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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 or 703-753-4277.

NORA Annual Conference & Trade Show a Great Success
Thank you to everyone who joined us in Carlsbad, California for the 2013 NORA Conference & Trade Show.  With 465 in attendance and 57 exhibitors, this was our largest event yet.

Save the Date

The 2014 NORA Winter Meeting will be held February 26 - 28 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion Tower in Dallas, Texas.  Click here for hotel and transportation information.  This year, NORA will also be hosting an EH&S forum on February 26. To receive more information for your health and safety employees, please contact Scott Parker at or 703-753-4277. Additional registration and sponsorship information will be coming soon.

NORA Newsletter Advertising Opportunities
NORA's Liquid Recycling Newsletter Issue No 3 is due to be released within the next two weeks.  This will be a special Conference Wrap-up Edition.  This will be an excellent opportunity to gain additional exposure for your business, as they are mailed to over 2,000 leaders in every sector of the liquid recycling industry.  For more information about advertising in this newsletter, contact Casey Parker at or 703-753-4722.

FCC Environmental Expects Early 2014 Groundbreaking for New Facility
On October 27, 2013, NORA Member FCC Environmental announced that it is on track to break ground on its Baltimore-based used motor oil recycling facility in the second quarter of 2014.  Read more about this $50 million state-of-the-art facility.

EPA Eases Position on Solvent Wipes
In November of 2003, the EPA proposed modified regulations for solvent-contaminated wipes.  After a revised risk assessment on October 27, 2009, the final rule was recently published in July of 2013.  This new rule conditionally excludes solvent-contaminated wipes from hazardous waste regulations provided that businesses clean or dispose of them properly.  
Click here for the full press release.  Click here for the EPA's final rule.

Bulgaria's Prista Recycling Building Used Motor Oil Plant Near Kiev
On October 23, 2013, it was announced that Prista Recycling, a division of Bulgaria's Prista Oil, has begun building a used oil plant in the town of Borodianka.  The plant will be built with technology from NORA Member Sequoia Energy & Environment and will include two modules with combined capacity of 80,000 tons of oil per year.  Read more.

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 or 703-753-4277.

Sixteen 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.

  • AFES, Inc. (Simpsonville, South Carolina)
  • Analytical Services, Inc. (Norcross, Georgia)
  • Avante Techniko S.A. (Funza, Cundinamarca, Columbia)
  • Enevo, Inc. (Leesburg, Virginia)
  • Environmental Express, Inc. (Charleston, South Carolina)
  • Gulf City Body & Trailer Works, Inc. (Mobile, Alabama)
  • Kern Oil Filter Recycling (Delano, California)
  • Key Petroleum, LLC (Houston, Texas)
  • Lhoist (Charlotte, North Carolina)
  • Lone Wolf Development Company LLC (Auburn, Illinois)
  • MCC Chemicals, Inc. (Houston, Texas)
  • Prochem International BV(Almere, Netherlands)
  • RiverRoad Waste Solutions (Tinton Falls, New Jersey)
  • Steve Kerdoon (Compton, California)
  • Titan Logix Corp. (Edmonton, AB, Canada)
  • US Lubricant (Miami, Florida)
Classic Used Oil Generator: 1928 Ford Model A Special Coupe
Click here to read about the latest car in NORA's series of Classic Used Oil Generators: the 1928 Ford Model A Special Coupe.  

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