Dear PEI Member:
PEI Board of Directors
elections have been completed for the odd-numbered districts and the Service
& Construction division. Here are the election results, as certified by
Steve Trabilsy, Stenstrom Petroleum Services Group, Rockford, Illinois,
chairman of the PEI Election Commission.
Distributor District 1: The new director is James
Ether, R.M. Dalrymple Co., Saratoga Springs, New York. Ether succeeds Tom
Dion, Wildco-PES, Bloomfield, Connecticut.
Distributor District 3: The new director is Kevin
Cormier, K.C. Petroleum Inc., Jacksonville, Florida. Cormier succeeds BJ
Benton, United Pump and Controls Inc., Suwanee, Georgia.
Distributor District 5: The new director is
Mainor Reyes, Reyes Rep Gas, Guatemala City, Guatemala. Reyes succeeds Eric
Scott, The Southern Co., Memphis, Tennessee.
Distributor District 7: The new director is Brian
Travis, Eaton Sales & Service, Denver, Colorado. Travis succeeds Mike Bakken,
Valley Petroleum Equipment Inc., Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Distributor District 9: The new director is Derek
Rethmeier, Western Pump Inc., San Diego, California. He succeeds Ryan
Rethmeier, Western Pump Inc., San Diego, California.
Manufacturer District 11: The new director is
Kirby Corkill, Jarvis Lighting, Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Corkill
succeeds Tony White, Southern Tank and Manufacturing Inc., Owensboro,
Manufacturer District 13: The new director is
Dave Duncan, IRPCO, Charleston, West Virginia. Duncan succeeds Brad Hoffman,
Tanknology Inc., Austin, Texas.
Service & Construction Division: The new director
is Ryan Harrigan, Compliance Testing and Technology Inc., Saukville,
Wisconsin. He succeeds Ben Stallings, Fatboy Electric Inc., Kansas City,
thanks all of this year’s candidates for their commitment to the
association. The new directors will be installed Oct. 3 at PEI’s annual
membership meeting during the 2019 PEI Convention in Atlanta.
PEI Board Election Results
Distracted Driving Webinar
EPA Proposes Renewable Fuel Volumes
NACS Releases Disaster Planning Tools
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PEI REVISES RP500
A revised edition of PEI’s Recommended Practices for Inspection and
Maintenance of Motor Fuel Dispensing Equipment (PEI/RP500-19) is
available for purchase. RP500 provides preventive and incident-response
procedures to guard against dispenser equipment failure, reduce fire
hazards, promote safety and minimize environmental problems.
edition of the document:
- Clarifies the relationship of Class A, B and C
Operators to Level I and Level II Qualified Persons and Qualified
- Addresses electronic storage of dispenser inspection,
maintenance and repair records.
- Revises the section on training documentation to
conform with federal requirements.
- Adds a section for identifying skimmers, unauthorized
card readers and other unauthorized devices during daily inspections.
- Updates maintenance checklists in Appendix B to
include inspections for skimmers, unauthorized card readers or other
- Incorporates the decommissioning of Stage II vapor
- Updates all MSDS (material safety data sheet)
references to SDS (safety data sheet).
- Includes additional references in the Publication
- Is reformatted to match PEI’s current recommended
practice publication style.
produce RP500-19, the PEI Fuel Dispensing Inspection and Maintenance
Committee reviewed and acted upon helpful public comments submitted by
owners, operators, contractors, regulators and other stakeholders. PEI
thanks the members of the committee for a job well done:
- Joey Batchelor, Guardian Fueling Technologies,
Jacksonville, Florida (chair)
- Roy Creley, Lake Region Environmental Contractors,
Belmont, New Hampshire
- Bobby Dutcher, Atlanta Petroleum Equipment Co.,
- Jim Howard, Speedway LLC, Edison, New Jersey
- Paul Nilsen, Husky Corp., Pacific, Missouri
- John Pieczonka, Guardian Fueling Technologies,
- Angela Pimental, RaceTrac Petroleum Inc., Atlanta,
- Andy Speidel, Continental ContiTech/Veyance
Technologies, Fairlawn, Ohio
PEI DISTRACTED DRIVING WEBINAR IS TOMORROW, JULY 24
Don’t miss PEI’s free, one-hour webinar:
“How to Stop Distracted Driving: Strategies to Protect Your Business,
Employees and Family” at 1 p.m. Eastern/noon Central tomorrow,
Wednesday, July 24.
Joel Feldman, a practicing attorney for more than 35 years, has been working
to reduce distracted driving since 2009, the year his daughter was killed by
a distracted driver.
the webinar, you’ll learn what distracted driving is, who is most at risk,
and how you can protect yourself, your employees and others.
EPA PROPOSES RENEWABLE FUEL VOLUMES
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
proposed volume requirements for cellulosic biofuel, advanced biofuel and
total renewable fuel for 2020, as well as biomass-based diesel volume
standards for 2021. The
proposed rulemaking increases the overall 2020 renewable fuel volume
from 19.92 billion gallons to 20.04 billion gallons but maintains the
conventional corn-based ethanol requirement at 15 billion gallons. The
proposal sets the 2021 biomass-based diesel level at 2.43 billion gallons.
will hold a July 31 public hearing on the proposal in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Details can be found
NACS RELEASES DISASTER PLANNING TOOL
NACS released a resource to help convenience
retailers develop or enhance their disaster planning procedures. The
NACS Convenience Store Emergency Planning and Job Aids, produced under a
grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s National
Infrastructure Protection Program Challenge, is designed to help convenience
stores better prepare for and recover from man-made and natural disasters.
