Industry News

Reduced Financial Guarantee Requirements For PA Motor Fuel Taxes

The PPA supported a change made by the Department of Revenue’s Bureau of Motor and Alternative Fuel Tax on requirements for bonding and other financial guarantees. Distributors now have the option to reduce the bond requirement from 1.5 months to 1 month which should be particularly helpful with the scheduled increase in motor fuel tax […]

DEP Publishes Notice Of Transition Period To Meeting 500 PPM July 1 Heating Oil Sulfur Limit

The PPA met with the Department of Environmental Protection in April to address the unprecedented heating oil inventories remaining from an unusually warm winter and the difficulty of meeting the 500 ppm standard on July 1. The DEP responded by publishing a notice to temporarily extend enforcement of the 500 ppm standard for No. 2 […]

Annual Federal HAZMAT Registration Due July 1

The U.S. DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) requires hazardous material transporters to register and pay a fee each year in return for a certificate of operation. PHMSA began mailing the 2016-2017 registration information to HAZMAT transporters earlier this month. Only those with expiring DOT PHMSA HAZMAT registration certificates must re-register before July […]

Driver Hours Exemption Issued in Wake of Winter Storm Jonas

In the days leading up to what turned out to be one of the largest winter snow storms in Pennsylvania history, the PPA worked with the Department of Transportation to secure a 13-day exemption for heating oil and propane deliveries. The 2016 blizzard ultimately exceeded most weather forecasters early predictions but still proved difficult to […]

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