Advisian’s Petroleum, Chemicals & Energy Practice develops and provides several software applications, databases, and reporting tools for the refining, pipeline, trucking, rail, and marine industries. Several of these applications assist clients in meeting regulatory compliance requirements.
Gasoline Compliance Tracking and Reporting Software
As part of the Clean Air Act of 1990, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) formulated regulations of fuel and fuel additives dealing with standards for reformulated and conventional gasolines sold in the United States. The enforcement of these regulations began on January 1, 1995.
The regulations are complex and the penalties for non-compliance are severe. This makes it imperative for refiners, gasoline blenders, and importers to take advantage of automated tools that will improve accuracy of the flow and tank data measurements, and make the compliance calculations and reporting as easy as possible.
PACE-CTR® is a comprehensive compliance, tracking, and reporting software program incorporating the EPA regulations and standards for both reformulated and conventional gasolines. It also tracks and reports CARB gasoline according to the regulations for gasolines sold in California, which began March 1, 1996.
- Multiple facilities and aggregation
- EPA's complex model
- California Gasoline Compliance (CARB) Phase 2 and 3 CARBOB Model
- GTAB handling
- Equivalent emission performance calculations
- Gasoline containing previously certified batches
- Oxygen and benzene credits
- Gasoline sulfur
- Gasoline toxics (MSAT)
- Extensive management reports
- Automatic generation of EPA forms
- Electronic reports
- Product transfer document
- Data extraction to spreadsheets
The PACE-CTR® package provides instantaneous compliance tracking using the EPA's Complex Model. The regulations in the Federal Register of 40 CFR Part 80 are implemented in PACE-CTR® – tracking of gasoline properties, certification, average and per-gallon calculations, oxygen and benzene credits, gasoline sulfur credits and allotments, product transfer documents and reporting.
The program also allows the refiner, blender or importer to perform compliance planning at any given time during the year and to maintain the integrity of previous certified batches. Users can enter the necessary data either manually or import the data electronically from a LIMS system, and easily generate reports in the prescribed format, ready for submission to the EPA. PACE-CTR® also allows data transfer via electronic linkage (EDI, spreadsheets or flat files).