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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.

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 86% Sold: Only 8 Booths Left!  Click here for the list of companies that are confirmed. Click here to reserve one of the 8 remaining spaces

  • NORA Room Block is 81% Sold: 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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Effects of Changing Markets on the Asphalt Industry
Jay Hansen, Executive Vice President of the National Asphalt Pavement Association, will discuss the effects of changing markets on the asphalt industry. Click here for more information about this conference speaker.

NORA Member Clean Harbors Announces Acquisition of Evergreen Oil
On September 16, 2013, NORA Member Clean Harbors announced that it has acquired Evergreen Oil, Inc., a California-based environmental services company that is one of the state's largest collectors of waste oil and runs the only re-refinery in the state.  Read more.  

Brown Gibbons Lang & Company Releases Environmental Services Insider
On September 12, 2013, NORA Member Brown Gibbons Lang & Company's Environmental Services Insider, which contains a specific section on used oil collection and re-reining Click here for more information.

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NORA Member Products Plus, Inc. Acquires Hi-Tech Antifreeze Recycling
On August 1, 2013, NORA Member Products Plus, Inc. acquired assets of Hi-Tech Antifreeze Recycling, based in Eudora, Kansas.  This additional capacity and distribution  increases Products Plus, Inc. service area.  Read more

NORA Creates British Columbia Working Group
A working group of NORA members conducting business in British Columbia has been created.  The working group will have an organizing call this Friday.  The primary issue to be addressed by the group is a proposed change by the British Columbia Used Oil Management Association related to a stewardship program which may negatively affect NORA members.

Delaware Dept. of Natural Resources Revises Parts Cleaning Regulations
On September 15th, it was announced that the Delaware Division of Air Quality of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has decided to change parts cleaning regulations to reduce emission of volatile organic compounds (VOC) primarily by substantially decreasing the VOC content of cleaning materials used in cold cleaners.  This revised rule will impact every supplier of parts cleaning equipment and parts cleaning solvent/detergents into Delaware as well as in-state users.  Click here to view the current Delaware regulation.  Click here to view the OTC model rule, expecting to receive formal state approval within a few weeks with a likely compliance date of 1/1/2015.

PCB Contamination Affecting South Carolina 
Although the source is currently unknown, PCB-contaminated used oil and PCB-contaminated oily wastewater have recently been reported in areas of South Carolina. There is a significant issue regarding PCB disposal, which is currently being investigated, and companies are being advised to be extra vigilant in testing used oil and oily wastewater.  If you have questions about this matter, please contact Scott D. Parker, NORA Executive Director, at or 703-753-4277.

EPA's McCarthy Urges Congress to Pass a TSCA Legislative Makeover
On September 23rd, it was reported by E&E News that U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy called the law that guides her agency's regulation of chemicals "broken and ineffective."  The Toxic Substances Control Act has remained unchanged since 1976, but an opportunity for an overhaul is offered in the bipartisan Senate bill.  As talk about the legislation continues, McCarthy reports that the EPA and others are working hard to "honor all of the work" of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)  and to "find a path forward."  NORA is working with congress and the EPA to address member concerns about how PCB's are regulated by TSCA.

NORA Member Hydrodec Acquires UK's OSS Group Limited 
On September 6, 2013, NORA Member Hydrodec announced its acquisition of the business and assets of OSS Group Limited, the UK's largest collector, consolidator and processor of used lubricant oil and seller of processed fuel oil, processing approximately 60 million litres of used oil in 2012.  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.

Ten 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.

  • C & D Plastics (Edmonton, NW, Canada)
  • CalRecycle (Sacramento, California)
  • Clearview Coolant Recycling (British Columbia, Canada)
  • CRI Recycling Service, Inc. (Woodville, Wisconsin)
  • EWWF Systems LTD (British Columbia, Canada)
  • Hetherington Industries LTD (British Columbia, Canada)
  • Load Em Up Contracting Ltd. (British Columbia, Canada)
  • Murphy Petroleum Transport LLC (Rapid City, South Dakota)
  • RSI Logisitcs, Inc. (Okemos, Alabama)
  • Tervita Corporation (British Columbia, Canada)

Classic Used Oil Generator: 
1969 Oldsmobile 98 Holiday Coupe
Click here to read about the latest car in NORA's series of Classic Used Oil Generators: the 1969 Oldsmobile 98 Holiday Coupe.

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