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Environment Subcommittee Received an Update on ILTA’s Submitted Gasoline Distribution Rule Comments

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The Environment Subcommittee hosted a conversation about the ILTA submitted Gasoline Distribution Rule Comments. The discussion was led by Terri Holloman, Magellan, Bill Lee, CITGO, Svend Brandt-Erichsen with Nossaman LLP and Rob Ferry with Trinity Consultants. The panel discussed ILTA’s submitted comments to EPA and provided a recap of the main points of the ILTA technical comments to EPA’s proposed rule. The panel also discussed some technical nuances in EPA’s proposed rule.

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 Advocates for Sensible Regulation of Gasoline Distribution

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ILTA and its member companies are dedicated to providing safe, sustainable, efficient, and reliable storage and logistics services for bulk liquids. In July 2021, our Board of Directors adopted our organization’s first Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles. One of these principles affirms our industry’s commitment to continually reviewing new technologies and procedures that might improve emissions monitoring and yield emissions reductions. 

ILTA has put this pledge into action by engaging with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on a technology review of gasoline distribution equipment and facilities, focused on emissions on hazardous air pollutants. Since EPA initiated this technology review and rulemaking in Spring 2021, ILTA and its members have been in dialogue with EPA officials, providing detailed information about the proper operations of gasoline storage tanks and loading facilities.  

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.

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