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The motor-fuel industry features a wide array of acronyms and technical vernacular. Here are some of the common acronyms and phrases you might encounter:

API: American Petroleum Institute

B100: 100% Biodiesel

CARB: California Air Resources Board

CFR: Code of Federal Regulations

CNP: Card-not-present

CVM and CVR: Card verification methods and results

DAC: Data authentication code

DEF: Diesel Exhaust Fluid

DOT: Department of Transportation

E0: Pure gasoline

E10: 10% denatured ethanol; 90% gasoline blendstock

E15: 15% denatured ethanol; 85% gasoline blendstock

E25: 25% denatured ethanol; 75% gasoline blendstock

E85: Marketing term for high-blend ethanol 51% – 83%

E100: Pure ethanol fuel

EMV: Europay, MasterCard & Visa

EPA: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

EVR: Enhanced Vapor Recovery

FDEQ: Florida Department of Environmental Quality

FFV: Flex-Fuel Vehicle

Hybrid card: A card that contains an EMV chip and a magnetic stripe

ICC: Integrated circuit card

iCVV: ICC Verification Value

ISD: In Station Diagnostics

NACS: National Association of Convenience Stores

NREL: National Renewable Energy Laboratory

ORVR: Onboard Refueling Vapor Recovery

OSHA: Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OUST: Office of Underground Storage Tanks

PAN: Primary account number

PEI: Petroleum Equipment Institute

POS: Point of Sale

RFA: Renewable Fuels Association

RFS: Renewable Fuel Standards

RIN: Renewable Identification Number

RVO: Renewable Volume Obligation

SEPA: Single Euro Payments Area

STI: Steel Tank Institute

STP: submersible turbine pump

Technical fall-back: A circumstance in which a chip cannot be used and another type of entry — such as magnetic-stripe read or PAN key — is used to complete a transaction

TRM: Terminal Risk Management

UL: Underwriters Laboratories

ULSD: Ultra-low Sulfur Diesel

UST: Underground Storage Tank

VMT: Vehicle Mileage Tax