Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Persistent persistence

So I have been searching and searching for some time and I have finally found the regulations that are supposed to be followed when anyone is pumping gas at a gas Station, this information was definitely not easy to find, but in this case persistence paid off. Weeeeehhhoooooo.

The information I am stating is a summary of the copy and paste that I did below from on the online site with the link to the direct information for verification.

So with the information I have found I have been able to confirm (for Nova Scotia and possibly for all of the Maritimes but can not confirm) it is illegal for any employee to allow you to dispense fuel while your vehicle is still in operation (defined as the engine is still in operation and not shut off). You also can not smoke within 7.5M of any pump and the same for boosting a vehicle with a defective battery and or starter system.

Now alot of people get upset over the fact of boosting their vehicle or having to shut their vehicle off while pumping the fuel, but moat people do not realize that if the employee that is working allows you to do any of those items and a inspector comes in to the station and sees this happening there will be a fine issued not only to the employee but also to the person that is performing this violation, now I have not been able to get a concrete answer as to what the fine is for either parties but it has been confirmed when presented to police officers as well as the local fire marshal.

Now I have as most of you have also noticed that there are some gas stations around that have Sighe up also indicating that the use of cellular devices while pumping gas can not be used, nowhere in any of the information I have found online or by verbal inquiry have confirmed that it is illegal for people to use their cellphones, so why is it that these gas stations have these signs up and enforce this rule when it is not currently on the books for enforcement?.

made under Section 84 of the Environment Act 
S.N.S. 1994-95, c. 1 O.I.C. 96-57 (January 31, 1996), N.S. Reg. 21/96 as amended up to O.I.C. 2000-200 (April 19, 2000, effective June 15, 2000), N.S. Reg. 62/2000

Restrictions on activities near dispensing units 
13 (1) No person shall smoke within 7.5 m of a motive fuel dispensing unit where motive fuel is being dispensed.

(2) No person shall operate the engine or motor of a vehicle into which motive fuel is being dispensed.

(3) No person shall use jumper cables for the purpose of starting a vehicle, within 7.5 m of a motive fuel dispensing unit.

(4) No person shall dispense motive fuel

(a) into the tank of a vehicle while the engine or motor of the vehicle is in operation;

(b) while a person is smoking within 7.5 m of a motive fuel dispensing unit where motive fuel is being dispensed; or

(c) while a person is using jumper cables for the purpose of starting a vehicle, within 7.5 m of a motive fuel dispensing unit.

(5) The approval holder at an outlet or place at which motive fuel is stored shall post in a conspicuous place on or near the pumps or place from which motive fuel is dispensed a no smoking symbol and post a sign warning that smoking, jump-starting a motor vehicle or operating a motor vehicle while motive fuel is being dispensed, is prohibited.

(6) Nothing in this Section prohibits the operation of a vehicle if the operation of the motor or engine is required for the delivery of motive fuel.

Effective date 
17 These regulations come into effect on, from and after February 1, 1996.

[*Effective January 22, 2013, the Emergency Spill Regulations, N.S. Reg. 59/95, are replaced by theEnvironmental Emergency Regulations, N.S. Reg. 16/2013.]

also the contact email which I have sent off a email to and will update this blog once I get a reply is regofregs@gov.ns.ca

This information came from this link:. http://www.novascotia.ca/just/regulations/regs/envmfuel.htm

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