August 3, 2020 – Electronic Update 837

PPA Recognizing July PAC Contributors
Political Action Committee Chairman John Reilly would like to recognize POMPAC contributions from the following individuals in July….

2020 Eastern Energy Expo Seminars Begin TODAY!
The 2020 Eastern Energy Expo On-Demand event begins TODAY and lasts through August 31….

EPA General Enforcement Discretion Policy Ends August 31, 2020
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will not extend its current enforcement discretion waiver beyond August 31, 2020, the agency announced this week….

TSA Issues 90-Day Extension of Exemption Allowing States To Extend Validity Of Expiring Hazardous Material Endorsements
The U.s. Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued an extension of an exemption that allows states to recognize the validity of expired hazardous materials endorsements (HME) through October 29, 2020….

Urge U.S. Senators To Cosponsor Safe To Work Act On Business Liability Protection
U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) recently introduced important legislation to expand liability protections for businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic known as the “Safe to Work Act” (S. 4317)….

Congress At A Standstill On COVID-19 Relief Package
Talks among party leaders in Washington about a future COVID-19 relief package are at an impasse….

PMAA Sends Letter To Congress Asking For Tax Credit For Business Cleaning Expenses
In July, PMAA joined a coalition of more than 30 associations urging Congress to include a tax credit in the next federal stimulus package that would protect the safety of workers, customers, and the public….

EPA Inspector General Challenging Reversal of Obama Fuel Efficiency Standards
On July 27, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Inspector General (IG) announced a rare challenge to an Agency rulemaking. The IG’s office will investigate whether the reversal of the Obama-era fuel efficiency standards violated government rules….

Iowa U.S. Senator Ernst Clashes With EPA On E15 Infrastructure Compatibility
Last week, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) sent a letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler urging the Administration to green light E15 to be sold in existing infrastructure and remove the E15 warning label from dispensers through a rulemaking by October 4th….

U.S. House Passes Six Spending Bills
On Friday, the U.S. House passed an minibus package covering six of the 12 spending bills. The $1.3 trillion bill includes hundreds of amendments that were approved by the House Thursday….

U.S. Homes, Businesses Get Natural Gas Primarily From Local Distribution Companies
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Natural Gas Annual Respondent Query System, 2,022 natural gas delivery companies delivered natural gas to end-use customers in the United States in 2018….

PA Capitol & COVID-19 Weekly Report: First Day Of School Coming Up Fast; Early Budget?
School district representatives told a joint hearing by the Senate Education and Republican Policy Committee July 27 they need protection from lawsuits holding them liable for spreading COVID-19 if they are to reopen successfully this fall….
Marathon Petroleum Company To Begin Offering Unbranded Motor Fuels For Resale
Marathon Petroleum Company (MPC) will begin offering unbranded motor fuels for resale in several eastern Pennsylvania markets beginning August 4, 2020….


Please give us feedback on the EXPRESS to Ted Harris, PA Petroleum Association, by sending email to: