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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Surface Transportation Board Petition Announcement
On July 26, the Chlorine Institute, along with the North American Freight Car Association (NAFCA), National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA), and the National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA), filed a petition with the Surface Transportation Board (STB). In this petition, CI and its fellow petitioners requested an update to the regulations governing the use by the Class I railroads of freight railcars supplied to them by railcar owners, shippers, and other railroad entities (collectively referred to as “Private Railcars”).
The Chlorine Institute's Position on the Proposed Superfund Tax
While the Chlorine Institute (CI) understands and supports the need to address our nation’s long neglected infrastructure, we are concerned about one of the proposed funding mechanisms. In the proposal under consideration is a reinstatement of the Superfund Tax. On July 17th CI raised its concerns to key senators. The proposal would not only reimpose the tax but would, in fact, do so at double its previous level.
Avoiding the Unintended Consequences of Reported Pool Chlorine Shortage
As the 2021 swim season approaches, there is concern that a reported significant shortage of one type of chlorine-based swimming pool water disinfectant could inadvertently put public health at risk this summer. The scenario was set last August when fire damaged a Louisiana facility that manufactures much of the country’s chlorinated isocyanurates.
CI Recognizes Facilities that earned "Diamond Level" Status for Safety and Environmental Performance
A select group of twenty-one North American and international chlor-alkali producer, packager and bleach manufacturer facilities earned The Chlorine Institute’s (CI) “Diamond Level” status, the highest level of safety and environmental recognition at the Institute’s 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting.
CI Announces Recipient of the 2021 Peter M. Mayo Award
Mr. Tracy Clark, Managing Partner for United Professional Services, Ltd. in Ft. Worth, TX, received The Chlorine Institute’s 2021 Peter M. Mayo Award at the Institute’s 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting.
State-by-State Guide to Vaccination Roll Outs
Special thank you to AFPM for providing this spreadsheet with information relative to each state’s COVID-19 vaccination plans, including phasing info, links to each state’s plan, other relevant links, and information on how to become a vaccine provider as point of dispensing (POD).