March 23, 2017
FMCSA Withdraws Safety Fitness Determination Proposal, see notice here.
March 1, 2017
David Tang, K&L Gates, Asia, BBC interview on investment flows into and out of China.
February 22, 2017
Ann Marie Buerkle named Acting Chairman of the CPSC, read more.
February 2, 2017
CPSC issues Fireworks Regulations Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.
January 31, 2017
Elaine Chao sworn in as Secretary of Transportation, read more.
December 19, 2016
OSHA issues final rule clarifying work-related injury reporting requirements. Click here to view.
December 16, 2016
APA looks forward to working with newly named PHMSA Associate Administrator for HazMat Safety William Schoonover.
December 8, 2016
FMCSA issues final rule on entry-level driver training.
December 5, 2016
FMCSA issues final rule creating a CDL drug & alcohol clearinghouse.
November 23, 2016
Business group praises court decision to block overtime wage rule.
September 6, 2016
CPSC releases proposed policy on audible effects.
June 30, 2016
Click here to see APA's 2016 "must see" fireworks displays for July 4th.
June 27, 2016
The APA urges fireworks safety this July 4th.
June 14, 2016
2016 July 4th media resources, APA members click here.
June 6, 2016
CVSA Roadcheck June 7-9, click here for driver checklist safety tips.
June 1, 2016
West Virginia liberalizes consumer fireworks regulations, click here for a summary.
April 20, 2016
PHMSA issues clarification regarding Designated Agents, view notice here.
April 5, 2016
PHMSA publishes Final Rule on Reverse Logistics.
March 10, 2016
FMCSA publishes Proposed Rule on Entry Level Driver Training requirements.
March 8, 2016
View key presentations from the 2016 APA Winter Conference here.
December 16, 2015
FMCSA publishes Final Rule on Electric Logging Devices.
November 25, 2015
2016 APA Winter Conference Feb. 23-25, see a sneak peak here.
October 20, 2015
House T&I Committee introduces surface transportation reauthorization & reform legislation, read more.
September 1, 2015
Tianjin, China explosions create uncertain shipping delays, read more here.
August 6, 2015
Senate confirms new PHMSA Administrator, Marie Dominguez.
Winter Educational Conference
APA sponsors an educational conference to assist its members in preparing for a successful season including proper training in accordance with the latest federal regulations. The association believes these safety training programs are of vital importance and help to support a primary APA mission of encouraging safety in the design and use of all types of fireworks. Non-members may attend the conference one time as a prospective member provided they have a current APA member sponsor them and that the association Executive Director is notified.
2017 APA Winter Educational Conference
February 14-16, 2017
Green Valley Ranch, Henderson, NV
(minutes from the Las Vegas Airport)
Select Presentations from the 2017 Conference
Trump Administration Insights - Amy Carnevale, K&L Gates
2017 Legislative & Regulatory Priorities - Julie L. Heckman, APA
PHMSA Presentation by William Schoonover
Steps to Survive and Audit - Gregg Smith, APA