2021 Fall Energy Conference & Annual Meeting Event Information
The 2021 PPA Fall Energy Conference & Annual Meeting will take place at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford in October….

Colonial Pipeline Shutdown & Regional FMCSA Waiver
On May 7, 2021 the Colonial Pipeline announced their system has been shut down due to a cyber-attack. As of today, there is no indication of when they will resume operation….

Update On Senate Bill 275
The PPA has previously reported on Senate Bill 275 which was introduced by Senator Gene Yaw (R-Lycoming) to establish the State would have the legal authority in regards to the regulation of energy matters in the Commonwealth….

Please Take The 2021 PPA Membership Questionnaire
The PPA is distributing a questionnaire to ensure accurate membership data….

Countywide Petroleum’s Nila Manning Appointed To USTIB
Nila Manning from Countywide Petroleum (Pittsburgh, PA) was recently appointed by Governor Wolf to serve on the Underground Storage Tank Indemnification Board (USTIB)….

PA Dept. Of Human Services Urges Renters To Apply For Utility Assistance
The Department of Human Services last week reminded Pennsylvanians who need assistance paying utility bills they can apply for help through the federally funded Emergency Rental Assistance Program….

Biden Administration Withdraws Independent Contractor Rule
The Department of Labor (DOL) withdrew the Trump Administration’s final rule that clarified the standard for determining employee versus independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)….

Legalized Marijuana, CBD Oil Strictly Prohibited Under U.S. DOT Drug Testing Regulations
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Office of Drug and Alcohol has once again clarified the agency’s drug and alcohol policy concerning the legalized use under state laws of CBD oil and legalized marijuana by CDL drivers….

U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee Holds Another Hearing On Electrification
On May 5, members of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing on “The CLEAN Future Act: Driving Decarbonization of the Transportation Sector.”….

GAO Investigating Small Refiner Blending Waivers Issued Under Trump Administration
The EPA is providing the Government Accountability Office (GAO) with confidential documents relating to small refiner’s petitions for exemptions to biofuel blending mandates under the RFS….

EMA Urges President Biden To Support Healthy Workplaces Tax Credit
EMA has joined a coalition of 50 associations representing millions of employees and many millions more customers in asking President Biden to include the bipartisan “Healthy Workplaces Tax Credit Act”….

EMA Continues To Oppose Increases In Minimum Liability Coverage For Motor Carriers
EMA has joined the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and other business groups in a letter to members of Congress who serve on the Blue Dogs and Problem Solvers….

PA Capitol & COVID Weekly Report: No $7 Billion Plan; We’ll Take The 5th; Fundraising In The Wild West; ID Changes?
Republicans that run the Senate and House still have not released a plan yet for how they want to spend the $7.4 billion (or so) in federal stimulus money the state government will receive….


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