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2015 NORA Mid-Year Meeting
The 2015 NORA Mid-Year Meeting will be held in Chicago, Illinois, June 17-19, 2015 at the Palmer House Hilton. Over 160 industry leaders are already registered to attend. Use the links below to find out more information.
Lunch Speaker: Blake Eskew, Vice President, IHS Oil Markets and Downstream Research and Consulting
Final Agenda Available: Download / Print it here
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Advanced Waste Services Acquired by Covanta Environmental Solutions LLC
On May 15, 2015, NORA Member Advanced Waste Services was acquired by Covanta Environmental Solutions LLC. The decision to merge will allow AWS to broaden its services, geography, and financial resources. All important contact information will remain the same.
NORA Member Hydrodec Group plc Rebuilt Plant in Canton, Ohio Expected to Start Production This Week
Hydrodec Group plc confirms that, following a commissioning process, the rebuilt and expanded plant in Canton, Ohio is now commissioned. Subject to final instrument tuning, the plant is expected to commence production this week. Expansion ‘trains’ 1 and 2 have been the immediate focus and will be the first into full operation; the commissioning process has enabled mechanical completion and testing of the replacement ‘trains’ 3 to 6. These will be started sequentially once production from ‘trains’ 1 & 2 has been fully established.
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XL Group plc Announces Completion of Catlin Group Limited Acquisition
NORA Member XL Group plc announced on May 1, 2015 that it has completed the acquisition of Catlin Group Limited following the parties’ previously announced entry into an agreement on January 9, 2015 to acquire all of the capital stock of Catlin to form a combined business. The closing of the transaction follows the receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals, Catlin shareholder approval, and sanctioning of the scheme of arrangement by the Supreme Court of Bermuda.
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2015 NORA Conference & Trade Show
The 2015 NORA Conference & Trade Show will be held Nov. 11-14 at the Omni Championsgate Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Click the link below to see our current list of exhibitors, as well as sponsorship and advertising opportunities.
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NORA Submits Comments to EPA on Method Detection Limit Issues Relating to Wastewater Analysis by Laboratories
NORA has submitted comments to EPA on Method Detection Limit (“MDL”) issues relating to wastewater analysis by laboratories. NORA agreed with EPA on its proposal to improve the current MDL procedures but pointed out some practical difficulties involving compliance with effluent discharge permits. These difficulties include permit requirements for “non-detected” contaminants when modern laboratory methods can detect extremely small quantities of a contaminant. In addition, NORA requested that EPA provide guidance on laboratories that submit “qualified” data results.
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NORA Member Liquid Environmental Solutions Board Chairman Inducted into National Waste and Recycling Association's Hall of Fame
Liquid Environmental Solutions is honored to have Bruce E. Ranck, its Chairman of the Board, as a member of the National Waste and Recycling Association’s Hall of Fame.
Sharon H. Kneiss, president and chief executive officer of the Association, said, “The waste and recycling industry strives to safely collect, recycle and innovate with the exemplary leadership, dedication and service Bruce has demonstrated, and his recognition is well-deserved.”
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California SB 778 Tabled Until Next Year
California Senate Bill 778 requires all automotive oil sold in California to meet a higher quality standard, defined as oil which requires changing at 10,000 mile intervals, by 2018. Drivers will still have the opportunity to change their oil when desired, but SB 778 will remove the need to change it more frequently, which often results from poor quality oil.
NORA Member Olein Recovery Corporation's Jorge Gonzalez-Camp Named 2015 Exporter of the Year by Puerto Rico Manufacturer's Association (PRMA)
Congratulations to Jorge Gonzalez-Camp, Chief Executive Officer of NORA Member Olein, who was named 2015 Exporter of the Year by the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Associatoin (PRMA) during their annual convention last week.
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Classic Used Oil Generator: 1967 Volkswagen Bus
Read about the latest car in NORA's series of Classic Used Oil Generators: the 1967 Volkswagen Bus.
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