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SOCMA Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan Senate TSCA Bill

Washington, DC - The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates applauds today's bipartisan introduction of the “Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.”  The bill, which was introduced by U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and David Vitter (R-LA), along with 14 other original co-sponsors, overhauls the nation’s 34-year-old chemical reform laws under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

Specialty Chemical Manufacturers: Government Regulations Are a Significant Barrier to Economic Growth

Washington, DC –  Federal regulations are a significant barrier to economic growth for specialty chemical manufacturers, say respondents in an industrywide business outlook survey of small, medium and large specialty chemical manufacturers.

Agenda for 2015 Global Chemical Regulations Conference Announced

 This year’s Global Chemical Regulations Conference and Exhibition (GlobalChem) will take place March 2-4, at the Hilton Baltimore in Baltimore, Md. The annual conference provides industry leaders, regulators and stakeholders an opportunity to learn more about the latest developments around the world for managing the safe use of chemicals.

Industrywide Business Outlook Survey Results to be Analyzed via Webcast

New Orleans, LA  - The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) will join UBM in announcing the results of a Business Outlook Survey of the specialty chemical manufacturing industry during a live webcast from Washington, DC, on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at 12:30 PM (EST). 

SOCMA Issues Statement on Introduction of Duty Process Suspension Act

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) responded to the introduction of the “Duty Suspension Process Act,” sponsored by U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) today.  The bill provides changes to the process for submitting duty suspension requests via the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB).  William E. Allmond, SOCMA Vice President of Government and Public Relations, issued the following statement.

SOCMA Issues Response to President's State of the Union Address

The President and CEO of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), Lawrence D. Sloan, issued the following statement in response to the President’s State of the Union Address.

SOCMA Welcomes New Members in Second Half of 2014

Washington, D.C. – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) welcomed eight new member companies at the end of 2014, all representing manufacturers, distributors and specialty chemical industry service providers looking to utilize the association’s resources to stay abreast of key issues impacting the industry and grow their businesses. New members were approved by SOCMA’s Board of Governors on December 8, 2014, during SOCMA’s Annual Business Meeting in New York, NY.

SOCMA APPLAUDS CFATS MILESTONE - President signs multi-year authorization into law

Washington, D.C. – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) applauded the signing of H.R. 4007, the “Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act of 2014” into law today. The final version of the bill, which passed the U.S. Senate and House last week with bipartisan support, provides a multi-year authorization of the Chemical Facility Anti-terrorism Standards (CFATS) program and is widely supported by SOCMA member companies.

SOCMA President Calls on Senate to Pass CFATS Extension Before End of Year

Washington, D.C. – Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) President and CEO Lawrence D. Sloan today issued a letter to U.S. Senate lawmakers urging them to pass legislation providing a multiyear extension of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program. 

SOCMA Welcomes Congressman Paul Ryan as House Ways and Means Committee Chairman

Washington, D.C. – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) today welcomed U.S. Congressman Paul D. Ryan as the new Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means for the 114th Congress.  Ryan was selected this week by members of the House Republican Steering Committee to chair the powerful committee.  William E. Allmond, SOCMA Vice President of Government and Public Relations, issued the following statement on behalf of the association:

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