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FEDERAL LEGISLATION
9 hours ago   (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...
Monday, July 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
EPA Releases RFS Proposed Rule »
On Wednesday afternoon, the EPA released a proposed rulemaking to implement the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Con...
Wednesday, July 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pruitt Testifies on Proposed FY 2018 Budget for EPA At Senate Hearing »
On Tuesday, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt testified before the Senate Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropri...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
PMAA Sends Letter to Congress Opposing Rest Area Commercialization »
On Tuesday, PMAA joined twelve organizations in sending a letter to the House and Senate urging them to protect the...

FUEL
16 hours ago   (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
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...
Monday, July 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Renewable Fuel Infrastructure Grant Program Update »
PMCI members intending to have an infrastructure grant application reviewed at the July 27 Renewable Fuel Infrastructure B...
Wednesday, July 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
NACS Partners with The Federal Trade Commission on Card Skimmer Education »
The Federal Trade Commission, with assistance from NACS, posted two blogs offering advice to motorists and gasoline statio...
Monday, June 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Ethanol Labeling Requirement to Take Effect on January 1, 2018 »
The state of Iowa requires all gasoline products that contain ethanol to be labeled with a state mandated decal notifying...
Monday, June 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Iowa Renewable Fuel Infrastructure Board Sets Next Meeting Date »
The Iowa Renewable Fuel Infrastructure Board of Directors has set the date for their next board meeting to review complete...

TANKS AND EQUIPMENT
9 hours ago   (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...
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...

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
9 hours ago   (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...
Monday, June 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
FMCSA Withdraws Insurance Liability Rulemaking »
In another victory for petroleum marketers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will officially withdr...
Wednesday, May 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CVSA Roadcheck Scheduled to Begin on Tuesday of Next Week »
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 30th annual International Roadcheck will take place June 6-8, 2017. Over a...

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