Legislative and Regulatory Representation
NPCA Members are represented by NPCA in the State of Nebraska and Washington D.C. The association works year-round to communicate the Petroleum Industry’s position to lawmakers. NPCA’s mission is to enable the success of its members by furthering legislation favorable to the Petroleum industry and defeating legislation detrimental to the Petroleum industry.
NPCA Members automatically become members of the Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA), a federation of 47 state and regional trade associations representing approximately 8,000 independent petroleum marketers nationwide. This means NPCA Members are represented by NPCA and PMAA in Washington D.C.
PMAA SBC PAC Committee
NPCA Members are part of a greater good through the PMAA Small Business Committee (SBC), a political action committee (PAC) funded by voluntary contributions from marketers across the country. PMAA regularly reports the activities of the PAC (as required by law) to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and information about that activity is available to the public. Your contribution to the PMAA SBC PAC will:
• Help elect individuals who are supportive of small business and independent petroleum marketers;
• Support PMAA’s legislative and regulatory agenda;
• Remind legislators that petroleum marketers are a political force;
• Recognize the unique aspects of the jobber/distributor class of trade and of oilheat dealers;
• Enable PMAA to say “yes” when supportive candidates ask for our help;
• Assist PMAA to stand up to organizations that represent interests contrary to those of independent petroleum marketers and which are now actively building campaign war chests to defeat pro-small business candidates.
Personal contributions are limited to individuals who are members of a PMAA Member Association. Contributions to the SBC PAC are not tax deductible.
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Weekly Legislative Updates
NPCA Members receive Legislative reports with up-to date information as bills progress through the legislative process each year. As an industry, it is imperative that we are up to date on changes to the law and that our voices are represented in the legislative process.
NPCA Members receive a quarterly Marketers Magazine to keep them up to date on the latest industry news and events. The Magazine is also a great advertising tool for member companies. The Quarterly Marketers Magazine is available on the NPCA Website.
NPCA Membership Newsletter
NPCA Members receive a weekly, digital Membership Newsletter with valuable, insider information to empower their success in the Petroleum Industry. The Member Directory is available on the NPCA Website.
Underground Storage Tank (UST) Operator Training
NPCA Members have access to online UST Operator Training. NPCA is contracted with Leak Specialists Inc. to provide UST Operator Training. Leak Specialist Inc. Class A/B and Class C UST Operator Training courses are approved by the Nebraska State Fire Marshal’s Office.
UST Training Requirements for Nebraska:
Nebraska requires the training of all Class A/B operators through a state-approved course. Class A/B operators must be retrained every five years. However, if a UST system is found to be out of compliance, the Fire Marshal may require retraining prior to the five-year retraining date.
Nebraska requires the training of all Class C operators through a state-approved course. Class C Operators must be retrained every three years. However, if the facility is found out of compliance, the Fire Marshal may require retraining prior to the three-year retraining date.
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Please click here to complete the UST Operator Training.
NPCA members receive a Member Directory for networking purposes. This is an outreach tool to collaborate and stay connected with other members. The NPCA Member Directory is available on the NPCA Website.
PACE Trade Show
NPCA Members are encouraged to participate in the PACEshow, a key destination for the central Midwest region’s top buyers representing more than 5,000 petroleum and convenience retail locations.
PACEshow draws more than 2,000 attendees and features 250+ leading industry suppliers — offering c-store owners and related industry suppliers easy access to exclusive industry benefits including:
• The latest in products, services & equipment from the industry’s top manufacturers and service providers
• Industry meetings on issues fuel marketers, c-store & food/beverage retailers care most about
• Networking opportunities with colleagues throughout the show & social events
Visit www.PACEshow.com for the latest information on PACEshow exhibitors, meetings, networking & business growth opportunities.
NPCA Members are invited to the annual NPCA & NPGA (Nebraska Petroleum Gas Association) Joint Convention. This event brings two industries together for networking, educational seminars, golf, great food and fun!
GLW & NPCA Member Golf Outing
NPCA Members are invited to the annual GLW & NPCA Member Golf Outing. This is a networking event for NPCA Members, as well as a fundraiser for the George L. Watters Memorial Scholarship fund.
Fairway N’ Friends Golf Outing
NPCA Members are invited to play at the annual Fairway N’ Friends Golf Outing. PMCA of Kansas and NPCA host this event to give KS and NE the opportunity to network with the best in the industry. The location of the Golf Outing varies from year to year – the most beloved courses we play are Dismal River Golf Club; Prairie Club, Valentine, NE; Dismal River, Mullen, NE; Colbert Hills, Manhattan, Kansas.
George L. Watters Memorial Scholarship
NPCA Members give back to the community through The George L. Watters Memorial Scholarship (GLW Memorial Scholarship). established in 1988. George Watters was an outstanding and well-respected representative of the petroleum marketing industry. Following his death several years ago, the Nebraska Petroleum Marketers Association established this scholarship to properly recall George’s leadership and integrity in the field.
Every year, the NPCA awards 3 individuals with a $1,000 GLW Memorial Scholarship. Recipients must meet all the following criteria:
1. Must be the offspring of a Nebraska Petroleum Marketer employee
2. Must be a graduating Senior from any high school in Nebraska
3. Must be in the upper 1/3 of their graduating class
4. Must be attending college in the State of Nebraska
Past Scholarship Winners
I will be attending Peru State College in the fall semester of 2016. I will be majoring in Wildlife Ecology with a minor in Biology. I hope to use these degrees to continue into the area of game and parks or other wildlife professions. I have always enjoyed being outdoors and some of my favorites activities include hunting and fishing. I would like to come back to the Sandhills area after college and work either at the Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, or the Halsey National Forest. While attending Peru State College I will also be participating on their football team. In the future I would like to help with coaching youth sports, because they have been such an important part of my life.