ILTA president lauds EPA for proposed rule on in-service tank inspections
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, D.C., October 7, 2020—Kathryn Clay, president of the International Liquid Terminals Association, today commended the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for proposing a rule to allow added flexibility to terminal operators while maintaining the scheduled tank inspection timelines:
“The new rule will broaden the applicability of a more modern standard that has applied for years to aboveground storage tanks subject to Maximum Achievable Control Technology requirements. Under appropriate circumstances, this update will allow industry to maintain compliance commitments without unnecessarily taking tanks out of service. (i.e. Kb tanks to comply with the provisions of 40 CFR Part 63 Subpart WW).
“The EPA rule announced today is a common-sense solution that will lower emissions, ensure safety and provide operators with increased regulatory flexibility. By allowing greater use of a well-established, safe and effective inspection method, this new policy is a meaningful contribution to our shared goal of environmentally responsible facility management.
“ILTA and its members appreciate EPA’s efforts to address an issue that became especially challenging in recent months due to the pandemic-related imbalances in petroleum and fuels markets that constrained the storage sector.”
Founded in 1974, the International Liquid Terminals Association represents more than 85 companies operating liquid terminals in all 50 states and in over 40 countries. Our members’ facilities provide critical links between all modes of transportation for liquid commodities, such as crude oil, petroleum products, chemicals, renewable fuels, fertilizer, vegetable oils and other food-grade materials that are central to the U.S. economy. Terminals provide essential logistics services that spur trade both within the United States and connect the U.S. economy with overseas markets. ILTA’s membership also includes about 400 companies that supply equipment and services to the terminal industry.
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