News Update for February 11, 2013
Join APMA for its monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 24, 2014 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at the Phoenix Country Club.
Lobbyists Janna Day and Ryan O’Daniel will present a Legislative Update. Margaret Ghalayini from Western Refining will present a RINS Primer.
Join APMA for its monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 20, 2014 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at the Phoenix Country Club.
Lobbyist Mike Williams will present a Legislative Introduction. Brian Cook from Horizon Insurance will present on Fleet Cost Containment Strategies.
Join APMA for its monthly meeting on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at the Phoenix Country Club.
We will celebrate 2014 and plan for 2015. Holiday fare and raffle give aways!
Industry News for February 13, 2015
NACS News: Millennials Crave Convenience Stores; Energy Policy Coming to Congress; Consumers Remain Optimistic, Despite Rising Gas Prices; NACS Submits Comments on ACH Proposal; A Deeper Dive into EMV; Shell Introduces New Technology Platform; More Retailers Investing in the Customer Experience; GM Confirms Long-Range Bolt EV Production; Senate Committee Holds Hearing on ‘Ambush Elections’ Rule; Merchants Clarify Who Foots the Bill for Data Breaches
Other News: The Questionable Health Data Behind EPA’s Costly New Ozone Rule (from AFPM blog)
Industry News for February 6, 2015
ADWM Calls for Industry Input
Less than two weeks into the new job, ADWM Director Andy Tobin has called for input from the regulated community about how to improve the Department. Director Tobin is bringing a new vision to the ADWM and is making good on Governor Ducey’s promise to have agency directors take a look at regulations in their area and identify ones we can do without.
Industry News for January 30, 2015
Next ADWM Director Named
On Friday, January 23, 2015, Governor Ducey announced that former Arizona Speaker of the House Andy Tobin will be the next Director at the Department of Weights and Measures. Tobin represented Legislative District 1, including the Prescott and Paulden areas, since 2006 and served as the Speaker from mid-2001 until 2014. Tobin then ran for Congress in CD1 but lost to incumbent Representative Ann Kirkpatrick. …more »
UST Bill (HB2636) to Be Heard in House EENR Committee on Monday
With legislative deadlines approaching, APMA has worked with Legislative Council to draft a temporary striker for HB2636, our vehicle bill sponsored by Representative Rusty Bowers. HB2636 with this striker amendment is scheduled to be heard in the House Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee next Monday, February 16 at 2:00 pm. The hearing will be at the Arizona Capitol, House of Representatives (1700 W. Washington St. in Phoenix), Hearing Room 1. …more »
FREE MONEY AVAILABLE!!! Spread the word at your company…. Scholarship applications are due by April 30. Application materials available here.
Applicants must be (1) an employee of an APMA member company or a child of an APMA member company residing in Arizona and (2) a high school senior or graduate or college student who is or will be enrolled in a full-time course of study at an accredited public or private two or four year college, university or vocational or technical school. To receive continued payments under any scholarship, recipient must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
Please note that all application materials must be submitted via email. To learn more about the Scholarship Foundation, click here.
On Tuesday, December 16, ADWM held its second pre-rulemaking workshop on the planning process and procedures to decommission Stage II Vapor Recovery systems in the state. It is anticipated that decommissioning will take place from October 1, 2016 – September 30, 2018, if Arizona’s SIP amendment is approved by EPA. Michelle Wilson ran the session and her powerpoint is available here. She noted that following the first workshop in August, she received comments requesting (1) more flexibility in timeline for decommissioning and (2) that the 2” pressure decay test be used instead of the 10” test. …more »