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FEDERAL LEGISLATION
Monday, October 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Small Business Legislative Council Sends Comments to DOL on Overtime Rule »
In July, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a request for information on last year’s Obama Administration’s overtime rul...
Tuesday, September 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Trump Administration Extends Jones Act Waiver »
Last week the Trump Administration extended the Jones Act waiver through September 22nd which, "will facilitate movement o...
Tuesday, September 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
House Passes Omnibus Spending Bill »
Yesterday, the House passed a $1.2 trillion spending bill that combined eight appropriations bills that were passed earlie...
Monday, August 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
EPA Poised to Deny Requests to Move Point of Obligation Under the RFS »
The EPA is set to deny petitions for rulemaking seeking to move the point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard...
Monday, August 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
PMAA Testifies Before the EPA on RFS Proposed Rule »
On Tuesday, PMAA participated in an EPA public hearing on the RFS. PMAA Executive Committee member Vern Kelley (Kelley Fue...

FUEL
Tuesday, October 3, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
E15 Gaining Momentum but Challenges Remain Ahead »
Within the context of biofuel policy, Iowa is often referred to as the “tip-of-the-spear.” The assumption behind that beli...
Thursday, September 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
EPA Proposes to Further Lower 2018 RVOs »
On September 26, EPA issued a notice proposing to further lower the proposed 2018 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO). &nbs...
Tuesday, September 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. To Begin Offering E15 at its Iowa Terminals »
Beginning September 16, Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. began offering E15 at its Iowa terminal locations. Magellan Mids...
Monday, September 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Internal Revenue Service Regulation of Dyed-Diesel Use in Public School Buses »
Earlier this month the PMCI office received several phone calls from PMCI members and state school district officials inqu...
Tuesday, September 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
EPA Issues RFG Waiver Through September 26 »
The EPA today waived summertime RVP and reformulated gasoline (RFG) requirements across 38 states and the District of Colu...

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, September 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Justice Department Drops Appeal of Overtime Rule »
On Wednesday, the Justice Department announced that it was dropping its appeal of the Obama-era overtime rule, five days a...
Monday, July 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Labor Department Defends Its Authority on Federal Overtime Rule »
Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor defended its authority of using salary thresholds when setting mandatory over...
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...

RETAIL
Monday, October 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Treasury Recommends Withdrawing Regulations that Would Harm Family Businesses »
Good news! The Treasury Department has formally recommended withdrawing the Section 2704 regulations on family business va...
Monday, October 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division Conducting Comprehensive Study of Chapter 123 »
The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (Division) will be conducting a comprehensive study of Iowa’s alcohol laws pertainin...
Monday, October 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
No Further Menu Labeling Rule Delays »
On May 2 of this year the FDA announced that enforcement of the menu labeling rule that was expected to begin on May 5, 20...
Tuesday, September 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Renewable Fuel Infrastructure Program Board of Directors Will Meet in November »
The Renewable Fuel Infrastructure Board of Directors is getting close to finalizing a meeting date sometime within the ran...
Tuesday, August 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Black Market Fuel Siphons Off Millions »
The black market for diesel and gasoline has blossomed across the United States as organized crime gangs “buy” fuel with s...

TANKS AND EQUIPMENT
Tuesday, August 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
EPA Office of Underground Storage Tanks Releases UST Flood Guide »
Hurricane season is underway and the EPA Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST) has developed resources to help UST ow...
Monday, August 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Upcoming Class A/B UST Operator Training Classes Scheduled »
Rounds & Associates has two upcoming class A/B operator training sessions scheduled to be held at the PMCI office in U...
Monday, July 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Iowa DNR UST Section Unveiling Electronic Payment for UST Tank Management Renewals »
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) UST section has been working with in-house software developers to create an...
Monday, July 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Iowa UST Fund Audit Report »
State Auditor, Mary Mosiman, released an audit report on the Iowa Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Board (UST Board) for...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Free Petroleum Equipment Institute Webinar on RP1200 Set for July 12 »
A free webinar at 10:00 a.m. CDT Wednesday, July 12, will help state regulators and PEI members better understand key prov...

TAXES
Monday, October 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
White House and GOP Leadership Release Comprehensive Tax Reform Plan »
Last week, Republican leaders released their tax reform plan which would include the biggest cuts and changes in 30 years....
Monday, September 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Senate Holds Hearing on Tax Reform for Businesses »
Last week, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing regarding tax reform for businesses. The hearing focused on discuss...
Monday, July 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
State Excise Tax Refunds to Be Applied for By End Users »
Iowa excise tax on fuel products attach when it is withdrawn from terminal storage or imported into Iowa and these taxes p...
Monday, June 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Monday, June 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Trump Adviser in Favor of a Gas Tax Increase / Shuster May Be Open to Tolling »
Earlier this week, White House infrastructure adviser Richard LeFrak expressed his support for an increase in the federal...

TRANSPORTATION
Tuesday, October 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
PMAA Seeks Additional Regulatory Relief from HOS and ELD Requirements »
PMAA has asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to expand the existing 100 air-mile radius exemptio...
Tuesday, September 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Vote to Delay the Electronic Logging Device Mandate Fails »
As part of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Act, Congress mandated that commercial vehicles oper...
Tuesday, September 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
PMAA Requests and Receives Multi-State Hours of Service Waiver »
Yesterday evening, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) granted an immediate regional Hours of Service...
Tuesday, September 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Urge Your Members of Congress to Delay the Electronic Logging Device Mandate »
As part of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Act, Congress mandated that commercial vehicles oper...

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