December 30, 2017

Issue #4, 2017
Dear Valued Member,
In this issue of the e-Regulator Newsletter you will find:

Wishing you all a happy and safe start to 2018!

NJPGA Holiday Board/Membership Meeting: 

Farewell to Ed Mulcahey of Ferrellgas as NJPGA's President, 2014 - 2017 
Immediate Past President, JD Stem, expressed the Board's sincere appreciation to Edison Mulcahey for his years of service as President of NJPGA

Welcome to incoming NJPGA President Scott Fitzgerald of AmeriGas 
as of January 1, 2018

Scott Fitzgerald

Applications due by 2/15/18!

More Details Coming Soon: 
Interested in joining NJPGA?
Click here for  application page 1  &  page 2
Spring Meeting:
Critical Issues Seminar
70th Anniversary Celebration
Board Meeting
Date and Location to be announced soon!

Katina Pearl-Blando
NJPGA Headquarters

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Important Updates: Holiday Meeting
It was a pleasure to see so many of you at the NJPGA Holiday open Board Meeting, on December 13. Several important topics were discussed including:
  • Effective January 1, 2018 Ed Mulcahey is stepping down as NJPGA President, following Ferrellgas' decision to not renew membership in NPGA. As disappointed as we are by this turn of events, we are delighted that Ed will remain an active participant as a trustee on PERF's Board.
  • NJPGA Vice  President, Scott Fitzgerald of Amerigas, has moved into the position of President, effective January 1,2018, per NJPGA By-Laws. Thank you, Scott!
  • Jim Wiltshire of Ray Murray has filled the vacancy on the NJPGA Board left by Corrine Walker. Welcome to the Board, Jim!
  • Effective January 1, 2018, Chris Mohler of Chesmont Engineering Company, Inc. will fill the vacancy on the Board left by Ed Mulcahey. Welcome to the Board, Chris!
  • We are thrilled to be able to retain Corrine Walker as a Secretary on PERF Board of Trustees.

  • We are seeking volunteers for NJPGA Committees, including Chair positions for the Programs Committee & the Strategic Planning Committee
  • Click here for Bill Curcio's National/State Director's Report
  • Thank you to all who have contributed to NJPGA-PAC. If you are interested in donating, please send a check payable to NJPGA-PAC to NJPGA Headquarters, 1255 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road, Building B, Suite 514, Trenton, NJ 08619

National Propane Gas Foundation 2018-2019 Scholarship
Applications Being Accepted!
Deadline: February 15!

  • The online application is due by February 15th
  • The official transcript deadline is 2/20/18.
  • Applying for an NPGF Scholarship is easy! Visit . There you will find information about the NPG Foundation and the online application.  
Important Scholarship Update
National Propane Gas Foundation (NPGF) offers $1,000 and $2,000 scholarships to children of current employees of NPGA member companies or state propane gas associations for their post high school education.
We have received fewer than usual completed NPGF scholarship applications for this stage of the application cycle compared to the last year. We have more scholarships than ever to give away, so it's time to remind your employees to let their eligible dependents know they should be working on their applications!
Applicants must be children who are enrolled full time, maintain a 2.6 cumulative GPA at an accredited two or four year college/university as well as, accredited schools of vocational training.  Applications are due on February 15, 2018, and the official transcript deadline is 2/20/18.
Please contact me with any questions.
Scholarship Coordinator
National Propane Gas Association
1899 L Street, NW 
Suite 350
Washington, DC  20036

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!!!
JerryBrickMore Details Coming Soon
CETPSurveySurvey: CETP Training Needs
In January we will be sending out a survey to assess members needs for CETP training, including interest in registering for the following courses.
Proposed CETP class Schedule for 2018
  • Basic Principles & Practices: April 17 - 18 
  • Plant Operations: May 22 - 24 
  • 4.1 Exterior Vapor Distribution Systems: June 5-7
  • 4.2 Placing Vapor Distribution Systems & Appliances into Operation: July 17-19 
  • 4.5 Basic Propane Appliance Svc/Troubleshooting: Aug 13 - 17 (This is a new 5 day course - first time offered in NJ)
  • Combined Delivery: October 2-4
Your input will be invaluable. Please reply when you receive  the survey!

