News Update for February 11, 2013
Join APMA for its monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at the Phoenix Country Club.
There will be no August Luncheon, as APMA takes its end of summer break.
In September, APMA meets for its Annual Conference and Golf Tournament at the Omni Tucson National Resort on September 27-29. There will be no luncheon in September.
Join APMA for its monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at the Phoenix Country Club.
Presentation: Scholarship Foundation Awardee recognition.
Industry News for August 14, 2015
Henry Darwin Leaves ADEQ to Work on Governor Ducey’s Staff
Governor Doug Ducey recently announced that Ted Vogt, his chief of operations, will be leaving the administration to work in the private sector. Former ADEQ Director Henry Darwin will replace Vogt in the chief of operations position. ADEQ’s former Deputy Director Misael Cabrera will be appointed as the new ADEQ Director. According to the Governor’s website, these changes will occur by the end of August.
Industry News for July 14, 2015
NACS News: FDA Delays Menu Labeling Rule until Dec. 2016; Clouds on the Horizon for Vaping Industry; Powerball Odds Are Changing; Mexico Begins Taxing Convenience Foods; More Salaried Workers to Be Eligible for Overtime Pay; The Hidden Cost of Bad Roads; Diesel Prices Falling
Other News: Cybersecurity – Preventative Maintenance Is Essential (from AFPM blog)
Industry News Update for June 26, 2015
EPA Issues Final UST Regulations
As reported in PMAA Today this week and PMAA Weekly review today, EPA announced its final UST system testing and inspection regulations on Monday. The rule adopts many of the changes PMAA has been pushing hard for over the past two years. EPA called PMAA immediately prior to the release of the final rule to discuss a few of its provisions. …more »
Recently, the #FuelMatters campaign officially began and PMAA would like to ask you for a little help in jump starting the conversation about motor and heating fuels.
►What is #FuelMatters? #FuelMatters is a social media conversation resource provided to PMAA members. This campaign was created to highlight national fuel and heating oil topics and to place them in the social media arena. Our goal is to assist you with participation in social media by providing content each week that can be posted on association, corporate and/or personal social media pages.
Sponsorships and Registration are now available for the APMA 2015 Annual Conference and Golf Tournament. Don’t miss out on APMA’s biggest event of the year at a stunning new venue!
In April of 2015, the Arizona Legislature passed and Governor Ducey signed HB2636 which includes continuation of the penny per gallon Underground Storage Tank throughput fee, creation of a new and improved UST Program and payment of time barred claims for reimbursement made by responsible owners and operators.
The new program, which begins January 1, 2016, extends the penny UST fee until 2024, creates a preapproval and new reimbursement process for future claims, provides a one-time opportunity for reimbursement of time barred claims, gives owners and operators the option of conducting a baseline assessment on their sites, provides grants for tank pulls, baselines and release investigations and ensures ADEQ is adequately funded to do inspections and clean ups for orphan sites.
APMA drafted this UST Program Brief and will be hosting UST Workshops in September in Tucson and October in Phoenix. To become an APMA member or learn more about implementation of the new program, contact Amanda Gray, APMA’s executive director at the information listed below.