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Fuel Dealer Conference, Trade Show, and Golf Event

Stoweflake Resort — Stowe, VT — June 1 & 2

Friday, June 2

Golf Scramble

8am  to Noon

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Thursday, June 1

Trade Show & Business Seminars

10am to 3pm

Hospitality, Dinner & Presentation

4pm to 9pm

Federal Funding and Regulations Under Trump  The new administration has proposed significant changes to the way the federal government funds programs and enforces regulations— changes that could impact heating fuel suppliers. Among the issues covered will be medical exams, driver training, hours of service, propane tank re-certification, hazmat placards, LIHEAP and EPA funding, and much more.   Featuring Leslie Anderson, PGANE CEO and Mark Morgan, PMAA Attorney

Fuel Assistance   Dealer Certification Agreements have all expired. Learn what may be coming in next contract when it comes to MOR or DOR.  Have a say on what works and what should be changed. Featuring Bobby Arnell and Tina Wilder with the Fuel Assistance Office

Tank Rule The regulations, which must be enforced on July 1, impact all aboveground heating oil and kerosene tanks. The regulations create an inspection schedule (every three years), require an inspection on first fill, and list violations which would require a fuel oil tank to be red tagged. Find out the latest and learn how to get your drivers certified to inspect tanks. Featuring Bob Hedden, NORA

Tank Resources Discover new software and marketing tools for complying with Vermont’s aboveground storage tank regulations. Find out how technology and marketing materials can improve both compliance and sales. Featuring Jim Tyrrell with Powderhorn

Vermont Taxes  Who pays the 2-cent Fuel Tax? What about the 1-cent PDLF? Or the Vermont Sales Tax on heating oil, dyed diesel and propane? It depends who you sell it to and how they use it. Learn how to comply and what you need to know when faced with a tax audit. We will have the latest information on VFDA’s effort to remove the non-propulsion exemption for off-road diesel sales. Finally, the push for a carbon tax is coming this summer. Learn how you can inform your customers on what lawmakers want to do to the price of oil and gas.

VOSHA Compliance  Fuel distributors must comply with Vermont Occupation Health and Safety Administration (VOSHA) workplace standards.  This seminar will cover common VOSHA violations and the written programs, employee training, record keeping and monitoring requirements for those standards.  Issues related to compliance inspections and employer responses will also be addressed.  Featuring  ATC Group Services

Survey Says   The Vermont Heating Fuel Economic Report is complete. Find out what the UVM Center for Rural Studies found out about pay, benefits and economic impact of heating fuel industry. Learn about the VFDA Workforce initiative and the financial assistance available for hiring and trading employees.

Diversification & Growing Gallons  Learn how others have expanded their products and services to improve profitability. Get a crash course in the free Growing Gallons program from the Propane Education Research Council (PERC). Featuring Craig Snyder with Wesson Energy and Joe Rose with PGANE

Critical Incident Awareness for Techs and Drivers  Heating fuel and service companies have many challenges. Transporting fuel and being in and around our customer’s home is one that has become increasingly more dangerous. Now more than ever—- it is important to learn how you and your staff can respond to these incidents appropriately… to heighten your awareness  to effectively mitigate and handle situations before they get out of control. Featuring Michael Pearl with First Line Defense

The conference will feature multiple seminars occurring simultaneously. The following topics have been confirmed, specific time to be determined.