CNG Codes & CNG Standards Training

Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Blog/News

CNG Codes & CNG Standards Training

Black Hills Energy, in cooperation with the Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi), is sponsoring a “CNG Codes & Standards Training” for fire marshals, code officials, and anyone who converts, builds, operates and/or maintains NGVs or CNG equipment. This one-day training will provide an overview of the codes and standards related to CNG vehicles, fueling station design, and vehicle maintenance facilities. Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Time: 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Location: Quality Inn, 1511 Center Park Rd, Lincoln, NE Registration Deadline: Friday, June 7, 2013 Lunch and break items will be provided, along with all course materials, in the cost of registration. During the course, participants will learn: – CNG Fueling Station Codes and Regulations – Codes and Standards Covering Vehicular CNG Cylinders and the Onboard Fuel System – Vehicle Maintenance Facility Codes and Standards Specific codes addressed will include but are not limited to: – National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 52 Vehicular Gaseous Fuel Systems Code – National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70 National Electrical Code – National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 30A Code for Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages – National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 496 – American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Section VIII, Division 1 and Division 2 – National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 68 Venting of Deflagrations – ISO 13631 – 2002 – ANSI NGV 1,2,3 and 4 – SAE J1616 – DOT/FMVSS 304 – CGA C-6.4 – International Mechanical Code – International Fire Code – International Building...

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Texas Rebate Grants Program

Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Blog/News

Texas Rebate Grants Program

A Program of the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) Texas rebate grants are administered on simplified first-come, first-serve grant platform program to upgrade or replace diesel heavy-duty vehicles and/or equipment. The Rebate Program is currently accepting grant applications. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 PM, June 28, 2013 or until all funding is distributed. Please register with our E-mail Subscription Service to receive program updates by email. Amount of funding available for Rebate Grants this grant round: $5,000,000 The Rebate Grants Program is a simplified application process under the Emissions Reduction Incentive Grant Program. Rebate grants are only available for diesel on-road and select non-road replacement and repower projects. In addition, part of the funds allocated to the Rebate Grants Program will be set aside for applications from entities that qualify as a Small Business under the TERP Guidelines for Emissions Reduction Grants. Thus, small businesses are encouraged to apply. Applications are reviewed, processed, and awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. This web page will be updated weekly to show the amount still available for distribution. Are Applications Currently Being Accepted? Who Is Eligible for a Rebate Grant? Eligible Counties Rebate Grant Application Forms and Information Maximum Rebate Grant Amount Tables Emission Factors: California Air Resources Board (CARB) On-Road Certification Emission Factors: California Air Resources Board (CARB) Non-Road Certification Contact Information   NOTE: The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) will be accepting applications submitted under the 2013 Notice of Rebate Grants (NRG). However, grants may need to be delayed or not awarded, pending final selection decisions for the 2013 Emissions Reduction Incentive Grants (ERIG) Request for Grant Applications. The TCEQ can make no guarantee of the number and amount of grant awards that will finally be made. Applicants should not make purchasing decisions based on the “expectation” of receiving a grant....

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Federal Laws and Incentives for Natural Gas

Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Blog/News

Federal Laws and Incentives for Natural Gas

Incentives Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit Fueling equipment for natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas (propane), electricity, E85, or diesel fuel blends containing a minimum of 20% biodiesel installed between January 1, 2006, and December 31, 2013, is eligible for a tax credit of 30% of the cost, not to exceed $30,000. Permitting and inspection fees are not included in covered expenses. Fueling station owners who install qualified equipment at multiple sites are allowed to use the credit towards each location. Consumers who purchased qualified residential fueling equipment prior to December 31, 2013, may receive a tax credit of up to $1,000. Unused credits that qualify as general business tax credits, as defined by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), may be carried backward one year and carried forward 20 years. (Reference Public Law 112-240, 26 U.S. Code 30C and 38, and IRS Notice 2007-43 (PDF)) Point of Contact U.S. Internal Revenue Service Phone: (800) 829-1040 http://www.irs.gov/ Alternative Fuel Excise Tax Credit A tax incentive is available for alternative fuel that is sold for use or used as a fuel to operate a motor vehicle. A tax credit in the amount of $0.50 per gallon is available for the following alternative fuels: compressed natural gas (based on 121 cubic feet), liquefied natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, P-Series fuel, liquid fuel derived from coal through the Fischer-Tropsch process, and compressed or liquefied gas derived from biomass. For an entity to be eligible to claim the credit they must be liable for reporting and paying the federal excise tax on the sale or use of the fuel in a motor vehicle. Tax exempt entities such as state and local governments that dispense qualified fuel from an on-site fueling station for use in vehicles qualify for the incentive. Eligible entities must be registered with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The incentive must first be taken as a credit against the entity’s alternative fuel tax liability; any excess over this fuel tax liability may be claimed as a direct payment from the IRS. The tax credit is not allowed if an incentive for the same alternative fuel is also determined under the rules for the ethanol or biodiesel tax credits. This tax credit is applicable to fuel sold or used between January 1, 2005, and December 31, 2013. (Reference Public Law 112-240 and 26 U.S. Code 6426) Point of Contact Excise Tax Branch U.S. Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel Phone: (202) 622-3130...

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