Member Advisories

10/13/20 Call to Action- Oct. 19 Vote on COVID Relief Package
10/5/20 Call to Action - Contact Senators to Support Inclusion of RESTART

9/16/20 Call to Action - Urge Representatives to Enact RESTART
9/11/20 China Reclassification of Certain Consumer Fireworks as 1.3G

9/9/20 Senate GOP Stimulus Bill Call to Action

8/24/20 HOS Rule Changes Webinar

8/17/20 ATF Explosives Industry Webinar
8/10/20 Stimulus Bill Update #3
8/7/20 Stimulus Bill Update #2

7/31/20 COVID Stimulus Relief Update & Call to Action
7/16/20 APA Endorses the CARES Act & Call to Action

6/4/20 2020 APA Convention Cancelled
5/20/20 APA Releases #Fireworks4Honor Memorial Day Video

5/20/20 OSHA Resumes In Person Workplace Inspections

5/15/20 APA Urges Congress to Preserve the American Fireworks Tradition

4/23/20 Call to Action to Support Extension of Duty Deferral Program

4/22/20 OSHA Issues Updated Essential Worker Guidance
4/21/20 President Signs 90 Day Duty Defferal Program

4/20/20 DOT Announces Additional Relief for HazMat Shippers

4/10/20 Display Operator Training Resources Added to APA U

4/9/20 COVID-19 Payroll Tax & Incentive Guide

4/8/20 TSA Issues HazMat Endorsement Exemption
4/6/20 #UnitedWeStand COVID-19 Video for Use by APA Members
4/1/20 DOL Issues Temporary Rule on Paid Leave

3/30/20 Paycheck Protection Program Loans to Assist Small Businesses

3/25/20 Need to Designate Essential Transport Workers


3/24/20 DOT Issues COVID-19 Policy Clarifications


3/23/20 COVID-19 Training and Business Resources

3/23/20 COVID-19 Regulatory Guidance

3/20/20 President Signs COVID-19 Relief Package
3/16/20 2020 ERS Participation Details

3/13/20 Message to APA Members Regarding COVID-19
3/12/20 China Shipping & COVID-19 Response

2/26/20 China Supply Change Challenges
2/24/20 FMCSA 2020 ELD & HOS Waiver
2/19/20 APA University Sign-Up Info & Resources for Current Users

1/27/20 Winter Conference Reminder & Speaker Details
1/16/20 China Trade Deal Executed
1/7/20 TSA Security Alert


12/31/19 China Production, Warehouse, and Shipping Update
12/19/19 January 6 Deadline to Register with Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse
12/16/19 China Tariff Relief Announced
12/5/19 Liuyang Factory Explosion
11/26/19 China Shipping of Display Shells
10/17/19 APA Submits Comments Supporting Revisions to 87-1
9/19/19 China Tariff Update and Call To Action
8/26/19 President Raises China Tariff Rates
8/13/19 China Tariff Commodity List Update
8/13/19 Next Steps on China Tariffs
8/2/19 2019 Sustaining Member Campaign
6/28/19 Reminder for ELD and HOS Waiver Participants
6/24/19 APA's Foundation Releases Sparkler Safety Video
6/14/19 APA Files Comments Opposing Tariffs on Fireworks
6/10/19 China Tariff Update
5/22/19 Resources to Help Fight Tariffs on Fireworks
5/17/19 APA Needs Your Feedback to Fight Tariffs
5/15/19 Proposed China Tariffs Will Impact Fireworks
4/30/19 Call for APA Board Nominations
3/29/19 DOL Issues New Proposed Rule on Overtime Pay
3/28/19 APA University Online Training Tool
3/7/19 PHMSA to Hold Fireworks Industry Workshop
2/19/19 FMCSA Grants Limited ELD Exemption to APA Members
2/6/19 ATF Licensing Change of Address
1/29/19 EX Approval Delays

1/27/19 APA Partners with the Family Business Consulting Group

1/23/19 ATF Halts Issuing Letters of Authorization

1/3/19 U.S. Issues China Travel Warning



12/10/18 FMCSA Releases the Motor Carrier Safety Planner Tool


12/3/18 U.S. - China Trade Truce

11/7/18 Recent Changes to China Customs Manifest Requirements

9/26/18 Senate Confirms New CSPC Commissioner

9/21/18 PHMSA Rules on CA Rest Breaks

9/20/18 New Mobile AP for APA Convention

9/18/18 China Tariff Update

8/6/18 APA Members Urged to Participate in Safe + Sound Week

7/30/18 2018 Sustaining Member Campaign

6/22/18 Resources for 2018 Season

6/19/18 FMCSA Grants APA Members Limited ELD Waiver


6/7/18 ELD Limited Exemption Relief Uncertain


3/12/18 2018 Emergency Response System Registration 


3/8/18 Revisions to APA Standard 87-1

3/8/18 APA Testifies Before the CPSC


2/27/18 CPSC Rulemaking

2/14/18 CPSC Announces Hearing on Proposed Fireworks Rule

1/5/18 FMCSA Opens 2018 UCR

12/4/17 ELD Implementation Date Approaching - Member Guidance

11/30/17 APA Testifies Before the House Small Business Committee

11/2/17 ATF Activates On-Line System to Verify Licenses/Permits

9/6/17 Call to Action to Delay ELD Mandate

8/28/17 Partner with NGAP to #Celebratesafely

7/21/17 Border Adjustment Tax Letter

7/21/17 CPSC Rulemaking

5/31/17 Remember to #CelebrateSafely this July 4th

5/9/17 Verify EX Approvals for Chained 1.3G Aerial Shells 

5/8/17 Call for Nominations for APA Board

4/17/17 ITC Considers Petitions to Suspend Tariffs

4/4/17 ELD Relief for Short-Term Truck Rentals

3/30/17 CPSC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking - Comments Requested

