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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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Waiver for E15 Fuel Blends Working Group Update

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In April 2022, eight Midwest Governors requested that EPA promulgate regulations allowing for e-15 blended fuel. Specifically, the coalition of Midwest States is seeking a long-term solution to the issue of increasing the percentage of ethanol blended into fuels for the upcoming ozone control season and beyond.

ILTA Letter to White House on Rail Worker Strike

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In September, ILTA weighed-in with the White House to express ILTA’s members’ concerns about a nationwide freight rail strike. Given the ILTA membership’s reliance on freight rail to move customers’ products and to ensure deliveries, the pending nationwide strike by rail workers.

TSA Cyber Directive

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In May 2022, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued a Security Directive for Pipelines, generally referred to as SD02B. The goal of the May 2022 security directive was to prescribe efforts that owners and operators of hazardous liquid and natural gas pipelines or liquified natural gas (LNG) facilities needed to implement to improve cybersecurity awareness, reporting, and preparedness.

CISA Listening Sessions

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CISA, Can You Hear Me?

This is not a new take on the popular children’s move song, but rather the position that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is taking with the public regarding cybersecurity regulations. CISA is hosting a series of public listening sessions to gather public input on implementing regulations requiring covered entities to report covered cyber incidents and ransomware payments to CISA. The public listening sessions are being held in the following locations and at the following places

Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Updates

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As ILTA Members know, there is much anticipation around the forthcoming U.S. Coast Guard announcement of a three-year extension to the TWIC Reader Rule. In July, ILTA’s Security Committee hosted a meeting with Captain Andy Meyers and Lieutenant Commander Jeff Bender from the United States Coast Guard (USCG) about the recent informal announcement of another delay to the TWIC Reader Rule. Captain Meyers and Lieutenant Commander Jeff Bender agreed to have the USCG present at the ILTA Fall EHS&S meeting in Boston to discuss this topic.