PPA Merging Conferences Into A Fall Energy Conference & Annual Meeting Oct. 7-8
PPA has decided to merge the upcoming Motor Fuel & Convenience Store Conference into a Fall Energy Conference & Annual Meeting and hold the combined event October 7-8 at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford Springs, PA….

PPATEC Training Schedule Resumes On June 16
Last week the state Department of Education announced a modified state policy to permit colleges, universities, seminaries, trade schools, and adult basic education programs in counties designated as yellow to resume limited, in-person instruction….

June PPA Committee Meeting Schedule
The following PPA committees will be taking place this month via Zoom Meeting. If you are currently not part of a PPA committee but would like to learn more about potentially joining, please contact [email protected]eum.org for more information….

Governor Signs Bill Removing Restriction On Selling Liquid Fuels By Liquor Licensees
On June 5, Gov. Tom Wolf signed House Bill 1048 (Knowles-R-Schuylkill) into law as Act 29 that does away with the restrictions on Liquor Control Board licensees from selling liquid fuels….

Federal Short-Haul Driver Hours Of Service Amendments Effective Sept. 29, 2020
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published the final rule amending the CDL driver of hours of service (HOS) requirements on June 3rd….

API Publishes New Recommended Practice 1637
The American Petroleum Institute (API) recently published the 4th edition of the API Recommended Practice (RP) 1637 Using the API Color-Symbol System to Identify Equipment, Vehicles, and Transfer Points for Petroleum Fuels and Related Products at Dispensing and Storage Facilities and Distribution Terminals….

CDC Issues New Recommendations For Employers Reopening Offices
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently published sweeping new recommendations for employers to safely reopen offices to prevent the spread of COVID-19….

President Expected To Sign Paycheck Protection Program Modification Bill
The President is expected to sign the federal “Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act of 2020” (H.R. 7010)….

U.S. House Transportation Committee Releases Federal Highway Reauthorization Bill
Last week, Democrats on the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee released a five-year, $494 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill known as the “Invest in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America” Act (Invest Act)….

Reminder: Urge Congress To Provide Liability Protection To Essential Critical Infrastructure Industries
PMAA is urging Congress to protect essential businesses that remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic from lawsuits and other claims by infected persons….

Trump Issues Executive Order To Speed up Infrastructure Projects
Thursday, President Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) instructing the Departments of Interior, Agriculture, and Defense to use emergency powers under the Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to speed up infrastructure projects through the approval process on federal lands as a response to the coronavirus pandemic….

Democratic National Committee Climate Panel Pressures Biden To Back Aggressive Climate Plan
Last week, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Climate Council offered presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden an aggressive climate plan that they would like Biden to adopt, which goes much further than his own climate plan….

PA Capitol & COVID-19 Weekly Report: George Floyd Protests, Primary Election, COVID-19 
[Because Everything Is Connected To Everything Else] George Floyd protests, COVID-19 and Tuesday’s Primary election all dominated last week’s news in Pennsylvania….

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