3/23/17 APA Efforts Help Derail Flawed Safety Fitness Proposal

3/13/17 2017 Emergency Response Service (ERS) Participation

3/3/17 2017 Hours of Service Exemption Waiver


12/8/16 FMCSA Issues Final Rule on Entry-Level Driver Training

12/5/16 FMCSA Issues Final Rule Establishing CDL Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse

11/23/16 Court Blocks DOL Plan to Extend Overtime Pay

9/6/16 CPSC Releases Proposed Policy on Audible Effects

9/6/16 Shipping Alert - Hanjin Shipping Files for Chapter 15

7/26/16 OSHA Workplace Injury & Illness Electronic Reporting Rule

7/13/16 Call For Nominations for the APA Board

7/11/16 PHMSA Issues Misc. HazMat Amendments

7/1/16 PHMSA Issues Reverse Logistics Clarification

6/24/16 APA Launches Youth Fireworks Education Initiative


6/22/16 APA Media & Crisis Response Resources for July 4th


6/14/16 Revamped 2016 APA Media Messaging for July 4th

6/7/16 Fireworks Production in Liuyang China Halted

6/6/16 CVSA 2016 Road Check - June 7-9

5/19/16 Final Rule Governing Overtime Time Issued

5/3/16 APA Reframes 2016 Media Messaging

4/19/16 PHMSA Issues Designated Agent Clarification

4/13/16 State-By-State Analysis of Minimum Wage Rates

3/10/16 FMCSA Proposed Rule on Entry Driver Training

3/3/16 2016 HOS Waiver Exemption

1/28/16 FMCSA Issues Proposed Rule on Safety Fitness Determination

1/7/16 CPSC Releases Fireworks Rule Briefing Package

12/10/15 FMCSA Announces Electronic Logging Device Final Rule

11/23/15 APA Website Members Only Resources

8/6/15 FMCSA Issues Changes to HMSP Enforcement Policy

5/12/15 Important Guidance on OSHA HazCom GHS Labelling & SDSs

5/11/15 Register for Webinar on OSHA HazCom GHS & SDS Requirements 

5/7/15 Call for APA Board Nominations

5/6/15 FMCSA Issues NPRM on CMV Diabetes Qualification

5/5/15 ATA HOS Waiver Request Could Benefit 1.4 Placarded Shipments

5/4/15 CVSA Roadcheck 2015

4/29/15 Important Transport Responsibilities for Consumer Fireworks Operators

4/8/15 FMCSA Final Rule Increasing Civil Penalties 

4/1/15 PHMSA Issues Additional Name Approvals Clarification

3/16/15 Register for APA Webinar on OSHA Recordkeeping Rule

2/13/15 West Coast Port Delays Escalate, Take Action Now

1/22/15 Update on APA Std. 87-1

1/6/15  West Coast Port Update

12/18/14 FY 15 Appropriations Bill Enacted With APA Supported Riders

12/10/14 OSHA Updates Recordkeeping Rules That Take Effect Jan. 1

12/9/14 FMCSA to Rescind Burdensome CMV Paperwork Requirements

12/3/14 HOS Exemption Waiver - Action Required

12/1/14 FMCSA Issues Advance NPRM on Minimum Financial Responsibility   

11/19/14 West Coast Port Disruptions - Call to Action

11/11/14 APA Files Comments on Reverse Logistics

10/21/14 APA Board Election Results & Bylaw Changes

9/24/14 PHMSA Clarifies Policy on Certain Display Fireworks Approvals

9/18/14 ATF Updates Explosives Theft/Loss Form

9/17/14 APA Board Approves NGAP Charitable Foundation

8/18/14 DHS Issues ANPR on CFAT Changes

8/12/14 PHMSA NPRM to Amend HazMat Regulations

8/11/14 PHMSA NPRM on Reverse Logistics 

8/7/14 PHMSA Final Rule on Civil Penalties

7/25/14 FMCSA Announces Enhancements to SMS Website

7/23/14 APA Seeks PAC Authorizations

7/17/14 Call for APA Board Nominations

7/15/14 Call to Action to Help Stop CPSC Rule on Voluntary Recalls

7/7/14 2014 APA Convention Information

5/21/14 HazMat Registrations & Renewals Due June 30

5/19/14 CVSA Roadcheck 2014, Prepare Now to Avoid Violations

5/15/14 CPSC FY2015 Budget Includes User Fees for Imports

5/9/14 West Coast Port Disruptions Anticipated

5/8/14 APA Priorities on HMSP & User Fees Advance in the House

4/23/14 Guidance for Utilizing the 100 Mile Radius Exception

4/17/14 Display Site Guidance Documents

4/3/14 APA Testifies Before Congress on HMSP Program

3/26/14  NFPA Withdraws Standards 1124, 1128 & 1129

3/20/14  Reminder:  Approaching Deadline for CMV Driver Medical Exams

3/6/14  2014 ERS Renewal Paperwork

2/25/14 FMCSA Proposal for CDL Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Database

1/30/14  February 1  Deadline for OSHA Form 300A Posting

1/9/14  Jan. 30 Deadline for CDL Self Certification & Med-Card Requirements