ILTA Monthly Newsletter
August 4, 2020
Issue Update
ILTA’s two-year legislative effort successfully concluded the night before the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program was set to expire on July 23, when President Trump signed a three-year reauthorization of the program.
Last year, ILTA, working with other interested trade associations including the American Association of Port Authorities, the Waterways Operators, the Waterways Council, Inc. and the Maritime Coalition, a broad industry group, successfully advocated for increased federal spending on the nation’s harbors, ports and waterways.
ILTA, working with AFPM and API, continues to seek a solution to the problem of upcoming out-of-service tank inspections, despite at- or near-capacity storage because of sluggish COVID-19 fuel demand.
Unmeasured losses in terminal operations can cost millions
Endress + Hauser, Inc.
In modern tank and terminal facilities, material transfer operations include a mix of legacy processing systems, new technologies installed to improve operations, and tank monitoring software. But some older facilities have not modernized their operations and can be subject to millions of dollars in unaccounted losses. An assessment of the current situation is the best place to begin.
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ILTA, working with a broad industry coalition, successfully beat back an effort by some in Congress to insert an amendment into the National Defense Authorization Act that would treat per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances as a class with predetermined outcomes that would have circumvented the regulatory process.
Congress’ focus remained on COVID-19 relief in July. Recent regional spikes in infections and more than 150,000 recorded deaths in the United States reveal that the end of the crisis remains uncertain and perhaps far in the future. 
The White House Council on Environmental Quality on July 15 announced its final rule modifying the regulations that guide federal agencies in the environmental review of projects requiring federal approvals.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on July 13 announced its proposal to retain, without changes, the existing 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone.
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Member News
Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based Cajun Industries, LLC,, joined as a supplier member this summer. The company was founded in 1973 as a merit shop company specializing in structural concrete. Today, it is a nationally recognized construction leader providing a broad range of services to various markets including oil, gas and energy; refining; chemical processing; power; manufacturing and buildings; governmental infrastructure; alternative energy; emergency preparedness and disaster response; communication; water quality; and more.
Markets Insider, July 16, 2020
Buckeye Partners, L.P. announced July 16 that its South Texas Gateway terminal at the Port of Corpus Christi was operational and had loaded its first marine vessel that day.
Lincoln Journal Star, July 20, 2020
Corn Oil Renewable Energy, operated by Marathon Petroleum Corporation, has purchased a former biodiesel plant in Beatrice, Nebraska for $11.7 million, and plans to use the facility to aggregate agricultural feedstocks used in the production of renewable diesel.
Reuters, July 17, 2020
Former Citgo Petroleum Corp board member Edgar Rincon has been named chief operating officer and executive vice president just a week after the company named Carlos Jorda to its board of directors.
Benzinga, July 29, 2020
Delek Logistics Partners, LP has named Gennifer Kelly to the Board of Directors effective July 26. Kelly brings more than 25 years' experience in the oil and gas industry covering both mid- and upstream sectors.
Unparalleled Effectiveness for Managing Terminal Assets
Honeywell l Process Solutions
Learn the importance of managing your terminal assets with an integrated solution that yields the highest returns in terms of throughput, safety, and efficiency. These are the steps you can take today to future-proof benefits at your facility – don’t be left behind.
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HMT Inc.
Qi2 Elements
All members: Please update your member profile online. We will issue the ILTA 2020 Member Directory & Resource Guide this fall, and we will use last year’s listing unless we hear otherwise! The cut-off date for new information to make it into the print version is Friday, August 14. Your member profile can be updated online at any time. If you don't remember your ILTA login and password, please call the ILTA office at 703-875-2011 or email us at
ILTA provided a free webinar to membership on July 21 to help give managers and workers strategies to cope with the stress and challenges that come in times of crisis. Our speaker for this timely webinar, Tyler Enslin, will also be presenting at the November ILTA conference. Enslin presented a highly interactive program specifically designed to help attendees navigate the issues caused by the COVID-19 crisis, and flourish both personally and professionally. He shared three proven methods to manage mindset and control stress; ways to create habits and promote personal growth and achievement; techniques to stay focused and productive during challenging times; and strategies to create individual actions to maximize opportunities. This training received high marks from participants. A reading list of useful resources recommended by Enslin is available here, and a video of the webinar will be posted to the ILTA website in August.
Sam Carbis Solutions Group, LLC
UNEE Group
Upcoming Events
ILTA will conduct the fall meetings, initially slated for Boston, virtually due of the continuing coronavirus pandemic and member company travel restrictions. ILTA will use the Zoom web conferencing platform to conduct the Environmental, Health, Safety and Security Committee and Subcommittee meetings, the 2020 TOPS and the Operations Council meeting over the course of September 22-25.
Registration is now open for the ILTA 2020 International Operating Conference & Trade Show in Houston November 16-18 in Houston! Now more than ever, terminal professionals must come together and focus on the future. Our conference and trade show provides terminal in professionals with outstanding content and valuable tools to stay up to date with the latest trends, strategies and best practices. Attendees will learn from industry experts, hear from dynamic speakers, and network with others from around the world. In addition, this year’s trade show will feature more than 200 exhibiting companies from around the world showcasing the latest in equipment, technology and terminal industry services. Take a minute to register today! 
ILTA will delay a three-part webinar series to help operators comply with and reduce the cost and operational disruptions arising from upcoming changes to the TWIC Reader Rule because summer holidays make participation difficult for many of those interested in the training.
ILTA will host a terminal member webinar on August 20 at 4 p.m. ET. The terminal member calls, which began five months ago with the escalation of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, allow terminal operators to discuss challenges, lessons learned and solutions for safe and efficient terminal operations. We have also had a series of special guests, offering insights on regulatory and other developments. Terminal members: If you haven’t been participating on the calls and want to, please reach out to