October 4, 2017

Issue #2, 2017
Dear Valued Member,

In this issue of the e-Regulator Newsletter you will find:
 Critical Matters to be Discussed!

Thursday, October 19, 2017
4:00 - 8:45 pm
Forsgate Country Club, Monroe Township, NJ 08831
Holiday Board Meeting & Luncheon
Wednesday, December 13
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Maggiano's Little Italy, 600 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

VW Settlement


PERC & PERF Activities

of Propane Education & Research Council

at NJ School Board Association Workshop

NPGF Scholarship
Welcome to New Members!
  • Crestwood
  • C Three Logistics
  • Robert H. Hoover & Sons
  • ROUSH CleanTech 

Katina Pearl-Blando
NJPGA Headquarters

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Cocktail Reception & Awards Dinner

  • The NJPGA Employee of the Year Award Recipients and the 2017 Howard Card Safety Award Recipient, Dan Waters, will be honored at our Awards Dinner!

  • Please consider signing up for one of the NJPGA committees!

    To register: u se this form or contact Headquarters at njpga@hq4u.com or  609-890-6094!

    VW Environmental Mitigation Trust
    In an October 2017 announcement, NJ Clean Cities Coalition reported the following:  
    As you probably know, as part of a Partial Consent Decree, VW has established an Environmental Mitigation Trust which will provide funds to all fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and federally recognized tribes, to implement actions to counter the air quality impacts of the excess NOx emissions resulting from the use of the defeat devices. The initial allocation amount to the State of New Jersey is approximately $72.2 million.  The Trust became effective on October 2, 2017, giving the states 60 days to submit a certification accepting their role in the program and naming the lead agency within each state.  While New Jersey has not yet announced its intentions and/or which agency will be lead, the NJDEP has gone live with a new webpage with more information about the program and seeking public input and project ideas.  I urge you to view that page:  http://www.state.nj.us/dep/vw
    Please let me know if any questions or if the NJ Clean Cities Coalition can be of any assistance with you project ideas.  Please note that the funds are unlikely to actually start flowing until the Spring of 2018 at earliest.
    The NJ Clean Cities Coalition is a NJ Non-profit corporation and an IRS501(c)(3) tax exempt entity. We are dedicated to the advancement of alternative fuels, advanced vehicle technologies and clean energy project development in order to increase domestic energy security, enhance economic development and improve regional air quality.  Our public/private partnerships rely on and very much appreciate your participation and financial support!
    New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition
    c/o Greener by Design
    94 Church Street, Suite 402
    New Brunswick. NJ 08901

    PatHylandNJ's Propane Education & Research Foundation (PERF): Looking Forward with Pat Hyland

    On August 15, NJPGA President, Ed Mulcahey, PERF President, Tom Tarantin, and NJPGA Managing Director, Katina Pearl-Blando were delighted to host Pat Hyland, Director of Industry Programs, Propane Education and Research Council (PERC), at NJPGA Headquarters in Hamilton, NJ. Mr. Hyland provided important information on PERC's efforts to provide training and quantitative data to support the industry's growth opportunities in new markets. 
    PERF leadership is working closely with PERC to provide various programs, including CETP training and a booth highlighting propane-powered school buses at NJ School Board Association Workshop.  PERF and PERC will partner to arrange Marketer Training/Sales Development programs, seminars for fleet owners, and other "Industry Outreach" on behalf of all propane industry participants in NJ.

    For more information on PERC, check out their website, http://www.propanecouncil.org

    NJSBAGet on Board with Propane School Buses!

    Under the leadership of NJPGA Clean Air/Alternative Fuels Committee Chair, Marco Perez, Amerigreen Propane, "NJPGA with Blue Bird, Hoover and ROUSH" will be a Silver Sponsor of the NJ School Board Association Workshop on October 24-25. Volunteers from NJPGA will be at Booth #915 at the Atlantic City Convention Center to promote propane-powered school buses to school superintendents and business administrators at this targeted convention.
    Propane-Powered School Buses: Achieve Cost Savings & Cleaner Air Districtwide will be presented on Wednesday October 25 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm at the Schwartz Simon Edelstein and Celso Learning Lab by:
    • Derek Whaley, Business Development Manager North East & Central Regions-North America, ROUSH CleanTech
    • Ed Mulcahey, President, New Jersey Propane Gas Association
    • John Aymil, Transportation Director, Randolph School District
    Workshop attendees will be encouraged to call Hoover at 973-347-4210 for more information regarding the buses. 

    Thank you to PERC for providing funding to NJ Propane Education & Research Foundation (PERF), to support this important work by NJPGA! Thank you also for the statistics that show just how much opportunity there is to replace aging diesel school buses with propane-powered school buses in NJ. 

    State and Fuel Type
    # of Buses through 12/31/15
    % of Buses through 12/31/15
    # of Buses through 12/31/16
    % of Buses through 12/31/16

    # of Buses through 12/31/16







    National Propane Gas Foundation 2018-2019 Scholarship
    Applications Being Accepted!

    NPGF Scholarship season for the 2018-2019 academic year began September 15, 2017. 
    The online application, including submission of the official Fall semester transcripts, is due by February 15th Applying for an NPGF Scholarship is easy! Visit www.npga.org/scholarship. There you will find information about the NPG Foundation and the online application.

