Propane Education and Research Act

The Propane Education & Research Council was authorized by the U.S. Congress with passage of the Propane Education and Research Act (PERA), Public Law 104-284, signed into law on October 11, 1996. The act was amended by the Propane Education & Research Enhancement Act of 2014.

All of the Council's programs are funded by an assessment levied on each gallon of propane gas at the point it is odorized or imported into the United States. The assessment, which is mandatory, is currently $.005 per gallon. PERA requires the owner of the propane at the time of odorization, or at the time odorized propane is imported into the United States, to remit an assessment based on the volume of odorized propane sold and placed into commerce each month.

Propane Education and Research Act (PERA) of 1996

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Propane Education and Research Enhancement Act of 2014

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