|Ideal Recyclers' Handbook: Introduction and Disclaimer|
Executive Director's Note: NORA's Ideal Recyclers' Handbook is a business tool for NORA Members. The example documents contained here should be gathered by all members and put into a tabbed binder to show compliance entities, trading partners and customers. This is only an example of the basic information that you will need to collect.
Introduction and Disclaimer
This is the second edition of the Ideal Recyclers' Handbook. Ideal Recyclers, Inc. is a fictional used oil transporter and processor operating in the fictional state of West Dakota. The president of Ideal Recyclers is something of a packrat who, over the past 25 years, has acquired lots of documents relating to oil recycling. Most of these are compliance-related: permits, the Part 279 regulations, SPCC plans, EPA guidance documents and so forth. deal Recyclers is very proud of its record of perfect compliance - not a single Notice of Violation ever! (Of course, it helps that the West Dakota DEQ Director is the president's mother.)
Some of the items relate more to business matters (such as the Yellow Pages ad). The president of Ideal Recyclers likes to show this handbook to his customers who are always impressed with Ideal Recyclers' dedication to perfection. Ideal Recyclers didn't want to share this wealth of information with its competitors. But we raided Ideal Recyclers' file cabinet and put all this information together in a handbook with a table of contents that divides the documents into seven general categories.
Although NORA is happy to share this compilation with NORA members, we can't and won't guarantee that your operation will ever be as squeaky clean as Ideal Recyclers. (No one can be that squeaky clean.) Nor will we guarantee that these documents are all up to date. Basically what you see is what you get - with no warranties of any kind.
Finally, there will be a third edition someday. And we would welcome your contributions toward improving the Ideal Recyclers' Handbook. Please forward any document (or idea) that you think would be useful. Your company's name will never be shown.
Christopher Harris, NORA General Counsel
October 18, 2006