A Propane Personality: NPGA’s Sarah Reboli

November 13, 2018 By    

A conversation with the director of regulatory affairs for the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA).


Headshot: Sarah Reboli, NPGA

Reboli

Sarah Reboli, Director, Regulatory Affairs National Propane Gas Association.

Education

University of Florida
Bachelor of Arts
Class of 2009

University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill
Law Degree
Class of 2012

Law license in Washington, D.C.
and North Carolina

Work Experience

August 2011 – May 2012
Immigration and Human Rights Clinic, UNC School of Law
Research Assistant

August 2012 – April 2015
Pyle & Associates
Director of Government Affairs

April 2015 – Present
National Propane Gas Association
Director of Regulatory Affairs


What is the best way for retailers to get involved with NPGA?

Reboli at the 2018 Propane Days in Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy of the NPGA

Reboli at the 2018 Propane Days in Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy of the NPGA

“The issues NPGA tackles are based on the direction from our members, so member involvement is crucial. The easiest step is to contact Brett Gold to learn about the different committees we have, including: Member Services, Conventions, Government Affairs, Technology, etc. You can connect with the committee in an upcoming conference call, and share your ideas or simply listen. Members – whether on a committee or not – are always welcome at board of directors meetings. The winter 2019 board of directors meeting is in Charleston, South Carolina! There are so many opportunities to engage and determine our path forward
on so many issues.”

Joining NPGA

“I was recruited from my former position to join NPGA’s Regulatory & Technical Services department.”

Current Work

“We’re very close to a new update for guidance on emergency events and hours-of-service waivers. We are working with state energy officials and the U.S. Department of Transportation to clarify prospective waivers – before emergencies happen – and coordinate among state governments. We need clear communication and understanding before an event, not after. We like
to say: Salt the roads before
the snowstorm!”

Best advice you’ve ever received

“Take pride in everything you do, big or small.”

What regulatory concerns are facing the propane industry?

In her free time, Reboli enjoys cooking. Photo: iStockphoto.com/svariophoto

In her free time, Reboli enjoys cooking. Photo: iStockphoto.com/svariophoto

“The industry needs common-sense flexibility in driving regulations. Arbitrary break requirements or the arbitrary air-mile radius for the short-haul operation exception are real burdens that – if changed – could result in real improvements. We also need relief from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s crane rule – whether by congressional or White House intervention.”

Hobbies

“I love cooking for my family, especially now that my little girl helps! It’s very basic because she is a toddler, but she enjoys rolling meatballs or stirring a pot. I also run often, but that’s mostly because of all the cooking!”

Joe McCarthy

About the Author:

Joe McCarthy is an Associate Editor of LP Gas Magazine. You can contact him at jmccarthy@northcoastmedia.net and at 216-363-7930.

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