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2012 NORA Annual Conference Speakers

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.

Mr. Shimberg’s 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 players’ perspectives.

2013 Oil Recycling Market Outlook
Annual report by the Executive Director on the latest analysis for next year’s market. The session will specifically address:

  • 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 outlook tool.
Update on NORA’s Lawsuit Against EPA’s Solid Waste Rule

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 Assessment

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).

Hydrogen Supply for Oil Re-Refining

Economic and operational tradeoffs of different modes of supply for re-refiners.

Industry Valuations, Transactions & Capital Markets

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 Employees

The potential damage that can be caused by a disgruntled employee is enormous. Hear what policies and strategies you should consider to protect your business.

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.

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2017 NORA Mid-Year Meeting

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