NJDEP Outlines UST Training Requirements for Class A & B Operators

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NJDEP UST Training for Class A & B Operators

The EPA has established new minimum training requirements for designated Class A, Class B, and Class C operators to ensure that those who own and operate regulated underground storage tanks understand how to operate and maintain their UST systems properly. The federal regulations dictate that all operators must be trained by October 13, 2018.

How can you become a Class A or Class B Operator?

 In order to become a Class A or Class B operator you will need to attend a class at Rutgers  that will be administered by the NJDEP and pass an ICC examination.  Click here to see view the NJ State’s document for details and links for the Rutgers’ classes and ICC examination.

 

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Passport PX52 (PX51) Hardware: Support ending for upcoming release in March 2018

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End-Of-Life Announcement:
Passport PX52 (PX51) Hardware

Gilbarco Veeder-Root is committed to maintaining service and support for all their solutions for the full extent of their hardware lifecycles. This support continues until they can no longer provide spare parts, or when significant technological advances dictate otherwise.PX52 End Of Support

The Passport PX52 (PX51) hardware set was released in 2005 and has served thousands of  Gilbarco Veeder-Root customers with fourteen major Passport releases and millions of hours of store operation. The PX60 Passport All-In-One hardware was introduced as the next evolution in April 2014 and sold across all petroleum/convenience networks and markets over the past three years.

Support for the PX52 (PX51) hardware set will be discontinued starting with Version 11.02 (Release 4) and all subsequent releases. This release is currently scheduled for production release starting March 2018.

PX52 End Of Life AnnouncementTo further help with key dates that pertain to the PX52 (PX51) hardware End-Of-Life support, please view the End-Of-Life Announcement: Passport PX52 (PX51) Hardware Gilbarco Veeder-Root has published.  The announcement includes a chart of milestones along with links to embed the key dates into your calendar as reminders.

PX60-Tradeup discounts are still available if you wish to upgrade from your existing PX52. Call us at 1.800.451.4021 to upgrade your system today!

 
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MassDEP Stage I Enforcement Discretion Directive: OPW 723V PV Vent Approval

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The following is reproduced from an OPW newsletter.

 

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) is proposing to amend 310 CMR 7.24(3) Distribution of Motor Vehicle Fuel, to update the tables of Stage I systems certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) since January 2, 2015, the date the current Stage I regulation was last revised.

The existing regulations at 310 CMR 7.24(3) is part of the Massachusetts Ozone State Implementation Plan (SIP) and the regulatory amendments will be submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval into the SIP.  A public hearing will be held to receive comments on the proposed amendments on:

August 1, 2017
10am – 12pm
Conference Room A
MassDEP Boston Office
1 Winter Street, Boston 02108

Testimony may be presented orally or in writing at the hearing. MassDEP will accept written comments until 5:00 p.m. on August 31, 2017.  Written comments must be submitted by email to: DEP.Talks@state.ma.us or by mail to: Tom DeNormandie, MassDEP, One Winter Street, Boston, MA 02108.  A copy of the proposed amendments and technical support document is available on MassDEP’s website at mass.gov/dep/public/publiche.htm.

Stage I Vapor Recovery Enforcement Discretion Directive
for Owners/Operators of Motor Vehicle Fuel Dispensing Facilities Subject to
310 CMR 7.24(3)

OPW 723VAttached is an Enforcement Discretion Directive, effective immediately, allowing the installation of Stage I enhanced vapor recovery (EVR) systems and components that are contained in California Air Resources Board (CARB) Orders issued since January 2, 2015 prior to the effective date of revisions to 310 CMR 7.24(3).

 If you have any questions concerning the proposed amendments to 310 CMR 7.24(3), or the conditions of the above directive, please call the MassDEP Stage I hotline at 617-556-1035, ext. 1, or Jeff Gifford at 617-556-1144; jeffrey.gifford@state.ma.us.

 

To learn more about the 723V pressure vacuum vent, Download the 723V Data Sheet/Flyer.  Or call us at 1-800-451-4021.

