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FEDERAL LEGISLATION
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...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
E15 Bill Tabled by Federal Legislators »
On July 21, federal legislators decided to table the debate surrounding the higher ethanol blends legislation until after...
Monday, July 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Update From the NCWM Annual Meeting »
The National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) held its Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania last week. The...
Monday, July 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
House Appropriators Burn Thru Spending Measures »
This week, the House Appropriations Committee and Subcommittees approved spending bills that are of relevance for petroleu...

FUEL
Monday, July 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Federal Biodiesel Tax Credit »
A couple of days ago, Representatives Diane Black (R-Tenn) and Ron Kind (D-Wisc.) introduced a piece of bipartisan legisla...
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...

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
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...
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...

RETAIL
Tuesday, August 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
IRS Field Inspectors Check Dispensers for Proper Labeling »
Periodically, IRS agents perform targeted inspections of retail facilities for dispenser labeling violations. PMCI’s natio...
Tuesday, August 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Renewable Fuel Infrastructure Grant Program Update »
In July, the Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Board of Directors approved funding for grant applicants representing 35 proje...
Tuesday, August 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
State Regulators, Law Enforcement, and Industry Remain Vigilant Against Skimming Devices »
PMCI has partnered with Shazam to provide PMCI members an education opportunity to learn about the latest developments in...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bill to Curtail Menu Labeling Requirements Passes House E&C Committee »
Yesterday, the “Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act” (H.R. 772), introduced by Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and T...
Monday, July 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Menu-Labeling Rule Comment Period Extended – Draft Comment Template Available »
The Food and Drug Administration has extended its period for comment on its Menu-Labeling Rule.   Comments are now d...

TANKS AND EQUIPMENT
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...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
EPA Approves PMAA’s Low Liquid Level Test Method for Containment Sumps »
The U.S. EPA’s Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST) announced this week that it has approved PMAA’s low liquid level...

TAXES
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...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tuesday, March 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
IRS Levies Hefty Fines for Failure to Display Dispenser Tax Labels »
PMAA is continuing to receive calls about IRS enforcement of dispenser labeling requirements. IRS fines for incorrect or m...

TRANSPORTATION
Tuesday, August 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
PMAA Sends Letter Opposing Electronic Logging Device Mandate »
Earlier this week, PMAA sent a letter in support of legislation introduced last week by Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX). H.R...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
DOT Withdraws Proposed Sleep Apnea Screening Mandate for CDL Drivers »
The U.S. DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has withdrawn a proposed rule that would require CDL dr...
Monday, July 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
PMCI Hosts Tankwagon Excellence Workshop In Our Urbandale Office »
On Wednesday, July 19, PMCI hosted 40 members in our Urbandale office for a seminar tailored toward our tankwagon members....
Monday, June 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hazardous Material Registrations Due by July 1, 2017 »
The U.S. DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) requires hazardous material transporters to r...

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