MNotice of Biofuel Waiver Magellan Terminal - Mankato, MN
Under the authority granted in Minn Stat §239.80 Subd. (b), a waiver will be granted to Magellan Terminal (Mankato) customers effective 8:00 AM September 8th until 8:00 AM, September 18th, or until biodiesel is restored to loading from the rack, whichever comes first.
Customers of Magellan Terminal in Mankato, MN will be exempted from the biodiesel requirement on diesel loads pulled only from the Mankato Magellan terminal during this time period. Diesel loads pulled from any other location must have the minimum amount of biodiesel required under Minn Stat §239.77.
The Magellan Terminal located in Mankato, Minnesota notified the Department of Commerce Division of Weights and Measures, that as of 8:00 AM on Monday, September 8th, the terminal will not have biodiesel available for loading at the rack.
Minnesota's PETROFUND FEE
Minnesota’s PETROLEUM TANK FUND will go OFF at 11:59 pm, July 31, 2014.
Imposition of fee. The Board shall notify the Commissioner of Revenue if the unencumbered balance of the fund falls below $4,000,000, and within 60 days after receiving notice from the board, the Commissioner of Revenue shall impose the fee established in subdivision 3 on the use of a tank for four(4) calendar months, with payment to be submitted with each monthly distributor tax return.
We will advise MPMA Members when the fee goes back on… If you have any questions feel free to contact the Association office at 651-484-7227.
World Pay Advisor Alert
Planned maintenance scheduled for September 10, 2014
We will be conducting planned maintenance in our Atlanta data center on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 5:30 to 8:00 AM ET. During this time our Atlanta data center will be unavailable and we’ll direct all traffic to our Philadelphia data center. Traffic will split back to the Atlanta data center on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at 8:00 AM ET.
Steps you may take
For merchants who have a persistent connection to our Atlanta data center, you may redirect your traffic at any time to Philadelphia. To confirm maintenance has been completed, please contact our Network Operations Center (NOC) at 678-587-1258. As always, if you have any questions, please contact your Relationship Manager.
Minnesota's MINIMUM WAGE
Minnesota's minimum-wage increases August 1, 2014…
Minnesota's minimum-wage rates rise up to $8 an hour beginning August 1, 2014. In the coming two years, the new law will move wage rates higher in August 2015 and again in August 2016 when the top rate goes to $9.50 an hour. In January 2018, the rate will be indexed to inflation based on economic conditions…
DOT Medical Professionals
More Than 30,000 Medical Professionals Now Listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that 8,000 more health professionals have been added to the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) since the new system for USDOT medical examinations launched last month with 22,000 providers. Another 22,500 medical professionals have also initiated the process for gaining their certification. All interstate commercial truck and bus drivers must pass a USDOT medical examination at least once every two years in order to obtain a valid medical certificate and maintain their commercial driver’s license (CDL). As required by federal regulation, effective May 21, 2014, all new USDOT medical examinations for interstate truck and bus drivers (both CDL and non-CDL drivers) are required to be performed by a medical examiner who has completed the required training and passed a certification test. The USDOT medical examination looks at a range of conditions to assess a driver’s ability to safely operate a commercial vehicle, including cardiovascular disease, respiratory and muscular functions, vision, and hearing. To meet the needs of professional drivers throughout the country, there are certified examiners in every state, and dozens or hundreds in most cities that can be located by visiting http://nrcme.fmcsa.dot.gov/.