$20/issue • FREE for Members 2011, Conference Issue
Recycling used oil • parts cleaning • anti-freeze •
filters & absorbents • wastewater • chemicals
The 2011 NORA Annual Conference and Trade Show will be held November 9-12, 2011 at the Grand Wailea Resort in Maui, Hawaii. The latest details for the conference are located at www.noranews.org.
2011 Keynote Speaker: Rudy! The Keynote Speaker at the 2011 NORA Conference will be Rudy Ruettiger whose life story was immortalized with the 1993 blockbuster film, Rudy. Rudy will present “Game Plans for Winning at Life” at the 2011 NORA Annual Conference.
Against all odds on a gridiron in South Bend, Indiana, Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger in twenty seven seconds, carved his name into history books as perhaps the most famous graduate of the University of Notre Dame. The son of an oil refinery worker and third of 14 children, Rudy rose from valleys of discouragement and despair to the pinnacles of success. ToContinued on page 6
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NORA Relentlessly Fighting EPA Rule That Endangers Used Oil Recycling by Chris Harris, NORA General Counsel
On August 3, 2010, NORA submitted lengthy comments on EPA’s proposal to designate off-specification used oil as a solid waste fuel. NORA’s comments -- which were highly critical of EPA’s position -- can be viewed as the first round in a 15-round boxing match with neither side willing to throw in the towel. Unfortunately, the boxing match analogy doesn’t quite describe the complexity of this battle because NORA is taking on EPA in many arenas. This article is only a brief summary of NORA’s various efforts to knock out EPA’s misguided regulation. EPA’s final rule, which was published in the Federal Register on March 21, 2011 classified off-specification used oil as a solid waste fuel. Under the rule off-spec used oil fuel will have to be incinerated in facilities with section 129 air emis-
sion permits. Currently, off-spec used oil fuel is burned for energy recovery in facilities that have section 112 permits. Although the rule allows processors to blend off-spec used oil with on-spec used oil or virgin petroleum products to produce on-spec used oil fuel, NORA’s comments demonstrated that in many cases blending was not economically practical. NORA also pointed out that there are very few facilities with section 129 permits that might be available to incinerate off-spec used oil (as well as the vast quantity of other “solid waste fuels” designated by EPA’s rule). This inconvenient fact, which EPA has chosen to ignore, would make compliance with the rule impossible except in a very small number of situations. If the solid wastes cannot be incinerated, EPA’s rule allows the material to be disposed of in landfills. However,
as EPA, state environmental protection agencies and local governments have emphasized for decades, landfill capacity in the United States is extremely limited. Disposal in landfills is also a very unattractive non-solution because it wastes valuable resources and is detrimental to the environment. In April, NORA’s Board of Directors concluded that EPA’s rule, as it applied to used oil, could not go unchallenged. The Board was well aware that most used oil processors handle primarily on-specification used oil but decided that the precedent of classifying off-spec used oil as a material that did not qualify as a legitimate fuel could cause great harm to the entire oil recycling system. Consequently, NORA retained Douglas H. Green, a prominent attorney who specializes in Continued on page 5
NORA Supplier/Vendor Members
Companies in bold have an ad in this newsletter. Companies in RED are exhibitors at the 2011 NORA Conference in Hawaii. Companies with a $ participate in the NORA $ave Program by offering discounts or value added services exclusively to NORA members.
AAA Chemicals Inc
281-478-4460 [email protected]
Chemicals, Emulsifiers, Cleaning
302-947-9560 [email protected]
Advantage Route Systems
209-632-1122 ext. 231 [email protected]
www.advantagers.com Advantage Route Systems is a global supplier of route accounting software using sophisticated, affordable handheld computers to collect data on route. Used by several companies in the waste oil recycling business, it has a proven ROI.
903-236-0138 [email protected]
American Testing Technologies
877-634-9906 [email protected]
technologies.com www.americantesting technologies.com Full range of analytical services to petroleum suppliers & users. 25+ years exp. in offering the highest quality testing of oils, fuels, biofuels, waters, waste, & haz. waste. All tests adhere to ASTM, EN, IP & EPA specs. Most tests completed in 24 hrs.
713-330-1000 [email protected]
Est.1986; an industry leader providing inspection & lab services in accordance with API & ASTM standards; U.S. Customs / IFIA approved. Located throughout the N.E., US Gulf & West Coasts, with global affiliates to service our International clients alike.
Anchor Drilling Fluids 405-603-2920 [email protected]
Absorbents & chemicals.
Bedford Industries, Inc
800-848-8228 [email protected]
www.oberg-crusher.com Manufacture a full line of oil filter crushers, drum crushers, and oil filter balers. On the market since 1989, the OBERG filter Crusher has stood the test of time.
Blend Tech, Inc
888-869-4827 [email protected]
www.blendtech.biz Antifreeze inhibitor sales, chemical sales,antifreeze fortifiers, technical support, laboratory testing and analysis. Seminar Training for Fluids, including antifreeze. Antifreeze recycling consulting.
Brown Gibbons Lang & Company, LLC 216-241-2800 [email protected]
Investment Banking Firm
Brown Industrial Inc
937-693-3838 [email protected]
www.brownindustrial.com Technology leading custom designers & manufacturers of trailers & truck bodies for the rendering, oil filter recovery & recycling industries.
800-558-2148 [email protected]
www.build-all.com Manufacturer of parts washers & degreasing equipment.
703-788-6866 [email protected]
Machine-to-Machine (M2M) networking platform enables the flow of information from remote sites and tanks to a web-based display with alerts and trends analysis.
Chemical Engineering Partners
949-757-7555 [email protected]
ceptechnology.com www.ceptechnology.com CEP provides used oil re-refining design and technology to clients worldwide. We are a leading provider of Hydrotreating design and the exclusive licensor of this proven state of the art technology. CEP provides custom design to fit your needs.
