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A respected industry publication for ILTA members, this monthly newsletter highlights legislative and regulatory activities affecting terminal facilities. It also provides news on recent business development within the terminal industry, including new construction, expansions, acquisitions and additions to ILTA's membership, as well as important information about ILTA's committee meetings, conferences and training events. ILTA also offers ILTA News Plus to members. This publication, sent on weeks that ILTA News is not published, aggregates industry and member news.

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Legislative Developments on PFAS Liability Release

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On May 3, Senator Cynthia Lummis (WY), along with Senators John Boozman (AR), Kevin Cramer (ND), Lindsey Graham (SC), Markwayne Mullin (OK), Peter Ricketts (NE), Dan Sullivan (AK), and Roger Wicker (MS) sponsored a package of five bills regarding PFAS release liability which were referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. Each of these bills exempted a specific type of organization from CERCLA obligations regarding the release of per and polyfluoroalkyl substances. This includes agricultural operators, solid waste/compost operators, water/wastewater treatment facilities, AFFF users and airports. The bills prevent any third party, including federal and state governments or Indian Tribes, from recovering costs or damages from these groups.

Congratulations to the winners of the ILTA 2023 Leadership Awards!

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During the ILTA conference, ILTA recognized three individuals nominated by their peers who are making significant contributions to the industry. Chris Stine of Norwest Engineering received the inaugural ILTA Outstanding Young Professional Award for his leadership and growth early into his career.  This award is an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements and potential of young professionals who are shaping the future of our industry. 

Likewise, Rob Ferry of Trinity Consultants and Jack McCrossin of CITGO received the inaugural ILTA Distinguished Service Award recipients.  Both have made significant contributions to the association, demonstrated through their continued leadership and innovation across ILTA’s working groups and committees, and have a long-standing reputation for integrity and professionalism across the industry.

 Congratulations to our winners and thank you for your continued work and impact!

ILTA 2023 Operating Conference and Trade Show A Smashing Success!

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The International Liquid Terminals Association held its annual Operating Conference and Trade Show over May 22-24 at the Marriott Marquis in Houston, Texas. This year’s event featured keynote presentations and conference sessions from industry experts, scholars, and public leaders such as NASA astronaut Capt. Scott Kelly and Executive Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Dr. David Mussington.

ILTA Statement on CERCLA Liability Bill

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Washington, D.C., May 4, 2023—Following the release of Senator Cynthia Lummis's (R-WY) new bill amending the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the International Liquid Terminals Association (ILTA) is pleased with the progress being built around PFAS remediation.