). By this
action, the Committee opted to provide one document to use for walkthrough
inspections of UST systems (RP900) and another to test the equipment and
verify it is working properly (RP1200). As a result of this decision, both
RP900 and RP1200 will be released simultaneously, probably sometime this
Oklahoma. Proposed rules governing fuel inspection,
underground storage tanks, aboveground storage tanks, tank indemnity funds
and corrective action were adopted February 3 by the Oklahoma Corporation
Commission en banc. The proposed rules and related documents
pertaining to the rulemakings may be downloaded from the
Oregon. Beginning this year, gas stations in Oregon
counties with populations less than 40,000 people are allowed to provide
self-serve dispensers, but only between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. The population
threshold included in the new law is set at a level that includes half of
all Oregon counties, including most of the counties east of the Cascades. No
counties along Interstate 5 are small enough to qualify. Oregon lawmakers
approved the measure after hearing from gas station owners in rural areas
who said they couldn’t find enough employees to staff their stations
overnight. New Jersey is the only other state to ban self-service dispensing
of motor fuel.
Double Check Company, headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, celebrated
its 50th anniversary on February 6. The company serves the four-state area
of Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Iowa from six locations.
ZCL Composites Inc. announced that it has appointed Rene Aldana as
chief operating officer, effective January 19, 2016. He was formerly
managing director and president of Yokogawa Canada, a Calgary-based
subsidiary of Yokogawa Electric Corporation.
Tim Woofter, owner and president of Stanwade Metal Products, Fowler,
Ohio, was presented with the STI-SPFA Hall of fame Award at the
organization’s annual meeting in Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii, on February 4.
STI-SPFA is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
“The Auto Channel received confirmation today from Urban Air
Initiative and RFA (Renewable Fuels Association) that the latest model MINI
hard top is approved by MINI and BMW to run on E25 fuel.”—Auto Central,
February 1, 2016.
“After a couple of really good years for sales and profit growth,
single-store owners are surprisingly cautious about their 2016 business
prospects despite a slowly improving national economy.”—Single Store
Owner, January/February 2016.
EPA’s Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST) has moved from its
Arlington, Virginia location to the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington,
D.C. The new address: Office of Underground Storage Tanks, US EPA, 1200
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Mail Code 5401R, Washington, D.C. 20460. The email
addresses of the OUST staff and UST website
www.epa.gov/ust, remain the same. You can access OUST employee’s phone
numbers through the headquarters contact section on the OUST website.
Peter “Pete” Turner, co-owner (with his wife Margaret) of Anniston Pump
Shop, Anniston, Alabama, died January 30 at the age of 72. Margaret Turner
will assume Pete’s duties in the company. In addition to Margaret, survivors
include his daughter, Pamela Turner; his mother, Else Turner; and his
brother, Bud Turner.
Raymond J. Rieseck, former president of Morgan Brothers Metal
Fabrication, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, died February 17 of lymphoma of the
brain. He was 74. Ray worked 42 years at Morgan Brothers, retiring in
2000 as president of the company. He is survived by his wife of 20 years,
Regina; his mother, Mildred Rieseck; a daughter, Meredith Terracio; a
stepson, Rex Bohrer; and a granddaughter, Amanda Terracio.
Petro-Serve LLC, 8596 Highway 18W, Vernon, Alabama 35592, has applied for
distributor division membership. Matt White is the official contact for the
company, which was established in 2008. Petro-Serve LLC is an equipment and
service company that represents Catlow, CentralIL, EmcoWheatn, ESCO,
FairfldInd, RDMElec and Sloan. Sponsored for PEI membership by Betty West,
EmcoWheatn, Wilson, NC.
Texas distributor. Tesco Equipment & Supply Co., 1024 Walnut Street,
Abilene, Texas 79601, has applied for distributor division membership. Stacy
D. Long is president of the firm, which was established in 1938. The company
represents Franklin, HuskyCorp, IRPCOinc, OPW-FC, Tuthill and Wayne. Tesco
services the equipment it sells. Sponsored for PEI membership by Chris
Monroe, Monroe, Arlington, TX.
Illinois tank manufacturer. Certified Tank & Manufacturing, LLC, 2500
Richards Lane, Springfield, Illinois 62702, has applied for manufacturer
division membership. Max Bumgardner is an administrator in the firm, which
was established in 2001. Certified Tank manufactures carbon and stainless
steel tanks for the petroleum industry. The tanks are sold through
distributors. Sponsored for PEI membership by Andy Svedarsky, UFUEL, Elk
Brazil station automation solutions provider. EZTech
Tecnologia e Automacao Ltda., Praia do Flamengo, 66, Bloco B, Sala 1101, Rio
de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil 22210-030, has applied for manufacturer division
membership. Ricardo Spinelli is commercial director for the firm, which was
established in 2009. The company specializes in automated solutions for gas
stations including forecourt controllers and attendant identifiers, which
are sold through distributors. Sponsored for PEI membership by Ricardo
Britto, ExcelTire, Warwick, RI.
Kentucky installation and maintenance firm. KPS Services, 1225 Early
Drive, Winchester, Kentucky 40392, has applied for service and construction
division membership. Rodney Polly is compliance manager for the firm, which
was established in 2012. The company installs, services and maintains
equipment related to petroleum sales. Sponsored for PEI membership by Mark
Sweet, ShieldEnv, Lexington, KY.