News Update for February 11, 2013
Join APMA for its monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at the Phoenix Country Club.
Guest Speaker: Michelle Wilson, Environmental Programs Manager, Arizona Department of Weights and Measures
Join APMA for its monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at the Phoenix Country Club.
Guest Speaker: US Congressman Paul Gosar, DDS
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.
Industry News for October 7, 2015
EPA Announces New Ozone Standard
As required by court order on October 1, the EPA released a new national air quality standard of 70 parts per billion (ppb) for ground-level ozone averaged over an eight hour period. The last ozone standard was 75 ppb and was set in 2008. This new standard is expected to put much of Arizona into nonattainment, which will be designated by EPA in 2017 based on data from 2014-16. EPA says that all of Arizona will come into attainment under the 70 ppb standard without additional air quality controls being implemented. You can review EPA’s map of counties measuring ozone above the 2015 standards here. Stay tuned!
Industry News Update for September 11, 2015
Governor Ducey Declares September We Card Awareness Month
On August 27, Governor Doug Ducey signed a proclamation declaring September as We Card Awareness Month in Arizona. The “We Card” Program is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this month. Read more in the Fall edition of the APMA Fuel Monitor magazine, hitting mailboxes next week.
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.
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.