360-671-1514 [email protected]
clarustechnologies.com www.clarustechnologies.com Self-recycling solvent-based parts washer & weapons cleaners offering ultimate quality, create the least waste & savings. Clarus offers money saving, pollution prevention products in the form of fuel blending, & fuel processing/tank cleaning systems.
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Cradon Energy, LTD.
713-521-1777 [email protected]
www.cradon.com Buy, sell & trade petroleum product.
Delfin Group USA LLC 843-266-0506 [email protected]
Excl. rep of Oil Eater Cleaner Degreaser & Absorbent Products (incl. Natural). Products: Oil Eater Cleaner Degreaser, Oil Eater Orange Cleanser, Truck Wash, Aqueous Parts Washers, Brake Washers. Also, absorbent pads, socks, spill kits, & drum top pads.
303-799-6949 [email protected]
904-247-4285 [email protected]
www.desertmicro.net DesertMicro provides management software for oil waste, recovery and recycled industry. PetrolManager provides detailed history, extensive billing options, container tracking, lab results, profiling, routing and dispatching.
Filtration Systems Inc
Dexsil Corporation $ 203-288-3509
GEA Westfalia Separator, Inc
www.dexsil.com On-site test kits are quick, easy & affordable vs. time consuming lab. methods. Clor-D-Tect 1000 & Q-4000 detects chlorine contamination in used oil, & HydroClorQ detects organic Chlorine in wastewater. HydroSCOUT quantifys total water in used oil.
630-410-7300 [email protected]
www.dobergroup.com Full service chemical manufacturer specializing in antifreeze additives, oil treatment, wastewater treatment, boiler water treatment, and cooling water treatment.
619-442-2159 [email protected]
800-328-3594 [email protected]
www.fountainindustries.com Industrial equipment for parts cleaning.
201-784-4309 [email protected]
www.wsus.com Centrifuges-Disc type and decanters for the purification of used oil and/or wastewater. Biodiesel-separator and decanters used in Biodiesel Process.
General Combustion Corp
407-290-6000 [email protected]
www.generalcombustion.com Manufacturer of the HY-WAY brand thermal fluid heaters and pre-hookup for recycled oil. Jacketed piping, pumps, tanks, & burners for processing industries, terminals & recycled oil. As well as other products.
Hill Manufacturing Co.
Emulsions Control Inc
228-596-0361 [email protected]
Manufacturer of Vacuum Trucks and Trailers (code and non-code) roll off hoists and trailers, roll off boxes and de-watering boxes, Frac Tanks, dump trailers and centrifugal pumps, steel insulated and double transportation trailers. 619-656-8899 [email protected]
Demulsifiers for waste oil and antifreeze, clarifiers for oily wastewater, polymers, consulting/training services.
Environmental Resource Associates 508-428-6282 [email protected]
864-616-6849 [email protected]
www.hillmfg.com Manufacturer of almost 5,000 products for chemical maintenance including demulsifiers, water treatment chemicals, flocculants, “Green” cleansers, enzymes, deodorants, and thousands more. 980-219-7413 [email protected]
www.I3GCorp.com Remote truck monitoring
Innovative Energy Solutions (IES)
515-450-8997 [email protected]
www.ies-thermopac.com IES designs, builds, and commissions turnkey plants for Used Oil Re-refining and Conversion
of waste plastics/tires/refinery residue to Liquid Fuels.
Insurance Office of America Inc
800-243-6899 ext. 14109 [email protected]
www.ioausa.com Member insurance program for NORA. Company representingXL insurance, AIG, Zurich, Chubb&Sons, Crum & Forster , American Safety, and many other companies.
Jonell Oil & Chemical
626-303-4691 [email protected]
Metalworking fluids, cutting oils, industrial lubricants
Keteca USA, Inc.
602-278-7789 [email protected]
www.ketecawaterworks.com Industrial Cleaners
LABCAL SERVICES INC. dba LCS
281-474-1334 [email protected]
www.lcs-llc.com LabCal Services is a full-service, independent, analytical laboratory specializing in petroleum, petrochemical, environmental, water, soil, and bio fuels. We offer a complete battery of standard test methods, from gravities to the most complex methods.
Lamb Fuels, Inc
619-421-0805 www.lambfuels.com Fuel recovery.
National Chemical Supply Corp
800-515-9938 [email protected]
Manufacturer’s of the the new, EB-series of oil demulsifiers that treat oil and water at the same time.
Newport Steel Inc. Oil Filter Processing Equipment
803-789-3194 [email protected]
www.newportsteelinc.com Manufacturer of the only U.S. Patented NON-SHEARING Oil Filter Processor. Since 1984 Newport Steel Inc. has provided quality equipment for all types of industry.
920-983-2242 [email protected]
www.npscorp.com Spill control
Oilmen’s Truck Tanks Inc. 864-573-7400 [email protected]
Truck mounted tanks and trailers for waste oil recovery. All major brands of trucks available. Equipment for transportation and bulk storage sites. Certified R Stama facility for wreck repair and remounts.
advice to clients in the petroleum refining, natural gas/LPG, petrochemical, lubricants, and base oil industries.
Quest Recycling Services, LLC
309-562-7271 [email protected]
www.onkens.net Oil tanks, used oil tanks
214-914-7369 [email protected]
Consulting and management of waste and recyclable materials for automotive, industrial, and restaurant clients. National service provider for used oil filters, scrap tires, industrial cleaning, e-waste,organics, and cooking oil/rendering.
ONA Metals, LLC
877-447-9944 [email protected]
260-352-2141 [email protected]
www.par-kan.com Par-Kan offers Leakproof Steel Containers for storage of disposable oils and filters. Containers are available in various sizes with poly lids, fork pockets and caster frames.
