NJPGA e-Regulator
2019 - Issue 1
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Basic Principles and Practices          April 24 & 25, 2019 
4.1. Exterior Vapor Distribution      June 4 - 6, 2019 
4.4 Basic Electrical (Appliance)       Aug 20 - 23, 2019
Combined Delivery Class                 Oct 1 - 3, 2019 

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In this issue:
  • NJAC 5:18, graphic labeling requirement enforcement started
  • NPGF Scholarship Fundraiser a Success! 
  • Updated PERC Website
  • Coming in 2019: promote propane school buses at NJ School Board Association Workshop 2019 - Atlantic City
  • ROUSH CleanTech Update: Propane School Buses: Easy Maintenance, Reduced Costs
  • NPGA: Affinity Program
  • Thank you to our Advertisers and Sponsors!
  • Don't miss your Opportunity for Promotion!

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NJAC 5:18 - Graphic Labeling Requirement:
Cylinders from 4 to 40 pounds
 
An amendment was added to NJ LP Gas regulations, NJAC 5:18-1.6(e), in January of 2018 to require a label on cylinders from 4 to 40 pound capacity that graphically depicts the prohibition on bringing a cylinder indoors.  Click here or see below for the section of NJAC 5:18 regarding the new graphic labeling requirement. Department of Community Affairs (DCA) began enforcement of this new requirement January 1, 2019.
 
Please review your cylinder marking labels to add the graphic and continue to include the English and Spanish phrase: " Flammable Gas--Never Use or Store Indoors/Gas Inflammable — Nunca Se Use o Guarde Adentro ." 
 
DCA and NJPGA have no authority on what the graphic looks like. However, graphic designs have been developed by the New Jersey Safety and Education Board and Department of Community Affairs. Several designs are here for your consideration . The LP Gas Education and Safety Board and DCA have agreed that graphic A1 is the most appropriate.
 
Again, click here or see below for the language of the regulation , for those designing and utilizing the labels.
 
The following companies, which are members of NJPGA, have confirmed that they are aware of the new labeling requirements and have created a label or labels that can be ordered to meet the new labeling requirements.
F.W. Webb Company
Ray Murray, Inc.
Tarantin Industries, Inc.
Wehof Forms

Other companies may also be able to provide labels that adhere to the regulation , which is included below:
  
New Jersey Administrative Code  TITLE 5. COMMUNITY AFFAIRS  CHAPTER 18. LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS  SUBCHAPTER 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS
§ 5:18-1.6 Container markings
(e)  Prior to filling any cylinder of four to 40 pounds LP-Gas capacity, except fork lift cylinders, the operator of the fill plant or distribution plant shall affix a label to the collar of the cylinder that includes the following warning printed in English and in Spanish: "Flammable Gas--Never Use or Store Indoors/Gas Inflammable--Nunca Se Use o Guarde Adentro." In addition to this written warning, a label that graphically depicts the prohibition on bringing a cylinder indoors shall be affixed to the collar of the cylinder.
NPGF Scholarship Fundraiser a Success! 

NJPGA participated in the 2019 NPGF/Scholarship Fund fundraiser, with a donation of a Double Layer Fruit & Bakery Box from Delicious Orchards of Colts Neck, NJ. The winners are Denis and Marybeth Gagne of Dover, NH! The 2019-20 New Jersey recipients of the NPGF Scholarships will be announced in the next issue of the newsletter.
"Find a Propane Retailer" tool has been removed from propane.com .

PERC is now using Google search results
to help you better connect with potential customers!

Learn how to claim & manage your Google Business Listing . . .
Click here to see PERC's "Google My Business" Webinar

Coming This Fall!
October 22-23 in Atlantic City
NJ School Boards Association 
Workshop 2019

For the third year, NJPGA in association with Blue Bird, Hoover & ROUSH will host a booth and provide a presentation to promote the use of propane school buses in New Jersey at the Annual NJSBA Workshop.

Volunteers are critical to the success of the booth!
Promote propane school buses to key decision makers: Board of Ed members, Superintendents, School District Business Managers, and more!
Interested in volunteering? Send an email to njpga@hq4u.com!

Many thanks to PERC for supporting this important program!
From Roush CleanTech
Propane School Buses: Easy Maintenance, Reduced Costs
Propane autogas, provides the lowest total cost-of-ownership compared with other fuels. Each Blue Bird propane school bus can save up to $3,000 per year in fuel and service costs compared with diesel. Maintenance is simpler and less expensive. Plus, propane buses have no cold-start issues.
Low cost and readily available
On average, propane autogas costs 40 to 50 percent less than diesel. Most fleets lock in an annual per-gallon fuel cost for propane so price and supply remain consistent, allowing for better budgeting. More than 90 percent of the propane autogas supply is produced domestically, with an additional 7 percent from Canada.
 
Less expensive fueling stations
Propane providers will install on-site fueling infrastructure at low- or no-cost, with a propane fuel contract. Propane autogas fueling infrastructure costs less than any other transportation energy source, including gasoline or diesel. Plus, there are thousands of public propane autogas fueling stations in the United States, with stations in every state

Meet environmental initiatives
Both the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board have certified all ROUSH CleanTech fuel systems used in Blue Bird’s propane buses. The optional propane engine in the Blue Bird Vision Propane is certified to the ultra-low nitrogen oxide (NOx) level of 0.02 grams per brake horsepower-hour, making it 90 percent cleaner than the EPA’s current emissions standard. Buses fueled by propane autogas also emit fewer total hydrocarbon emissions and virtually eliminate particulate matter when compared to diesel buses.
Built by a well-established partnership
Since 2010, more than 14,000 Blue Bird propane school buses equipped with a Ford engine and ROUSH CleanTech fuel system operate across the U.S. and Canada in about 850 school districts. This includes 24 of the top 25 population markets.
To learn more about ROUSH CleanTech’s alternative-fuel vehicle technology that powers school buses and Ford commercial vehicles, please visit www.roushcleantech.com .
Todd Mouw is president of ROUSH CleanTech, an industry leader of alternative fuel vehicle technology. Mouw has more than two decades of experience in the automotive and high-tech industries. As former president of the NTEA Green Truck Association, Mouw helped set standards in the green trucking industry. To learn more, visit ROUSHcleantech.com.
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Officers & Board of Directors 2018-19
 
President
Michael G. Merrill
JEM Mechanical Services
 
Vice President
Henry S. Papiano
C Three Logistics

Treasurer
Beth Karr
AmeriGas  

Secretary
Vacant
  
Immediate Past President
JD Stem
Stem Brothers, Inc.

National/State Director
Thomas A. Tarantin
Tarantin Industries, Inc.
 
Directors
Peter Gilman
LP Transportation, Inc.
  
Chris Mohler
Chesmont Engineering Company, Inc.

Jack Neff
Woodruff Energy
  
Jayson Schneider
Victor Division of F.W. Webb Co.

Mike Taylor
Combined Energy Services

Jim Wiltshire
Ray Murray, Inc.
  
Director of Public Affairs
David Smith
Princeton Public Affairs Group
  
NJPERF Officers & Board of Trustees
  
President
J.D. Stem
Stem Brothers, Inc.
  
Vice President
Henry S. Papiano
C Three Logistics

Treasurer
Beth Karr
AmeriGas  

Secretary
Corrine Walker
Suburban Propane
  
Trustees
Thomas A. Tarantin
Tarantin Industries, Inc.

Michael Merrill
JEM Mechanical Services

  
NJPGA and NJPERF Headquarters
Debbie Hart
Executive Director

Katina Pearl-Blando
Managing Director
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