New Jersey DEP Compliance Advisory – Phase II VR Systems Decommissioning

UPCOMING DEADLINE TO DECOMMISSION MOST VACUUM ASSIST PHASE II VAPOR RECOVERY SYSTEMS

This advisory affects owners and operators of gasoline dispensing facilities (GDFs) constructed before November 9, 2017 with Phase II (Stage II) vapor recovery system not compatible with Onboard Refueling Vapor Recovery are affected and must be decommissioned by December 23, 2020

Please read the full Compliance Advisory by clicking here.

WHAT SHOULD I DO?

If you own or operate a non-compatible Phase II system, you have the option of 1) upgrading the system to be compatible with onboard refueling vapor recovery; or 2) follow the requirements of N.J.A.C. 7:27-16.3(h) to properly decommission your Phase II system.

Anyone who will be decommissioning their Phase II system, should be aware of the following general list of items that can help achieve compliance, but please note this is not the complete list of requirements.

  • Decommissioning activities must be performed by a NJDEP licensed UST contractor, certified in the category of Installation – Entire, or Closure.
  • Follow the Petroleum Equipment Institute’s Recommended Practices in PEI RP300.
  • At least fourteen (14) days prior to beginning work, send an email to 14dayUSTnotice@dep.nj.gov listing the responsible parties’ names, a description of the work
    being performed, start date, facility address, and program interest ID (aka UST registration)
    number.
  • Once the decommissioning is complete, within 14 days a follow up email with post-work testing and the completed PEI RP300 checklist is to be sent to the same email address (14dayUSTnotice@dep.nj.gov).
  • The owner and operator will need to apply for a new Air General Permit 004B for Phase I only systems no later than 30 days after completing the decommissioning.

WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?

The following web sites can be accessed for additional information:
https://www.state.nj.us/dep/enforcement/ust.html UST Compliance & Enforcement
https://www.state.nj.us/dep/enforcement/air-resources.html Air Compliance & Enforcement
https://www.state.nj.us/dep/aqpp/ Air Quality Stationary Sources webpage

Please read the full Compliance Advisory by clicking here.

Please note this advisory is intended to be a summary explanation of department requirements. It does not include all potentially applicable requirements. If you have any questions related to compliance, please contact an Enforcement number listed above.

You can find all your decommissioning needs in our webstore:
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And if you can’t find what you are looking for contact us at 1.800.238.1225 or email us.

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Hired a new employee? Congratulations!

Gilbarco Veeder-Root

Setting up new employees on the Passport POS is easy!

As we cautiously emerge from the current crisis, C-stores are on hiring sprees. You might even be training new team members right now.  This week’s featured video on the Passport® Resource Center is all about setting up new employees.



 


Gilbarco Veeder-Root Passport Resource Center

 

Use the Gilbarco Veeder-Root resource center to give your cashier teams a crash course too!

 

Send them to the Passport Resource Center, to learn new tips and tricks to make transactions even faster.


 

Other Available Resources:

ARTICLES
Gas Pump SafetyGAS PUMP
SAFETY
POS SafetyPOS
SAFETY
Gilbarco Veeder-Root Commitment To SafetyGVR COMMITMENT
TO SAFETY
VIDEOS
PRINTABLES
Dispenser Cleaning Guide For Retailers POS Cleaning Guide Dispenser Cleaning Guide For Consumers

Looking for Gilbarco equipment?  Click on the links below to visit our web store :

Pumps & Dispensers
Passport Point of Sale
Gilbarco Passport Point of Sale
Forecourt Payment Options
Gilbarco Forecourt Payment Options
Forecourt Merchandising
Gilbarco Forecourt Merchandising Options

Click here to search all Gilbarco equipment and parts listed in our web store.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or to place an order at 1.800.451.4021 or visit us online at johnwkennedyco.com for all your petroleum equipment needs.

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EMV DEADLINE DELAYED Until April 2021! But Retailers Advised To Stay On Schedule

EMV Delayed

EMV Deadline Moved To April 2021

Earlier this month, Visa and several other leading credit card issuers announced that they will delay the October 2020 EMV liability shift to April 17, 2021 due to complications caused by the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.

In a May 4th article that appeared on convenience.org, it states Visa had initially declined NACS request to delay as it was still monitoring the situation. NACS had requested a new deadline be set after the crisis passed and market forces could be reevaluated but Visa moved forward with setting a new deadline of April 17, 2021.

The six-month cushion will benefit retailers in varying ways, some greater than others, depending on their progress towards EMV compliance. For those that have the ball rolling, the delay may eliminate their lapse in compliance, keeping their businesses safe from fraud chargebacks. Retailers that haven’t started will still experience a gap in fraud liability protection.