610-941-4900 [email protected]
Heat Transfer Fluids and System Related Engineering Services. Paratherm Tech Support focuses on the whole system. Fluids, stocked in 6 North American locations, range from -148 to +650F. Sludgebuster™ system cleaners work on-the-fly, or overnight.
The Penray Companies 800-323-6329 [email protected]
540-206-2788 [email protected]
Over 15 years in the used oil recovery field. Custom designed and manufactured-turnkey, skid mounted, affordable systemsincluding both clay filtration and hydrotreating options. Individually engineered to meet your specific production goals.
Poracky and Associates/ Turn-Key Environmental
815-929-9440 [email protected]
www.tkenv.com Licensed Hazardous Waste and Non Hazardous, Special Waste Hauler. Drum and Box disposal,Vac Trucks, Used Oil marketing, Environmental Construction Management, Building demolition, UST/AST Services, and Full Service Environmental Consultant.
Purvin & Gertz
713-331-4000 [email protected]
Purvin & Gertz is an independent consultancy providing technical, commercial, and strategic
307-745-7474 [email protected]
Truck Works Inc.
602-233-3713 [email protected]
OEM manufacturer of bulk liquids and transportation equipment. Truck tanks steel, aluminum, and stainless. MC 406/407/412 code and non-code tanks. 1500 gallon to 4500 gallon capacities. New and used units available. Parts in stock.
Spencer Strainer Systems 812-282-6300 [email protected]
Summit Environmental Technologies
615-794-9437 [email protected]
Full service QAQC environmental laboratory. Emphasis and experience with liquid recycling and environmental service industries. Nelac and AZLA ISO certifications.
SystemOne Technologies Inc.
305-593-8015 [email protected]
systemonetechnologies.com www.systemone technologies.com The Industry’s most powerful parts cleaning technology. Over 50,000 units installed in 30,000 locations worldwide. Unique advantages:cut costs by 60%; pure solvent “On-Demand” daily; recovers 100% pure solvent; eliminates 100% of hazardous solvent waste.
TCM Fuel’s Recycling inc.
800-628-7528 [email protected]
thermoenergy.com www.thermoenergy.com ThermoEnergy manufactures an EG/PG distillation system that meets ASTM and GM specs and can be used for high quality EG and airport deicing fluid recovery. These systems have a two year payback and are used by NORA members.
615-736-7771 [email protected]
Tote Tanks, FBC Rentals/Sales
800-255-0008 [email protected]
www.tstllc.com Builders of truck mounted tanks for liquid recycling industry. Tanks, trucks, and pumps in stock for immediate delivery.
260-422-1671 [email protected]
815-650-3493 [email protected]
Tri-State Tank, L.L.C.
615-771-2480 [email protected]
Environmental engineering consultant - water, air, solid waste, used oil. URS has over 300 offices around the world.
US Peroxide, LLC
509-720-8466 [email protected]
www.h2o2.com Full service treatment programs to complement existing refinery wastewater systems.
Vertex Energy Inc
866-660-8156 [email protected]
www.vertexenergy.com Buyer and logistical manager of petroleum products
812-858-3147 [email protected]
www.weatherford.com Demulsifiers for used oil treatment, wastewater treatment chemicals, metal precipitants, industrial cleaners, antifreeze recycling chemicals,hydrogen sulfide scavengers, and consulting.
800-327-1414 [email protected]
www.xlinsurance.com The environmental division of the XL Insurance companies offers integrated environmental risk management® solutions through insurance, loss control and claims management to leading businesses.
215-979-6607 [email protected]
Helping businesses navigate the ever changing world of environmental risk. Zurich’s Environmental provides easy-to-understand environmental insurance solutions that can be customized.
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by Scott D. Parker, NORA Executive Director
Contact Your Senator As the articles on pages 1, 5 and 14 indicate, NORA is actively defending the industry from the misguided EPA Non-Hazardous Materials Solid Waste Rule. On the litigation front, NORA has started the process to sue the EPA over the rule. When something is difficult to achieve, it is often said that ‘it would take an Act of Congress to accomplish it.’ Well, we are actually half way there. The US House of Representative has passed the EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011 (see page 14) that would create a safe harbor for all forms of responsible recycling of used oil. If signed by the President, this bill would eliminate the threat from the EPA Solid Waste Rule.
Your Assistance is Requested Association members have been extremely generous in helping the industry establish the necessary defense fund for NORA to take care of business in Washington. NORA is now requesting your assistance that will only take a few minutes of your time. NORA is part of a coalition of trade associations being organized by the National Association of Manufacturers. We have set up a “Contact Congress” web page to assist members contact their Senators about S. 1392. Review the list of Senators who have signed onto S. 1392 on page 14. If your Senator(s) is not on the list, please visit http:// www.bipac.net/issue_alert.asp?g=nam&issue=boiler_ mact&parent=NAM This will allow you to quickly email your Senators requesting their support.
To move this to the White House, we will need to first get a related bill (S. 1392) to pass the US Senate. To date, a bipartisan Working together through the association, we can continue to group of 39 Senators have already signed to the bill. 6062a_2009-NORA_halfpage ad:tactical ad on 3/26/2009 10:50 AM Page 1promote and defend all forms of responsible recycling.
