ILTA Monthly Newsletter
July 2019
Washington Update
In a party line vote June 19, Democrats on the House Homeland Security Committee approved a bill to extend the expiring Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program. The Committee’s action is the first step in a long process that is expected to end in the reauthorization of the CFATS program sometime early next year.
ILTA filed comments July 2 with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on the agency's draft guidance on securing the food chain from intentional adulteration. FDA’s draft guidance states that bulk liquid storage is particularly vulnerable to food intentional adulteration (tampering) because large volumes of food products could be contaminated in one instance. ILTA’s comments refute that claim, citing the numerous security provisions already employed at bulk liquid terminals that would deter intentional adulteration.
The Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency on June 19 reversed a rule issued by the Obama administration to curb carbon emissions from coal plants. The new rules, announced by EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, would replace the Obama-era Clean Power Plan that set national emissions standards.
ILTA News
  
This past year, ILTA incorporated many new topics and speakers into our conference program thanks to the suggestions from the ILTA community posted to our IdeaScale site. We’re relaunching our ILTA IdeaScale site on July 15 to hear what you liked best about this year’s show and the new content you would like to see next year.

In June, ILTA launched its YouTube channel and posted its first two videos: ILTA is Good for Business and an overview video of the 2019 conference and trade show. The ILTA video, which highlights ILTA’s mission and goals, debuted at the June conference and featured many ILTA members. You may catch a glimpse of yourself or some friends and colleagues in the conference and trade show video! We encourage members to subscribe to the “ILTA International Liquid Terminals Association,” channel by clicking here. You can view our first two videos and receive notification when new videos are posted. 

ILTA is pleased to welcome Ajax Tool Works Inc., of Franklin Park, IL, as a new supplier member. Ajax Tool is involved in tank, pipeline and general construction and offers several tools. You can learn more about the company by clicking here.

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Member News
ILTA Staff Spotlight is an ongoing feature that allows our members to get to know the ILTA staff better. This month our new vice president of legislative affairs, Andy Wright, is in the spotlight. Andy, what’s your background? How did you come to ILTA?
At its June 2019 trade show, ILTA offered Cloud9Experience gift cards to the big winners of the prize giveaway. While neither winner has nailed down their experiences yet, both are enjoying the process of looking through the options.
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Upcoming Events
Thank you for all those who participated in the 2019 trade show! The 2020 floorplan is already 80% sold. There is still room available, but space is limited. We encourage those that want a booth at the 2020 event to book soon.
ILTA is making plans for its Fall Committee Meetings, September 10-12 at the Éilan Hotel and Spa in San Antonio, Texas.