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    Invitation for Public Comment on Propane Council Initiatives

     

    March 24, 2000

    The Propane Education & Research Council is developing business plans focusing on three areas---consumer education, safety & training, and research & development. 'These plans will be the road maps that help

    the industry accomplish its primary mission which is to increase consumption of propane gas,' says Council President Roy Willis.
    The Council is seeking industry input that would be useful in the development of the business plans. Industry is invited to send its ideas and comments in writing by April 30 to:

    Propane Education & Research Council
    Attention: General Comment
    1776 K Street, N.W., Suite 204
    Washington, D.C. 20006
    202-452-8975---202-452-9054 (fax)
    tonja.brooks@propanecouncil.org


    Consumer Education. The Council's emerging communication strategy is a business-to-business plan that targets key propane-consuming industries and potential growth markets.

    Safety & Training. The Council has formed a Training Needs Assessment Task Force to research all of the industry's current safety and training curriculum and materials, identify gaps and needed improvements and anticipate the industry's future education and training needs. The task force report will form the basis for the Council's safety & training business plan.

    Research & Development. The Council is developing a plan to initiate and support research and development projects pertaining to propane appliances and equipment, transportation and distribution systems, consumer attitudes and behavior, and economic market analysis. The Council authorized the president to form a steering committee to prepare an R&D business plan for the June meeting.


    May 28----June 28 Marks Next Comment Period

    Under the Propane Council's grant review process, the public is invited to comment on specific funding requests received by the Council. The next comment period will begin on May 28, 1999. Comments should be

    made to the Council regarding those funding requests received by May 21. At that time, summaries of the funding requests will be issued along with the invitation for comments. Funding requests received by May 21 will be considered by the Council at its September 20-21 meeting in Washington, D.C. The deadline for submitting public comments is June 28.

    Copies of individual funding requests can be obtained by calling 202-452-8975.

    Comments (including the docket #) should be submitted in writing to:

    Propane Education & Research Council
    Attention: Public Comment
    1776 K Street, N.W., Suite 204
    Washington, D.C. 20006
    202-452-8975---202-452-9054 (fax)
    tonja.brooks@propanecouncil.org