Welcome to MPM Association
The Association was formed in 1923 to provide services to the petroleum marketer, to help them at all levels of government, and to support fellow marketers. The Association has four main emphases - education, regulatory analysis and programs to help with compliance, legislative and regulatory monitoring, and services for the members.
2013 New State and Federal Employment posters available.
Posters are $2.50 + tax and shipping. Contact Holly with the number of posters you need and address. firstname.lastname@example.org
Petrofund Fee is OFF -
The 2 cents per gallon Petrofund fee was last on from August 1, 2012 until November 30, 2012.
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Seasonal Load Limit NotificationDate: December 4, 2013
Subject: Winter Load Increase date set for the NORTH and NORTH-CENTRAL FROST ZONES
Winter Load Increases will begin on unrestricted highways in the NORTH and NORTH-CENTRAL FROST ZONES at 12:01 AM on Saturday, December 7, 2013. Click here for complete details.
DOT Registration UpdateMarketers urged to Ignore Vendor Solicitations on Broker and Freight Forwarder registration. Note: The Association office has received inquiries from members regarding this issue PMAA has provided the following guidance. Click here for guidance article.
OSHA HAZCOM STANDARD CHANGES BY DECEMBER 1, 2013
MARKETERS MUST TRAIN EMPLOYEES ON OSHA HAZCOM STANDARD CHANGES BY DECEMBER 1, 2013
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) issued a final rule making changes to the agency's existing Hazard Communication Standard (HAZCOM). Under the existing HAZCOM program, employers must inform employees of the presence of hazardous chemicals in the workplace by ensuring containers are properly labeled, providing access to material safety data sheets and conducting hazardous chemical training. The final rule primarily concerns format changes to hazardous chemical container labels and material safety data sheets. The final rule will align the HAZCOM standard to international standards by changing the format for hazard chemical container labels and material safety data sheets (MSDS).
The following template will assist you in meeting the requirements of documentation and training.
Safety Program Template
- Hazard Communication Program
Once you open the template it is a very easy process to complete the Hazcom program. I would suggest they use a three ring binder to keep all the information together. The members can also use the Hazcom Book (they just created) as the location to review and use as in an emergency situation…
Ag Exemption from Hours of ServiceSeveral members have asked for a clarification of when the ag exemption from the DOT hours of service regulations many apply. Unfortunately, there is no current printed guidance that explains the exemption in plain English. The ag exemption is subject to regulatory interpretation. Click here for an explanation of the regulations.
#1 BIODIESEL EXEMPTION
The 5% minimum content requirement for all diesel fuel offered for sale at retail does not apply to #1 diesel fuel sold or offered for sale during the months of October, November, December, January, February, and March. The exemption was extended until May 1, 2015 which will allow the exemption through the winter of 2014/2015. Other #2 biodiesel exemptions are motors located at an electric generating plant regulatd by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, railroad locomotives, off-road taconite and copper mining equipment & machinery, and off-road logging equipment & machinery.