The Chlorine Institute (CI) founded in 1924, is a technical trade association of companies involved in the safe production, distribution and use of chlorine, sodium and potassium hydroxides and sodium hypochlorite, the distribution and use of hydrogen chloride and the distribution of vinyl chloride monomer.
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The Chlorine Institute held its 99th Annual Meeting in Dallas, TX! There were sessions ranging from our regular business meetings to forums sharing industry best practices, 10 educational sessions, and lessons learned.
CI Submits Comments Supporting Safe and Smooth Transition to Alternative Diaphragm Technologies
CI explained the complexities of transitioning diaphragm technologies and the need for an extended timeline to ensure a smooth transition in its April 17, 2023 comment letter.
The Chlorine Institute Elects Manny Cunha as an Honorary Member
One of the highest honors The Chlorine Institute (CI) can bestow on an individual is recognizing them as an honorary member of the Institute. The Board has recently elected the 13th honorary member Mr. Manuel Cunha of Kuehne Chemical.
Hawkin's Chris "Hoot" Gibson Named Chlorine Institute 2023 Peter Mayo Award Honoree
Mr. Chris Gibson, Senior Security/ Compliance Analyst at Hawkins in Roseville, MN, received The Chlorine Institute’s 2023 Peter M. Mayo Award at the Institute’s 2023 Annual Meeting.
CI Response to EPA's Proposed Risk Management Rule for Asbestos Part 1
Asbestos is used as a separator at some chlorine production facilities. CI members responded to the EPA’s Risk Management Rule for Asbestos, Part 1 by urging EPA to use all the risk management tools at its disposal, allow for an exemption from a proposed phase-out due to the industry’s safe track record and criticality for public health/national economy, correct errors is the Risk Evaluation, and if EPA chooses to implement a ban, allow for a transition period of at least 15 years.
CI Submitted a Comment Letter on EPA's Clean Water Act Hazardous Substance Worst Case Discharge Planning Regulations
CI submitted a comment letter on EPA’s Clean Water Act Hazardous Substance Worst Case Discharge Planning Regulations, which “which [would] require an owner or operator of a facility to prepare and submit a plan for responding, to the maximum extent practicable, to a worst case discharge, and to a substantial threat of such a discharge, of a hazardous substance.” CI urged EPA to remove duplicative requirements with other EPA rules, create concrete criteria to determine who is subject to this Propose Rule, and extend the compliance deadlines.
CI Bookstore Pricing Changes Effective June 1, 2022
For many years most CI guidance material has been provided at least for download at no cost to all. To make sure we continue offering the best service we can to you while also allowing us to continue developing and funding the guidance, we will be increasing pricing for our publications. Beginning June 1, 2022 downloading of publications from the bookstore will be at a cost for non-member companies.