ERJ staff report (TB)
Hilton Head, South Carolina -- The US-based Tire Industry Association (TIA) is planning an environmental conference this Autumn in Ocean City, Maryland, to help TIA members avoid costly legal entanglements involving Superfund and other environmental regulations.
TIA Executive Vice President Roy Littlefield said the association will invite government officials and legal experts to speak on such subjects as retroactive Superfund liability, underground storage tanks and the proper disposal of used tyres, oil and batteries. Mr. Littlefield addressed the subject during his speech earlier this month at the 26th annual Clemson University Tire Industry Conference in Hilton Head Island. Too many tyre retailers have been forced to sell their businesses in order to pay fines from the US Environmental Protection Agency and state environmental agencies, he said.
The tentative dates for the conference are Sept. 30-Oct. 2, according to a TIA spokesman at the association's headquarters in Bowie, Md. A tentative agenda will be available soon, he added.
From Tire Business (A Crain publication)