Continental ContiTech’s Norfolk, Nebraska hose
plant is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The facility produces more than
70 million feet of hose annually and has produced more than 2.5 billion feet
of hose since 1979.
Dover Fueling Solutions announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft
to bring new cloud and IoT (internet of things) solutions to market. The
company also reached an agreement with ABB to introduce electric vehicle
(EV) charging solutions in Europe.
LSI Industries Inc. appointed Sean Hamilton director of
commercial marketing. In addition to leading the overall commercial
marketing strategy for LSI, Hamilton will guide development of the company’s
marketing communication tools and tactics.
Matrix Capital Markets Group Inc. advised Fastrac Markets LLC on
the sale of 54 convenience and fueling locations in New York to EG America
LLC, a subsidiary of Blackburn, U.K.-based EG Group Ltd. The transaction
included Fastrac's wholesale fuel and transportation businesses.
Western Global named Mike Nelson national accounts manager for
infrastructure in its Fuel Solutions Group of the Americas. Nelson will
provide product direction in the U.S. and Canada, and support the company’s
activities in Central and South America.
“Used vehicle sales for 2018 were 40.2 million vehicles, while new
vehicle sales were 17.2 million. Used vehicle sales include pre-owned
vehicles sold by dealerships, franchises, independent used vehicle dealers,
and private party transactions.” —
www.energy.gov, July 15, 2019
“Growth Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association and the U.S. Grains
Council sent joint comments to Ontario’s Ministry of Environment,
Conservation and Parks July 8 regarding its proposed plan and schedule
for implementing E15. The comments encourage higher blends of ethanol and
offer technical expertise on implementing E15. In late 2018, the Ontario
government released a proposal indicating the province could require E15 as
soon as 2025.” — Ethanol Producer, July 16, 2019
The California Water Resources Control Board released guidance on the
requirements and responsibilities of designated underground storage
operators (DOs) under the state’s UST regulations. The guidance document
can be downloaded
Canada will invest $4.6 million CAD in Petro-Canada, a division of Suncor
Energy, to build a coast-to-coast network of 92 EV fast
charging stations. The investment is part of Canada’s $182.5 million CAD
Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative.
Robert E. "Bob" Shaw, 73, died Sept. 15, 2018,
after a battle with cancer. Shaw worked with several PEI member companies
before founding his own manufacturer’s representative agency, Bob Shaw
Spanish distributor. Fort Instalaciones
Petroleras, Calle Logistica n° 14, Poligono Industrial Sector Z, Parets del
Vallés, Barcelona, 08150 Spain, applied for distributor division membership.
Marta Fort Vargas is the representative for the company, which was
established in 1998. Fort Instalaciones Petroleras distributes petroleum
equipment and provides construction and maintenance services. Sponsored for
PEI membership by Dave LaCaille, Dover Fueling Solutions, Austin, Texas.
consulting company. Maddy, 33 Washington St.,
Canal Winchester, OH 43110, applied for affiliate division membership.
Dennis Maddy is president of the firm, which was established in 1985. Maddy
provides consulting services for petroleum equipment installation, service,
purchasing and environmental issues. Sponsored for PEI membership by Mickey
Meyer, M & M Service Station Equipment Specialists Inc., Highland Heights,
Florida Insurance Company. USI Insurance
Services, 4601 Touchton Rd., Ste 3210, Jacksonville, FL 33246, has applied
for affiliate division membership. Harry Tamoney is risk management
consultant for the firm, which was established in 1994. USI Insurance
Services offers insurance and risk management services to the petroleum
equipment industry. Sponsored for PEI membership by Tanya Boyazis, Advantage
Earth Products, Jacksonville, Florida.
ADMITTED TO PEI
Polyflo Sdn Bhd, Selangor,
Shyrispro Y Servicios S.
A., Quito, Ecuador (distributor)
Gas Pos, North Little Rock,
Petroleum Storage Tank
Fund, Boise, Idaho (affiliate)
BARCOR Enterprises, Inc.,
Pensacola, Florida (service & construction)
Services, San Juan, Puerto Rico (service and construction)
JFM Services Corp., Toa
Baja, Puerto Rico (service and construction)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (service and construction)
Sevan Multi-Site Solutions,
Downers Grove, Illinois (service and construction)
Storage Tank Technology,
Grand Junction, Colorado (service and construction)
Jordan Woodfin, RaceTrac
Petroleum Inc., Gainesville, Georgia (operations and engineering)
Ahmad Hayder Al Jazzaf,
SOOR Fuel Marketing Co. (S.A.K.) (operations and engineering)
Billings, Montana (from service and construction to distributor).
Lihue Ingenieria S. A.,
Buenos Aires, Argentina (from service and construction to distributor)
Sein Maung Engineering Co.,
Ltd., Thingangyun Township, Myanmar (from service and construction to
McCon Building & Petroleum
Services, Flower Mound, Texas (from service and construction to
IPT Akaryakit Miz. Kim.
San. ve Tic. Ltd. Sti., Sincan, Turkey (from affiliate to manufacturer)