House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Subcommittee Chairmen Rod Blum (R-IA) and Trent Kelly (R-MS) sent a letter dated August 21, 2018, to the U.S. Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requesting a thorough review of the regulation and analysis of OSHA’s Cranes and Derricks in Construction regulation and its impact on small business, as required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
Propane Marketers Call on OSHA to Remove Propane Container Deliveries/Retrievals from the Crane Rule
WASHINGTON, DC (July 9, 2018) – On July 5, the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) strongly opposed certain provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that addresses operator qualification for Cranes and Derricks in Construction.
On December 30, 2017, the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration issued a regional hours of service waiver for the Eastern, Midwestern, and Southern Service Centers effective immediately through the duration of the emergency or January 14, 2018 (whichever occurs first).
More than 300 organizations representing users, retailers, customers, fleet managers, utilities, and producers of clean alternative fuels, including natural gas and propane, are circulating a letter on Capitol Hill urging Congress to reinstate the $0.50/gallon alternative fuels tax credit (AFTC). Noting the importance of private-sector investment to America’s economy, the letter states, “Extending the AFTC promotes increased private-sector investment in infrastructure and equipment, which leads to more jobs and economic output.” Increased utilization of alternative transportation fuels results in proven environmental benefits and helps promote America’s energy security.