EPA Revises UST
Leak Detection Protocols
The Environmental Pro-
tection Agency (EPA) revised
its standard test procedures
for evaluating leak detection
methods, commonly referred to
as protocols, the agency announced.
The updated protocols address new information and technology, including incorporating the requirements of the 2015
federal underground storage tank (UST) regulation.
Vendors with release detection equipment evaluated
using the older protocols and listed by the National Work
Group on Leak Detection Evaluations’ (NWGLDE) website
do not have to re-evaluate their equipment with the 2019
protocols and relist with NWGLDE.
Going forward, however, any vendors who modify their
equipment and choose to have that equipment evaluated using
the EPA protocols must ensure the revised 2019 versions are
used. The 1990 protocols are no longer useful to verify that
release detection methods meet federal requirements.
The revised protocols and frequently asked questions may
be found at https://bit.ly/2EXrtxH.
EPA Finalizes E15, RIN Reform Rule
The EPA in June released its;;nal rule;granting a summer
waiver for gasoline blended with up to 15% ethanol (E15).
Previously, E15 sales were restricted from June 1 to Sept.
15 in some U.S. regions.
In addition to the E15 waiver, the EPA changed the Renewable Identi;cation Number (RIN) compliance system under the
Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The ;nal rule requires public
disclosure when RIN holdings exceed speci;c thresholds and
more data to improve market transparency and EPA oversight.
The ;nal rule sets aside proposals that would have
reduced incentives for fuel retailers who buy, sell and blend
Interested parties may ;le suit within 60 days from the
June 10 publication of the rule in the Federal Register.
FRANKLIN ELECTRIC APPOINTS
JAY WALSH EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Franklin Electric Co. Inc. appointed
as an executive of;cer Jay Walsh, president of Franklin Fueling Systems LLC,
the company announced.
Franklin Fueling Systems is a sub-
sidiary of Franklin Electric, a global producer and marketer of
systems and components for the movement of water and fuel.
The move recognizes Walsh’s critical role in the growth
and continued success of Franklin Fueling Systems and
Franklin Grid Solutions, according to the companies.
In addition to his current role, Walsh will become a vice
president of Franklin Electric.;Walsh has worked at Franklin
Fueling Systems more than 24 years. He has served as president since 2017. Previously, Walsh led all sales and marketing efforts at Franklin Fueling Systems.
SLOANLED UPS NUMBER OF DLC
QUALIFIED PRODUCTS WITH LITECORR
More than 70 Litecorr-branded products for the commercial sector obtained DesignLights Consortium (DLC)
quali;cation, SloanLED announced.
“Third-party veri;cation of our Litecorr products’ high
quality and ef;ciency standards is of critical importance to us
as a leading LED development and application company,”
said Bruce Quaal, vice president of product development at
SloanLED. “We will continue to focus on relentless innova-
tion as we expand our offering to meet market demands.”
Most of the products quali;ed are designated with the DLC
Premium Rating, a higher classi;cation that calls for increased
ef;cacy and lumen maintenance standards and makes products
eligible for maximum rebates from energy companies.
SloanLED’s 2018;acquisition of Litecorr;more than tripled
the company’s product portfolio for outdoor and indoor
lighting systems. Since the acquisition, SloanLED has focused
on expanding its distribution channels by demonstrating that
value-engineered commercial-grade products can be offered at
competitive prices without sacri;cing quality and performance.