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  1. SOCMA Looks Forward to Continuing Important Work with New EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

    ARLINGTON, VA - The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) today congratulates Scott Pruitt, who was confirmed by the Senate as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday, February 17.

  2. SOCMA Congratulates Representative Mick Mulvaney on Appointment to White House Office of Management and Budget

    ARLINGTON, VA – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) today congratulates Representative Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina on being named Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. SOCMA Managing Director of Government Relations Robert F. Helminiak released the following statement on the appointment:
  3. SOCMA Welcomes Robert Helminiak as New Managing Director of Government Relations

    ARLINGTON, VA – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) is pleased to welcome Robert F. Helminiak as Managing Director of Government Relations, where he will lead the association’s advocacy efforts on issues impacting the specialty chemical industry.

  4. SOCMA Hosting Session for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises at 2017 GlobalChem Conference

    ARLINGTON, VA – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) is hosting a three-session series at the 2017 Global Chemical Regulations Conference (GlobalChem) on Thursday, February 23, with an emphasis on chemical regulations impacting small and medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).
  5. SOCMA Reaching Out to New Administration, Lawmakers, Regulatory Officials in First 100 Days

    Washington, D.C. – With new members of Congress joining their elected colleagues to tackle key legislative issues in the coming year, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) is reaching out in these “First 100 Days” to not only educate lawmakers, but regulatory agency officials and the new Administration about issues important to the fine and specialty chemical industry.

  6. EPA to Hold Public Workshop on Collecting Chemical Use Information

    EPA will hold a public meeting on Tuesday February 14 from 9am to 3pm EST to receive input and information to assist the Agency in its efforts to establish the scope of risk evaluations under development for the ten chemical substances designated on December 19, 2016 for risk evaluations pursuant to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act...

  7. Major TSCA Framework Rules Expected Soon

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to propose two major Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) framework rules over the next couple of weeks. One of the rules involves the procedures for identifying high-priority chemicals for risk-evaluation. The other rule involves the procedure for doing the actual risk-evaluation... 
  8. SOCMA Requests Comments on Trade and NAFTA Priorities by January 31

    As SOCMA moves into 2017 and develops its position on trade, and more specifically the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), we would like your input and priorities, which will help us in our outreach and communications moving forward... 
  9. SOCMA Provides Critique of New Chemicals Program under Lautenberg Act

    SOCMA this week attended a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Stakeholder Meeting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) convened on the New Chemicals Program....
  10. EPA Selects First 10 Chemicals for Risk-Evaluation under new TSCA

    The EPA recently publicized, ahead of schedule, the highly anticipated list of chemicals selected for risk-evaluation under the new TSCA law, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.  This is an important milestone in implementing the new law and will likely prove to be the beginning of an iterative process...

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