NPGA Business Councils provide a mechanism for companies that wish to conduct advocacy, research and other activities on specific topics or areas of interest to the public and the propane gas industry. Generally, councils are formed around issues which are of concern to only one segment of the membership but not to all. This allows pursuit of their activities under the NPGA umbrella without expenditure of NPGA general revenues. Councils are funded by voluntary subscription and operate under the auspices of NPGA with oversight by the Executive Committee. Participation is open to all NPGA members and may include non-members, if desired by the council organizers.