December 7, 2021
On November 19, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $1.85 trillion “Build Back Better” 10-year budget reconciliation package by a party-line vote of 220-213.
The consensus in Washington is that House and Senate Members and staff can expect to be in session until close on Christmas Eve. In addition to the Build Back Better bill, Congress faces several important deadlines and very little time.
This month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency continued prioritization of addressing PFAS by taking the first steps to implement drinking water standards for the class of chemicals.
On August 30, BASF Corporation., one of the world’s largest chemical producers, sent letters to its oil and gas customers in North America declaring force majeure on the sale of Gasoline Performance Packages (GPP) sold under the Keropur® brand name.
Released in early November, President Biden’s new COVID-19 emergency temporary standards continue to be the subject of intense legal debate.
Earlier this month, OSHA published in the Federal Register an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for a new rulemaking entitled Heat Injury and Illness Prevention in Outdoor and Indoor Work Settings.
The Sulphur Institute has recently drafted a white paper on the operation and maintenance of sulphuric acid storage tanks. As they prepare to finalize the paper, they are looking for a “peer review” to see if there are any omissions that need to be addressed.
ILTA Welcomes Fluxo Solucoes Integradeas and VantEdge Logistics Inc.
Maritime Logistics Professional, Nov. 19
Energy company Phillips 66 will convert its Alliance Refinery in Belle Chasse, La., to a terminal facility rather than repair damage incurred in August during Hurricane Ida.
PR Newswire, Nov. 18
TransMontaigne announced last month it has acquired SeaPort Financing, LLC, a portfolio company of ArcLight Energy Partners Fund VI, L.P., including large holdings throughout the renewable fuels supply chains of the U.S. Pacific Northwest.
Market Screener, Nov. 8
Enbridge Inc. has appointed Guardie Banister and Jane Rowe to its Board of Directors effective Nov. 4, 2021.
Market Screener, Nov. 22
Marathon Petroleum's Garyville refinery has reached out a second time to the community of St. John the Baptist in Southeast Louisiana with an additional donation of $925,000 to aid in rebuilding efforts, education initiatives, and workforce development in the area after Hurricane Ida swept through in August.
Action 10 News, KZTV, Nov. 9
Phillips 66 donated $32,000 last month to Tri-County Emergency Medical Service, a non-profit organization servicing rural San Patricio, Aransas, and Nueces counties of Texas, for use in upgrading the organizations' communications systems.
Benzinga, Nov. 17
Gulf Oil last month donated $25,000 to the Gerald and Darlene Jordan Boys & Girls Club in Chelsea, Mass., for use in upgrading the Club's software and technology equipment.
Energy Agwired.com, Nov. 29
Green Plains announced it will establish monarch butterfly habitats at its Shenandoah and Superior, Iowa biofuels facilities, including the planting of native grasslands and pollinator-friendly plants along the monarch's migratory pathways.
Federal Register Notices
ILTA is working with interested member companies to develop comments to the Surface Transportation Board regarding issues of concern related to first mile/last mile service by Class 1 railroads serving terminals.
The ILTA Gasoline Distribution Working Group is continuing its work regarding a new rule being developed by the U.S. EPA to potentially further limit emissions of hazardous air pollutants associated with gasoline distribution equipment and infrastructure.
ILTA’s 2021 Terminal Operating Practices Symposium returned this month in Houston with over 50 in-person attendees.
ILTA held its annual membership meeting on November 11 in Scottsdale, AZ and over Zoom.
As we round out another amazing year here at ILTA, it is time to look forward to 2022 and the fantastic events we have planned.
• March 29-30: Environmental, Health & Safety, and Security Committee Meeting; New Orleans, LA
• June 13-15: ILTA Annual Operating Conference & Trade Show; Houston, TX
• September 20-21: Environmental, Health & Safety, and Security Committee Meeting; Boston, MA
• September 22: Terminal Operating Practices Symposium; Boston, MA
• November 3: Annual Membership Meeting; White Sulphur Springs, WV
It was great to be with everyone in person in October at our conference and trade show – and we are getting ready now to do it again in June!
Rebooking for the 2022 show is currently underway! If you have not filled out your application, please connect with Heather Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.