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NORA Relentlessly Fighting EPA Rule Continued from page 1
challenging EPA regulations, and his Washington, D.C. law firm, Venable, LLP. NORA and other industry trade associations filed suit against EPA and the case will be decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. NORA has taken all the necessary preliminary actions relating to this litigation including demonstrating its standing to sue and filing its list of issues. NORA has also intervened in the Sierra Club’s challenge to the rule. It is expected that the Sierra Club will argue that EPA should have designated that all used oil (on-spec as well as off-spec) as a solid waste fuel. NORA’s intervention in this component of the case is crucial because EPA cannot be counted on to adequately defend its decision not to classify on-spec used oil as a solid waste fuel. NORA is currently working with its litigation allies to respond the Court’s order for a comprehensive briefing schedule. This will be a very important document because it will establish, among other things, the page limit for addressing each party’s portion of the briefs – including NORA’s page limit concerning used oil.
modifying the rule, NORA is setting up a meeting with the key EPA officials in an effort to convince the Agency that any re-write of the rule should classify all used oil fuel as a “legitimate” or “traditional” fuel, i.e., fuel that can be burned in facilities with section 112 air emission permits. NORA representatives have already had several substantive meetings with Small Business Administration officials and the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”). Although events in Washington, D.C. often occur with glacial speed, sometimes referred to as “gridlock,” the solid waste fuels issue is traveling at roller coaster speeds (and with similar twists and turns). Doug Green will be addressing the upcoming conference in Maui and will report to NORA on all late-breaking used oil news from the Nation’s capitol.
NORA’s efforts to rescind the rule have not been limited to the courtroom. Working with its coalition allies such as the American Forest and Paper Association, NORA has actively supported the EPA Regulatory Relief Act, legislation that has been introduced in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. The legislation would nullify the current rule and direct EPA to re-write the legislation using standards that take into account the need to protect jobs from overly burdensome regulations. The Council of Industrial Boiler Owners estimates that EPA’s solid waste fuel rule and the related regulations will cost over 244,000 jobs. The House version of the legislation, H.R. 2250, was introduced on June 22.
The Senate version, S. 1392, was introduced on July 20 by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) and has already gained the support of over one-third of the Senate. It has been referred to the Environment and Public Works Committee which has not scheduled a hearing on the bill. On October 13, the House passed H.R. 2250 with the support of 234 Republicans and 41 Democrats (see page 14 for more info). Because of fast action on H.R. 2250 by the House, EPA is reportedly in the process of re-writing all or a portion of the rule to soften its effect – presumably for the purpose of persuading the Senate not to pass the bill. In case EPA is serious about
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The Liquid Recycling Industry’s Premier Networking & Education Event November 9-12, 2011 Maui, Hawaii Continued from page 1
day, he is one of the most popular motivational speakers in the United States. It took years of fierce determination to overcome obstacles and criticisms, yet Rudy achieved his first dream - to attend Notre Dame and play football for the Fighting Irish. As fans cheered RU-DY, RU-DY, he sacked the quarterback in the last 27 seconds of the only play in the only game of his college football career. He is the only player in the school’s history to be carried off the field on his teammates’ shoulders.
Tentative Schedule (subject to change)
Wednesday, November 9th 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Exhibitor Set Up 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Registration
Rudy will headline the group of over 10 sessions all related to opportunities and threats facing recyclers of used oil and related materials.
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM New Member/Board Reception 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM Grand Opening Reception Thursday, November 10th 7:00 AM - 7:45 AM Board Member Meeting/Breakfast
Sample of topics to be covered at conference:
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast in Trade Show
• DC Update: Report from Attorney representing NORA in
8:00 AM - 9:55 AM Conference Sessions Open
EPA Solid Waste Litigation
• Recovering Value in Waste: State of the Capital Markets, Sector Valuations & Activity, Industry Perspective & Furthering Growth
• • • •
California Used Oil Life Cycle Assessment The Valvoline Effect: Will NextGen be a game changer? Re-Refining Panel Discussion Launch of the New NORA Website with New Features: Amazing new value to members.
• Re-refined Base Oil Market Trends • Annual Used Oil Market Outlook (including a map of all North American active and proposed re-refineries)
• EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011: It has passed the House, but will it make it through the Senate to get to the White House? How does it protect the industry?
• View from the European Re-refining Market and what it might mean for the American Market. More detailed information about the education sessions will be posted to www.noranews.org and emailed.
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9:55 AM - 10:20 AM Refreshment Break in Trade Show 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Spouses’ Brunch 10:20 AM - 11:45 AM Conference Sessions Open 11:45 PM - 6:00 PM NORA Annual Golf Tournament Friday, November 11th 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast in Trade Show 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Conference Sessions Open 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Refreshment Break in Trade Show 11:15 AM
Exhibitor Tear Down
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Conference Sessions Open 6:45 PM - 10:00 PM NORA Closing Party Saturday, November 12th Morning NORA Annual Fishing Expedition
For the latest information about conference, visit www.noranews.org. liquid Recycling
OILMEN’S TRUCK TANKS, INC.
You’re invited to help us celebrate!
Oilmen’s 60th Anniversary Friday, December 16th, 2011
Please join us for an Open House from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. A BBQ Lunch will be served from 11:30 am until 2:00 pm. Our family of companies will have equipment on display for the mobile fueling, lubricants, industrial process, and retail fueling markets. Our key vendors will be present to provide insight into their products. Tour our facility and meet the people behind the scenes. Please respond by clicking the gold button “Celebrating 60 Years” on our website: www.oilmens.com, or call Penny Vehorn at: (864) 573-7400, or email: [email protected]
and reply by December 1st, 2011.
We look forward to seeing you!
