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  1. SOCMA to Confer with Lawmakers About Issues Impacting Specialty Chemical Manufacturers

    ARLINGTON, VA - SOCMA members will embark on Capitol Hill April 25-26 to engage lawmakers on key issues important to their businesses and the specialty chemical industry as part of SOCMA's 10th Annual Washington Fly-In.

  2. Many States Continuing to Introduce Their Own Chemical Policy Bills

    Despite last year’s passage of the “new” Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), a broadly supported bipartisan piece of legislation that is a clearly stronger chemical control law than the law it amended, and the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA’s) very precautionary interpretation of it thus far, there will continue to be a lingering misunderstanding about chemicals, and the role they play in our society. Chemophobia will persist and continue, as will activity in the states...
  3. ‘New’ TSCA Faces Growing Pains

    After the groundbreaking passage of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform bill, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act on June 22, 2016, much of SOCMA’s advocacy focus shifted to the regulatory side of things, making recommendations we believe will help ensure successful implementation of the “new” TSCA. While SOCMA supported passage of the bipartisan legislation, there have been notable challenges with implementation early on...
  4. SOCMA Reaches Out to President Trump, Stresses Importance of Specialty Chemical Industry to U.S. Economy

    ARLINGTON, VA – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) today sent a letter to President Donald Trump, introducing him to the specialty chemical industry and thanking him for his focus on small business, jobs and the economy.

  5. SOCMA Congratulates New Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross

    ARLINGTON, VA – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) today congratulates Wilbur Ross, who was confirmed by the Senate as Secretary of Commerce on Monday, February 27.

  6. 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.

  7. 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:
  8. 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.

  9. 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).
  10. 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.

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