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ENVIRONMENT
Monday, February 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
EPA Nominee Pruitt Confirmed »
Last week, Democratic Senators Manchin (D-WV) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) joined all Senate Republicans to move ahead with S...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Senate Holds Hearing for EPA Administrator Nominee »
On Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) outlined a vision f...
Tuesday, November 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Iowa Underground Storage Tank Fund Board Update »
On Thursday of last week, the Iowa Underground Storage Tank Fund (Iowa UST Fund) Board of Directors met at the state capit...
Tuesday, December 22, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Iowa DNR Sets Dates for UST Stakeholder Meetings »
The Iowa DNR is beginning the process of adopting the revised federal UST rules and will be holding a series of stakeholde...
Tuesday, September 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ozone Standard Likely to Be Released Soon »
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is currently reviewing EPA’s ozone regulation which is thought to be set between...

ECONOMICS
Tuesday, September 30, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Banks Continue To Reap Excessive Interchange Fee Profits »
Last week, the Federal Reserve (Fed) issued its biennial report on debit card interchange fee transactions which is requir...
Tuesday, February 14, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
2013 Budget Proposal Released »
Yesterday, the Obama administration released its proposed $3.80 trillion budget for FY 2013, up from an estimated $3.79 tr...
Tuesday, January 31, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
NCWM Interim Meeting Update »
The National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) concluded their 2012 Interim Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. The...
Thursday, January 12, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
New NCWM Proposal Mandates Colors Scheme for Dispenser Nozzles »
During the National Conference on Weights and Measures Interim Meeting this January 22-25, the conference will discuss a p...
Thursday, January 12, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
CFTC Rejects Challenge on Commodity Position Limits Rule »
Last week, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) rejected, along party lines, a request by the International Swa...

FEDERAL LEGISLATION
Tuesday, April 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Long-Term Fix for Highway Trust Fund Sought »
On Tuesday, Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO) and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) wrote a letter to the House Ways and Means Commit...
Tuesday, April 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
EPA Task Force Beginning Process of Evaluating Regulations »
On March 1, President Trump signed an executive order stating that all agencies must form their own regulatory reform task...
Monday, April 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lawmaker Introduces Rest Area Commercialization Bill »
Yesterday, Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) introduced legislation (H.R. 1990) that would permit commercial services such as convenie...
Monday, April 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Swipe Fee Legislation Expected to Be Introduced Soon »
On Tuesday, it was announced that the House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) will reintroduce a...
Monday, April 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Coalition Formed to Maintain RFS Point of Obligation at Refiner Level »
This week, a new coalition known as the "Main Street Energy Alliance" was formed to combat efforts to move the RFS point o...

FUEL
Wednesday, April 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Iowa Revenue Releases 2016 Retail Gallons Report »
The Iowa Department of Revenue released its 2016 Retailers Fuel Gallons Report on April 3, 2017.   The full text of...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
North Central Region Senators Introduce Bill to Expand Market for Biofuels »
Last week, Senators Grassley (R-IA) , Fischer (R-NE) and Donnelly (D-IN) introduced a bill known as the “Consumer and Fue...
Tuesday, February 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
State Diesel Testing Program Update »
To view the most recent test results from Iowa’s Winter Diesel Testing Program please use the following link: Iowa Dies...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
National Conference on Weights and Measures Update »
The National Conference on Weights and Measures held its Interim Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, last week.   Issues...
Tuesday, December 20, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
State Diesel Testing Program Update »
To view the most recent test results from Iowa’s Winter Diesel Testing Program, please use the following link: Iowa Die...

IOWA LEGISLATURE
Tuesday, May 17, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Branstad Signs Environmental Protection Charge Extension »
PMCI is pleased to report, in a special bill signing ceremony yesterday, Governor Terry E. Branstad signed into law a fund...

LABOR
Tuesday, November 22, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Update on Manager Overtime Final Rule »
On Wednesday, this week, a U.S. District Court judge said he will decide next week whether to place a hold on new overtime...
Tuesday, March 22, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Final Department of Labor Overtime Rule Now Expected as Early as April »
Earlier this week, the Department of Labor (DOL) sent its overtime rule to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The...
Tuesday, February 9, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
2016 Iowa Employment Conference »
2016 IOWA EMPLOYMENT CONFERENCE April 20 – 21, 2016 • Altoona, IA The Meadows Events & Conference Center...
Tuesday, January 5, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Employer Obamacare Reporting Requirements Extended »
In response to stakeholder feedback, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced this week that the due dates for employe...
Tuesday, November 24, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
OSHA Hazardous Communication Standard Implementation Delayed Until June 1, 2016 »
OSHA Hazardous Communication Standard Implementation Delayed Until June 1, 2016 The OSHA workplace Hazard Communicat...

RETAIL
Tuesday, April 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
State Lawmakers Continue Funding for the Renewable Fuel Infrastructure Grant Program »
Last week state lawmakers voted to approve the continued funding of Iowa’s Renewable Fuel Infrastructure Grant Program. It...
Wednesday, April 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Iowa Renewable Fuel Infrastructure Program Awards Final Round of Grants »
The Iowa Renewable Fuel Infrastructure Program Board of Directors reviewed their final round of grant applications on Marc...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Visa Data Security Webinar on March 29 at Noon CST »
On Wednesday, March 29th , at Noon CST, Visa will host a webinar to provide an overview of the risks and benefits thi...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Vehicle Registration Data from the Iowa Legislatives Service Agency »
Recent data released by the Iowa Legislative Services Agency shows annual Iowa new vehicle registrations (cars, multipurpo...
Tuesday, March 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
UST Stakeholder Group Set to Reconvene on Wednesday, March 15 »
On Wednesday, March 15, the UST stakeholder group will reconvene to discuss the implementation of EPA’s revised undergroun...

TANKS AND EQUIPMENT
Monday, February 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Reminder - EPCRA Reports Due by March 1, 2017 »
Tier 2 Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory reporting is approaching.    The Emergency Planning and Commu...
Tuesday, February 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
EPCRA Reports Due by March 1, 2017 »
Tier 2 Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory reporting is approaching. The Emergency Planning and Community Right to...
Tuesday, October 18, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Deadline Set For Next Round of Iowa Renewable Fuel Infrastructure Grant Applications »
IDALS has set the next deadline for applicants applying for funding through the Iowa Renewable Fuel Infrastructure Grant P...
Tuesday, October 4, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
$350,000 In Uncommitted Funds Now Available Through Iowa’s Fueling Our Future Initiative »
Applications Due October 14, 2016 Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today announced that approximately $350,...

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