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California Used Oil Life Cycle Analysis Continues to Progress
NORA actively participating & monitoring $6 Million Study that could impact members in California and around the US by Jack Waggener, P.E. of URS Corporation, Senior Consultant to NORA
As has been reported in the NORA meetings and the NORA Liquid Recycling Newsletter the multi-million dollar Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of the used oil market by the State of California has been steadily moving forward over the past year. Over the past 9 months the stakeholders have participated in several meetings in Sacramento, California and many conference calls. Several NORA staff, consultants, and members are actively participating as stakeholders in this process. Two day meetings in Sacramento of stakeholders occurred in January, March, May, and August 2011. The next meeting is scheduled for December 14-15, 2011. There have been typically about 40 participants in these meetings. In 2009, California passed Senate Bill 546. One of the provisions of the Bill was for CalRecycle to conduct a Life Cycle Analysis of used oil. Specifically, it states that, “On or before January 1, 2014, submit a report to the legislature describing the findings of the life cycle analysis and the evaluation of the used oil management policies on used oil collection rates.” The first year budget for this LCA is $2 million, funded by a new tax in California. The budget for this project over the next three years could exceed $6 million making this the most expensive used oil research ever. By comparison most LCAs of various products have cost less than $100,000. NORA supports fair and balanced research related to the used oil recycling industry and wants to ensure that this LCA is as accurate as practical. NORA is concerned because questionable research that has been conducted in the past by various entities (including in California) gets repeatedly cited as fact at the state and federal level – when in reality there are serious flaws with the research. We call this the “echo chamber” effect. In the past, officials in California have stated that they intend for LCAs like this one to be the basis for public policy for California and the rest of the United States. The primary concern of NORA in August was that CalRecycle was moving forward with assigning the contractors and determining the scope of work for the LCA before holding a stakeholders meeting. This was in clear violation of the Senate Bill 546 which states that California should “solicit input from representatives of all used oil stakeholders in defining the
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scope and design of the life cycle analysis, in conducting the life cycle analysis, and in issuing a draft report for the public review and comments.” The stated mission of the project is to promote increased collection and responsible management of used oil by conducting comprehensive life cycle analysis (Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Economic Assessment) of the used lubricating and industrial oil management process from generation to collection, transportation, and reuse alternatives. The Economic Assessment is a major part of this project. The Bren School of Environmental Science and Management and University of California, Santa Barbara, was contracted by CalRecycle in July 2011 to be the LCA Practitioner. Representatives of the Practitioner have been actively participating in the stakeholder meetings. CalRecycle is currently going through the process of selecting and contracting with an Economic Contractor. This should be completed soon. The most recent work of the stakeholders and NORA has been to work with CalRecycle and the LCA Practitioners to develop process flow diagrams that are meant to describe the full life cycle of lubricating and industrial oils. These have included identifying the overall system and then looking at the detail flow diagrams, such as Recycled Fuel Oil, Distillate Fuel Oil, and Recycled Base Lube. This will continue to be discussed at the December 2011 stakeholder meeting. The group has begun to discuss collecting industry data from various sources to eventually put to use as input into the LCA models. Much of this information will need to come from NORA members and others in the industry. Certainly this will be a major topic of the December stakeholder meeting. The results of this comprehensive and expensive LCA will likely impact the used oil recycling industry for many years to come. NORA will continue to be an active participant in the process, in an effort to help ensure that the LCA study is as credible as practical. A complete presentation about the LCA, with a question and answer period, will be made at the 2011 NORA Conference.
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2011 Trade Show Floorplan Grand Wailea, Maui, Hawaii November 9-12, 2011 Trade show November 9-11, 2011
29 25 24
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NORA General Session Ballroom
NORA Registration Area
Food & Beverage
Exhibitor................................................... Booth # Exhibitor................................................... Booth # Advantage Route Systems ..........................................15 LCI Corporation................................................................12 Anchor Drilling Fluids....................................................27 Oilmen’s Truck Tanks Inc. .............................................25 November 9-11, 2011 - Haleakala Ballroom 1, Grand Wailea - Wailea, Maui, Hawai`i Bedford Industries, Inc ................................................... 8 Onken Inc ..........................................................................30 Par-Kan Company.............................................................. 6 Brown Gibbons Lang & Company, LLC ..................18 PESCO-BEAM Environmental......................................24 Camgian Microsystems ..........................................1 & 2 Cleantech Environmental . ............................................ 9 Summit Environmental Technologies . ..................22 Dexsil Corporation..........................................................11 Truck Works Inc. ................................................................ 4 Fountain Industries.........................................................19 URS Corporation..............................................................28 US Peroxide, LLC ............................................................21 Hill Manufacturing Co. .................................................14 Innovative Energy Solutions (IES) . ............................. 3 Weatherford/MCC, Inc..................................................... 7 XL Insurance......................................................................23 Keteca USA, Inc. ..............................................................16 Lamb Fuels, Inc.................................................................20
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NORA-Backed EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011 Approved by US House Long Road Still Ahead Including Veto Threat by President
by Scott D. Parker, NORA Executive Director
By a vote of 275-142, the US House of Representatives approved HR 2250, known as the EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011. Supporting HR 2250 were 234 Republicans and 41 Democrats.
NORA has been working with a broad based coalition of trade associations on a two-pronged strategy related to EPA’s misguided rule called “Identification of Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials That Are A Solid Waste”. On one front, the NORA Board has decided to sue the EPA regarding the rule. On the other front, NORA is working to obtain a legislative solution. The House Legislative Fix HR 2250 would would make it more difficult for EPA to define materials, such as used oil, as a solid waste. The legislation would also extend the timeline to implement the rule.
