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DHS FINALIZES EMPLOYER SAFE HARBOR PROVISIONS FOR NO-MATCH RULE

  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a supplemental rule recently on its ‘no-match” rule, which determines when an employer is liable for knowingly employing an illegal alien. The rule provides a safe harbor against liability for employers who take certain steps upon receiving a ‘no-match”letter from the Social Security Administration (SSA) or the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ...

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MAJOR VICTORY FOR NEFI MEMBERS

In a major victory for the New England Fuel Institute, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has exempted cargo tank vehicles, including heating oil trucks, from sized secondary containment requirements under Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) rules while parked at bulk plant facilities. The victory could save members thousands of dollars in otherwise costly and burdensome compliance costs and ...

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ICPA reaches voluntary agreement with Connecticut office of the attorney general

  Eugene A. Guilford, Jr., the executive director of the Independent Connecticut Petroleum Association, noted the following in announcing a voluntary agreement between ICPA and the Connecticut office of the attorney general. The ICPA stated that at no time did it engage in a boycott of the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program.  ICPA has voluntarily agreed to not engage in anticompetitive ...

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American Energy Coalition Gains Momentum and Prepares to Challenge Utilities

The American Energy Coalition (AEC), a grassroots organization committed to promoting fuel oil through direct competition with natural gas, has been gathering pledges of financial support in anticipation of a hard-hitting counterstrike in 2009. Recognizing that there are many stakeholders in the success of fuel oil, the AEC is making a broad appeal for support. Everyone from refiners to fuel ...

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New ‘Green” Trucks, Exhibitors and More Added to the Work Truck Show® 2009 Line-Up

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI (Jan. 6, 2009) ‘ More new product launches, ‘green” vehicles, exhibitors and educational sessions have been added to The Work Truck Show® 2009 and 45th Annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention. The Work Truck Show 2009 is held March 4–6, 2009, (Convention starts March 3) at the McCormick Place West Building in Chicago, IL.             The ...

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NAOHSM Convention 2009’Imagine the Possibilities

East Petersburg, Penn. ‘ The National Association of Oil Heating Service Managers (NAOHSM) will be hosting its 56th Annual Convention & Trade Show, May 17-21, 2009 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The theme of the 2009 annual event will be ‘Imagine.”In today’s business environment everyone can benefit from a little imagination. Service managers and techs ...

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HOP Energy Completes Acquisition of Kaufman Fuel Company

In a move to increase its regional footprint, HOP Energy, a prominent U.S. retail heating oil distributor, recently completed its acquisition of Kaufman Fuel Company that serves a large number of retail customers in Fairfield and lower New Haven counties in Connecticut. HOP Energy will operate Kaufman Fuel as a new ‘standalone” location from its office and garage facility in ...

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Mike Eberlein named engineering manager of Rheem Heating Products

Rheem Heating & Cooling (Fort Smith, Ark.) announced the appointment of Mike Eberlein to the position of engineering manager for heating products.  In his new position, Eberlein will be responsible for the design, construction and quality-assurance of the company’s heating products. ‘Eberlein will manage the product development team’s efforts to develop leading-edge heating products and ensure reliability and quality in ...

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New Technician Patches at NORA

The National Oilheat Research Alliance (Alexandria, Va.) has launched a new up-to-date flame as the company’s corporate identity. The NORA flame is the primary symbol representing NORA during the last five years. The NORA logo is being modernized into a metallic version that will be displayed on NORA products and it will be used as new patches for NORA technicians. ...

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