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Idaho State Report - Fall 2017

Fall 2017

We enjoyed fun activities, got in some socializing, learned a few new tricks to take back to our businesses, and did it all with lovely weather in Sun Valley, Idaho. As always, we welcomed a full line-up of great speakers on a broad range of issues important to our industry. Thanks to marketers and their families, suppliers, vendors and friends who joined us for the 2017 Convention and Trade Show to support another successful annual convention. Read More...

Idaho State Report - Summer 2017

Summer 2017

We have an impressive line-up of speakers for our IPM&CSA member meeting, including nationally-recognized experts in energy, industry best practices for succession planning, hedging and marketing. Organizational issues include election of new board and officers and updates to IPM&CSA Bylaws. Read More...

Idaho State Report - Spring 2017

Spring 2017

We had a great turnout, as usual, for the IPM&CSA member meeting in Las Vegas. This is always a perfect time to connect and discuss the latest action at the Idaho Statehouse. Timing is good to review the issues we need to watch, and identify those that require action from our industry. We get a few minutes to connect as Idaho members and compare notes in industry issues, legislation and upcoming events. Members also dip in to their wallets for the PMAA PAC. Idaho continues to exceed our annual goal for PAC fundraising at the federal level, and for our state. Read More...

Idaho State Report - Winter 2017

Winter 2017

In the wake of the 2016 elections, a newly-elected group of lawmakers will convene in Boise for the first regular session of the 64th Idaho Legislature. But despite all 105 seats being up for re-election on November 8, don't expect many new faces to cross the threshold of the Idaho Statehouse in January 2017. Although we will see a few new members, the major players will remain unchanged, with leadership in the House and the Senate reflecting the dominant political party and conservative sentiment, as it pertains to managing the business of the State of Idaho. We can expect some musical chairs within the committees, and those will require our attention as we work to maintain good working relationships and continue our ever-important effort of educating lawmakers about our industry: fuel taxes, fuel distribution and infrastructure, sales tax and retail issues, UST and environmental regulations. All of these, and then some, require our active participation in the political process, starting January 9, 2017. Read More...

Idaho State Report - Fall 2016

Fall 2016

Sinclair's Peter Johnson, President of Sinclair Oil Corporation was our featured keynote. As long-time partners of the company, Idaho marketers were happy to help celebrate Sinclair's Centennial Anniversary. We welcomed a number of informative speakers on a broad range of issues important to our industry. Marketers enjoyed Coeur d'Alene's perfect summer weather at the lovely Coeur d'Alene Resort. Thanks to marketers and their families, suppliers, vendors and friends who joined us for the 2016 Convention and Trade Show. Read More...

Idaho State Report - Summer 2016

Summer 2016

Join us for our convention at the Coeur d'Alene Resort. Be sure to get registered and get your room right away, because our block fills up fast at the resort in August. As always, we will be golfing the CdA Resort Golf Course, with its famous floating green, and shooting at the local CdA Gun Club. The CdA resort offers a world-class spa for those in need of pampering. Reserve these dates - August 3-5, 2016 -- You'll want to bring friends and family and stay awhile! Read More...

Idaho State Report - February 28, 2015

February 2015

DEQ proposes S1244 to impose a new fee on USTs to maintain the program in Idaho, and avoid handing it back to the EPA. IPM&CSA believes Idaho marketers are better off being regulated by the state rather than the feds. IPM&CSA worked with DEQ to cap the fee at $100 per tank per year, to require that those fees be used only for the UST program, to provide a budget report to the legislature, a listing of the USTs covered, and apply any excess funds to future years. Read More...

Idaho State Report - February 2015

February 2015

Welcome Back to the Capitol: Legislators returned to the Idaho Statehouse on January 11 and hit the ground running. It must be an election year (spoiler alert - it is!) because activity at Idaho's capitol building ramped up right away. Read More...

Idaho State Report - Fall 2015

Fall 2015

Industry supported Idaho's DEQ when the State took over the UST inspection program from EPA, because we believed that regulation, compliance and enforcement would be better delivered closer to home. Evidence shows that DEQ has largely made good on their commitment to be more "user friendly" to the UST tank owner/operators, by focusing fist on compliance, while imposing penalties only as a last resort. As the new EPA UST rules are implemented, DEQ's role will take on additional requirements now imposed by the federal rule. This new workload in combination with a steady decline in LUST (Leaking Underground Storage Tank) funds from the EPA, has lead DEQ to propose a new inspection fee of $135/tank in the 2016 legislature. The new fee would require a legislative change. Orville Green, director of DEQ's Waste Management Program, estimates that the UST program costs the agency $700,000 per year, and an additional $300,000 is needed annually to keep the program at the state level. The UST inspection program could revert to the EPA if the state is unable to provide adequate funds. DEQ proposes that tank fees make up the difference to fully fund the UST program. Read More...

