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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.

Member Feature: Andrea Simonin, CSP

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Andrea Simonin, CSP, got her start specifically in the terminals industry in December 2021 when she was hired as the Safety, Health, Environmental and Sustainability Director for Vopak Americas.

“That’s when I really started learning about terminal operations,” Simonin said. “Before joining Vopak, I worked for a consultant company for 15 years, supporting oil and gas clients where I did have some exposure to terminals on some occasions.”

Simonin enjoys that her job allows her to deal with a diverse team of employees who speak different languages and come from different countries.

“I really think you learn a lot and things work out better when you work with a diverse team,” she said. “I also love that I get to travel to so many different countries to support the terminals we have in the Americas, from north to south!”

Over the course of her career, Simonin says the biggest changes she’s seen are currently happening right now.

Member Feature: Jerry Jerdine, CPP, MBA

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Jerry Jerdine’s involvement in the liquid terminal industry began when he was hired at Ergon, Inc. as a Security Specialist shortly after the enactment of the 2002 Maritime Transportation Security Act to provide physical and program security support to the company’s refineries, petrochemical terminals, marine operations and trucking terminals. His role also included managing federal grants that were funded to support improving physical security infrastructure at maritime facilities and vessel operations. 

Jerdine’s journey with Ergon has led him to his current role as a Corporate EHSS Systems and Security Officer, where he finds enjoyment in a variety of aspects of his day-to-day responsibilities.

Nominate a Colleague for the ILTA Outstanding Young Professional Award!

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Attention all liquid terminal industry professionals! It's time to recognize and celebrate the next generation of leaders in our field. The International Liquid Terminals Association is seeking nominations for the Award for Outstanding Young Professional, to be presented at the May 2023 ILTA annual conference. 

To be eligible, nominees must be under the age of forty and employed by a member in good standing of ILTA, which could be a liquid terminal company or a supplier company. This award is an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements and potential of young professionals who are shaping the future of our industry. 

Together, let's celebrate the contributions of these outstanding early career professionals who are driving our industry forward.

Please email your nominations to info@ilta.org.

Nominate a Colleague for the ILTA Distinguished Service Award!

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Attention terminal industry professionals! We're calling on all members of the liquid terminal community to nominate deserving colleagues for the International Liquid Terminals Association Award for Distinguished Service to the Industry. 

Do you know someone who has made significant contributions to the industry, demonstrated leadership and innovation, and has a long-standing reputation for integrity and professionalism? Then we want to hear from you! 

The ILTA annual conference, taking place in Houston on May 22-23, 2023, is the perfect opportunity to recognize and celebrate the achievements of those who have dedicated themselves to advancing our industry. Submit your nominations now and let's come together to celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of those who make our industry great! 

Don't miss this chance to nominate someone who deserves recognition for their exceptional service to the liquid terminals industry.

Please email your nominations to info@ilta.org.

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