This week, the FDA released a notice that extends compliance and enforcement of the menu labeling rule until May 7, 2018. FDA enforcement of the menu labeling rule was expected to begin on May 5, 2017. The delay is good news for convenience store owners as it allows more time for Congress or the Administration to correct the onerous requirements.
In the interim rule, FDA explains the delay “enable[s] us to consider how we might further reduce the regulatory burden or increase flexibility while continuing to achieve our regulatory objectives, in keeping with the Administration’s policies.” The delay of the rule is consistent with the executive orders that the President has released that are designed to reduce regulatory burdens.
The Fuels Institute has released an updated analysis of the E85 market, titled Retailing E85: An Analysis of Market Performance, July 2014 – August 2015. It provides an analysis of the E85 retail market over a 13-month period from 620 retail locations.
2017 marks a milestone anniversary for APMA – the association started 50 years ago. In 1967, a group of oil jobbers sought to improve their businesses and their industry by coming together. Today, more than 125 member companies support APMA.
Those who have been around the industry throughout that time have seen and survived enormous change.
In the upcoming year, stay tuned for some glimpses down memory lane from APMA member companies. If you have photographs or other memories to share, please contact Amanda.
Potential Arizona Fuel Tax Increase
We are anticipating a potential big legislative battle in the upcoming session. We are expecting a major push for a fueltax increase this year, sponsored by Senator Bob Worsley. Per the recommendations detailed below, the bill may include a substantial 36 cents per gallon increase, future tax indexing and a new 11% sales tax on fuel sales.