OPMCA Connection
Keeping You Informed!

OPMCA Connection keeps you informed and current on regulations from all state and national agencies as well as laws pertaining to the petroleum marketing/c-store industry.

Candace McGinnis
Executive Director  

Hannah Fite
Director of Member Services  

6420 N. Santa Fe, Suite B
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Phone: (405) 842-6625 
(800) 256-5013 
Fax: (405) 842-9562
2019-2020 Board of Directors

Jerry Davidson, Chairman  
 Pete's Corporation

Tommy Shreffler
OnCue Marketing, LLC

Teresa Hollenbeck
Red Rock Distributing Company

Kurtis Hutchinson
Hutchinson Oil Company

Jason Flinn
Flowers Oil Company

Rob Toth
Coffeyville Resource
Meetings begin in two weeks!
OPMCA is headed to a town near you in just two weeks! We will be traveling to various Oklahoma locations to meet and discuss current topics with the membership. Lunch is complimentary with a $20.00 personal donation (cash or check) to the OPMCA PAC.
Dates and Locations:
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019
Lunch at The Vault
620 S. Cincinnati Ave.,
Tulsa, OK 74119
11:30AM - 1:00PM

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019
Lunch at Roma Italian Restaurant
1168 N. Hills Shopping Ctr.,
Ada, OK 74820
11:30AM - 1:00PM

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019
Lunch at Lucille's Roadhouse
1301 N. Airport Rd,
Weatherford, OK 73096
11:30AM - 1:00PM

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019
Oklahoma City
Lunch at Charleston's Restaurant
224 Johnny Bench Dr.,
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
11:30AM - 1:00PM

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019
Lunch at Oakwood Country Club
1601 N. Oakwood Rd,
Enid, OK 73703
11:30AM - 1:00PM
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019
  • EPA Proposal Reallocates Far Less Waived Ethanol Blend Volume Than Promised to Renewable Fuels Industry Groups

  • Upcoming Federal Regulatory Compliance Deadlines 

  • Please Continue to Urge Congress to Extend the Biodiesel Blender’s Tax Credit
EPA Proposal Reallocates Far Less Waived Ethanol Blend Volume Than Promised to Renewable Fuels Industry Groups
The U.S. EPA’s proposal to reallocate ethanol blend gallons lost over the past three years due to 31 small refinery blending exemptions issued by the agency, is falling far short of the renewable fuels industry’s expectations. Instead of reallocating the entire volume of waived ethanol gallons, the EPA is proposing to reallocate volume based on a three-year average to increase the percentage blend rate refiners must achieve in 2020. 

EPA plans to base the three-year average not on actual volumes waived under the small refinery exemptions, but on volume recommended by the Department of Energy (DOE). The sum of DOE recommended volumes is far below the actual volumes waived. The DOE, which provides an initial review of small refinery exemption requests, most recently recommended granting waivers for only 770 million gallons. The EPA, however, approved waivers for 1.4 billion gallons during its last round of exemptions. 

The EPA proposal is good news for petroleum marketers because it reduces the likelihood of the retail market being flooded with E15 volumes that far exceed consumer demand. Renewable fuel groups are accusing the Trump Administration of reneging on an agreement reached with the White House earlier this month. Since taking office, the Trump Administration has granted 85 waivers to small refineries, freeing them from using 4 billion gallons of renewable fuel. The EPA’s proposed rule will be finalized later this year, after annual RFS mandates are set for 2020.

Upcoming Federal Regulatory Compliance Deadlines 
FMCSA Driver Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Online Database Registration January 6, 2020
Click here for more information.

OSHA Illness and Injury
February 1, 2020 
Click here for more information. 

EPCRA Tier II Reports for Bulk Plants and Gas Stations
Due March 1, 2020 
Click here for more information. 

Got Questions? Contact Mark S. Morgan, PMAA Regulatory Counsel at mmorgan@pmaa.org

Please Continue to Urge Congress to Extend the Biodiesel Blender’s Tax Credit
Since 2005, there has been a $1 per gallon biodiesel and renewable diesel blenders' tax credit which was created to stimulate production and consumption of biodiesel and renewable diesel. The biodiesel blender's credit has worked successfully to build a strong incentive for downstream fuel marketers to blend renewable fuel into the fuel supply which has lowered prices for motorists and heating fuels for consumers. As a result, the U.S. biodiesel and renewable diesel market has grown from roughly 100 million gallons in 2005 to nearly 2.6 billion gallons in 2017. 

Unfortunately, the tax credit expired on December 31, 2017 and has been in limbo since. Congress must act before the end of this year to retroactively extend the credit for calendar year 2018 and through at least 2019. There is a chance that Congress will tack on a biodiesel tax credit extension to an end of the year funding bill so please reach out to your lawmakers.

Click here to urge your members of Congress to renew the $1 per gallon biodiesel blender’s tax credit

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