FAQs

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GENERAL

1. Were do I go for good C-store industry facts?

The National Association of Convenience Store’s website site Online Resources for Building Your Company’s Image. Fact sheet link? Gasoline facts link?

2. How old do you have to be to sell, tobacco products, lottery tickets and/or alcoholic beverages?

The State of Nebraska has established age limits regarding the sale of some age sensitive products as follows:

Alcohol Sales

  • An employee who is 16 years of age or older may stock, sack and carry out alcoholic liquor from licensed establishments, although she/he must be accompanied by a person over 21 years of age (the purchaser).
  • An employee may remove liquor containers as a waiter, waitress or busboy of a restaurant, hotel, etc. upon reaching the age of 16.
  • Other than stated above, an individual may not buy, sell, dispense or have in possession or physical control any alcoholic liquor in Nebraska, except in his/her permanent place of residence.
  • Licensee must not permit possession or consumption by a minor on the licensed premise.

3. I want to learn more about the rules and regulations of portable tanks

What is the maximum quantity of diesel and gasoline that can be used for portable storage before the container (tank) has to meet the same DOT requirements as does a tankwagon?

Diesel fuel in tanks of 119 gallons or less capacity is excepted from the hazmat regulations. Gasoline, however is regulated in these quantities.

If you use say a 2,000 gallon (any thing over the 119) tank and mount it on a hayrack carriage do you have to comply with the DOT regs as do petroleum marketers with their tanks wagons.
Generally for the farmer, transporting fuels (gasoline and diesel, does not include propane) on local roads between fields of the same farm is excepted from the hazmat regulations. This exception is found in 173.5(a) of the HMRs.

However, should he either haul or pull a portable fuel tank into town to fill it from the supplier, this now becomes regulated.

Under these circumstances, if the tank is over 502 gallons, there aren’t any exceptions from the HM regs at all. Everything would apply. If the tank is 502 gallons or less, from supplier to field, then the farmer has an exception for needing a specification tank, but he still needs the shipping papers, markings and placards, etc.

Where can I find a copy of the rules and regulations that govern this type of activity?

The hazardous materials guidelines can be found here: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

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5. Where can I download for free the required State and Federal Posters?

You can download the required State and Federal Posters for free by visiting the Nebraska Department of Labor.

6. What are the rules on Cash/Credit pricing?

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture’s, Division of Weights & Measures policy 6.61, effective March 6, 2006 states: Cash/Credit Price Labeling Background: NIST Handbook 44 Liquid Measuring Devices Code, Sections S.1.6.4., S.1.6.5., UR.3.2., and UR.3.3. require that whenever a product is offered at more than one unit price, the dispenser display all the unit prices available prior to selection, the price at which the device is set to compute following selection, and compute at the unit price selected. The Nebraska Weights & Measures Act, Section 89-186 (a) states in addition to the Handbook 44 requirements that any computing device in which a product is offered at more than one unit price may also compute at the lowest possible unit price, but all prices must still be posted on the face of the dispenser. This addition to the Act eliminates the necessity to replace existing dispensers that may have several years of useful service, just to implement multi-tier pricing. Discussion: The purpose of this policy is to more clearly define adequate price posting on the face of the dispenser. The language in the Act could be interpreted to mean that a dispenser set to compute at the lower cash price must have the credit price per gallon labeled on the face of the dispenser. Every time the price of fuel changes, the label would have to be changed for the credit price. Retailers have asked if it would be okay to simply label the dispenser, “Add X cents per gallon for credit.” Decision: It is the view of the Weights and Measures Division that it will be acceptable to compute at the lower cash price and provide labeling stating “Add X cents for Credit.” This method of labeling will simplify the labeling obligation for the retailer while maintaining the benefit of the requirements for the consumer. Placement will be on the face of the dispenser or on a pump topper and will be clearly visible when facing the dispenser. Character size and prominence shall be equal to or greater than the size and prominence of the unit price displays on the dispenser.

Membership

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If you have any questions, please call or email Katie Jackson, kjackson@npcainc.com or (402) 474-6691.

SPCC Compliance

1. Sample SPCC Plan

This is only a sample plan and should only be used as such in helping to develop your own SPCC Plan with your engineer. Important Reminder: A professional engineer must sign off on your plan.

Click to view SPCC sample plan

2. Click to view the EPA Checklist

This is a checklist and should not in any way be considered to be a complete list. Use this as a guide to ensure compliance but not as the sole means for compliance.

3. Click to view the SPCC Power Point Presentation (Converted to PDF)

Please note that the presentation may refer to pictures that have been removed so that it would download to the website.

ULTRA LOW SULFUR DIESEL

1. Click to view PMAA Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Memorandum One

2. Click to view PMAA Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Memorandum Two

3. Click to view PMAA Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Memorandum Three

4. How do I order diesel labels to meet the ultra low sulfur regulations that took effect in June 2006?

Click to view our Diesel Label Ordering Form

5. Where can I find additional information on the ultra low sulfur diesel regulations?

You can visit the Clean Diesel Fuel Alliance website.

6. Click to view the June 30, 2006 Ultra Low Sulfur Memorandum