March 7 2022
In Brief
In this edition of the Monday Morning Messenger, TPGA wants to remind everyone that the FMCSA regional hours waiver ends Tuesday.

Also, TPGA is happy to report that our efforts to remove duplicative regulatory requirements were achieved. Read more about the association's successful petition that is now official, in our second story of the morning.

Thirdly, TPGA is very excited to release the details and registration for our upcoming Summer Convention, the 2022 Crossroads Propane Expo & Conference happening in June. We are thrilled to partner with the Texas Food & Fuel Association to bring you double the vendors and fun.

Additionally, the March issue of the magazine is out and packed with valuable technical information. Watch for it in your company's mailbox or read it now online.

Lastly, please find out the new password to access our members-only section of the website as well as all of what you can access in this special section dedicated to members.

Additionally, check out our Quick Links section to access the Winter Fuels Weekly Pricing & Supply Update and our TPGA Store, where members get discounts.
In this issue

  • In Brief
  • Waiver Expiration
  • TDLR Exemption Official
  • Convention Details
  • March Magazine
  • Member Only Access
  • Quick Links

March 6 - March 8, 2022

March 7-31, 2022

March 8-11, 2022

March 8-31, 2022

March 10, 2022

March 10-11, 2022

March 14, 2022
Waiver Update
Waiver Expires March 8, 2022
The FMCSA emergency declaration for propane transportation for 42 states including TEXAS ends Tuesday, March 8, 2022.

An extension is not anticipated at this time.
TDLR LPG "Motor Fuel" Meter Exemption Now Official
After ongoing petitioning from the Texas Propane Gas Association, last year, the Texas Commission of Licensing & Regulation (TDLR) proposed amendments to their Motor Fuel Metering & Quality requirements to create an exemption from Department regulation for motor fuel metering devices that dispense liquid petroleum gas (LPG).

The rules were finally adopted and became effective on March 1, 2022. The adopted exemption applies to all “motor fuel” metering devices that dispense LPG and removes the requirement that service companies and service technicians who provide maintenance activities on LPG motor fuel metering devices be licensed with TDLR.

The adopted rules are necessary to end duplicative regulation for businesses that are also subject to registration or licensure requirements by the Texas Department of Agriculture.

The Texas Department of Agriculture will continue to maintain jurisdiction and regulatory authority of all LPG meters.
Registration Opens for June TPGA Convention Slated for Riverwalk
2022 Crossroads TPGA Propane Expo & Conference
in conjunction with the
Southwest Fuel & Convenience Expo
When: June 20-22, 2022 
Where: Grand Hyatt Hotel/Henry B. Gonzalez Convention
Center San Antonio, TX

  • 2 Shows for the Price of 1, access both expos
  • 275+ booths between the 2 expos
  • San Antonio Riverwalk
  • Regulatory Pavilion

Monday, June 20, 2022
12:00p – 5:00pm Training Sessions/Seminars Grand Hyatt
7:00p – 9:00pm  Casino Kick-off Party Grand Hyatt; you will receive 2 drink tickets and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. Pre-registration is required.

             Dinner on your own

Tuesday, June 21, 2022
8:00a – 1:00p  Golf Tournament Brackenridge Park Golf Course
8:00a – 2:00p  Exhibitor move-in continues Convention Center
3:00p – 7:00p  Expo & Welcome Reception Convention Center

              Supplier dinners/on your own

Wednesday, June 22, 2022
10:00a – 2:30p  Expo Convention Center
11:30a – 12:30p Lunch on expo floor Convention Center
2:30p – 6:00p    Exhibitor move-out Convention Center
6:00p – 7:00p    President’s Cocktail Reception Grand Hyatt
7:00p – 9:00p    Gala Grand Hyatt
March Texas Propane
Magazine is Out
In this issue:
  • Collections: Get What You Are Owed
  • Gas Leak/Odor Response Technical Guide
  • Dangers of Converting Anhydrous Ammonia Tanks
  • New Training: Fundamentals of Propane Transfer
  • TPGA Meeting Photos
Member Perks
Access Our Members
Only Portion of Our Website
The members-only section hosts a ton of valuable information
  • Member Discount Programs
  • Quick access to state & federal regulations
  • Key regulatory updates in our regulatory blog
  • Monday Morning Messenger archives
  • Latest Propane Wholesale & Residential Pricing
  • Incentives, Tax Credit & Grants
  • & More
Password Change
The password has changed for our members-only section of the website for 2022.

New Password is: TPGA19442022
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MARCH 2, 2022