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Court Nixes NLRB Poster Rule

June 17, 2013

Court Nixes NLRB Poster Rule

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit became the second appellate court to strike down the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) August 2011 regulation requiring businesses to post notices of an employee's right to unionize, finding that the NLRB exceeded its authority when it ordered businesses to display an 11-by-17-inch notice in a prominent location explaining the rights of workers to join a union and bargain collectively.

South Carolina Latest State To Seek to Tie Gas Tax to Inflation

May 6, 2013

South Carolina Latest State To Seek to Tie Gas Tax to Inflation

The South Carolina Senate Finance Committee last week voted 13-5 to advance a plan that would index the state's 16-cents-per-gallon gas tax to inflation, increasing the tax by 4 cents in 10 years and generating $135 million yearly. The measure also increases truck registration fees by 16 percent.

Kent's Korner: Big Company Best Practices, Small Company Charm in S.C.

April 18, 2013

Kent's Korner: Big Company Best Practices, Small Company Charm in S.C.

South Carolina-based Garvin Oil has the best practices of a large company and the speed, flexibility and southern hospitality of a small company.

EPA, FMCSA Issue Waivers for Reformulated Gas, Non-Road ULSD and Hours of Service

November 1, 2012

EPA, FMCSA Issue Waivers for Reformulated Gas, Non-Road ULSD and Hours of Service

EPA in consultation with the U.S. Department of Energy has issued a waiver for reformulated gasoline (RFG) in 16 states and the District of Columbia to prevent disruptions of the supply of RFG in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

EPA Temporarily Waives Summer Fuel Requirements For States Hit by Hurricane

September 10, 2012

EPA Temporarily Waives Summer Fuel Requirements For States Hit by Hurricane

EPA last week temporarily waived RVP requirements in eight states to prevent gasoline shortages after fuel supplies from refineries in the Gulf area were disrupted by Hurricane Isaac.

South Carolina Grants Retailers Immunity From Consumer Misfueling

July 23, 2012

South Carolina Grants Retailers Immunity From Consumer Misfueling

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley recently signed into law legislation that grants wholesale and retail petroleum marketers immunity from liability when a customer dispenses an incompatible fuel into their vehicle. South Carolina is one of the first states to implement such a law.