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TERC contains information on the following topics related to fueling operations:

Aircraft Refueling Summary Full Text
Biodiesel Summary Full Text
Diesel Fuel Requirements (Marine) Summary Full Text
Diesel Fuel Requirements (Truck) Summary Full Text
Fueling Operations - Best Practices Summary Full Text
LNG Tank Venting Summary Full Text
Spills and Leaks, Reporting Summary Full Text

Aircraft Refueling
Applies to: Any facility that refuels commercial or general aviation aircraft.
Requires: Fueling operations must comply with regulations covering potential contamination of stormwater runoff, as well as spill prevention and control measures covered under the SPCC rule.
See also:
  • Clean Water Act (CWA)
  • Diesel Fuel Storage Tanks
  • Spills and leaks, prevention (SPCC rule)
  • Spills and Leaks, Reporting
  • Stormwater
  • Tanks, Underground
  • Biodiesel
    Applies to: All diesel-powered vehicles operating in certain states

    Diesel fuel sold in certain states must contain a minimum percentage (typically 5-10%, depending on the state) of fuel derived from renewable sources.

    See also:
  • Alternative Fuels
  • Alternative Fuels - State Regulations
  • Diesel Fuel Requirements
  • Diesel Fuel Requirements (Marine)
    Applies to: All vessels registered in any of over 150 countries (including the U.S.) that are signatories to the MARPOL agreement.
    Requires: Sulfur content of fuel must be below a specified maximum. Special rules apply when operating in designated geographical areas.
    See also:
  • Alternative Fuels
  • Clean Air Act
  • Engine Emissions (Marine Engines)
  • National Clean Diesel Campaign (exit TERC)
  • Diesel Fuel Requirements (Truck)
    Applies to: Applies directly to vehicle and engine manufacturers and the refining industry, who are required to produce cleaner running engines and diesel fuel. Applies indirectly to the transportation sector by affecting the cost and availability of fuel.
    Requires: Heavy-duty engines must meet emissions standards for particulates (soot) and ozone precursors (nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbons). Diesel fuel must meet limits on sulfur content.
    See also:
  • Clean Air Act
  • National Clean Diesel Campaign (exit TERC)
  • Fueling Operations - Best Practices
    Applies to: All vehicle fueling facilities
    Requires: Best practices -- voluntary, but recommended
    See also:
  • Diesel Fuel Storage Tanks
  • Oil, Used
  • SmartWay Program (exit TERC)
  • Spills and Leaks, Prevention
  • Spills and Leaks, Reporting
  • Tanks, Underground
  • LNG Tank Venting
    Applies to: All liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel tanks
    Requires: Both fuel level and internal tank temperature must be known to calculate how long an LNG tank can avoid venting fuel to the atmosphere.
    See also:
  • Alternative Fuels
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Spills and Leaks, Reporting
    Applies to: Any person, company or organization responsible for a release or spill
    Requires: Any person or organization responsible for a release or spill is required to notify the federal National Response Center when the amount reaches a federally determined limit
    See also:
  • Hazardous Waste Determination
  • Spills and Leaks, Prevention (SPCC Rule)

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