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Port of Houston terminals closed following reported case trending idea

HOUSTON – Port of Houston's Barbours Cut and Bayport Container terminals are closed until further notice, officials said. There has been a reported case of COVID-19 in an employee, according to officials.

Officials said all vessel, yard, and gate operations have been stopped until further notice. The closures could have a big impact on trade, commerce, and businesses in the Houston area.

https://www.click2houston.com/health/2020/03/19/port-of-houston-terminals-closed-following-reported-case-of-covid-19-in-an-employee/... more »

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What are essential personnel, supply chains or operations? trending idea

I am writing to pose industry specific questions about terminal operations during these trying times, especially as government orders are issued that may affect terminal operations. When such orders are given, they usually include language excepting "essential" personnel, supply chains, and operations.

• Is there guidance on what products are deemed part of "essential supply chains" (i.e. gasoline, chemicals for water... more »

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What's happening with API 653, Other Government Inspections?

Questions for 3/19/20 ILTA Peer call:
• I am in the facility integrity group, which oversees API 653 in-service and out-of-service tank inspections. Any guidance on waivers for API 653 due dates?
• I'd second the question about API-653 extensions. There are a LOT of them due this year and this may end up being extended and/or personnel to do this may be mighty limited.
• What's the status of PHMSA required pipeline inspection... more »

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EPA Issues Emergency Fuel Waivers for Federal RVP, RFG Reqs 3-27

The US EPA has issued an emergency fuel waiver for the federal RVP and RFG requirements applicable to the downstream terminal and distribution network, including federally-enforceable SIP areas, due to demand destruction caused by Covid-19 preventing the timely turnover of product in storage tanks to compliant summer gasoline by May 1, 2020.

RVP Waiver Conditions – EPA is waiving the low RVP requirements as follows:... more »

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CISA COVID-19 Guidances (4-13-20)

Intended for Broad Distribution to Stakeholder Partners

CISA Partners and Stakeholders:

There have been several recent releases of guidance and other updates and wanted to make sure our stakeholders were aware.

Specifically, the following updates that can be found at www.CISA.gov/coronavirus.

• The CDC and CISA released this week two important informational products: Interim Guidance for Implementing Safety Practices... more »

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