Docket 17063: Propane Safety and Training 2010

  • Organization: Mid-Atlantic PREF
  • Applicant: Jonathan Williams
  • State/Region: Maryland
  • Project Start Date: 01/01/10
  • Project End Date: 12/31/10
  • Replicated Rebate: Docket 16298
  • Estimated Total Project Cost: $66,629.00
  • Total Amount Awarded: $63,000.00
  • Award Date: 12/08/10

Project Summary

MAPREF has agreed to sponsor formal classroom training conducted by professional instructors on a variety of topics including: CETP 1.0, 2.1, 2.2, 4.1, 4.2, GAS Check, Cylinder Recertification and Defensive Driving. In addition, MAPGA's Safety & Outreach Consultant will provide guidance on member safety issues and questions, as well as inquiries from government entities, emergency first responders and the general public.

Statement of the Project

MAPREF has agreed to sponsor formal classroom training conducted by professional instructors on a variety of topics including: CETP 1.0, 2.1, 2.2, 4.1, 4.2, GAS Check, Cylinder Recertification and Defensive Driving. In addition, MAPGA has hired a Safety & Outreach Consultant to assist with member safety issues and questions, as well as inquiries from government entities, emergency first responders and the general public. Through written and oral requests, telephone inquiries and from attendees of previously held classes, propane industry members in the two states rate employee training as their number one priority. This request attempts to satisfy that need. MAPGA offers a calendar of CETP classes on an annual basis. The objective of these classes is to insure the safety of the propane industry for office, service, repair, delivery and management personnel. Anticipated attendance is 200-250. MAPGA publicizes the CETP calendar on the public section of the association website and permits non-member attendance. Don Lynch, Chair of the MAPGA Education & Safety Committee will coordinate the safety training and education project with the assistance of MAPGA Staff and the MAPGA Safety & Outreach Consultant. Certified CETP trainers provide all safety school instruction.

Cost Benefit Analysis

MAPGA believes that those who are properly and professionally trained and tested to handle propane will have fewer accidents, protect customers and create a favorable image of propane as an energy source. The project is of vital importance to the reputation for safety and reliability that the propane industry in Delaware and Maryland have worked to develop.

Evaluation Statement

The project will be evaluated based on the diversity of participants, the number of different companies involved and the pass/fail ratio.

Budget and Statement of Costs

? Instructor Fee: $18,375.00 ? Travel, Lodging & Meals: $3,640.00 ? Classroom Rental: $3,640.00 ? Student Materials: $6,660.50 ? Student Tests: $12,096.00 ? Meals & Breaks: $4,998.00 ? Consultant Fee: $8,400.00 ? Administrative Fees: $8,820.00 ? Total Project Cost: $66,629.50