Lubes’n’Greases Magazine Recognizes NORA’s Efforts in Fight Against EPA
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Lubes'n'Greases Magazine Recognizes NORA's Efforts in Fight Against EPA
Haymarket, Virginia (April 4, 2012) - Lubes’n’Greases,
a major industry publication for the global lubricants and grease industry, recognized
in its April issue NORA’s efforts in its fight against EPA’s proposed rule. The
EPA rule would classify certain non-hazardous secondary materials, including
off-spec used oil, as solid waste-derived fuels.
The magazine, which reaches nearly 16,700 subscribers in the global lubricants
industry each month, highlighted NORA’s efforts in its article titled "Toe to
Toe with EPA: Recyclers Take on Agency over Waste Oil Rule,” featuring NORA
Executive Director Scott D. Parker and Chris Harris, NORA’s general counsel.
"EPA’s misguided solid waste rule regarding off-spec used oil and Sierra Club’s
corresponding lawsuit related to on-spec used oil, if unchallenged, will
negatively impact all recyclers of used oil,” Parker said. "NORA’s recent
efforts to defend the rights of members to responsibly recycle used oil and
related materials is attracting the attention of many related groups and
publications including Lubes’n’Greases.”
NORA's latest comments to EPA's proposal pointed out that the rule would
dramatically impair the legitimate recycling of off-spec used oil and would
contradict Congress' legislative mandate to encourage used oil recycling.
If EPA's rule is adopted as
proposed, off-spec used oil would have to be incinerated. However, fewer than
10 incinerators in the United States would be operational and
commercially available. Therefore, the practical outcome of the rule
would be widespread improper disposal as well as shipments to China, which
requires very few air pollution controls.
Click here to view the Lubes’n’Greases
Click here for the full text of NORA’s latest comments on EPA’s proposed rule.
NORA, An Association of Responsible Recyclers represents over 275 leading
companies involved in responsibly recycling used oil and related materials that
would otherwise negatively impact the environment. NORA members work every day
to ensure that more than a billion gallons per year of used oil and related
materials are collected, recycled and given another useful life. NORA has been
defending and promoting the industry since 1985. For more information on NORA,