Join APMA for its monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at the Phoenix Country Club.
NOTE: There will be NO APMA August Meeting.
Join APMA for its monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at the Phoenix Country Club.
Honoring the 2014 APMA Scholarship Foundation Awardees.
Join APMA for its monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at the Offices of Bennett Oil in PRESCOTT, AZ.
Topics: APMA Update and Onsite Remediation Demonstration.
Help APMA give Lenora an appreciative send off as her term as President comes to an end at the close of the month.
Industry News for July 18, 2014
Upcoming Stakeholder Meetings at ADWM
ADWM will be holding a workshop to discuss implementation of the biofuels rules and get feedback from interested stakeholders to evaluate if updates to the rules may be warranted. The Meeting will be Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 9 – 12 pm. Additional details are forthcoming. To receive updates on future Biofuels information, email Michelle Wilson to be added to the Biofuels Stakeholder List.
ADWM announced that it will hold a stakeholder workshop to discussed proposed rules for decommissioning Stage II Vapor Recovery and implementation of rules for Stage I vapor recovery equipment as required by HB2128. The Meeting will be Wednesday, August 6, 2014 from 1 – 4 pm at ADWM’s offices (4425 W Olive Ave., Suite 134, Glendale, AZ 85302). Mark your calendars! APMA will attend and report back. Please contact APMA in advance of the meeting with proposals/industry priorities.
Arizona News: While National Democratic Party leadership thinks that this election cycle presents an opportunity to flip the Arizona Senate to a Democratic majority, Arizona Dems are not so optimistic, according to one Arizona Capitol Times story this week. To take control of the Senate, Democrats would have to win three districts held by Republicans without losing any seats currently held by Democrats.
NACS News: Good News for Retailers: Consumer Optimism Surges; US Clean Diesel Car Sales Increase 25%; Reynolds American to Buy Lorillard for $25 Billion; The Art of Negotiating Lower Credit Card Processing Fees; Nat Gas Station Spurs Economic, Environmental Innovation in NH
Industry News for July 11, 2014
ADWM Announces Stakeholder Meeting on Stage II Removal Rules
ADWM has announced that it will hold a stakeholder workshop to discussed proposed rules for decommissioning Stage II Vapor Recovery and implementation of rules for Stage I vapor recovery equipment as required by HB2128. The Meeting will be Wednesday, August 6, 2014 from 1 – 4 pm at ADWM’s offices (4425 W Olive Ave., Suite 134, Glendale, AZ 85302). Mark your calendars! APMA will attend and report back.
Arizona Driver’s License Changes
In mid-June, ADOT launched a newly designed Arizona driver’s license including temporary credential and a high-security permanent credential. Check out the linked document from MVD and read more here. ADOT is looking to get the word out to c-store owners about this change, so please feel free to forward this to non-APMA member customers or colleagues!
California News: According to a CIOMA report this week, efforts to meet on California’s UST Program issues were disrupted by the possibility of a state water bond which did not materialize. Now, meetings are being set with key stakeholders and staff. By August, stakeholders must have a proposal to get action during this year’s legislative session.
NACS News: Twelve States Plan for Minimum Wage Increase; Oil Prices Expected to Surge due to Iraq Violence; Road Projects at a Standstill as Highway Fund Goes Broke; EPA Rule to Alleviate RIN Fraud; Congress Close to a Deal on Highway Trust Fund Extension; 7-Eleven’s Mobile Tie-Ins Extend Freebies – and Buzz; Republican Tax Writers Clear $278 Billion Tax Break for Business
Industry News for July 3, 2014
Highway Users News: Bipartisan Patch Job for Highway Bill Coming Together
With 2014 elections fast approaching, APMA is pleased to announce our endorsed candidates for state legislative races. For more information, please contact APMA Executive Director Amanda Gray. ...more »
Sponsorships and Registration are now available for the APMA 2014 Annual Conference and Golf Tournament — Partners in Progress.
The APMA 2014 Annual Conference and Golf Tournament will be held Sunday, October 5 – Tuesday, October 7 in Sedona, Arizona.
The Conference will be hosted at The Enchantment Resort, a five star resort nestled in the breathtaking red rocks of Boynton Canyon. Kicking off with a welcome reception Sunday evening, followed up by educational sessions and a buffet breakfast and lunch on Monday and closing with a cocktail reception and plated dinner on Monday night. The Enchantment is located at 525 Boynton Canyon Road, Sedona, AZ 86336.
Resort reservations are available now by calling 800-826-4180. ...more »
The Arizona Day on the Hill Delegation had an unplanned surprise during our meetings on Thursday, May 22 when the senior U.S. Senator from Arizona, John McCain, came off the Senate floor to meet with us in the ornate Senate lobby.
After discussing the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), ozone standards and the Jones Act, Senator McCain gave our group an arts and history tour across the Capitol’s halls.
The top three industry issues we addressed during our meetings included: