NPGA (National Propane Gas Association) Announcement: On June 30, 2014, President Obama signed into law S. 2086, the Reliable Home Heating Act.
From LPGas Magazine’s website:
According to the bill, 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 âÂ for a total of three periods. The law had allowed only the FMCSA or the president, via an emergency declaration, to grant additional HOS extensions.
The Reliable Home Heating Act also provides an early warning mechanism to monitor home heating fuel inventory levels. The bill would require the Energy Information Administration to notify the governor of each state in a Petroleum Administration for Defense District if propane inventory has been below the most recent five-year average for more than three consecutive weeks.
Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., first introduced the bill in May.
AmeriGas has created a team that specializes in emergency assistance- The AmeriGas Airborne Team.Â The Airborne Team is a select group of AmeriGas employees recruited to assist in delivering propane in specific areas of the country where help is needed most, due to extreme weather conditions. This team gives us extra capacity to meet customer needs at critical times, and it can make all the difference. Learn more about our AmeriGas Airboune team here.