Idaho State Report - May 5, 2015

Summer 2015

Join us for our convention at the Sun Valley Resort, but sign up now. Rooms go fast for August, especially this year, as the historic Sun Valley Lodge has just undergone a huge remodel. As always, we will be golfing on the scenic Sun Valley Resort Course, and shooting at the posh Sun Valley Gun Club, both in view of the famous Mt. Baldy. The resort offers a new world-class spa for those in need of pampering. Read More...

NACS Leader Hank Armour Keynotes Sun Valley Gathering

Aug 2015

Thanks to marketers and their families, suppliers, vendors and friends who joined us for the 2015 Convention and Trade Show at the beautiful and historic Sun Valley Resort. The just-remodeled Sun Valley Lodge was a hit with attendees, with its lovely new spa, completely updated lobby and rooms, and pool facilities. In addition to IPM&CSA Idaho members, we were happy to also see colleagues from around the region, including Montana, Washington, Wyoming and Utah. Read More...

Department of Environmental Quality Letter

Sept 2015

Newly updated Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) underground storage tank (UST) regulations will become effective on October 13th, 2015. These new federal regulations impact everyone who owns or operates an UST. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will hold meetings around the state to discuss the new regulations. Read More...

2015 Idaho - Spring Magazine

Spring 2015

Raising new money for roads and bridges is a priority issue in the 2015 legislature. After many years on the back burner, proponents believe the time is now to raise the needed revenue for Idaho's transportation infrastructure. Supporters include Governor Otter and legislative leadership, in addition to a number of industry advocates. IPM&CSA is in the thick of the discussion and our objective is to protect the industry's interests as these proposals advance - chief among which is to ensure that these proposals don't disrupt the current tax collection framework we have operated in successfully for many years. This includes not only motor fuel tax collection, but also protecting the integrity and financial solvency of the Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund, also known as PSTF (Petroleum Storage Tank Fund). Read More...

IPM & CSA Legislative Update

Spring 2015

As we enter the 13th week of the 2015 legislative session, much is happening behind the scenes and tempers are wearing thin. We have reached the point in the session where frustrations are mounting because much is still left to do (think transportation funding to raise $262 million), and the biggest budget (education at $1.6 billion, including $100 million of new money) has not been set. JFAC is waiting on a resolution of the career ladder and a promise to infuse the education system (teacher pay, really) with a significant amount of cash and a more importantly, a change in how teacher pay is set into the future. And that is just the big picture. Read More...

2015 Idaho State Report

Winter 2015

Raising new money for roads and bridges is a priority issue in the 2015 legislature. After many years on the back burner, proponents believe the time is now to raise the needed revenue for Idaho's transportation infrastructure. Supporters include Governor Otter and legislative leadership, in addition to a number of industry advocates. IPM&CSA's is in the thick of the discussion and our objective is to protect the industry's interests as these proposals advance - chief among which is to ensure that these proposals don't disrupt the current tax collection framework we have operated in successfully for many years. Read More...

2014 Idaho - Winter Magazine

Winter 2014

It was big news that Republicans dominated the national political landscape on November 4th, but it was business as usual here in the Gem State. Proving that Idaho is still one of the reddest of the red states, Idaho Republicans maintained their grip on every statewide and Congressional office, and held two open Constitutional offices that many thought might swing blue. It didn't happen despite money flowing freely on both sides of the aisle. Read More...

IPM&CSA - Idaho State Report

Nov 2014

It was big news that Republicans dominated the national political landscape on November 4th, but it was business as usual in here in the Gem State. Proving that Idaho is still one of the reddest of the red states, Idaho Republicans maintained their grip on every statewide and Congressional office, and held two open Constitutional offices that many thought might swing blue. - Read More...

NACS 2013 State of the Industry Report

Fall 2014

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Idaho State Report - Success Through Change - Fall 2014

Fall 2014

Marketers enjoyed Coeur d'Alene (CdA)'s perfect summer weather at the lovely CdA Resort at our annual gathering. Thanks to marketers and their families, suppliers, vendors and friends who joined us for the 2014 Convention and Trade Show. CdA attracts attendees from the Pacific Northwest, and we were happy to have our colleagues join us from Montana, Washington, and Utah in addition to our Idaho members.- Read More...