US Senators Supporting NORA-Backed S. 1392, EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Sen Alexander, Lamar [TN] Sen Barrasso, John [WY] Sen Begich, Mark [AK] Sen Blunt, Roy [MO] Sen Boozman, John [AR] Sen Burr, Richard [NC] Sen Chambliss, Saxby [GA] Sen Cochran, Thad [MS] Sen Collins, Susan M. [ME] - Sponsor Sen Corker, Bob [TN] Sen Cornyn, John [TX] Sen Crapo, Mike [ID] Sen Hagan, Kay [NC] Sen Hatch, Orrin G. [UT] Sen Hoeven, John [ND] Sen Hutchison, Kay Bailey [TX] Sen Isakson, Johnny [GA] Sen Johanns, Mike [NE] Sen Johnson, Ron [WI] Sen Kirk, Mark Steven [IL] Sen Kohl, Herb [WI] Sen Landrieu, Mary L. [LA] Sen Manchin, Joe, III [WV] Sen McCaskill, Claire [MO] Sen Mikulski, Barbara A. [MD] Sen Moran, Jerry [KS] Sen Murkowski, Lisa [AK] Sen Nelson, Bill [FL] Sen Nelson, E. Benjamin [NE] Sen Portman, Rob [OH] Sen Pryor, Mark L. [AR] Sen Risch, James E. [ID] Sen Sessions, Jeff [AL] Sen Shelby, Richard C. [AL] Sen Toomey, Pat [PA] Sen Vitter, David [LA] Sen Webb, Jim [VA] Sen Wicker, Roger F. [MS] Sen Wyden, Ron [OR]
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According to one news report, the “bill is part of a barrage of EPA-related bills Republicans are offering in an effort to point to the agency as the source of bureaucratic red tape, overzealous enforcement and unreasonable costs compared to benefits that they say hamstring small businesses and the American economy.” Corresponding Senate Bill Faces an Uphill Battle A corresponding Senate Bill (S. 1392) was introduced by Senator Collins of Maine and supported by Senator Wyden of Oregon. The bill currently has 39 Senators supporting it. S. 1392 is actually more favorable to NORA members because it specifically states that the EPA “shall publish a list of nonhazardous secondary materials that are NOT solid waste when combusted in units designed for energy recovery, including... all used
oil that qualifies as recycled oil under section 1004 of the Solid Waste Disposal Act.” S. 1392 has been referred to the Environment and Public Works Committee. Chairwoman Barbara Boxer of California has vowed to hold off the bill. White House Issues Veto Threat The White House has stated that the Administration strongly opposes HR 2250. His senior advisers have stated that if the President is presented with HR 2250, they would recommend he veto the bill. Next Steps All NORA members are encouraged to review the list of US Senators to the left who have co-sponsored S. 1392. If your Senator(s) is not on the list, NORA encourages you to contact their office and ask them to co-sponsor S. 1392, the EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011. The easy way to do this is to visit a website below:
http://www.bipac.net/issue_ alert.asp?g=nam&issue=boiler_ mact&parent=NAM This will allow you to quickly email your Senators requesting their support. NORA will continue to work on both the legislative front and the litigation front to defend the ability of NORA members to responsibly recycle used oil. A detailed report on this subject will be provided at the NORA Annual Conference in Hawaii. All members should strongly consider supporting the NORA EPA Lawsuit Defense Fund related to this effort so the association has the appropriate resources to vigorously defend the industry. (See page 16 for more details).
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Defense Fund Reaches 80% of Goal
Thank you to current list of contributors • Your assistance requested NORA was formed in 1984 to defend responsible recyclers of used oil from EPA’s misguided attempt to classify used oil as a hazardous waste. Today, the members of NORA face a new threat from the recent decision by the EPA to classify off-specification used oil fuel as a “solid waste fuel”. Additionally, NORA and its members are concerned about EPA being challenged by Sierra Club or related groups regarding new restrictions on on-specification used oil. Just as NORA did in 1984, the association is challenging the EPA on their misguided rule. A guiding principle of NORA is to promote and defend all responsible markets for used oil. The new EPA rule will restrict responsible markets for used oil. The NORA Board of Directors has decided to sue EPA regarding the solid waste rule. When challenging a Federal agency, it is imperative that a top law firm be retained. NORA has done that by retaining the Venable Law firm. The anticipated budget required to properly fund this important challenge is $150,000. NORA’s annual budget does not support this type of project.
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NORA needs your help. The association is asking all members to participate in our effort to fully fund this legal challenge. The NORA Board thanks the members who have supported this important issue. If you have not already supported this effort, please consider doing so today. NORA can only fully defend all responsible markets for used oil if the membership supports this effort. To receive a defense fund contribution request form, email [email protected]
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List of Contributors to the 2011 EPA Litigation Defense Fund $15,000 and up • Safety-Kleen Corp $10,000 - $14,999 • Intergulf Corp. • Thermo Fluids Inc. • United Solutions Inc. • Xeray Systems Inc $7500 - $9999 $2500 - $7499 • Aaron Oil Company Inc • Beaver Oil Company Inc • Clean Harbors Environmental Services • Crystal Flash Energy • Environmental Specialists Inc • Future Environmental Inc • Heritage - Crystal Clean, LLC • Noble Oil Services Inc • Spirit Services, Inc. • Synergy Recycling , LLC / Ricky’s Oil Service • United Oil Recovery Inc • Vertex Recovery, LP $1500 - $2499 • Akron Canton Waste Oil Company Inc • Central Oil & Supply, Corp • EMC Oil Co • Emerald Services Inc • Excel Environmental Inc • INSERV • Midwest Environmental Services • Oldcastle Materials Group • Southwest Oil Inc • Sunrise Environmental Corporation • Systech Environmental Corp • The McPherson Companies, Inc. • Unitek Solvent Services Inc • Waste Oil Collectors Inc • Western Oil Inc $1000 - $1499
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Industry News National Chemical Supply Announces Program to Raise Money for the NORA Defense Fund NORA member National Chemical Supply has announced a program where they will donate 5% of the a new sale of their EB-441 demuslifier product to theMONEY NORA Defense Fund in the CALL NOW TO SAVE AND TIME name of the company ordering the product.
Located in Baltimore, Md., the company’s first base lube recycling facility will also be the first one on the East Coast. The $50 million facility will be located on an under-utilized brownfield site, previously used as an asphalt terminal, in Baltimore City. The site is easily accessible to Interstate highways as well as capable of handling both rail and barge shipments.
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“The U.S. lube oil industry has accepted re-refined base stock when it is of consistent quality, reliably supplied and competitively priced,” said Ken Cherry, executive vice president www.nationalchemicalsupply.com and general manager of FCC Environmental. “The Baltimore Phone: 800.515.9938 Fax: 954.530.4143 Email: [email protected]
National Chemical Supply has already made three donations to recycling facility will produce several cuts of both group II and group II+ base lube, as well as other high value co-products.” the NORA Defense Fund.
