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
2017-2018 Board of Directors
Brian Lohman, Chairman 
 ASAP Energy Inc.

Jerry Davidson
Pete’s Corporation

Jason Flinn 
Flowers Oil Company

Mike Gramm 
Speedy's, LLC 

Kurtis Hutchinson
Hutchinson Oil Company

John Netherton
Danielson Fuel Services

Tommy Shreffler
OnCue Marketing, LLC

Rob Toth
Coffeyville Resources
2018 OPMCA Fall Outing
Back by popular demand, the 2018 OPMCA Fall Outing will once again be hosted at the Shangri-La Golf Club and Resort! Located on Grand Lake, members will enjoy two days of golf, dinner and reception, as well as a two-hour yacht charter. Online registration coming soon!
Friday, June 15, 2018
  • Petroleum Storage Dank Division Email Updates
  • Lawmakers Send Letters to EPA...
  • Urge Congress to Fix Drafting Error...
  • Federated Insurance Complimentary Webinar
Petroleum Storage Tank Division Email Updates
Beginning soon, e-mail notifications for Rules and Rulemaking will be distributed through the GovDelivery subscription service only. If you wish to receive electronic notices related to Commission rules, you must subscribe to the Rules & Rulemaking Chapters for which you wish to receive notifications.

The Chapters are listed under the related Program categories, e.g.:
Lawmakers Send Letters to EPA...
Lawmakers Send Letters to EPA Requesting UST Compliance Testing Delay

Last week, the U.S. Senate sent a bipartisan letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt requesting that the compliance deadline in the 2015 underground storage tank amendments for containment sumps, spill buckets and overfill prevention equipment operability testing be delayed until October 13, 2024. The letter was led by Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS). Meanwhile, members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee spearheaded by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) also sent their own letter. The extension of the compliance deadline would allow tank owners and operators adequate time to acquire the capital needed to pay for the compliance costs associated with the initial testing requirements.  

“The EPA’s 1988 UST system upgrade regulations provided a full ten years for the regulated community to comply. By comparison, the 2015 upgrade requirements provide only three years for small business petroleum marketers to comply,” the letter stated. PMAA is concerned that replacing UST system equipment that was functioning properly before the mandated inspections, could place small businesses petroleum marketers in a difficult position.  

“We thank both Senator Moran and Rep. Walberg for leading this effort to help petroleum marketers, but most especially small businesses across the country. The final UST rule encompasses more than just running an initial test as it could technically be a costly mandate for upgrades or replacement of UST system equipment. Extending the compliance deadline will not only keep small businesses in business, but it will also help the environment in the long run,” said PMAA President Rob Underwood.  

Click here to read the House letter and here to read the Senate letter.

Urge Congress to Fix Drafting Error...
Urge Congress to Fix the Drafting Error in Section 168 of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

In December, Congress passed a comprehensive tax reform bill known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” The bill contains a provision in Section 168 that provides retailers with the benefit of 100 percent bonus depreciation for qualified improvement property acquired and placed into service after September 27, 2017. However, an error occurred when the final text was drafted that makes retailers ineligible for this benefit. Click here to urge your members of Congress to fix the drafting error in the new tax law to help lower your company’s tax bill next year.   

Meanwhile, the Qualified Improvement Property (QIP) Coalition in which PMAA is a member has been urging Congress to fix the drafting error. Last week, the QIP Coalition sent a letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Ranking member Richard Neal (D-MA) as well as Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ranking member Ron Wyden (D-OR). Click here to read the letter.

Federated Insurance Complimentary Webinar
Hidden Dangers of Workplace Confrontation
Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 1:00 p.m. CT
60 minutes | Advance registration required

This webinar will focus on how to manage confrontation in the workplace. We’ll talk about real life examples, give you some simple ideas for navigating difficult conversations, and walk you through some do’s and don’ts. You’ll leave this webinar armed with a couple of all-purpose phrases to help you defuse tension, and tools to manage conflicts about performance. Many of these techniques are effective when dealing with employees, vendors, and customers alike.

This webinar is pending approval for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hour toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).

  Recommended Participants: 
Owners/Operators, Operations Managers, HR Professionals, Risk Managers

Click HERE to register now!

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