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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 sparker@noranews.org or 703-753-4277.

2013 NORA Conference & Trade Show 
The 2013 NORA Conference & Trade Show will be held November 13-16, 2013 at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, California. Over 350 industry leaders are expected to attend the event that will feature networking, a dozen education sessions and the largest NORA trade show ever (57 booths).  

  • Trade Show Sold Out: 57 Booths.   
    Click here for the list of companies that are confirmed. 
    Still Need a Booth?   We are working on adding more. For more information, contact Casey Parker at casey@noranews.org.  

  • NORA Room Block is almost Sold Out: Book your hotel room now at the Discounted NORA Rate. NORA has negotiated a room rate of just $199/night for this 5 Diamond resort.  Click here for details. 

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Does Your Company Need to Hedge? Learn more at NORA Conference
Mark Neustadt, Vice President 5/3 Commodities will address Commodity Price Risk Mitigation at the 2013 NORA Conference. This session will discuss how to identify, mitigate, and manage commodity price risk and how a company can protect themselves from another "Black Swan" - an unforeseen event that can bring market participants to their knees if they are not prepared.  Does your company need to hedge?  If so, what are the proper instruments to be used?  All these topics will be discussed at the 2013 NORA Conference. Click here for more information about this conference speaker.

EPA's Con Man Pleads Guilty - Then Pleads the Fifth
On October 1, 2013, John Beale, a high-ranking federal EPA official, refused to answer questions from lawmakers, invoking his Fifth Amendment right, even though he had already pleaded guilty to cheating the government out of nearly $1 million by pretending to be a secret agent.  Read more.  

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NORA Declares Victory for Members: Withdraws from Lawsuit Against EPA
NORA recently filed notice that it is withdrawing from the litigation challenging EPA’s non-hazardous secondary materials ("NHSM”) rule.  NORA, one of the original plaintiffs in this case, challenged EPA’s rule that had classified off-specification used oil fuel as a solid waste fuel.  Under this rule most off-spec used oil fuel would have had to be burned in incinerators.  Following the initiation of the NHSM litigation, and after several meetings with Agency officials and NORA representatives, EPA revised a key portion of its policy toward off-spec used oil.  The change allowed off-spec used oil to be compared to coal, a traditional fuel.  The comparison of off-spec used oil to coal is highly favorable to off-spec used oil because off-spec used oil has lower contaminant levels for all 14 of the parameters of concern to EPA. NORA will be submitting a petition to EPA in the near future to establish the precise regulatory framework for burning off-spec used oil in the United States.  "Having won a crucial concession from EPA, there is no point in continuing the lawsuit,” explained NORA General Counsel Christopher Harris. A presentation on this topic will be addressed at the 2013 NORA Conference.

NORA British Columbia Working Group Requests Representation
A non-governmental organization, the British Columbia Used Oil Management Association, administers the used oil program for the Canadian province. At this time, the collectors and processors located in or serving British Columbia do not have representation or a voice within that organization. Virtually all of the collectors and processors located in or serving British Columbia are now members of NORA and are actively working to gain a voice in this important organization. For more information, contact Scott D. Parker at sparker@noranews.org.

Latest from NORA's PCB/TSCA Reform Effort to be Presented at Conference
Steve Shimberg, NORA's attorney related to the association's efforts to provide relief for members by reforming PCB/TSCA rules, will update attendees on the association's progress. Attendees will learn about the latest actions in Congress and the movement from EPA on this issue. 

2014 NORA Membership Directory: Advertisements Now Available
NORA's Membership Directory is a powerful tool, listing all NORA members and their product lines, contact information and other pertinent data. This resource is frequently used through the year as the "yellow pages" for the liquid recycling industry. It is circulated to over 1,000 leaders in the industry. This advertising opportunity only happens once a year.  Every NORA member will receive a free listing in the directory. Starting at just $120, you can have your ad or logo in the most utilized desk-top networking tool in the liquid recycling industry. Maximize your exposure! NORA will even design your ad for free.  Click here for more information.

NORA Marketplace

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 sparker@noranews.org or 703-753-4277.

Four 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 sparker@noranews.orgClick here to view a current list of NORA member companies.

  • Transpacific Industries (Queensland, Australia)
  • STAT, Inc. (Lenoir, North Carolina)
  • ATEK Access Technologies (Eden Prairie, Minnesota)
  • MultiTherm LLC (Malvern, Pennsylvania)
Classic Used Oil Generator: 1972 Javelin SST
Click here to read about the latest car in NORA's series of Classic Used Oil Generators: the 1972 Javelin SST.  

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