Idaho State Report - Summer

June 2014

Join us for our convention at the Coeur d'Alene Resort, but sign up now. Rooms go fast in Coeur d'Alene in August, and this year is no exception. As always, we will be golfing on the resort's signature course with its famous floating green, and shooting at the Coeur d'Alene Gun Club. The Spa is available for those in need of pampering. From fine dining and boutique shopping to boating, biking and fishing, there is something for everyone in Coeur d'Alene! Reserve these dates - you'll want to bring friends and family and stay awhile! - Read More...

IPM&CSA Statehouse Summary: Legislative Update from 2014 Session

Feb 2014

2014 Legislature Off to a Quick Start: Short Session Predicted by Leadership

Lawmakers came back to the Statehouse in Boise with a common view: Wrap up the State's business quickly and get home to run their re-election campaigns. Governor Otter kicked off the session on January 6 with his annual State of the State Address and a modestly optimistic budget, and both were met with general approval. Lawmakers got right to work, and the activity at the Statehouse picked up earlier than usual. The hallways were buzzing with lawmakers and lobbyists from the start. Committees spent early days reviewing administrative rules from state agencies and legislation trickled in. - Read More...

2013 Holiday Greetings - Idaho State Report

Dec 2013

Three issues are likely to dominate the 2014 legislative session and (big surprise) they all involve really large piles of money. This being an election year, politics will play an even larger role than usual at the Idaho Statehouse when spending money and raising taxes are on the agenda. Here are the big issues in play for 2014 - Read More...

Idaho State Report - August 2013

Aug 2013

Marketers enjoyed Sun Valley's perfect summer weather and excellent Idaho scenery for our three-day event this year. Thanks very much to marketers, suppliers, vendors and their families and friends who joined us for the 2013 Convention and Trade Show. It is always a pleasure to associate with our neighbors from surrounding states, and we were pleased to once again host folks from Montana, Washington, Utah and Hawaii in addition to our Idaho members. Read More...

Legislative Update & Member Communications

2013

The 2013 legislative session will be remembered primarily for two issues: the state health exchange and personal property tax relief, both hard fought battles that ultimately passed. But at Sine Die, many were left unsettled by the political climate. An influential freshman class altered the legislature?s course and possibly changed political coalitions for years to come. Time will tell.
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Idaho State Legislative Update March 7, 2011

2011

2011 Legislature "Challenged" to Fill Budget Hole: Have We Hit Bottom Yet? That is the question as legislative budget writers labor to squeeze a few more dollars out of the current year?s budget and guess about the future of the Idaho economy. The budget hole amounts to $92 million and will impact all state agencies, but particularly the two biggest program budgets: K-12 Education and Medicaid.
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Legislative Alert H196 2-28-11

2011

H196 may be heard in House Revenue and Taxation cmte Monday March 7 at 9 am. Please contact members of the House Rev & Tax cmte IN SUPPORT of H196 ? particularly if you have these members in your area.
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Legislative Alert S1125 2-28-11

2011

S1125 will be heard in Senate State Affairs Monday March 7 at 8 am. Please contact members of the Senate State Affairs committee IN SUPPORT of S1125 ? particularly if you have these Senators in your area.
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2008 Legislative & Regulatory Update

2008

UST Rules approved by 2008 legislature: IPM&CSA worked closely with DEQ to develop rules implementing the new state UST program that was created by the 2007 legislature. IPM&CSA participated in both statue and negotiated rule-makings to ensure practical implication of the new state UST program.

Tribal Fuel Tax Agreements approved by 2008 legislature: Finally settling a multi-year battle over fuel taxes, the Idaho legislature approved agreements between four tribes and the state of Idaho by passing SCR125. IPM&CSA can take credit for resolving many years of legal and legislative battles to bring tax fairness to distributors by requiring tribal fuels to include the state cent fuel tax in the price of the sale.

Down the Road: Still to Come in 2008-2009 for the industry

2008 - 2009

Stage One Vapor Recovery in the Treasure Valley will increase costs to marketers doing business in Ada and Canyon Counties. This negotiated rule-making is underway at DEQ and marketers are participating. This rule is scheduled to go before the 2009 legislature, but new EPA rules on the subject and lack of funding have complicated the status of the rule-making and thrown significant uncertainty into the process and outcome.

Risk Based Corrective Action rules could increase clean up costs for fuel tanks statewide. DEQ is working with the industry and the PSTF to revisit the current guidance document. A small work group will develop an initial proposal to be followed by negotiated rulemaking. DEQ intends to take these rules to the 2009 legislature, assuming issues of concern can be resolved.

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Calendar of Events

Aug 8 - 10, 2018

IPM&CSA Convention and Golf Tournament
Coeur d'Alene Resort
Coeur d'Alene, ID