Latest Issues and Advocacy News

  1. TSCA Nanotechnology Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements Rule Now in Effect

    The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) section 8(a) Nanotechnology Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements Rule became effective on August 14. 

  2. Final TSCA Inventory Notification Rule Published

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on August 11 published in the Federal Register the Final TSCA Inventory Notification Rule, commonly called the Inventory Reset or Active-Inactive Rule. 

  3. SOCMA Applauds EPA on Addressing Backlog of Pre-Manufacture Notices

    ARLINGTON, VA – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and 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:

  4. SOCMA Weighs in on Administrations NAFTA Negotiations

    On July 17, the Administration announced its negotiating objectives for the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  The announcement is the start of a critical negotiation process, and we have the opportunity to strengthen the rules and secure the strongest possible tools to enforce those rules...


  5. SOCMA Weighs in on Administrations NAFTA Negotiations

    On July 17, the Administration announced its negotiating objectives for the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  The announcement is the start of a critical negotiation process, and we have the opportunity to strengthen the rules and secure the strongest possible tools to enforce those rules...


  6. SOCMA Welcomes EPA Move to Delay Risk Management Program Rule

    ARLINGTON, VA - The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) applauds the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) move to further delay the effective date of the Risk Management Program (RMP).

  7. 90 Day Count Down: NAFTA Renegotiation

    Last week, newly confirmed U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer sent the final North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) notification letter to Congress. The notification letter from the Trump Administration indicating the Administration’s intent to begin the process for modernizing the NAFTA is just one of the required steps laid out in the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act (TPA)...
  8. SOCMA Shares Key Issues Impacting Batch Manufacturing with New EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

    Arlington, VA – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) and members of its Board of Governors met with newly appointed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt on May 24 to introduce the specialty chemical sector to new EPA leadership and open dialogue about issues of importance to batch chemical manufacturers.

  9. EPA Extends the Comment Period for its Request for Public Comment on Standards for “Small Manufacturers and Processors” for TSCA Reporting

    As required by section 8(a)(C) of the amended Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), EPA posted a notice for public comment on December 15 on the standards for “small manufacturers and processors” used in connection with reporting regulations under TSCA section 8(a)... 
  10. EPA to Host Meeting and Solicit Comments on Assignment and Application of Unique Identifiers Under Section 14 of TSCA

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notification on May 8 in the Federal Register stating that a meeting will be held to elicit public input on approaches for assigning and applying Unique Identifiers (UID)...

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