“Most Gilbarco distributors suggest placing orders sooner rather than later,” said Chris Whitley – Gilbarco Vice President, Sales and Marketing. “Getting on a distributor’s schedule now will help that retailer understand how much the new delay really benefits their business.”

Meanwhile—despite the recent announcement of the EMV deadline delay—many retailers are staying the course, despite the commercial disruption posed by COVID-19. Businesses that already put their EMV plans in motion are now seeing the fruits of their preparations – even during the pandemic.

You can read more from Gilbarco’s blog here or the NACS article here.

And of course, the John W. Kennedy Company is here to help with your migration by offering you the best options from the leader in EMV Forecourt and Point Of Sale technology:
Gilbarco Veeder-RootClick on the images below to get an overview of some of your options
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Pumps & Dispensers
Passport Point of Sale
Gilbarco Passport Point of Sale
Forecourt Payment Options
Gilbarco Forecourt Payment Options
Forecourt Merchandising
Gilbarco Forecourt Merchandising Options

To learn even more about Gilbarco EMV Product and Upgrade Options, call us at 1.800.451.4021

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April 30, 2020 UPDATE: Gilbarco Veeder-Root: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for C-stores and Gas Stations

Coronavirus Resource Center

In an effort to keep the industry as informed as possible, Gilbarco Veeder-Root has created the coronavirus resource center to keep all COVID-19 related communications in one easy-to-find location.  This should prove to be a handy and useful resource that is specifically geared towards retailers in the fueling industry as well as consumers concerned about the level of safety they can expect when they refuel.

You can also sign up for the weekly COVID-19 newsletter to stay on top of the latest news and developments as the world fights this pandemic together.

C-Stores on the Forefront of Change in the Post-Coronavirus Retail World6 Passport POS Tips and Tricks for COVID-19

April 30, 2020
In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, we asked our product experts to come up with ways use Passport POS to make stores safer for employees and customers.
The team ended up with a series of tips that repurpose features and functions of Passport with the goal of flattening the curve.

READ FULL STORY

 

C-Store COVID-19 Tip: Keep Forecourts Open 24 Hours for Emergency WorkersC-Store COVID-19 Tip: Keep Forecourts Open 24 Hours for Emergency Workers

April 30, 2020
Health care workers, commercial drivers, and other essential workers often need access to fuel during off-hours.
Stores use Unattended Mode to keep the forecourt operating and clear card reader errors when no cashier is on duty.

READ FULL STORY

 

C-Stores on the Forefront of Change in the Post-Coronavirus Retail WorldBeyond the Curve: What Do Gas Stations Look Like After COVID-19 Passes?

April 23, 2020
During the COVID-19 outbreak, convenience stores and gas stations have not only proven essential, but resilient in ways no one knew.

READ FULL STORY

 

C-Stores on the Forefront of Change in the Post-Coronavirus Retail WorldCOVID-19 Tip: Offer Full Service with Attendant Fueling Mode

April 20, 2020
During the COVID-19 outbreak, convenience stores and gas stations have not only proven essential, but resilient in ways no one knew.

READ FULL STORY

 

C-Stores on the Forefront of Change in the Post-Coronavirus Retail WorldC-Stores on the Forefront of Change in the Post-Coronavirus Retail World

April 14, 2020
Times are changing and the numbers are already in.

READ FULL STORY

Gilbarco Veeder-Root forecourt solutions expert Danny Seals to answer the top questions on COVID-19 and fuel dispensers

Currently on the resource center page you will find:

ARTICLES
Gas Pump SafetyGAS PUMP
SAFETY
POS SafetyPOS
SAFETY
Gilbarco Veeder-Root Commitment To SafetyGVR COMMITMENT
TO SAFETY
VIDEOS
PRINTABLES
Dispenser Cleaning Guide For Retailers POS Cleaning Guide Dispenser Cleaning Guide For Consumers

We WILL get through this together!

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions at 1.800.451.4021 or visit us online at johnwkennedyco.com for all your petroleum equipment needs.
The John W. Kennedy Company appreciates your business and continued support!

 

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Check Out OPW’s Virtual Trade Show!

When The Trade Show Must Go On…
OPW is Bringing the Trade Show Experience to YOU – Virtually!

Since all the Spring trade shows have been canceled, OPW decided to bring the trade show experience to you by way of our new OPW Virtual Trade Show.

Through a series of short but comprehensive videos filmed at the Exhibit Logistics studio, Ed Kammerer, OPW Director of Marketing and Global Product Strategy will walk you through one of OPW’s trade show booths and guide you, feature-by-feature, through new-product demonstrations. You’ll also have instant access to OPW’s library of animations and product literature that support these new products, just like you were at the show! Watch. Learn. Discover more about the latest and greatest product innovations from OPW, including:

  • 14 Series Nozzles
  • Product Guide App
  • High-Flow Loop System
  • Much more!