FacebookNJPGA Facebook page 
In 2018 we are looking to develop an NJPGA Facebook page to promote propane use in the state. If you are interested in joining the Facebook task force, please contact Katina at

SponsorshipSponsorship Opportunities 
In early 2018 NJPGA hopes to provide tiered sponsorship opportunities. Details to follow. If you have questions or want more information, please contact NJPGA headquarters,
June 20-22 2018
Bethlehem Sands, Pennsylvania

Joint Summer Meeting with NY & PA
More details to come!
Tentative Schedule :
Wednesday, June 20th
9:00am       Golf Outing and alternative activity
1:00pm       Registration Opens
2: 00pm      Exhibitor Set-up  (table top exhibits)
2:30 - 5pm  State Executive Committee/Foundation Board Meetings             
6:00pm       Welcome Reception with Exhibitors                                                  
7:00pm        Dinner - golf prizes                 
Thursday, June 21st   
8:00 am       Registration Opens
                    Coffee with exhibitors before General Session 
9:00- 12pm  General Session                                                                

12:00 - 1pm  Lunch 
1:00 - 4pm    Breakout Sessions - jointly with all states
Legislative Update                                                      
5:30 - 7pm    Reception at National Museum of Industrial History
Friday, June 22nd 
8:30am                       Farewell Breakfast Buffet                                    
9:00 - 11:30am           Individual States Board of Directors Meetings     


Critical Issues Seminar,
NJPGA 70th Anniversary Celebration and
Open Board of
Directors Meeting

Spring 2018 
Details Coming in January!


The Latest From Roush CleanTech :
Putting More Propane Vehicles on the Roads
Propane vehicles are doing their part to reduce petroleum use across the country. More U.S. students are safely riding to school in propane school buses - in Newport News in Virginia, Southwest Allen County Schools in Indiana, Fulton County in Georgia and Sierra Foothill Charter in California, to name a few. This year marked the 10,000th propane school bus equipped with a ROUSH CleanTech fuel system. More than 800,000 children in 750 school districts in 48 states now count on Blue Bird Vision Propane school buses to get them to and from school. 

The transit industry continued to grow this year, too. About 1,500 vehicles fueled by propane autogas are transporting people around their communities in clean public transportation. Earlier this year, another vehicle fueled by propane autogas, the Ford E-350 cutaway, came to market to provide transit agencies with a new vehicle option for servicing routes with fewer customers. 

Many customers in both these industries are coming back for more. In 2011, Riverhead School District purchased its first propane school buses. This year, the district added more and now operates 35 Blue Bird Propane Vision buses. Delaware Transit Corporation also added to its current propane fleet, now running 165 transit vehicles. 

We have an abundant supply of propane going into the winter season. According to the Energy Information Administration, in November the U.S. has a stock of 75 million barrels, and produced 1.9 million barrels per day and exported half of that. Why export it when we can use this safe, economical and domestically produced alternative to fuel our fleets? 

Propane autogas reduces emissions, lowers fuel and maintenance costs and improves our country's energy security. 

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

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 or 800.59.ROUSH. To learn more, visit .

--Just in from NPGA--

Dear Propane Industry Members: 
A few hours ago, the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration issued a regional hours of service waiver for the Eastern, Midwestern, and Southern Service Centers effective immediately through the duration of the emergency or January 14, 2018 (whichever occurs first).

The states covered in this Declaration are: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, DC, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.  
Please note this Declaration is not an exemption from the controlled substances and alcohol use and testing requirements, the commercial driver's license requirements, the financial responsibility (insurance) requirements, the hazardous material regulations, applicable size and weight requirements or any other portion of the regulations not authorized pursuant to 49 CFR 390.23.  

In This Issue
NJPGA Officers and Board of Directors
Edison Mulcahey
Vice President
Scott Fitzgerald
Michael G. Merrill
JEM Mechanical Services
Marco Perez
Amerigreen Propane, Inc.
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
Jayson Schneider
Victor Division of F.W. 
Webb Co.
Thomas A. Tarantin
Tarantin Industries, Inc.

Jim Wiltshire
Ray Murray, 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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