Keynote Speaker - Stuart Varney
FOX Business Network anchor Stuart Varney will speak to NORA members just two days after the 2012 presidential election as the keynote speaker at the Annual Conference. He will discuss how the political climate and economic agenda of the elected administration will affect the nation in the years to come.
The current global economic crisis is front page news around the world and is unprecedented in its far-reaching scope. Such momentous change has not occurred for decades, and the cascade of financial trouble has devastated many world economies. Despite this, Varney offers a positive take on the economy, and in plain talk, describes, with up-to-the-minute detail, the current financial situation and what it means for you, your family, and your business. In this age of uncharted economic territory, Varney shares his most pivotal reminder: America, and only America, has the flexibility and confidence to lead the world out of the crisis and come out stronger than ever.
PCBs/TSCA Reform - Steve Shimberg
Steve Shimberg, one of the most
experienced and highly respected environmental attorneys in the United
States, will provide an in-depth discussion of the opportunities during
the next Congressional session to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act
("TSCA”) in order to address the immensely complicated problems faced
by NORA members whose facilities become contaminated by PCBs. Typically,
EPA targets the used oil processor rather than the PCB generator and
compels the processor to pay for the expensive clean-up.
lengthy career at the Justice Department, EPA and the Senate Environment
and Public Works Committee (where he served as Staff Director and Chief
Counsel), gives him a unique perspective to accurately analyze the
legislative climate and the political dynamics from each of the key
2013 Oil Recycling Market Outlook
Annual report by the Executive Director
on the latest analysis for next year’s market. The session will specifically
Update on NORA’s Lawsuit Against EPA’s
Solid Waste Rule
- The 2013 asphalt market.
- A complete review of current and future re-refineries and other advanced processors
of use oil.
- The forecast for the 2013 lubricant market.
- Bonus: this session will feature the launch of a new, member only, on-line
Hear the latest report on this
important rule that has the potential to impact every collector and processor
of on and off-spec used oil.
Update on California Used Oil Life Cycle
The state is about halfway complete
with this $6 million analysis of the used oil market. Learn where this project
stand, where it is headed, and why it will ultimately affect every NORA member
(regardless of location).
Supply for Oil Re-Refining
Economic and operational tradeoffs
of different modes of supply for re-refiners.
Industry Valuations, Transactions &
The liquid recycling market is
becoming more dynamic. Hear about the current valuations of companies in this
sector, information about recent transactions, as
well as a look of the overall capital markets.
The Future of Filters
‘Element Filters’ are becoming seen more
frequently in the marketplace. Is the trend going to increase? What will filters in the future look like and are manufacturers
considering "design for recycling”? How will this affect NORA member.
Protecting Yourself from Disgruntled
potential damage that can be caused by a disgruntled employee
is enormous. Hear what policies and strategies you should consider to protect
Preparing for ObamaCare
Many of the provisions that will
affect NORA members related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
go into effect on January 1, 2014. From a business
perspective, here what those provisions are, what your options are and the best
way to prepare.
CSA 2010 Replacing SafeStat
Learn about this new USDOT program.