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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, 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...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Senate Holds Hearing on Legislation to Allow E15 To Be Sold Year-Round »
On Wednesday, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing on S. 517, known as the “Consumer and Fuel...
Monday, June 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislative Calendar Could Affect the Prospect of Tax Reform This Year »
President Trump recently stated that he would like for Congress to focus on overhauling the tax code in September. While t...
Monday, June 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
House Passes Financial Choice Act Without Language Repealing Durbin Amendment »
Yesterday, the House passed the Financial CHOICE Act along party lines by a vote of 233-186. Fortunately, PMAA and the Mer...
Wednesday, May 31, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Judge Rejects Trump Bid to Stay Proceedings On 2-For-1 Order »
A lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s order that agencies eliminate two existing regulations for each new one w...

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
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...
Monday, June 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Retail Fireworks – Business Registration and Commercial Insurance Information »
Iowa’s Former Governor Terry Branstad signed into law Iowa Senate File 489 on May 9 th , 2017. In summary, this law allows...
Monday, June 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Trump Administration Seeking Comments on Menu Labeling Rule »
On May 2, the FDA released an interim final rule, which extended compliance and enforcement of the menu labeling rule unti...
Monday, June 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Retail Sale of Fireworks »
The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s State Fire Marshal Division has updated its website with information on how to obta...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Iowa Renewable Fuel Infrastructure Grant Program Preparing to Receive New Funding »
It’s official, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has signed HF 643 which continues funding the Iowa Renewable Fuel Infrastructu...

TANKS AND EQUIPMENT
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...
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...

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