The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is proposing several changes to hours of service regulations including changes to the short-haul operation exemption, which has been a top priority for NPGA.
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) of the Department of Transportation (DOT) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to return to a 12-year period after applying the hydrostatic (also known as volumetric expansion) testing method for cylinder requalification.The proposal is in response to a petition from NPGA to return to the 12-year requalification period following a hydrostatic test.
To showcase propane among America’s clean, alternative energy sources, NPGA is a sponsor of National Clean Energy Week. NPGA is organizing events across the country to demonstrate the possibilities of propane. National Clean Energy Week engages policymakers, administrative officials, thought leaders, academics, and technology developers, culminating in a week of advocacy activities September 23 – 27, 2019.
US primary inventory levels for the current period are accelerating as compared to history and are expected to stay healthy and above 2018 levels for total US, PADD II and PADD III. PADD I and PADD VI and V primary inventory levels are comparable to 2018. Total US primary inventories are well above maximum inventory levels recorded during the same periods for 2014 through 2018.
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant executed an emergency declaration that includes an Hours of Service Waiver in response to Tropical Storm Barry. The waiver is in effect from Jul 13, 2019 until such time the storm ceases to be a threat to public safety.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Midwestern Service Center, Southern Service Center, and Western Service Center issued a Regional Emergency Declaration effective July 11, 2019 due to Tropical Cyclone 2 across these states: