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  • A Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) to the Code for Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages (NFPA 30A) will be issued very soon that, if passed, would incorporate electric vehicle fueling systems at traditional motor fuel dispensing facilities. You can read the proposed language here. The TIA presented is on the existing 2021 edition of the code. The public can submit comments to this TIA. All comments will be reviewed by the NFPA 30A committee READ MORE
  • The convenience store industry has been closely watching events in Washington related to the Infrastructure bill and EV charging.  The recently enacted Bipartisan Infrastructure Law invests in the deployment of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure through a National Electric Vehicle Formula Program (EV Charging Program).  This program provides funding to States to strategically deploy EV charging infrastructure and to establish an interconnected network to facilitate data collection, access, and reliability. Funds from the EV Charging READ MORE
  • The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality recently announced a grant program covering DC Fast Charge EV chargers.  The grant monies are part of the Volkswagen settlement with the US government and are open to all business entities.  The grant will fund up to 70% or $600,000 of the project including charging equipment and infrastructure costs.  The application period opens November 2 and closes December 3.  Following are a few requirements of the grant: Minimum 175kW READ MORE
  • The Technical Committee on Automotive and Marine Service Stations is responsible for writing the Code for Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages (NFPA 30A). The Code is used throughout the United States as the basis for legal regulations governing the storage, handling, and dispensing of flammable and combustible motor fuels. NFPA 30A is currently silent on how to incorporate electric vehicle fueling systems at traditional motor fuel dispensing facilities, which leaves the local fire READ MORE
  • A controlled laboratory study conducted by the Coordinating Research Council (CRC), intended to provide clarity on the cause of corrosion of metallic components in tanks storing ultralow sulfur diesel fuel, was released August 2, 2021. This is what we learned from the 402-page study, available here. Background. Beginning in 2007, a considerable amount of anecdotal evidence indicated that the incidence of corrosion-related diesel fuel underground storage tank (UST) component failures had increased substantially. Results and READ MORE