Communication Tools For Ultra-Low Sulfur Heating Oil Transition Beginning Sept. 1
Members of the PPA Heating Fuels Committee recently collaborated to create tools for dealers to communicate the statewide ULHSO mandate which is effective on September 1, 2020….

PPA Highlights New Association Members In August
PPA would like to highlight these new members joining the Association in August….

PPA Announces 4-Part Webinar Series With FMCSA/USDOT
The PPA is excited to announce a partnership with the Pennsylvania Division of FMCSA/USDOT to offer a four-part webinar series in September. This free educational opportunity is specifically catered towards petroleum marketers….

Pennsylvania Approved For Extra $300/Week To Eligible Unemployed Workers
On August 25, the Department of Labor & Industry announced Pennsylvania will get nearly $1.5 billion to provide an extra $300 per week to eligible unemployed workers through the temporary federal Lost Wages Assistance Program….

NORA Completes New Study On Transitioning Heating Oils To Bioblends
The National Oilheat Research Alliance recently completed a new study to provide more information on supply, logistics challenges and the relative benefits of carbon reductions, related to a transition to Biofuels….

FMCSA Expands Multi-State Hours of Service Waiver In Response To Hurricane Laura; Not PA
On Thursday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) added Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Tennessee to the list of states (Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas) who were granted an Hours of Service (HOS) waiver in response to Hurricane Laura through September 23, 2020….

CDC Says Not To Argue With Anti-Mask Customers
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently issued updated guidance recommending certain practices for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic….

Urge Congress To Include Reasonable Liability Protections In Next COVID-19 Relief Package
PMAA urges you to reach out to Senators in support of important legislation to expand liability protections for businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic known as the “Safe to Work Act” (S. 4317)….

EPA Still Undecided On Refinery Exemptions
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has yet to decide on renewable fuel blending requirements for 2021 or on petitions from refiners asking to be exempted from past-year requirements going back to 2011…

U.S. Senate Democrats Issue New Climate Vision
Last week, the U.S. Senate Democrats’ Climate Committee released a report detailing what they plan to focus on regarding climate policies if the party were to win back the chamber from Republicans in November….

Retail Groups Urge FDA To Publish List Of Electronic Nicotine Delivery System Products
On Tuesday, PMAA joined four other groups in urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to publish a public list of currently marketed electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) products for which the Agency has received a premarket tobacco product application (PMTA) by the September 9, 2020 deadline….

Gov. Wolf Calls On Legislature To Act Immediately On COVID-19 Recovery, Government Reform
On August 25, Gov. Tom Wolf presented his fall legislative agenda for worker and family support and protections, COVID-19 recovery, and government reform….

PA Capitol & COVID-19 Weekly Report: Legislature Begins Fall Session; Quick Election Fixes?
The House kicks off the fall voting session on Tuesday with plenty of issues on their plate– finishing the FY 2020-21 state budget, election law fixes, how to spend $1.3 billion in federal COVID-19 aid money and more….


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