Full Details on New EPA Gasoline Fuel System Requirements

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by dgerr, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. dgerr
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    dgerr Senior Member

    The EPA has instituted completely new regulations regarding the fuel installations on gasoline boats. These regulations are effective NOW. You can read full details on the new requirements and methods of compliance in The December 2011 issue of Westlawn Institute's free online journal, The Masthead.


    The New Era of Gasoline Fuel Installations – ABYC H-24 & H-25
    By Dave Gerr, from Information Provided by John Adey and the ABYC Technical Department

    After several years of discussion, investigation and review, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has introduced completely new regulations governing fuel installations on boat with gasoline engines or equipment. Most of these new regulations have been implemented starting in 2009 and through 2011. (A few final aspects are scheduled for implementation in 2012.) New regulations and requirements mean added cost and complexity, but they are the law and must be followed fully.

    We'll review here what the new EPA regulations are and explain some of the practical approaches for implementing them. These regulations are now law under the Code of Federal Regulations, specifically 40 CFR Chapter 1060. They will affect the way you design, build, repair or inspect gasoline boats from now on.

    This article is "MUST READING" for everyone involved in design, building and repair of boats and yachts.

    Read the complete articles in this issue.
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    If you prefer to read it in standard PDF format, go to the new flipping-book format and click on the download button on the bottom gray bar.

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    Dave Gerr
    Director, Westlawn Institute
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  2. Willallison
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    Willallison Senior Member

    Thanks Dave...:)
  3. pcannon
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    pcannon New Member

    more boating regulation

    oh boy, i was just thinking we needed more regulations and requirements...
  4. CatBuilder

    CatBuilder Previous Member

    A great article! Thanks!

  5. BPL
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    BPL Senior Member

    All boats having a vent that doesn't let any water in will be good.
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