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Volume 5, Issue 4
Dec. 2011
Inside This Issue
Volume 5, Issue 4
New Gasoline Regulations
Pg. 1
Westlawn at IBEX
Pg. 2
Westlawn at METS
Pg. 3
Four Westlawn Designs
Selected in Competition Pg. 9
Know It All Question Pg. 13
Know It All Answer
Pg. 14
On the Drawing Board
Strahovnik’s RIB 6.5 m Pg. 16
We Get Mail
Pg. 17
New D’Antonio Blog Pg. 19
Westlawn Profiles
Michele Ansaloni
Pg. 20
News & Views
Pg. 23
Single Versus Twin
Pg. 25
Continuing Education Pg. 27
Training Links
Pg. 28
Andre Bauwens MemoriamPg. 29
Archives
Pg. 30
Westlawn Information Pg. 30
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The Journal of the Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology
New EPA Regulations Have Made Significan
Changes to Gasoline Fuel Systems on Boat
Here’s What You Need to Know
By Dave Gerr from Information Provided by John Adey a
the ABYC Technical Department
Westlawn at IBEX and METS 2011 - Pages 2 & 3
Four from Westlawn Contribute Notable Designs to
WoodenBoat’
s Design Challenge III - Page 9
A
fter several years of discussion, investigation and review, the U.S. Environ-
mental Protection Agency (EPA) has introduced completely new regulations
governing fuel installations on boats with gasoline engines or equipment. Most o
these new regulations have been implemented starting in 2009 and through 20
(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 m
be followed fully.
In fact, the new requirements could well have been still more onerous, but vario
boating industry organizations (such as NMMA) helped to explain industry concer
and work out acceptable solutions. No organization was more instrumental in as
suring that the new regulations were as sensible and reasonable as possible tha
the Technical Department of ABYC. Under the direction of ABYC vice president a
Tech Department director, John Adey, ABYC not only worked with the EPA regula
tors, but assisted in research and in conducting tests to demonstrate that—wher
possible—simpler and more cost-effective solutions would be acceptable.
We’ll review here what the new EPA regulations are and explain some of the pra
cal approaches for implementing them. These regulations are now law under the
Code of Federal Regulations, specifically 40 CFR Part 1060. They will affect the
you design, build, repair or inspect gasoline boats from now on.
The new rules cover three ways that the EPA identified in which hydrocarbons ca
enter the atmosphere from a gasoline boat’s fuel system:
1) Evaporative Emissions
2) Diurnal Emissions
3) Fueling Spitback
Continued on pa