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Welcome to NORA eNews, providing association, member and industry news for companies involved in the responsible recycling of used oil and related materials. To submit information for NORA eNews, contact NORA at or (703) 753-4277.

2014 NORA Conference & Trade Show

The 2014 NORA Conference & Trade Show took place November 5-8, 2014.  Over 400 industry leaders were in attendance.  Photos and presentations are now available online for NORA members.  If you need assistance logging into the website, contact  

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NORA Comments to EPA for CWT Regs

On November 17, 2014, NORA provided comments concerning EPA’s planned review of the Centralized Waste Treatment (CWT) regulations. Specifically, EPA has stated it plans to focus its efforts on evaluating oil and gas extraction wastewater that are treated by CWTs. NORA believes that any new regulations and/or guidance could be aided by direct meetings between EPA and NORA’s experts in this field. NORA will keep its members informed as this review progresses.

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American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Proposes to Eliminate EPA 

The American Legislative Exchange Council, a non-profit group of conservative state legislators, has drafted a model bill for state legislators that calls for the elimination of the Environmental Protection Agency. Instead, a panel of state environmental officials would take its place. To learn more, visit

NORA Members Aaron Oil Company, Inc and IUORI Working To Add Oil Reclamation Studies to University of South Alabama

The University of South Alabama announced on November 18, 2014 an educational partnership with NORA Members Aaron Oil Company and the International Used Oil Research Institute that will focus on adding oil reclamation studies to some University classes. Dan Cowart, CEO and founder of Aaron Oil, sees his facilities as potential real-work labs where USA faculty and students can do research alongside working professionals.  Dr. Raoul Richardson, IUORI Executive Director, said the collaboration comes after much study and hard work.  "I am excited to see the relationship between USA, Aaron Oil, and the Institute bearing this important fruit," Richardson said.  "We hope this is the beginning of much more to come."

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2015 NORA Media Kit Now Available

NORA's 2015 Media Kit is now available online for print and download.  This kit includes all advertising opportunities with NORA, including those on  A one page order form is included for you to create an easy, customized advertising plan with volume discounts.  This kit will assist you in preparing your 2015 advertising budget. If you are interested in an annual advertising package that can help you save up to 25%, contact

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NORA Marketplace

The NORA Marketplace is the liquid recycling industry's destination for companies looking to buy, sell or find items and materials. Companies that would like to place a listing in the NORA Marketplace should contact NORA at or (703) 753-4277.

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For Sale

2001 Peterbilt Model 330
2013 Freightliner 108SD Truck
Alfa Laval MOPX207 Hi-Speed Disc Type Centrifuge
Alfa Laval WHPX513 Hi-Speed Disc Type Centrifuge
Flash Point Tester
Harlingen, Texas Terminal Facility for Sale
Off-Spec Used Oil For Sale
Recycled #5 Fuel Oil For Sale
Tank Farm in Phoenix, Arizona
Three Compartment 25,000 Gallon Tank


Flash Point Tester Wanted
Recycled Mineral Spirits Wanted
Used Oil Needed

3 New Members Join NORA Since Last eNews

Welcome to NORA's newest members listed below. NORA relies heavily on word of mouth marketing. If you know a company that should be a NORA member, email

•  GARCO, Inc. (Asheboro, North Carolina) 
•  MasterWash Recycling Services (Denver, Colorado)
•  Oil Recovery Co. Inc. (Mobile, Alabama)

Classic Used Oil Generator: 1947 Cadillac Convertible

Read about the latest car in NORA's series of Classic Used Oil Generators: the 1947 Cadillac Convertible.

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