2014 Conference & Trade Show
November 5-8, 2014
Fajardo, Puerto Rico
TSCA Reform Effort
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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, please contact NORA at email@example.com or 703-753-4277.
Register Now for the 2014 NORA Conference & Trade Show
The 2014 NORA Annual Conference & Trade Show will be held November 5-8, 2014 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.
BGL Market Update on Oil Collections and Re-Refining
NORA Member Brown Gibbons Long & Company has just published its latest edition of Insider. This issue discusses market dynamics and investment activity related to used oil collections and re-refining on pages 20-26. For the full article, click here.NORA Mid-Year Meeting Wrap Up - Photos included!
Over 150 industry leaders attended the 2014 NORA Mid-Year Meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Look for more information on this meeting in the upcoming issue of Liquid Recycling. To view photos from this event, click here.
NORA Member Liquid Environmental Solutions Secures $31.6 Million Investment
Liquid Environmental Solutions, a NORA member since 2010, recently announced a $31.6 million growth investment led by ABS Capital Partners. For more information, click here.
2014 NORA Trade Show 66% Sold: Secure Your Exhibit Space Now
The 2014 NORA Annual Conference & Trade Show will be the largest in NORA history, held November 5-8, 2014 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. 66% of the trade show exhibitor spaces are already reserved and they are anticipated to sell out soon! Use the links below for more information about becoming an Exhibitor in the 2014 Trade Show:
Sample Waste Analysis Plan available now for NORA Members
Trihydro, a NORA member since 2011, has opened a new office in Jacksonville, Florida. For more information, click here.
In response to a request at the NORA Mid-Year Meeting, a NORA member has developed a sample Waste Analysis Plan for a Multi-Process Facility. This document is available exclusively to members by clicking here. You will have to be logged in to access this document.
NORA Reviewing Minnesota Proposal to Lower SO2 Standards
In response to a US EPA stricter sulfur dioxide standard promulgated in 2010, Minnesota is undertaking a rulemaking in 2014 to adopt the federal SO2 limits and lowering the allowable levels of sulfur in liquid fuels to help meet the ambient air standard. NORA and some of its members are monitoring the situation to see if there is a risk to providers of recycled fuel oil.
NORA Member Trihydro Expands Presence to Florida
Asphalt Flux Markets Threatened; NORA to Take Action
NORA members who use vacuum distillation to process used oil generate a byproduct called asphalt flux (also known as asphalt extender, vacuum tower bottoms, etc). Over the last 30 years, it is estimated that over a billion gallons of asphalt flux has been used effectively as an ingredient in asphalt paving. In response to a questionable university report, several states have banned the use of asphalt flux as an ingredient in asphalt pavement. This threat to markets for used oil derived products has prompted NORA to create a task force to address this. Details will be provided in NORA’s upcoming magazine, Liquid Recycling.
NORA Truck Decals New and Improved
Demonstrate your commitment to responsible recycling on each of your trucks! The NORA Truck Decal is 11 inches square and features a full color NORA logo. The decal is now new and improved and will last 8-10 years; the decal is now made with high performance vinyl with a protective clear over-laminate. Decals are just $12-$15 each depending on quantities ordered. Click here to order now.
API Conducting a Used Oil Life Cycle Assessment as Follow Up to California Research
The American Petroleum Institute has engaged consulting firm ERM to conduct a “phase 2” to the multi-year CalRecycle Used Oil LCA that was concluded last year. NORA has been participating as a stakeholder in this process. It is expected that the research will be completed later this year and ERM will be invited to share the results at the 2014 NORA Trade Show and Conference.
PCB/TSCA Reform Update: Proposed Best Management Standards Delivered to EPA
The association is continuing its efforts to reform TSCA to reduce the risks and liabilities for NORA members who experience an unintended PCB contamination. NORA had delivered a document titled “Best Management Practices for Prevention of PCB Contamination of Used Oil.” Generally, the concept would allow a member company that abides by the voluntary BMPs to handle PCB contaminated oil in its as found concentration. To read the NORA BMPs, click here and scroll down to the Used Oil Council Resources section.
The NORA Marketplace is the liquid recycling industry's destination for companies looking to buy, sell or find items or materials. Companies that would like to place a listing in the NORA Marketplace should contact NORA at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-753-4277.
4 New Members Join NORA
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 email@example.com. Click here to view a current list of NORA member companies.
- Argus Media (Houston, Texas)
- Axys Industrial Solutions, Inc. (Houston, Texas)
- Jensen Environmental Management Inc (Muskego, Wisconsin)
- Santee Cooper (Moncks Corner, South Carolina)
Classic Used Oil Generator: 1970 Ford Sport Custom Styleside F150
Click here to read about the latest truck in NORA's series of Classic Used Oil Generators: the 1970 Ford Sport Custom Styleside F150 pickup truck.