SOCMA Applauds EPA on Addressing Backlog of Pre-Manufacture Notices


Jenny Gaines
Director, Marketing and Communications             
(571) 348-5110

ARLINGTON, VA – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates applauds the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Administrator Scott Pruitt on completing review of the backlog of more than 600 pre-manufacture notices (PMNs) on new chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). SOCMA Managing Director of Government Relations Robert F. Helminiak released the following statement:

“SOCMA welcomes the news that EPA has completed its review of the PMN backlog. Our specialty chemical manufacturers are among the most innovative in the chemical sector and depend on the new chemicals program to work as the law intended. A fully functioning new chemicals program under The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (LCSA) is crucial in helping our members remain competitive in the global market. We especially thank Administrator Pruitt, who met with SOCMA members in the spring, for his efforts in bringing more collaboration and transparency to EPA. We look forward to working with the Administrator and Agency on other areas of mutual interest as implementation of LCSA forges ahead.”   

Since 1921 SOCMA has represented a diverse membership of chemical companies located around the world bringing world-class support uniquely tailored to enhance the operational excellence of our member companies. SOCMA is the only U.S.-based trade association dedicated solely to the specialty chemical industry, making us the leading authority on this sector. For more information, visit  

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