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 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 »
Press Release – January 29, 2015
Following media requests to the Association and several members, APMA released a statement on Thursday, January 29, 2015, outlining the vital importance for the reinstatement of the Underground Storage Tank/State Assurance Fund program. Read the complete statement here.
Industry News for January 23, 2015
NACS News: More Evidence of Increasing SUV Sales; Circle K Planning Major Expansion in Middle East; Supreme Court Declines Review of NACS’ Swipe Fees Claim; More States Offering Incentives for Alternative Fuels; C-Stores Embracing Healthy Snacks and Grocery Items; EMV Adoption Is Unrealistic Target for US Merchants, Banks
Other News: CSP Announces Convenience Top 101 (from cspnet.com); Obama Pledges Cleaner Future in State of the Union (from oilprice.com); America’s Energy Policy: Caution and Candor (from AFPM blog).
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 »
On November 6, 2014 ADEQ held its third stakeholder meeting on the proposed new UST Program. There was a good turn out of APMA members, including tank owners and more. Legislative staff attended as well as a number of ADEQ staff and Director Henry Darwin. Laura Malone, ADEQ Waste Programs Director, started the discussion. …more »