 

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Morrison Brothers CO. – California Proposition 65 Notice

Morrison-Bros_logoCAUTIONThe following has been reproduced from a Morrison Brothers email blast from the desk of Rick Zillig, Manager QCCS
June 6, 2017:

Subject: California Proposition 65 Notice

Morrison Bros. Co. (MBC) has recently been made aware of several MBC products being made available “online” and/or through retail outlets in the state of California. California’s Proposition 65 requires formal, public notice through proper warning labels for individual items, such as the one shown below, and MBC will immediately begin including warning labels for products that contain brass.

MBC California Proposition P65

Click above warning image to read full notice from Morrison Brothers

MBC  products  are  not  intended  for  applications  involving  potable  water  or  any  form  of  human  or  animal consumption. They are designed and manufactured exclusively for use in fuel and chemical handling. The Morrison catalog and product specification sheets include the materials of construction. Please take necessary precautions when designing systems, specifying products, and selling these products. If you have any questions on an application, contact MBC immediately.

MBC products are sold exclusively through authorized distributors. Distributors are trained and kept aware of product specifications, applications, and regulatory status. MBC cannot control the retail sales and end use of the products, but will immediately send notice, such as this, to distributors when the company is made aware of any situation in the field. It is important to read and understand the notice, comply with the warnings, and take corrective action when necessary in cases involving noncompliance.

Thank you for your attention.

If you have any questions in regards to any of these Morrison products, please feel free to contact us at 1.800.451.4021.

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Phase Separation and What it Means for You

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Detect_Phase_SeparationWith over 90% of U.S. gas stations blending gasoline with ethanol, an important thing to consider when maintaining fuel tanks at your station is Phase Separation.  Phase Separation occurs when ethanol absorbs water and separates from the gasoline , sinking to the bottom of the tank.  Due to its lighter density, it can remain undetected by a traditional water float and may end up being pumped directly into customers’ vehicles, which can lead to damages you will be held liable for.  If left unaddressed for too long, the costs and consequences of Phase Separation could lead to serious damage to your reputation and business.

The best way to prevent these issues from arising is constant, diligent tank monitoring which will allow for early detection.  Veeder-Root offers the Phase-Two Separation Float, which replaces a traditional gasoline float kit and detects both water and phase separation in your tanks.

For more information on Phase Separation, read this article on Veeder-Root’s Fueling Solutions blog here.

 

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NEW FLEX-ING™ Hose Fittings Now Shipping!

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FLEX-ING Hose Fittings

Franklin Fueling is pleased to announce the release of their new swivel and fixed fittings for their popular Flex-Ing™ brand fueling hose.  These completely re-designed fittings come standard on all Hardwall, Softwall, Marina, and Cold-Weather hoses.

FFS_FlexIngFtgs2New Swivel Fitting Construction

  1. Insert (Nickel plated steel with chrome flash finish)
  2. Nut & fixed fitting (AL chrome conversion coated)
  3. Front bushing (injection modeled Acetal)
  4. Rear bushing (injection molded Acetal)
  5. Conductive spring (302 tempered stainless steel)
  6. O-rings (Viton™)

 

The new nickel-plated steel fittings now include a chrome flash finish. This additional layer of provides further protection against rust and accelerated wear.

 

Added AssuranceFkex-Ing Fittings: Added Assurance

With the new design, the swivel fitting insert (1)  features a lip (2) that sits outside of the swivel nut (3). This keeps the fitting body (4) securely in place, resisting pull-out from the hose ferrule (5).

These new fittings have already begun shipping on new Hardwall, Softwall, Marina, and Cold-Weather hoses. Please note there are no changes in pricing with these enhanced new standard fittings.

Read and download the Tech Bulletin here.

Read and download the updated Installation Guide here.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE!

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JWK Trade Show – March 29 & 30, 2017 – SAVE THE DATE!!

Yes, it is that time once again when the John W. Kennedy Company presents our biennial trade show featuring over 40 manufacturers and representatives displaying the latest and greatest products and service to

Make Your Station Safe Again!

 

Show starts Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 9AM until 4:30PM with 6 different certification and informational seminars provided by 6 different vendors. We invite you to join us for our cocktail reception immediately following the show’s conclusion on March 29th with entertainment provided by The Bianco Martinis.

