• NFPA 30A, Code for Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages, is an essential publication for facility owners and operators, authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) and inspectors, and architects and engineers involved in the design and construction of motor fuel dispensing facilities. The 2018 edition of NFPA 30A contained a new chapter (Section 14) that addresses on-site, on-demand fueling. In this concept, the patron arranges for fueling of his or her vehicle using a service that READ MORE
  • In this week’s 2020 PEI Virtual Convention & Expo, various industry leaders from the fuel equipment sector assessed the opportunities in electric vehicle charging. Electric vehicles only broke the 2% mark in yearly light-duty vehicle sales this year. Despite the low figure it has become an unavoidable topic of discussion for the fuel retail industry – with many operators wondering if they should install EV chargers, and suppliers if they should start providing the technology READ MORE
  • You can now access UST Finder, EPA’s national underground storage tanks (USTs) and releases web map application, via EPA’s GeoPlatform https://gispub.epa.gov/ustfinder.  See the quick start guide and user manual in the application.  You can also access UST Finder via EPA’s UST website www.epa.gov/ust/ust-finder where, in addition to a link to the application, you can read a 2-page document with more information about UST Finder. EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD), with support from the Association of State and READ MORE
  • The Petroleum Equipment Institute’s Recommended Practices for Installation of Underground Liquid Storage Systems (RP100) has been given the force of federal law (40 CFR 280) and state law (e.g., 30 TAC 334.46) since the late 1980s. RP100 is updated regularly to reflect state-of-the –art installation practices. It was updated in August, 2020 to remove the recommendation to use metallic risers in Section 10.13 of the document. Here’s some background: The former edition (2017) of RP100 READ MORE
  • https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2014-03/documents/ustfloodguide.pdf Take Action When Flooding Is Imminent Many flooding events have advance notice—from a few hours for heavy rain events to days for hurricanes. Put together plans in advance so your managers and employees can use that time as effectively as possible. To prevent UST displacement or water entering the system, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends these precautions: Turn off all electricity to the UST system Take product inventory and water level reading of all READ MORE