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TWIC Reader Rule Extension Legislation Passed and Regulatory Comments Sought

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The Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Reader Rule (TWIC Reader Rule) will have at least a three-year delay. In June 2022, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, acting through the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), issued a notice in the federal government’s Spring Unified Agenda, that the TWIC Reader Rule would likely be delayed for another three years until approximately May 2026. The USCG informed ILTA and its members at ILTA’s Fall EHS&S meeting that a forthcoming Federal Register Notice would be issued requesting comments as to whether the TWIC Reader Rule should be delayed.

ILTA Submitted Comments to EPA Opposing CERCLA Designation

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On August 26, 2022, EPA proposed designating PFOA and PFOS, including their salts and structural isomers, as hazardous substances under section 102(a) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Such designation, if finalized, would result in a CERCLA default Reportable Quantity (RQ) of one pound of PFOA or PFOS.  CERCLA – also known as Superfund -- requires any person in charge of a vessel or facility, as soon as they have knowledge of any release (other than a federally permitted release) of a hazardous substance from such vessel or facility in quantities equal to or greater than the RQ or more in a 24-hour period, to immediately notify the National Response Center (NRC) of such a release.  Given the historical use of PFOA and PFOS in firefighting foams used at liquid terminal facilities, nearly all ILTA member sites could be categorized as CERCLA or Superfund sites, if the rule is finalized.

ILTA prepared and submitted comments to EPA opposing the CERCLA designation. ILTA provided general information on the nearly 80 terminal companies in its membership. ILTA specified how its member facilities provide critical infrastructure services, including storage, and transportation logistics for bulk liquid products at over 1,500 facilities in locations across all 50 states.  ILTA provided historical information and context about how and why ILTA member facilities have used PFOA and PFOS-based firefighting foams, especially given the storage and movement of flammable liquids, including crude oil, gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, ethanol, industrial chemicals, fertilizers, and agricultural oils. 

Special Webinar for ILTA Members: Opportunities for the Liquid Terminal Industry in the Energy Transition

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While the fuels of the future may be different than those that drive our economy today, our most likely energy future will require liquid fuels for many applications. As the world undergoes an energy transition to low and no-carbon fuels, liquid terminals will continue to play an essential role in the storage, logistics, and transport of these products. Terminal companies are uniquely positioned to apply their expertise and physical assets to these new supply chains.

During this briefing, our partners at the consulting firm AJW will provide an overview of energy transition, drivers and market trends, and opportunities for the liquid terminal industry. There will also be time to discuss what additional information and support is needed to help the industry take full advantage of the opportunities this transition presents.

The webinar will be held at 1:00 p.m. on December 14. Please register here to receive instructions to join the webinar.

ILTA Announces History-Making NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly to Speak at ILTA 2023

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ILTA is excited to announce that attendees at our next annual conference (May 22-24, 2023) will hear from Captain Scott Kelly, the first astronaut to complete a full year in space mission. Captain Kelly will speak to our conference attendees about the leadership lessons he has learned throughout his remarkable career, and how they apply down here on Earth just as well as they served him aboard the International Space Station. 

Scott Kelly is a retired United States Navy Captain, U.S. spaceflight record holder, and an experienced test pilot who logged more than 15,000 hours of flight time in more than 40 different aircraft and spacecraft.  

Captain Kelly has traveled more than 200 million miles, more than twice the distance to the Sun, and orbited the Earth more than 8,300 times. During his yearlong mission, known worldwide as the “Year in Space,” he conducted three spacewalks before returning home in March 2016. His Year in Space Mission was chronicled in a Time Magazine documentary series and an Emmy Award-winning PBS special.  

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