New DHS Chemical Security Rules Hit U.S. Agriculture Hard

WASHINGTON, July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Responding quickly to the needs of American small businesses, the National Propane Gas Association and 14 other trade associations formed a joint coalition to fight the new U.S. Department of Homeland...

By setting an arbitrary storage threshold for propane, DHS has increased safety risks for agricultural consumers and created incentives to degrade the environment through fuel switching. DHS also has ignored existing federal statutes that exempt propane storage when used as a fuel or held for sale as a fuel. The department has done this in the name of security, but it is simply a costly reporting exercise for American small businesses and farmers.

The National Propane Gas Association is the national trade association of the propane industry. NPGA represents approximately 3,500 companies, including producers, wholesalers, transporters, and retailers of propane gas as well as the manufacturers and distributors of associated propane equipment and appliances. 50 million Americans choose propane as their energy source. For more information about NPGA and the propane gas industry, visit NPGA on the Internet at

SOURCE National Propane Gas Association