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And if you can’t make it on March 29th, we invite you to attend our half day on March 30th from 9AM to Noon!

Here is a complete list of seminars being held on March 29th:

 

8:00AM – 9:00AM:

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OPW FlexWorks Piping Certification Training Seminar
OPW Best Practices and Contractor Installation Training teaches how to properly install OPW FlexWorks Piping and covers the following topics in depth:

  • FlexWorks Component and System Overview
  • Safety Requirements and Protocol
  • Proper Handling and Storage of Materials
  • Double Wall Delivery Piping
  • Double Wall Pipe Fittings
  • Pipe and Sump Entry Fittings
  • Testing and Maintenance Criteria
  • Contractor Training Requirements
  • Successful Completion of Training Carries 2-Year Certification

 

9:15AM – 10:15AM:

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Bravo Repair Fitting Certification
Entry Fitting Certification with cover:

  • How new regulations affect secondary containment
  • Bravo FRP retrofit certification training
  • Compliance with double wall monitored sumps.

 

10:30AM – 11:30AM:

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APT Piping Certification Seminar
Piping Certification seminar.
VERY IMPORTANT!! In order to receive your certification for this seminar, you will be required to take an online test with Franklin Fueling. If you do not already have one, you MUST create an FFS PRO University account with Franklin Fueling PRIOR to the show using a unique email address for each tech attending. To do so, please follow the guidelines in this document, CREATE AN FFS PRO UNIVERSITY ACCOUNT

 

11:45AM – 12:45PM:

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Diversified Products Repair Fitting Certification
Repair fitting certification.

 

1:00PM – 2:00PM:

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CSI Tank Installation Re-Certification Seminar
Tank Installation Re-Certification

 

2:30PM – 3:30PM:

GVR

 

 

 

Gilbarco EMV
Gilbarco EMV informational seminar

Registration for the show and seminars IS REQUIRED!

We plan to open online registration in the coming days. Please watch this space for further notice!

 

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Morrison Brothers 939 Fusible Valve Quality Alert Bulletin!

Morrison-Bros_logomorrison-939-valveMorrison Brothers has sent a notice to all distributors who have purchased the 1/2″ 939 Fusible Valve (Morrison Part #: 939—0200 1V).  The reason for this notice is a recent Quality Alert Bulletin received from R.W. Beckett Corporation, who supplies Morrison with the 939 Valve, specifically regarding the 1/2″ model.  No other sizes or models have been affected.  The purpose for the bulletin is a deficiency in the 1/2″ model; when exposed to temperatures exceeding the handle’s temperature rating, the valve may fail to properly shut off the flow of fuel, potentially resulting in a ruptured fuel line.  Beckett is currently working on a redesigned valve that will eliminate this potential risk, which is anticipated to be available by January 1, 2017.

The recommended remedy for customers who purchased and are currently using these valves is an immediate field retrofit or replacement.  In the case of the former, Beckett will provide retrofit kits upon request and will pay a $50.00 labor allowance for each valve retrofitted.  In the case of the latter, Beckett will provide credit for the valve as well as a $125.00 labor allowance for each valve replaced.

For more information, refer to the official Quality Alert Bulletin.

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Important Security Notice On the ODIN Ransomware Virus

envisionlogoOur good friends at Envision Technology Advisors shared the following security notice on the ODIN ransomware virus.  Recently, a new variant of ransomware named ODIN has infected a number of companies. This security notice will explain what this virus is, how to avoid it, and what to do if your business becomes infected.

How To Avoid An Infection

If you receive an email from an address you do not recognize, be cautious when openng it and do NOT open unknown or unexpected email attachments and/or click on any unknown links.

Even if you recognize an email address, use discretion when opening all emails, attachments, or clicking links to the Web. When in doubt, contact your IT support.

What To Do If You Are Infected

If your computer becomes infected with this virus, shut your system down immediately and contact IT support.

Also contact IT support if you are unsure whether or not an attachment you have received is safe.

You can read the complete article here.

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