Limited Suspension Of 2% Biodiesel Requirement For Out-Of-State Fuel

On June 17, 2022, the Department of Agriculture announced the suspension of the 2 percent biodiesel content mandate on diesel fuel sold for on-road use imposed under section 3(a)(1) of the Biofuel Development and In-State Production Incentive Act (73 P.S. § 1650.3(a)(1)) for out-of-state fuel sold in the Commonwealth. The suspension shall be effective Monday,…

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Reminder: Amended FMCSA Hours Of Service Waiver Extended To Aug. 31

On May 13, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration expanded the national hours of service waiver to include all motor fuels and heating fuel. This action also included amending the scope of the existing waiver to cover all deliveries. The FMCSA said the expansion to all deliveries of covered fuels is due to the impact…

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EMA Opposes SEC’s Climate Disclosure Proposed Rule

Friday, the Energy Marketers of America submitted comments on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) proposed rule that would mandate extensive climate disclosures by public companies. While most energy marketers represented by EMA are not public companies and, therefore, are not required to report directly to the SEC, EMA is concerned due to the costs…

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U.S. DOT Extends Enforcement Discretion Allowing Remote Drug And Alcohol Abuse Evaluations For CDL Drivers

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance (ODAPC) announced last week the extension of expiring agency enforcement discretion permitting remote drug and alcohol abuse evaluations of CDL drivers by Substance Abuse Professionals (SAP). The enforcement discretion was first issued on April 4, 2020 extended several times and set to…

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Federation Of State Tax Administrators Issues New 50 State Motor Fuel Excise Tax Rates And Laws

The Federation of State Tax Administrators (FSTA) recently published its annual compendium of state motor fuel excise tax rates and laws. The compendium is a comprehensive state-by-state review of motor fuel excise tax requirements that provides 37 data points for each state listed. Those data points include motor fuel excise tax rates; point of collection;…

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ASTSWMO Publishes Annual State UST Tank Fund Performance Report

The 2021 Annual State Tank Fund Performance Report is now available (XLSX file download). The state-by-state comparative report is compiled each year by the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO). Annual tank fund performance data and regulatory requirements for all 50 states, and the District of Columbia are surveyed in the…

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U.S. House Approves Bill To Allow E15 Year Round

Last week, the U.S. House approved “Lower Food and Fuels Costs Act,” (H.R. 7606) that includes $200 million for fiscal years 2022 and 2023 for biofuel infrastructure and a provision to allow year-round sales of E15. The funding would be distributed in the form of competitive grants to support the installation, retrofit, or upgrade of…

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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 — LancasterOnline – Brad Bumsted: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano Won’t Talk To Mainstream Press As Contest Against Shapiro Begins — AP: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano, Other Election Deniers Quiet On Bogus Fraud Claims After Their Primary Wins — AP: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano…

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2022 Fall Energy Conference & Annual Meeting – Hotel & Golf Information

Make hotel reservations now for the 2022 Pennsylvania Petroleum Association Fall Energy Conference & Annual Meeting taking place October 11 – 13 at The Hershey Hotel. This award-winning destination is a perfect venue to host all segments of PPA membership in one location. The PPA is excited to partner with Women in Energy to host…

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June PA State Legislative Session Update

In the Pennsylvania General Assembly, June is always  a critical month in regard to legislative activity. The passage of the state budget prior to the June 30 end of the fiscal year takes top priority, but interest groups and legislative leaders use this period to leverage deals for the passage of other legislation. The PPA…

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