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According Phillip Schaffer of National Chemical Supply, “We think of our company as a different kind of chemical company. We understand that there are more than sales that matter.” To learn more about this offer, call 800-515-9938 or email [email protected]
FCC Environmental Announces Plans for Its First of Several Base Lube Recycling Facilities
NORA Member FCC Environmental, LLC, a leading service provider of waste oil collection and processing, has announced plans for the design and construction of its first of several planned base lube recycling facilities in the United States.
The base oil produced at the FCC Environmental Baltimore recycling location will be sold and transported off-site via trucks and rail to be processed into passenger car motor oils, heavy duty diesel engine oils, transmission fluids and other lubricating products that meet or exceed industry standards and specifications. The finished product will be returned to its original state, once the additive packages are blended offsite, as crankcase oil for both automotive and truck use, enhancing the sustainability aspect of its existing used oil collection efforts by FCC Environmental. “We believe the project aligns closely with the overall direction that the State of Maryland and its leaders have stated, particularly in the areas of energy reduction, climate action and green jobs,” Cherry said. “Additionally, we believe it fits well with Governor O’Malley’s goal of using sustainable sources of energy to increase Maryland’s Renewable Portfolio Standard to 20 percent by 2022.” The Baltimore recycling facility is expected to process approximately 40 million gallons of used motor oil each year and will employ 30 full-time people in technical, operations and support roles, many of which will be “green” positions.
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“FCC Environmental has operated successfully in Maryland for more than 60 years,” said Vince Glorioso, vice president of FCC Environmental and who will be responsible for the operating entity running the Baltimore recycling plant. “The location provides a logistical advantage with respect to delivery of the used motor oil to the facility, as FCC Environmental already has a major presence in the area. We collect used motor oils and provide other similar services throughout the mid-Atlantic region, so we already have a sizable volume of feedstock.” The company anticipates breaking ground on the facility in mid 2012, following the issuance of State of Maryland and City of Baltimore environmental and construction permits. It will be operational by mid 2013.
Industry News Universal Environmental Services & The McPherson Companies Merge On September 30, 2011, NORA members Universal Environmental Services (UES) and The McPherson Companies (TMC) used oil collection business have merged. With a fleet of more than 70 collection trucks and 21 terminals, the new entity covers from North Carolina to Louisiana and from Georgia to southern Ohio. UES has merged with TMC as part of its effort to expand its collection footprint in connection with the construction and operation of a used oil re-refinery in Peachtree City, Georgia. “There are substantial synergies between the two companies and, above all, both companies share a fundamental common conviction that we should re-refine our collected used oil into high quality base oil” said UES’ CEO Juan Fritschy. “TMC has a well established used oil collection network, which was nurtured and developed inside the McPherson family of businesses. The UES team, along with its German parent company AVISTA OIL AG (the biggest used oil re refiner in Europe), welcomes its new partner.”
and, for a long time, we have been evaluating partnerships with re-refiners. We are glad to announce our partnership with UES and Avista. They have a solid business model and proven technology in three countries and many operational years in the re-refining business.” Mr. Fritschy added, “We are excited to add TMC’s experienced and dedicated employees to the UES team. Furthermore, Mr. Ken McPherson will be a board member of the new entity bringing to the company all his experience and customer relationships. TMC and UES customers can continue to expect the highest quality of service and attention from our extended team of expert staff.” “In the meantime, the building of our 30 million gallon rerefinery is on time and we are scheduled to be complete by the first quarter of 2013. In several production runs in our European re-refineries (using American used oil), we tested the re-refinery set-up that we will be using in the United States and obtained excellent quality base oil.” For more information, contact Mr. Juan Fritschy, CEO at (770) 357-0183 or email [email protected]
Ken McPherson, President of The McPherson Companies, said, “We recognize that re-refining is the right long term strategy
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Industry News Ohio Scouts Improve Oil Recycling Activities at Marinas
Used Engine Oil Gets Recycled by 95% of Auto Repair Shops and Parts Stores
Interlux Yacht Paint company announced in February of this year that their Waterfront Challenge would award $50,000 in grants to organizations to create sustainable waterfront environmental improvements in their communities.
According to a study by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), engine oil is recycled by 95 percent of auto repair shops and the parts stores that accept used engine oil.
Sea Scout Ship 41 of Bay Village, Ohio accepted the Interlux Waterfront Challenge. Having won the challenge in 2008 the pressure was on the scouts of Ship 41 to come up with a truly unique project. Since the scouts regularly participate in beach and marina clean-ups, they wanted to start a new project that would be sustainable and make a difference to the environment. Prompted by the fact that one gallon of oil can pollute over one million gallons of drinking water, the Sea Scouts focused on marina oil recycling stations. Their research has found that most local marinas are exposing themselves to costly Ohio EPA fines.
“Auto repair shops and parts stores have, for a very long time, taken great care to protect the environment by recycling used engine oil,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “It’s part of their everyday business.” The study is part of AAIA’s initiative to illustrate the automotive aftermarket industry’s widespread efforts on behalf of the environment. The information is presented in AAIA’s “Driving Toward a Cleaner Environment: The Automotive Aftermarket’s Green Story,” and in the short videos, AAIA Green and AAIA Green: Oil Recycling. For more information, visit www.aftermarket.org/green .
Unwelcome Visitor Found at NORA Member Site NORA Member Waste Oil Collectors, Inc. of Gautier, Mississippi found a 10 foot, 10 inch gator in their storm water ditch in August of 2011. Photos were provided confirming this was no ‘fish story’.
