April 13, 2018 | Vol. 68, No. 7
Dear PEI Member:
PEI has opened a 60-day comment period on the draft of a new recommended practice. The 32-page document, PEI/RP1700: Recommended Practices for the Closure of Underground Storage Tanks and Shop-Fabricated Aboveground Storage Tanks, is designed to promote safe and environmentally friendly practices and procedures for the decommissioning, removal, closure in place, storage, transportation and off-site disposal of USTs and ASTs that have contained petroleum products.
Individuals interested in commenting may download a copy of the draft and submit comments at www.pei.org/RP1700. To be considered by the PEI Tank Removal and Decommissioning Committee, comments must be submitted online by Friday, June 15. The committee will review comments this summer, with publication of the document in the fall.
As with all PEI recommended practices, input from members, regulators and other stakeholders ensures the most accurate document possible. If you are aware of others outside our normal distribution channels who might have helpful feedback, please share the link above and encourage them to comment.
Members of the PEI Tank Removal and Decommissioning Committee are: Alex Ralston, POE (chair), Petcon Inc.; Carl E. Bayliss II, B C & C LLC; Danny Brevard, Accent Environmental Services Inc.; Todd Darrough, QuikTrip Corp.; Ron Kingsbury, UST Services Corp.; Marshall D. Ryan, Unified Services of Texas Inc.; Steve Stookey, The Wills Group; Steve Thickstun, Advanced Fuel Systems Inc.; and Michael C. Williams, Crompco Inc. Tina Smith, JD2 Environmental Inc., serves as consultant to the committee.
STATE-BY-STATE UST REGULATION STATUS
by e-mail to the editor, Rick Long at email@example.com
or join the discussion in the Petroleum Equipment Forum
COMMENTS ON ISOBUTANOL
According to the EPA’s filing, current research suggests that blending isobutanol into gasoline will not negatively affect health, safety, the environment or the operation of gasoline-fueled vehicles and engines. If the comment period uncovers significant issues, the agency could impose additional conditions on the registration of isobutanol or on its introduction into the market.
PURCHASING & INVENTORY MANAGERS CONFERENCE EARLY BIRD ENDS SOON
The 2018 Purchasing & Inventory Management Conference will be June 7-9, at the Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at Seaworld in Orlando, Florida. Early bird registration through April 27 is $295 for PEI members ($545 for nonmembers). If you are responsible for either purchasing or inventory in your organization, this is an event you can’t miss.
Attendees will participate in a series of roundtable discussions on essential management topics, including: compensation plans; cores and warranty management; customer freight policies; cycle counts; inventory control with bar codes; and service management software.
Renowned distribution expert Jason Bader, president of The Distribution Team, also will present three general sessions:
To learn more, register and book your hotel room, click here.
PEI thanks the following sponsors for their support of this event: Cim-Tek Filtration; Davisware Inc.; ESCO Services Inc.; Freedom Electronics Inc.; Husky Corp.; Morrison Bros. Co.; Performance Ink Inc.; PMP Corp.; RDM Industrial Electronics; and Universal Valve Co.
VAPOR RECOVERY BILL DIES IN COMMITTEE
Under the House’s rules, the bill can be brought back for reconsideration during the current legislative session only if two-thirds of the committee’s members vote to do so.
PUBLISHES THREE CNG STANDARDS
Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association (STI/SPFA) announced three new hires as a result of staff retirements. Controller David Reed has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and finance. He replaces Kevin Kroll, who retired last spring. Communications Manager Katie Bruce brings 10 years of association communication experience to her new role. She replaces Noel Zak, who retired last month. Steve Pollock is the new manager of technical services. For the past 20 years, Pollock served as senior petroleum facility inspector for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. He was hired in anticipation of the June retirement of Lorri Grainawi, STI/SPFA’s director of technical services.
Triangle Microsystems is celebrating its 40th anniversary this month. The Raleigh, North Carolina-based company, which began as an engineering consulting business, is today a manufacturer of fuel control solutions for pumps and dispensers in commercial and retail settings.
contracting company. Hunter Pump Islands, 110 N.
Industrial Hwy., Alpena, MI 49707 has applied for service & construction
division membership. Amanda Hunter Zaborney performs sales and marketing for
the firm, which was established in 1985. Hunter Pump Islands is an
installation and service contractor. Sponsored for PEI membership by Chris
Long, Walsh, Long & Co. Inc., Naperville, Illinois.
Mauritius distributor. Petro Services Ltd., Fort Georges Road, Port Louis, 11615, Mauritius, has applied for distributor division membership. Janet Eustasie is operations manager for the firm, which was established in 1987. Petro Services Ltd. is a distributor of petroleum equipment and also provides maintenance, installation and repair services. Sponsored for PEI membership by Frank De Poli, Elaflex Latin America, San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Panama distributor. Petrocsa, Calle El Molino Atalaya, Veraguas, Panama, has applied for distributor division membership. Jesus Ildemarco Cogley Quintero is legal representative for the firm, which was established in 2011. The company is a petroleum equipment distributor that represents U.S., Canadian and European manufacturers. The company also is a service provider and general contractor. Sponsored for PEI membership by David Fiala, FMG-LLC/SFICO, Maitland, Florida.
construction company. Environmental and Fueling
Systems LLC, 20 Gurley Ave., Troy, NY 12182, has applied for service and
construction division membership. Richard Hennessey is sales manager for the
firm, which was established in 2000. Environmental and Fueling Systems sells
and services the equipment of numerous manufacturers. It also sells aviation
fueling system packages, and designs and constructs fueling, lubrication and
air systems. Sponsored for PEI membership by Jim Ether, R. M. Dalrymple Co.
Inc., Saratoga Springs, New York.
distributor. K & W Equipment Co. LLC, 1537 South
275 West, Rushville, IN 46173, has applied for distributor division
membership. Bob Peterson is partner in the firm, which was established in
2016. K & W Equipment Co. is a distributor of petroleum equipment. Sponsored
for PEI membership by Rod Smith, Freedom Electronics Inc., Kennesaw,
California service company. Petrotech Service, 31080 Park Blvd., Nuevo, CA 92567, has applied for service and construction division membership. Philip Smith is owner of the firm, which was established in 2014. Petrotech Service performs compliance testing, installation, service and repair of UST and AST equipment. Sponsored for PEI membership by John Miller, Orange Coast Petroleum Equipment, Orange, California.
service company. Texoma Corrosion Services Inc.,
111 Joni Lane, Kilgore, TX 75662, has applied for service and construction
division membership. Bill Thompson is owner of the company, which was
established in 1997. The firm performs tank and line testing, certifications,
isolation and cathodic protection. Sponsored for PEI membership by Danny
Brevard, Accent Environmental Services Inc., Lufkin, Texas.
Texas construction company. Petroleum Network Solutions, 4401 Little Road, Suite 550-324, Arlington, TX 76016, has applied for service and construction division membership. Thomas E. Lyons is managing partner for the firm, which was established in 2007. Petroleum Network Solutions services and repairs petroleum equipment, with a focus on pumps. Sponsored for PEI membership by Chris Monroe, Monroe & Monroe Insurance, Arlington, Texas.
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