NJPGA e-Regulator
2018 - Issue 4
In this issue:
  • NJAC 5:18, new graphic labeling requirement enforcement starts
  • 2019-20 NPGF Scholarship Opportunity: deadline approaching
  • Updated PERC Website
  • NPGA: Updates & Affinity Program
  • 2018 Howard Card Safety Award Presented to Michael DiGiorgio
  • ROUSH CleanTech Update
  • Thank you to our Advertisers and Sponsors!
  • Don't miss your Opportunity for Promotion!
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Save-the-Date!
April 4, 2019: Critical Issues Seminar
Featuring Jeff Petrash, Vice President & General Counsel,  NPGA
Cherry Hill, NJ - Maggiano's Little Italy - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

CETP 2019 Schedule
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 
Contact NJGPA Headquarters to register - njpga@hq4u.com or 609-890-6094 x114

Details coming soon!
June 2019 - Joint NYPGA & NJPGA Propane Conference
Enforcement to Begin!
NJAC 5:18 - New 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) will begin 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 Edu. and Saf. 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 will be working on a label or labels that can be ordered to meet the new labeling requirements for  "cylinders of four to 40 pounds LP-Gas capacity, except fork lift cylinders."
Ray Murray, Inc.
Tarantin Industries, Inc.
Wehof Forms
Other companies may also be able to provide labels that adhere to the regulation .

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.
Do you have a high school senior, or a child attending college or a trade/vocational/ technical school? To review eligibility requirements, visit  http://www.npga.org/scholarship .
Applications must be completed and all required documents must be received by February 15, 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by May 2019.
NPGF is offering two $1,000 scholarships for eligible applicants attending technical/trade/vocational schools pursuing programs in commercial truck driving, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, gasfitting, or pipefitting.
Help spread the word! NPGF has flyers to display at your work locations
or for use in newsletters, and brochures to provide your employees. 

"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
National Propane Gas Association Updates
Presented by Eric Sears, NPGA State Engagement Program Manager/
State Association Relations
NJPGA Board Meeting, 12/6/18
Maggiano's Little Italy, Bridgewater, NJ
1) The Final Crane Rule, with the exception of the evaluation and documentation requirements, became effective on Dec. 9, 2018. The requirements for evaluation and documentation will become effective on Feb. 7, 2019. Details can be found on the NPGA website at: http://www.npga.org/osha-releases-final-crane-rule-npga-analyzing-impact-on-industry/
 
The Crane Rule applies to the setting of a propane tank if the following 3 criteria are met when a tank is delivered:
  • The tank is immediately installed or connected
  • At a construction site (a trench is considered a construction site)
  • The tank is placed with a crane (as opposed to another device)
 
2) Utilizing VW Settlement funds to provide propane school buses and other autogas vehicles is supported by NPGA. NJPGA is pursuing this, and will follow-up with the NJ DEP to reinforce the importance of funding the VW proposals for adding propane-powered school buses.

3) Alternative Fuels Tax Credit: rather than a retroactive benefit that constituents cannot plan ahead with, NPGA has advocated for approval of long term tax credits to facilitate proactive planning.

4) The CFATS anti-terrorism rule is expected to renew. NPGA has been advocating to make sure that the renewal won’t negatively impact the propane industry.

5) NJPGA members are encouraged to download and use the NPGAction App on their smart phones.




Howard Card Safety Award
Presented at the 12/6/2018
Board Meeting & Holiday Luncheon
The Howard Card Safety Award is
presented in memory of Sgt. Howard Card, formerly of the New Jersey State Police, who had full responsibility for the regulatory oversight of the propane gas industry. The award recognizes an individual and his/her company for their commitment and/or contribution to safe acts over and above the normal expectations of safe practices employed in the workplace, or for contributing to a safer industry during his/her lifetime.
The 2018 recipient of the
Howard Card Safety Award is
Michael DiGiorigio
of Silverback Consulting, nominated by
Henry S. Papiano of C Three Logistics.

  Mike is recognized for his lifelong commitment to safety and excellence in training!
Interested in NJPGA members-only sponsorship opportunities?
$500 Bronze + $1000 Silver + $1500 Gold

For more details about the 12-month sponsorships contact
Katina Pearl-Blando at njpga@hq4u.com.
NPGA Affinity Program
From Roush CleanTech
A Holiday Gift That Keeps on Giving: Propane School Buses
With the holidays upon us, it’s hard to believe that we are ready to put a bow on 2018. It’s been quite a year of unpredictability — from extreme weather to fluctuating fuel prices to divisive politics.
 
One issue that should get no argument is our nation’s investment in education. We must continue to focus our attention toward educating our future leaders in order to maintain our leadership position as a country.
Here’s a fact: The ratio of students to teachers has increased. In addition to reports from the National Center for Education Statistics , many of us have experienced it directly with our own kids in school. We must find a way to drive that percentage lower to ensure more quality interaction between student and teacher.

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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Bronze Sponsor $500
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