ILTA Monthly Newsletter
August 3, 2021
Issue Update
On July 13, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced that Senate Democrats have agreed to a so-called “Human Infrastructure” proposal that would cost nearly $3.5 trillion spread over ten years.
President Joe Biden reached a tentative deal in late June with a bipartisan group of 10 Senators to spend $1.2 trillion over eight years on a traditional infrastructure package that would fund improvements to roads, bridges, ports, inland waterways, transit, airports and enhance services for broadband, water and electric vehicles.
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The Environmental Protection Agency is looking to include a group of 29 per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), groups of disinfection byproducts (DBPs), cyanotoxins and scores of other individual chemicals on the latest iteration of its periodic Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) list of candidates for future regulations.
While the federal government continues to look for the best way to regulate PFAS chemicals at a high level, many states are pushing to limit or outright halt PFAS use on their own. 
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Member News
In July, ILTA welcomed three new supplier members: ALS Industrial, Loikits Industrial Services Inc., and S&B Infrastructure.
Each month, ILTA will be featuring a piece on our amazing staff!  For August, we are highlighting our Membership Coordinator, John Ferri.
BIC Magazine
Jefferson Energy Companies has entered into a contract to add approximately 1.9 million barrels of additional storage capacity to the Jefferson Energy terminal, as well as five pipelines connecting the terminal and ExxonMobil Beaumont refinery. Upon project completion, total storage capacity will be approximately 6.2 million barrels.
BIC Magazine, July 19
LOOP, LLC and Phillips 66 Pipeline LLC have been awarded the 2020 Distinguished Pipeline Safety Award by API, for their "strong commitment to safety and environmental stewardship," said API President and CEO Mike Sommers.
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Market Screener, July 19
Kiner Morgan, Inc. has agreed to acquire Indianapolis-based Kinetrex Energy, a leading supplier of liquified natural gas in the Midwest. The acquisition includes Kinetrex's current stake in the renewable natural gas (RNG) market and its plans to build three landfill-based RNG facilities.
Market Screener, July 16
NuStar Energy L.P. has been named as one of the 2021 Best Workplaces for for Millennials™ by Fortune magazine and Great Place to Work. This is the fifth time NuStar has been recognized as one of the top workplaces for Millennials.
S&P Global, July 13
Aegis Group and Dutch storage giant Royal Vopak have teamed to operate eight terminals on India's east and west coasts with a combined total capacity of about 960,000 cubic meters for LPG and chemical storage. The transaction is expected to close in early 2022.
Intrado, July 13
Plains All American and Oryx Midstream Holdings, LLC announced a merger of their respective assets, operations, and Permian Basic commercial work into the strategic joint venture, Plains Oryx Permian Basin LLC. hte merger will include all Oryx Permian assets and a vast majority of Plains' assets in the Permian Basin.
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ILTA, working with its Safety Subcommittee chaired by Byrne Evans, filed comments in response to OSHA’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would make changes to the Walking-Working Surfaces standards.
ILTA’s 2021 Safety Survey and Awards Program has closed, with 49 companies submitting their safety survey and a record 19 submitting a Platinum Award application. 
After two turbulent "change" elections in 2016 and 2018, what does 2020's split verdict mean? Highly respected election analyst David Wasserman cuts through the spin and uses fascinating facts, figures, and maps to take audiences on an entertaining and strictly non-partisan tour of how 2020 could impact the future political landscape.
ILTA’s blog series Think Tank featured five more articles this month, including an overview of three more fantastic sessions we have planned for our annual conference and trade show, the Biden administration’s decision to forgo broad COVID-19 safety rules, the EPA’s recent proposed rule on PFAS chemicals, a high-level look at our upcoming December TOPS event, and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s new Stop Ransomware resource.
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Upcoming Events
ILTA’s annual Terminal Operating Practices Symposium is back and better than ever in 2021! Every year, ILTA hosts TOPS, an educational series designed to provide terminal operators a forum to exchange lessons learned from facility incidents and near hits while discussing effective operating practices with their peers.  This year’s event will be held in-person December 6 in Houston, TX. 
Register today for ILTA 2021, the association’s annual trade show and conference, scheduled October 4-6 in Houston. While walking the trade show floor remains free, all visitors must pre-register. Conference admission is deeply discounted now, so make sure to register early! For information about the conference and trade show—or to register—visit ILTA’s conference website at:
ILTA will be hosting its fall Environment, Health & Safety, and Security Committee meetings on August 30-September 2 on the Zoom platform. ILTA member companies consistently rank committee participation as one of the most valuable benefits of their ILTA membership.
ILTA will be hosting the August iteration of its monthly terminal member call on Thursday, August 19 at 4:00-5:00pm. Every month, ILTA hosts an industry call for experts to discuss their ongoing challenges in the face of the pandemic, the situation in Washington and more. To register, please contact Leakhena Swett, ILTA’s Senior Director of Marketing & Membership:
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