April 18, 2022
In Brief
In this edition of the Monday Morning Messenger, the Texas Propane Gas Association wanted to alert you that this weekend is tax-free for emergency supplies including portable generators, detectors, and more, in case you sell or need to stock up on the array of emergency items.

On a separate unrelated note, the Association is extremely pumped for our upcoming annual convention and wants to remind everyone of a very important registration deadline that is less than 2.5 weeks away.
Additionally, enforcement of a new requirement from the RRC is imminent. Learn more about how you can get more information to comply in our third story of the morning.

In our last story of the morning, TPGA highlights an upcoming fun event coming up in Houston. Check out the details of the LPG Charity Bowling Tournament. Bowl for a cause.

Lastly, check out our Quick Links section to access the TPGA scholarship information as the deadline is less than a month away and our propane compliance store where TPGA members can rack up the savings. Login prior to shopping to experience savings.
In this issue

  • In Brief
  • Emergency Prep Supplies
  • Important Deadline!
  • New RRC Requirement
  • Bowl for a Cause
  • Quick Links
Emergency Prep Supplies
Sales Tax Holiday
Natural disasters will continue to happen. The State of Texas will be holding the 2022 Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday on April 23-25, 2022 emergencies that can cause physical damage like hurricanes, flash floods, and wildfires. You can purchase certain emergency preparation supplies tax-free during the sales tax holiday. There is no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase, and you do not need to give an exemption certificate to claim the exemption.

Here is a small snapshot of some of the emergency preparation supplies that qualify for tax exemption if purchased for a sales price:

Less than $3000
Portable generators

Less than $75
  • Batteries, single or multipack
  • Carbon monoxide detectors
  • Fire extinguishers
  • First aid kits
  • Fuel containers (gasoline & diesel)
  • Ground anchor systems and tie-down kits
  • Light sources - portable self-powered (including battery operated)
Examples of items include: candles, flashlights, and lanterns
  • Mobile telephone batteries and mobile telephone chargers
  • Radios - portable self-powered (including battery operated) includes two-way and weather band radios
During the holiday you can buy qualifying emergency preparation supplies in-store, online, by telephone, by mail, by custom order, or by any other means. The sale of the item must take place during the specific period.
A Deadline You Do Not
Want to Miss
May 6, 2022, is the last day to take advantage of early-bird pricing for the 2022 Crossroads Propane Expo & Conference hosted by the Texas Propane Gas Association in conjunction with the Southwest Fuel & Convenience Expo hosted by the Texas Food & Fuel Association the San Antonio Riverwalk.

When: June 20-22, 2022
Where: Grand Hyatt &
Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX

Highlights
  • Propane Regulatory Educational Sessions
  • Government & Regulatory Pavilion at the Expo
  • 2 expos for the price of one
  • Over 200 booths
  • Kick-off casino party
  • Welcome reception with live music
  • President's Cocktail & TPGA Dinner Gala
  • Take in the Riverwalk and the many sites of San Antonio

Crossroads price goes up after May 6th. Register now to SAVE.
Learn How to Comply with New
RRC Requirement
In 2020, the Railroad Commission of Texas adopted new rules, one of those rules was a requirement to have an Operations & Maintenance Manual on installations of 10,000 gallons and over.

The requirement has remained unenforced until the RRC can give the industry instructions and further guidelines of what needs to be in the Operations & Maintenance Manual.

The Railroad Commission will hold an educational session on Operations & Maintenance Manual compliance and present on what needs to be included in the manual on Monday, June 20, 2022, during our Regulatory Compliance Training Forum from noon to 5 pm.

Space is limited. Training class at Crossroads is available first-come, first-serve until the room meets capacity. Pre-registration is required.
Can't make the training? On Tuesday, June 21-Wednesday, June 22, 2022, RRC representatives will join us at the Crossroads Expo Regulatory Pavilion on our expo floor with other state and federal agencies to answer your regulatory questions on all things Commission related including LPG licensing, certification, training, rules and codes.
The Propane Industry Is Invited
to Bowl for a Cause
When: Thursday, May 12, 2022, 11:30 AM
Where: Bowlero Willowbrook (AMF Willow Lanes)
19102 State Highway 249
Houston, TX 77070

The Tom Garner Memorial Bowling Tournament, benefitting the LPG Charity Fund, once again invites the propane industry to play a "No Taps" tournament. The tournament will play two "No Taps" games with 5 people per team. The tournament will have Cash Prizes of up to $2,000.00 for players who bowl two perfect "No Taps" games and up to $1,000.00 for players who bowl one perfect "No Taps" game.

Last year, the tournament had over 25 teams comprised of marketers, traders, brokers, logistics coordinators, retailers, wholesalers and back-office support going pin to pin and competing for first place while all funds raised went directly to the LPG Charity Fund!

Spectators and lunch guests (pinsetters) are also invited. Registration is required.

Come for friendly competition, networking opportunities, tasty BBQ, and awesome raffle prizes.

Bowlers and teams will be accommodated on a first-come, first-serve basis based on lane availability. You may sign up as an individual or bring your own five-player team.

Quick Links
TPGA OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS TO MEMBERS' EMPLOYEES' CHILDREN & GRANDKIDS THE APPLICATION ROUND IS OPEN
THE SAVINGS JUST ADD UP AT PROPANE SERVICE CORP (PSC). MEMBERS LOG IN FIRST TO EXPERIENCE SAVINGS.