Latest SOCMA News

09/26/14
SOCMA Issues Comments on EPA’s Proposed Rule on Disclosure of Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals

Washington, D.C. – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in response to its proposed rulemaking requiring companies to disclose the composition of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”). 

09/16/14
21 SOCMA Member Facilities Exceed ChemStewards® EHS&S Benchmarks

Washington, D.C .– The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) announced today that 21 member facilities are now exceeding key ChemStewards® benchmarks, qualifying them for the Excellence Tier – the program’s highest ranking.
Seven facilities are new to the Excellence Tier:

09/10/14
SOCMA OP-ED - Have it Both Ways: Protect Intellectual Property and Bolster Public Confidence

Washington, D.C. - The Hill newspaper, a publication targeted toward lawmakers and policy professionals, ran the following op-ed from the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) on Tuesday in its Congress Blog section.

08/01/14
SOCMA President Issues Statement on One-Year Anniversary of Executive Order 13650

Washington, D.C. – In recognition of the one-year anniversary of  Executive Order 13650, which established a tri-chair working group tasked with examining the safety and security of U.S. chemical facilities, Lawrence D. Sloan, President and CEO of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers (SOCMA), issued the following statement:

07/29/14
SOCMA Encouraged by Chemical Security Bill Movement in Senate

Washington, D.C. – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) today lauds passage of H.R. 4007, the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Authorization and Accountability Act, by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. 

07/17/14
SOCMA Salutes Bob Perciasepe's Service to EPA

Washington, D.C. –  The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) learned today that long-time Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe is stepping down from his post with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to serve as President of the nonprofit Center for Climate and Energy Solutions.

07/08/14
ASTM International Launches New Committee on Industrial Biotechnology

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., July 8, 2014—Stakeholders in the field of industrial biotechnology, including representatives of the medical and pharmaceutical industries, the agricultural realm and other industries have joined together to form a new ASTM International technical committee.

07/08/14
SOCMA Applauds Passage of Chemical Safety Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) today welcomed passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of H.R. 4007, the “Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Reauthorization Act,” that would authorize the CFATS program for three years, allowing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to continue working with chemical facilities on the program’s successful implementation.

06/23/14
ChemStewards Concludes Regional Roundtable Series on Process Safety

Washington, D.C. - ChemStewards®, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) flagship environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) program, recently concluded its successful 2014 Regional Roundtable series.

06/20/14
Capitol Hill Newspaper’s CongressBlog Runs SOCMA Op-ed

In many U.S. cities, exports of American goods account for all post-recession growth.  Global demand for our products and innovation is growing as millions of people around the world join the middle class. 

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