PPA Partnering With FMCSA For Two August Webinars

The PPA is excited to host a two-part webinar series with the Pennsylvania Division of FMCSA/USDOT in August. This free educational opportunity is specifically focused towards energy marketers who haul hazardous materials. Please note these sessions will not be recorded due to FMCSA’s request. The only way to participate will be to attend the live…

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EPA Extends Emergency RVP Waiver Permitting Summertime Sale Of E15 Nationwide

On August 9, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued another 20-day extension of the temporary emergency waiver effective August 9, 2022 that allows the nationwide sale of E15 during the summer driving season. Click Here for a copy of the extension. The EPA cites the “extreme and unusual” global fuel supply shortages caused by the…

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U.S. House Passes Inflation Reduction Act Sending It To President Biden

On August 7, 2022, after a marathon all-night session, the U.S. Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The final vote was 50-50, with Vice President Kamala Harris casting the tie breaking vote. On August 12, the U.S. House passed the bill sending it to President Biden. The IRA – a climate, health, and tax-focused…

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TSA Adopts New Online Renewal OPTION For TWIC Credential Holders

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced it will now accept online renewals for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC). CDL drivers with hazardous material endorsements must have TWIC credentials to obtain access to secure areas of the nation’s maritime port facilities and vessels. TWIC holders must renew their card every five years. TSA is adopting…

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Call To Action: It’s Time For Congress To Pass Credit Card Swipe Fee Reform!

U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Senator Roger Marshall (R-KS) recently introduced the bipartisan “The Credit Card Competition Act,” (S.4674) which would ensure retailer choice in payment routing by requiring at least two unaffiliated processors on credit cards, the same process that is used for debit card transactions. Swipe fees remain the second…

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Summary Of National Conference On Weights And Measures Meeting

At the National Conference of Weights and Measures annual meeting in mid-July, an item to change the tentative code for specifications and tolerances for Electric Vehicle Supply Systems (EVSE) to permanent was approved. This code applies to EV Chargers (both AC and DC) used for the measurement and sale of electricity dispensed to an electric…

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PA Capitol Report: Top 10 Stories On Harrisburg/PA Politics Last Week

Because In Politics Everything Is Connected To Everything Else– — Governor’s Race — TribLive: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano Takes Campaign To Westmoreland County; Stage Flanked By American And Christian Flags [His Opponent Josh Shapiro Is Jewish] — PennLive – Charles Thompson: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano Shuts Down His Deposition To U.S. House Panel Investigating Assault…

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PPA Seeking Nominations For 4 New Members Of Board Of Directors

The Pennsylvania Petroleum Association is seeking four (4) new Directors to serve on the Board of Directors. The three year Director term begins on January 1, 2023. Click here to view the current members. If you are interested in nominating someone (including yourself), please notify the PPA prior to September 1. The election of new…

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Congressional Legislative Update: Climate & Energy Bill Passes Senate, House Up Next

It is an eventful week in Washington as U.S. Senate Democrats Sunday passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) – a climate, health, and tax-focused reconciliation package developed behind closed doors between Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).             The legislation would make the largest federal investment– $375 billion– in climate…

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Call To Action: It’s Time For Congress To Pass Credit Card Swipe Fee Reform!

U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Senator Roger Marshall (R-KS) recently introduced the bipartisan “The Credit Card Competition Act,” (S.4674) which would ensure retailer choice in payment routing by requiring at least two unaffiliated processors on credit cards, the same process that is used for debit card transactions. Swipe fees remain the second…

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