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New Law Helps Propane Consumers During Winter Emergencies; Mandates Early Warning System

On June 30, 2014, President Obama signed into law S. 2086, the Reliable Home Heating Act. This bill clarifies that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) must accept hours-of-service (HOS) extensions during emergencies declared by a Governor for up to two additional 30-day periods (for a total of three). Current law allows additional HOS extensions to be granted by FMCSA or by a Presidential emergency declaration only.   READ MORE

Propane Industry Applauds Congress for Improving Propane Distribution

Washington, DC (March 13, 2014) – Today, the Senate unanimously approved H.R. 4076, a bill that extends hours of service waivers for propane deliveries through the end of May. First introduced by Congressman Bill Shuster (R-PA), the Home Heating Emergency Assistance Through Transportation Act of 2014, or HHEATT Act, passed unanimously in the House last week.   READ MORE

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