News & Updates

Emergency Declaration Extension Issued

An emergency exemption Pursuant to Title 49 CFR �� 390.23 and 390.25 has been issued by the FMCSA Midwest Service Center Field Administrator, Darin Jones, as a result of extreme arctic cold weather conditions causing shortages and interruptions in the availability and/or delivery of propane and other home heating fuels throughout the States affected in the Midwestern Region to include the following: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,...

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2014 FEDERAL MOTOR FUEL EXCISE TAX RATES

2014 FEDERAL MOTOR FUEL EXCISE TAX RATES What's New: The federal $1.00 per gallon biodiesel blender's credit expired at midnight on December 31, 2013. Biodiesel blends created before midnight December 31, 2013 are still eligible for the credit upon a timely return made pursuant to established filing procedures. Biodiesel blends created after midnight December 31, 2013 are not eligible for the $1.00 per gallon credit. Currently, lawmakers are...

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PMAA Regulatory Report 10/23/13

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an updated final guidance document that describes civil penalty procedures involving violations of federal regulations for retail tobacco sales. The guidance is written in a question and answer format and explains the agency's process of issuing fines to retailers that violate federal tobacco regulations. The guidance also explains the rights of retailers to respond to and appeal a civil penalty...

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The Home Stretch for our PMAA PAC Efforts

The following appeal is from PMAA PAC Co-Chair and North Carolina Petroleum Marketers Executive Director, Michael Fields. NPCA's PMAA PAC goal for 2014 is $2,820 of which NPCA has raised $1,100 or 39% of our goal. Please considering helping NPCA meet our goal before year's end. Complete the attachment or call Katie Jackson at the NPCA offices to assist you with you generous contribution. NPCA Board of Directors Fellow Execs: We are in the last...

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PMAA Testifies Before EPA Concerning E15

THURSDAY, December 5, 2013 - Today, PMAA President Dan Gilligan testified before the EPA over the agency's 2014 proposed RFS blending volume standards. Specifically, Gilligan highlighted petroleum marketers' concerns about E15. Given underground storage tank (UST) system infrastructure legal and regulatory uncertainties, Gilligan argued that E15 is unlikely to solve the corn-based ethanol blendwall, and therefore, lowering the corn-based...

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PMAA Regulatory Report 10/30

OSHA is making changes to its hazard communication standard which requires employers to notify employees of the presence of hazardous chemicals in the workplace. Petroleum marketers have been required to comply with the OSHA hazard communication standard since it was first introduced in 1983. The changes are being made to align OSHA's requirements to international standards for chemical container labeling and material safety data sheets (MSDS)....

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PMAA Regulatory Report

A new U.S. DOT regulation requires both intrastate and interstate CDL drivers to self certify to their state driver's license authority (SDLA) the type of commercial motor vehicle operation they drive in or expect to drive in with their CDL. Drivers operating in certain types of commerce will be required to submit a current medical examiner's certificate to their SDLA to obtain a "certified" medical status as part of their driving record....

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