By improperly labeling their oil recycling stations, they are in violation of federal law and the Ohio Clean Marina pledge that states oil storage tanks must be labeled “used oil.” To assist the marina industry in meeting the law, the Sea Scouts – with the aid of Mark Tangry of Lake Graphics, Label & Sign in Avon – are providing decals for marina oil tanks at cost. The scouts have also designed and tested a prototype portable hand-operated crusher to remove oil from used oil filters. This in turn removes oil from landfills and converts the filter into recyclable scrap steel. Trials of the prototype have been very successful and it is hoped that a working crusher will be installed at a marina in time for the winter boat haul-out, a time when most boat maintenance is completed. Sea Scouting promotes boater safety, education and good citizenship to young adults nationwide through the auspices of the Boy Scouts of America.
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Make Sure SPCC Plans are Revised by November 10, 2011 Over the past six years EPA has been developing, proposing, and finalizing modifications to the existing requirements for Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) plans. These modifications which are published in the Federal Register and in guidance documents can be found at http://www. epa.gov/osweroe/content/spcc/. SPCC plans are required to be revised at least every five years, and the next SPCC plan revision which incorporates the latest modified requirements must be completed by November 10, 2011. At the EPA web site, you can find the voluminous “SPCC Guidance for Regional Inspectors” which contains over 500 pages. This document is very comprehensive and tells you most anything you need to know about SPCC Plans. One of the more important recent modifications allows certain smaller facilities to prepare and certify their own plan using a template provided by EPA (without a PE certification that is required for most facilities). In general these include facilities that have a total storage volume of 10,000 gallons or less (with no one tank being larger than 5,000 gallons). This can be a significant cost savings to smaller facilities.
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George Crow 1943 - 2011
George E. Crow, age 67, of Savoy, TX passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2011 at Red River Regional Hospital in Bonham. George was an active member of NORA particularly during his tenure as Vice President at Atlantic Industrial Services. He served as Chairman of the NORA Re-refining Council and was instrumental in assisting with conference session planning.
George was born in Erlanger, KY on September 2, 1943 to George F. and Ella Mae (Junker) Crow. George graduated from Lloyd High School in Erlanger, KY. He graduated college from Transylvania University in Lexington, KY. George married Janice (Ebs) Crow on March 14, 1964 in Mt. Sterling, KY. George served as executive of 2 Fortune 500 Companies. He worked for Sun Oil Company for 30 years and was Vice-President of Sun Oil Lubricants for 10 years. He was Vice-President of operations of Quaker State Oil for 4 years, and President of Cross Oil In El Dorado, AR for 3 years. George is survived by his wife Janice Crow of the home, mother Ella Mae Crow, son George A Crow and wife Lena of CA; grandson Brian A. Crow, granddaughter Alyssa M. Crow, brother Denny Crow, and mother-in-law Carol Ebs. He is preceded in death by father George F. Crow, and father-in-law John H. Ebs. The Crow family wishes to thank everyone for their prayers and support at this sad time. In lieu of flowers send donations to Bargain Box Denison 418 W Main St, Denison, TX 75020.
NORA Comments on OTC Solvent Degreaser Model In September 2011, NORA worked with its members to provide comments to the Ozone Transport Commission. NORA’s comments requested two changes to the rule. NORA requested that the OTC adopt the Federal definition of VOCs as opposed to a variety of definitions originally considered. NORA also stated that a two- year time frame for compliance is not sufficient. The many components of this rule require education of the regulated community and extensive preparation. NORA recommended a compliance date of January 1, 2015. OTC is a multi-state organization created under the Clean Air Act. They are responsible for advising EPA on transport issues and for developing and implementing regional solutions to the ground-level ozone problem in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Visit www.otcair.org for more information.
NORA maintains relationships with related industry associations. Here is a list of industry events. NORA 2011 Annual Recycling Conference & Trade Show November 9-12, 2011, Hawaii
NORA 2012 Mid-Year Meeting June 20-22, 2012, Baltimore or Philadelphia
National Asphalt Pavement Association Annual Conference January 21-25, 2012, Desert Springs, California www.hotmix.org
Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association Annual Meeting October 13-16, 2012, Scottsdale, Arizona www.ilma.org
National Automotive Dealers Association Conference February 3-6, 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada www.nada.org
NORA 2012 Annual Recycling Conference & Trade Show November 7-10, 2012, Bonita Springs, Florida
NORA 2012 Winter Meeting February 29 - March 2, 2012, Salt Lake City, Utah
NORA’s membership has grown to over 280 members. NORA relies heavily on word of mouth marketing. Please refer NORA to your peers and suppliers. 13 companies have joined NORA in the last few months. Company.............................................. Contact.......................... Location...................................... Phone Aevitas Specialty Services Corp.................Tim Westerdale................... Livonia, MI............................................. 734-266-6500 Anchor Drilling Fluids....................................Brian Hallett......................... Oklahoma City, OK............................. 405-603-2920 Bango Refining NV LLC..................................Don Harnack....................... Reno, NV................................................. 775-560-0390 Conjopa Oil LLC................................................Rex Payne............................. Ashley, OH............................................. 740-747-2845 Cradon Energy, LTD.........................................Jason Croley........................ Houston, TX.......................................... 713-521-1777 Logan Oil............................................................Mark Ernst............................ San Diego, CA....................................... 858-550-9440 Lubline Corp......................................................Adriana Martinez............... The Woodlands, TX............................. 281-260-8300 National Petroleum Product Co.................Fawad Rana......................... Mesaieed Ind.l City, Doha, Qatar... 974-44903839 Onken Inc...........................................................David Hull............................. Easton, IL................................................ 309-562-7271 PIPSA....................................................................Anthony Misetich............. Manhattan Beach, CA........................ 310-545-9277 Rivergreen Water Recycling.........................Sam George......................... Hanover, IN............................................ 812-701-9641 Southeastern Petroleum LLC......................John Redmond.................. Chester, SC............................................ 803-385-2550 Usher Oil Company.........................................Matthew Usher................... Detroit, MI.............................................. 313-834-7055
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