The OPW Virtual Trade Show is now live. Click here to sign up today for free access.

OPW University on YouTube

OPW University on YouTube

And if you are one of the many that is in lock down looking to brush up on product knowledge, another great OPW online resource for binge-watching industry videos can be found at OPW University on YouTube. They cover a variety of topics across their wide line of product offerings and OPW is constantly adding to it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And don’t forget, you can purchase many of OPW’s products online at johnwkennedyco.com. And if you can’t find it on our site, not to worry!  Feel free to contact us by email or give us a call at 1.800.238.1225.

OPW Engineered Systems OPW Retail Fueling
OPW Engineered Systems Fibrelite OPW Fuel Management Systems OPW Retail Fueling
OPW Engineered Systems Fibrelite OPW Fuel Management Systems OPW Retail Fueling

 

The John W. Kennedy Company appreciates your business and continued support!

 

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Tips for Keeping Your Site Sanitized During COVID-19

Convenience Stores Stay Vigilant on Gas Pump Sanitation

Gilbarco Veeder-Root

I am sure by now you have all been hammered with emails and posts in regards to COVID-19.  It doesn’t matter where you are on the planet, there is something posted or being said about it and for good reason!

Gilbarco has shared this blog post in regards to sanitizing your site against COVID-19 with information from the CDC and Consumer Reports. CDC - Centers For Disease Control and Prevention I would say the CDC is the best source of general information seeing that is where it all flows from.  The Gilbarco blog past also contains more specific and relevant cleaning information for specific equipment and components found in fuel retailing locations.  It also includes other links to posts and articles as to how we can all help one another deal with this global crisis.

And here are the highlights from the Gilbarco blog post:

Advice for Retailers:

There are many recommendations on solutions for cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces, but some chemicals are too harsh and can damage fuel dispensers. Ammonia-based cleaners weaken and damage bezel doors, screens, and other vital dispenser components.

Consumer Reports also advises against using ammonia-based solutions.

We suggest using a diluted household bleach solution, as recommended by the CDC.

  • Clean the dispenser with soap and water, then disinfect with the bleach solution
    • Prepare a bleach solution by mixing:
      • 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water or
      • 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water

Other cleaning considerations for retailers:

  • Do not use fuels or acetone
  • Do not use any cleaner or polish with a citrus element
  • Do not use cleaners containing ammonia, sodium hydroxide or acids. Things like glass cleaner contain ammonia and will cause damage to dispensers
  • Do not use strong solvents
  • Do not spray any cleaner or water into the card reader, receipt printer, cash acceptor or displays

Advice for Consumer:

Using a gas pump is no different than opening a freezer door at the grocery store. Businesses are taking unprecedented steps to make their businesses safe for consumers. Still, people operating gas pumps should exercise caution, giving them similar treatment to a grocery store shopping cart.

  • If possible, wipe the nozzle handle, buttons and keypads with a sanitizing cloth.
  • During the pandemic, wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. If this isn’t possible, use hand sanitizer after operating a gas pump.

I highly recommend you check out the full Gilbarco blog post as well as the information from the CDC and Consumer Reports websites.

We WILL get through this together!

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions at 1.800.451.4021 or visit us online at johnwkennedyco.com for all your petroleum equipment needs.
The John W. Kennedy Company appreciates your business and continued support!

 

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COVID-19 Updates From Around the Industry Along With Helpful POS Cleaning Tips

UPDATE – MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020: CURBSIDE PICKUP

Due to the ongoing risks from the corona-virus, in an effort to keep both our employees and customers as safe as possible, we are asking that all orders be phoned in or those with online accounts can place orders at jwkri.com.  We will put your order together and bring it out to your vehicle.  

Call in Your Pickup Orders to:
RI: 1.800.451.4021          FL: 1.877.835.8885          ME: 1.888.667.0667
NJ: 1.888.786.7077          VT: 1.800.754.2413

 

Previously Posted:

This will be a synopsis of what we’ve heard from around our industry in regards to how the virus is impacting day-to-day business.

First and foremost, we wish everyone the best as they deal with getting through this crisis and we WILL get through it because the human spirit is strong in the worst of situations!  And while many of us may feel we fall outside the high risk category, we all have someone near and dear to us who is at risk and we just need to keep that in perspective.

