EPA is expected to propose an amendment to its NSPS regulations in September that will clarify that certain tanks regulated under Subpart Kb will be allowed to undergo in-service inspections of floating roof seals rather than being required to be taken out of service for the inspections.
ILTA, along with seven other allied trade associations, sent a letter
on August 19 to the chairmen and ranking members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure and Senate Environment and Public Works Committees, urging the panels to work diligently to agree on a strong Water Resources Development Act bill that can pass both the full House and Senate.
ILTA filed comments
with the Food and Drug Administration on August 14 on the regulator’s Supplemental Draft Guidance for Industry: Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration.
ILTA’s Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Peter Lidiak on August 19 presented to around 50 FERC staff from the Division of Pipeline Regulation, Office of Energy Market Regulation and Office of General Counsel on terminal operations and how terminals fit into the bulk liquids supply chain. Lidiak covered how terminals serve as a hub for all modes of surface transportation for bulk liquids, the types of products moved through and stored at terminals, some of the challenges terminal operators must overcome to meet customer needs, protect product quality and reliably deliver products, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted storage and the supply chain. His comments were well received by those in attendance, helping FERC's staff to better understand how terminals contribute to keeping energy supplied to U.S. communities.
On August 18, Senate Republican leadership released a new proposal for a Phase V COVID-19 relief package. The Senate program would include liability protections for businesses, extend—but reduce—emergency federal unemployment benefits, extend a modified Paycheck Protection Program, which provides forgivable loans to businesses with fewer than 500 employees, and make available billions in funding for the U.S. Postal Service.
In a joint news conference with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler acknowledged August 28 that the agency would not meet a late-November deadline to set biofuel blending requirements for 2021.
ILTA welcomed four new supplier members in July and August: Carlton Industries L.P.; Dafo Fomtec AB; Pigging Solutions; and SPEC Consulting, LLC.
Nashville Post, Aug. 14, 2020
In a streamlining of relationships, Delek US has exchanged a 2% interest in Delek Logistics for $45 million in cash and 14 million Delek Logistics shares valued at nearly $480 million.
FOX KTVU, Aug. 14, 2020
In response to growing demand for affordable energy, Phillips 66 announced plans to convert is San Francisco "Rodeo" refinery into the "world's largest renewable fuels plant." Dubbed "Rodeo Renewed" the current production of cooking oils, greases and fats will be retooled to create renewable diesel, gasoline and jet fuel.
Alsindbad, Aug. 13, 2020
To reduce time and expenses for LNG-powered vessels, Dutch independent storage tank firm Vopak is offering simultaneous LNG fueling from bunkering barges while loading or discharging cargo at its Europort terminal inside the Port of Rotterdam.
Pipeline & Gas Journal, Aug. 19, 2020
In recognition of their leadership, sharing of best practices and policy work for the industry, the American Petroleum Institute (API) has awarded CITGO, Colonial Pipeline, and Marathon Pipe Line with its Distinguished Pipeline Safety Award.
MSN, Aug. 24, 2020
Saudi Aramco has appointed Senior Vice President Abdulaziz Al Gudaimi to head a new team focused on "portfolio optimization" as the company trims investment in order to continue paying a promised dividend of about $75 billion for 2020.
ILTA on August 24 announced
that 22 of its terminal members received Safety Excellence Awards for their outstanding safety performance.
Beginning on Tuesday, September 22, ILTA will host its fall committee meetings and its third annual Terminal Operating Practices Symposium via the Zoom virtual meeting platform.
Registration is now open for the ILTA 2020 International Operating Conference & Trade Show 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 professionals
with outstanding content
and valuable tools to stay up to date with the latest trends, strategies and best practices. Attendees 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 to showcase the latest in equipment, technology and terminal industry services. Take a minute to register today!
The Marriott Marquis, the host hotel of ILTA’s 40th Annual Conference and Trade Show scheduled for November 16-18, is now accepting reservations. The Marriott chain has a stringent cleanliness program in place, including a mask requirement in all public spaces, to help prevent the spread of COVID 19. "As we welcome you back to our hotels around the world, we are committed to providing you with a safe environment that aligns with expert protocols for working to defeat COVID-19. Consisting of in-house and outside experts in food and water safety, hygiene and infection prevention, and hotel operations, our Marriott Cleanliness Council is redefining our cleaning and safety standards. We will actively monitor and evolve our solutions to ensure a continued focus on the health and safety of our guests and associates." To learn more about the Marriott’s COVID protocols, please click here
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ILTA will host a terminal member webinar on Thursday, September 17 at 4 pm ET. The terminal member calls, which began about four months ago with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org