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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Barbara A. Bellanti
Battenfeld Grease &
Oil Corporation of N.Y.
American Oil &
Supply International, LLC
Scott A. Schwindaman
Lubrication Engineers, Inc.
Immediate Past President
Beth Ann Jones
Hangsterfer's Laboratories, Inc.
Radco Industries, Inc.
Catharine T. Golden
Etna Products, Inc.
Frank H. Hamilton III
South Atlantic Services, Inc.
Pinnacle Oil, Inc.
Ronald M. Powell
Chief Executive Officer
Martha F. Jolkovski
Brenda Gillinson, CAE
Jeffrey L. Leiter
Brenda Gillinson, CAE
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LETTER FROM THE CEO
The Quiet Success of the Trump
Administration: Regulatory Reform
t has been exactly one year since the political world was turned upside down
when outlier Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton. It would be nice to
say that since assuming office, the president has built bridges, brought people
together and made some inroads with his opposition. Unfortunately, the country
has never been more polarized.
So far, many of President Donald Trump's major policy initiatives - such as
repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act - have failed, in part due to
members of his own party deserting him. In this highly charged political climate,
there's little hope for unity, even within the Republican ranks.
So, what has the president accomplished in his first year? With the news media
focused on distractions created by the president's tweets, one has to dig deep to
find that the administration has been quiet, but highly effective, with its regulatory reform initiative. While it may be lacking enough entertainment value
to be reported on cable news, around Washington, business organizations such
as the Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers and
other trade groups are seeing a difference. The push to deregulate, or roll back,
the hyper-regulation of recent years is significant, and companies such as ILMA
members will benefit.
At the forefront of regulatory reform is the Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA), headed by Administrator Scott Pruitt. The EPA administrator has returned
a strict adherence to the regulatory process back to the agency. The regulatory
process is supposed to be transparent and open. However, in our industry, we
need to look no further than how the EPA maneuvered its agenda on mediumand long-chain chlorinated paraffins to see an example of the agency abandoning
appropriate administrative process under the previous administration.
In mid-October, Pruitt issued a directive ending "sue and settle" lawsuits. Over
the past few years, special interest groups that were unsuccessful in getting their
agendas through Congress found a way around that using "sue and settle." They
filed lawsuits against the EPA, which were not altogether unwelcomed by agency
bureaucrats. Rather than litigate these cases, the EPA settled them behind closed
doors and used the settlements as an excuse to issue consent orders and new regulations void of public input, claiming its hands were tied by the settlements.
Pruitt witnessed the outcome of "sue and settle" as Oklahoma attorney general.
In an effort to comply with the EPA's Regional Haze Plan, the state developed a
cost-effective approach to reduce utility plant emissions by replacing coal with
natural gas. Dissatisfied with state compliance initiatives, environmental activists
sued, forcing utility companies in Oklahoma to install sulfur-dioxide controls at
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Chief Executive Officer
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ILMA Compoundings November 2017
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ILMA Compoundings November 2017
LETTER FROM THE CEO
WHAT’S COMING UP
In the Know
SHIFTING GEARS – INNOVATING THE FUTURE
NORTH AMERICAN SPECIFICATION UPDATE
DIGITAL MARKETING IN MANUFACTURING
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ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - Cover2
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - 1
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ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - LETTER FROM THE CEO
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - INSIDE ILMA
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ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - Company Callout
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ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - WHAT’S COMING UP
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ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - INDUSTRY RUNDOWN
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ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - International Insight
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ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - Market Report
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ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - SHIFTING GEARS – INNOVATING THE FUTURE
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ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - NORTH AMERICAN SPECIFICATION UPDATE
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ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - DIGITAL MARKETING IN MANUFACTURING
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ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - BUSINESS HUB
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ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - COUNSEL COMPOUND
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - WASHINGTON LANDSCAPE
ILMA Compoundings November 2017 - Member Connections
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