CDC - Center For Disease Control and PreventionWhile this doesn’t have anything to do with petroleum, it sure does on a human level and it is helpful information regardless. This link for the CDC – Center for Disease Control and Prevention will provide the best information with what is going on with the virus and how to protect yourself on a personal and business level.  You should also check with local and state authorities as well.

 

Gilbarco Veeder-RootGilbarco has released a video with instructions on how to clean your Passport screen of COVID-19, the coronavirus:

 

All  Kennedy locations are still operating under normal business hours and as we get word in from around the industry, many of the manufacturers are as well.  We have not heard from anyone who has shut down at this point.  The biggest impact is on the various representatives who travel, with many businesses adhering to the restrictions on travel.  There may also be some lead times impacted for large orders and special order items. 

As we all know, this is an extremely fluid situation with changes occurring throughout the day, every day.  If situations change, we will do our best to get word to you as quickly as we can.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at 1.800.451.4021.

We wish you all the best at getting through this global crisis.

The John W. Kennedy Company appreciates your business and continued support!

 

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Technical Support Notification: Release Of EMR4 Software Version C06

Veeder-Root has released version C06 software for the EMR4. The resources contained below include a link to the software, as well as, technical support and marketing information for the release.

 

 

 

 

Resources:

 

Please contact Veeder-Root Technical Support with any questions regarding this notification – 1-800-323-1799, technicalsupport@veeder.com.

 

The John W. Kennedy Company appreciates your business and continued support!

 

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Franklin Fueling Systems: Introducing The Defender Series® P/V Vent with In-Line Vault

Get your tank venting in-line with the new Defender Series® Pressure / Vacuum (P/V) Vent with In-Line Vault.

Click on the various links in the infographic below to watch the video, download documents and learn more about Franklin Fuelings Defender Series® Pressure / Vacuum (P/V) Vent with In-Line Vault!

Click on the images and text below to find the Defender Series® Pressure / Vacuum Vent with In-Line Vault and accessories in the JWK Web Store

DPVV EBW Defender 804 Pressure / Vacuum Vent w/ UV-resitant Polymer Rain Cap and E-Coated Ductile Iron In-line Vault w/ Stainless Steel CoverDPVV
EBW Defender 804 Pressure / Vacuum Vent w/
– 2.5″ to 6.0″ Water Column Pressure Setting
– -6.0″ to -10.0″ Water Column Vacuum Setting
– UV-resitant Polymer Rain Cap
– E-Coated Ductile Iron In-line Vault w/ Stainless Steel Cover
– 2″ NPT – UL2583 Listed
– Meets Requirements of EPA 40 CFR Part 63 for Gasoline Dispensing Facilities

Franklin Fueling Systems 804100901 EBW Defender 804 Pressure / Vacuum Vent w/ 2

 


804100901
EBW Defender 804 Pressure / Vacuum Vent w/
– 2.5″ to 6.0″ Water Column Pressure Setting
– -6.0″ to -10.0″ Water Column Vacuum Setting
– 2″ Vent Stack Adapter
– 2″ NPT
– UL2583 Listed
– Meets Requirements of EPA 40 CFR Part 63 for Gasoline Dispensing Facilities

Franklin Fueling Systems 804100930 EBW Defender 804 Pressure / Vacuum Vent w/ Defender Series and OPW Vent Pipe Adapter O-Rings
804100930
EBW Defender 804 Pressure / Vacuum Vent w/
– 2.5″ to 6.0″ Water Column Pressure Setting
– -6.0″ to -10.0″ Water Column Vacuum Setting
– Defender Series and OPW Vent Pipe Adapter O-Rings
– 2″ NPT
– UL2583 Listed
– Meets Requirements of EPA 40 CFR Part 63 for Gasoline Dispensing Facilities

Franklin Fueling Systems 804023901 EBW Defender 2in Rain/Vent Cap

 

804023901
EBW Defender 2″ Rain/Vent Cap.

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Be sure to check out our ever-expanding product offerings and great deals from Franklin Fueling’s many brands found in our webstore.

FFS APT FFS CableTight FFS EBW
FFS EVO FFS FE Petro FFS Flex-Ing
FFS Healy FFS Incon FFS UPP

 

 

The John W. Kennedy Company appreciates your business and continued support!

 

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Technical Support Notification: EMR4 PC Setup Tool

Veeder-Root EMR4This Technical Service Notification (TSN) will inform the technician of various setup fields they should check after using the EMR4 PC Setup Tool. When the setup file is downloaded to the EMR these fields are improperly written by the PC setup Tool.

 

Click here to download the TSN

 

Please contact Veeder-Root Technical Support with any questions regarding this notification: 1-800-323-1799, technicalsupport@veeder.com.

 

 

The John W. Kennedy Company appreciates your business and continued support!

 

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