    Click here for printable copies of the brochure and  poster to display or distribute! In a continuing effort to keep expenses down, NPGF is no longer printing and mailing out brochures.  Please note, NPGF has updated the entry criteria and requirements. 
    Best wishes to all applicants!!!

    Warren J. Meyer, one of the original owners of DIVERSCO, INC., a Northeast U.S. LP-Gas Equipment Distributor, based in Plainfield, New Jersey, passed away on 
    August 25, 2017, at the age of 93.

    Along with his partner, John B. Tarantin, Jr., they formed DIVERSCO, INC. distributing LP-Gas Equipment for 
    Propane Dealers and Welding Supply distributors in the 
    Mid-Atlantic and New England states. After the death of 
    John Tarantin in 1981, DIVERSCO, INC. was subsequently purchased by the Nicholson family of Eastern Propane Corporation, Oak Ridge, New Jersey and later purchased 
    by the Murray  Family of  Ray Murray, Inc., Lee, MA.

    Warren was an engineer, having graduated from Duke University. He initially worked for the Shell Oil company in South America and then as a Northeast Territory Sales Manager for the Fisher Governor company, Marshalltown, Iowa and later Fisher Controls Company, McKinney, Texas and then as a partner and owner of Diversco, Inc.

    He was a long-standing member of the NPGA Technical Standards & Safety Committee and a member of the New Jersey Propane Gas Association. He was an accomplished golfer, engineer and entrepreneur. As a U.S. Navy veteran,
    he was interred, along with his wife, Ruth, at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown, Pennsylvania.



    The Latest From Roush CleanTech

    The Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust settlement continues to move forward. Most recently, an agreement was filed with the courts, which is a good indication that we are coming closer to a trustee effective date. Once the trustee date is established, then a beneficiary for each state will be named, and mitigation plans can be developed for how the funding will be allocated and dispersed.

    Are you prepared to take advantage of the funding? Following these recommended steps will help put you in a better position to request funding from your state.

    Step 1: Define your fleet's needs, and know how many pre-2007 diesel engines you have in your fleet. The Environmental Mitigation Trust defines the exact types of vehicles for this funding, which includes Class 4-8 school, shuttle or transit bus replacement, and Class 4-7 medium-duty truck replacement. All of ROUSH CleanTech's vehicle platforms would be eligible, including the Blue Bird Vision Propane school bus and the ROUSH CleanTech Ford E-450 paratransit shuttle bus.

    Step 2: Review these propane autogas NOx reduction effectiveness calculations that were recently updated with the latest AFLEET data set. See that propane autogas provides the best value in NOx reduction per dollar spent by a wide margin in Class 4-7 trucks and school buses.

    Step 3: Respond and participate in meetings that will help your state develop their mitigation plan. Although this process has been in the works for almost a year, you can still get in on the early stages of plan development. Don't assume that your state has finalized their plans - even if you've heard rumors on how it will be allocated. Don't let that funding go somewhere else because your state's beneficiary wasn't well informed. There is still time to make your case for propane known.

    For more information about propane autogas and the Environmental Mitigation Trust, visit roushcleantech.com/volkswagen-settlement.
    To learn more about ROUSH CleanTech's propane autogas fuel system technology that powers Blue Bird Vision Propane school buses and Ford commercial vehicles, please visit www.roushcleantech.com .

    Todd Mouw is vice president of sales and marketing for ROUSH CleanTech, a n industry leader of alternative fuel vehicle technology. Mouw has served as president of the NTEA Green Truck Association. Reach him at todd.mouw@roush.com or 800.59.ROUSH. To learn more, visit ROUSHcleantech.com .

    In This Issue
    NJPGA Officers and Board of Directors
    Edison Mulcahey
    Vice President
    Scott Fitzgerald
    Michael G. Merrill
    Jem Mechanical Services
    Corrine Walker
    Suburban Propane
    Immediate Past President
    J.D. Stem
    Stem Brothers Inc.
    National/State Director
    William P. Curcio
    Eastern Propane Corporation
    Peter Gilman
    LP Transportation, Inc.
    Beth Karr
    Jack Neff
    Woodruff Energy
    Henry S. Papiano
    Blue Flame G.A.S. of NJ
    Marco Perez
    Amerigreen Energy, Inc.
    Jayson Schneider
    Victor Division of F.W. 
    Webb Co.
    Thomas A. Tarantin
    Tarantin Industries, Inc.
    Director of Public Affairs
    David Smith
    Princeton Public Affairs Group
    NJPERF Officers and Board of Trustees
    Thomas A. Tarantin
    Tarantin Industries
    Vice President
    Scott Fitzgerald

    Michael G. Merrill
    JEM Mechanical Services

    Corrine Walker
    Suburban Propane
    William P. Curcio
    Eastern Propane Corporation

    Edison Mulcahey

    J.D. Stem
    Stem Brothers, Inc.
    NJPGA and NJPERF Headquarters
    Katina Pearl-Blando
    Managing Director
    Thank you for your membership and support of the propane industry in New Jersey.

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