1. OSHA Seeking Comments on Three Chemical Safety Guidance Documents

    OSHA is asking interested parties to submit comments on three guidance documents related to chemical safety. Each of these guidelines for compliance with OSHA's process safety management standard addresses a different area.
  2. Mid-Year Reviews Sent to All Senior Management

    Mid-year reviews were recently sent to all ChemStewards member companies. These were mailed directly to senior management, and an electronic copy was sent to ChemStewards Coordinators and Official Representatives.
  3. Submission of 2016 Annual Metrics Now Closed

    The ChemStewards Management Portal is longer accepting data for 2016 metrics. Metrics submission will open again in 2017 for member companies to submit their data. Please watch our newsletters for further announcements. 
  4. Judging Panel In Review Process for the 2016 Performance Improvement Awards

    ChemStewards appreciates the dedication of our member company volunteers who joined the Performance Improvement Awards Judging Committee. The Judging Committee is currently reviewing the essays, and we are anxiously awaiting the results.
  5. Thank You to Members That Participated in the 2016 Performance Improvement Awards

    Congratulations to the 2016 Performance Improvement Award Winners! This year, SOCMA received a record number of applications...
  6. If We Can Fix TSCA, We Can Fix the OSH Act

    Earlier this summer, President Obama signed a sweeping overhaul of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the law governing how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) evaluates and regulates chemicals. It is a noteworthy occasion any time our deeply polarized Congress can do more than name post offices.
  7. EPA Meets with Industry Stakeholders to Discuss Fees under new TSCA

    On September 13 SOCMA attended a second EPA consultation meeting to obtain industry input on the new TSCA provision to collect fees. Recall that new TSCA requires fee collection to be at the lower of 25% of annual budget of the toxics office or $25M. 
  8. 2016 SOCMA Committee Week

    SOCMA's Annual Committee Week is the perfect opportunity for you to stay ahead of the curve and help shape legislation and regulation affecting your companies. During the meetings you will have an opportunity to interact with key Obama administration officials from agencies such as EPA, OSHA, DHS and others, as well as hear from other subject-matter experts about the issues important to your company...
  9. Lonza Completes Acquisition of InterHealth Nutraceuticals

    Lonza announced today that it has closed the acquisition of InterHealth Nutraceuticals, Inc. (“InterHealth”), a leader in research, development, manufacture and marketing of proprietary, value-added nutritional ingredients for use in dietary supplements, based in Benicia, CA (USA) from Kainos Capital.
  10. TSCA Reform, Economy, Crisis Communication to be Focus of Educational Showcases

    Join SOCMA and hundreds of specialty chemical industry decision-makers in New York City for SOCMA's 95th Annual Dinner at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan. Invite your VIP customers and colleagues to celebrate with you and enjoy an evening of networking, fine dining and entertainment. The hotel room rate ends November 10, so book your rooms now. 
  11. Toxic Substances Control Act Chemical Substance Import Certification Process Revisions

    The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is proposing regulations regarding the requirement to file a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) certification when importing into the customs territory of the United States chemicals in bulk form or as part of mixtures and articles containing a chemical or mixture.
  12. Presidential Nominees Should Look at Manufacturing from a Global Perspective

    According to the most recent data from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), manufacturers contributed $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy in 2015. This figure has risen since the second quarter of 2009, when manufacturers contributed $1.70 trillion.
  13. SOCMA’s BPTF Pleased with Outcome of Round Two of Generic Drug User Fee Negotiations

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Bulk Pharmaceuticals Task Force (BPTF), an affiliate of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), today hailed the successful ending of negotiations for the reauthorization of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Generic Drug User Fee program (GDUFA).

  14. ProcessPro Releases Premier 10.7 New Version

    St. Cloud, MN – ProcessPro, leading mid-market ERP software solution company, is pleased to announce the release of its newest version, Premier 10.7.
  15. Accella Tire Fill Systems, the Industry’s Leading Flatproofing Solution, Helps Reforest Wildfire Zones in Partnership with American Forests

    ST. LOUIS, MO – Accella Tire Fill Systems (, a division of Accella Performance Materials, has teamed up with its customers and dealers to plant nearly 120,000 new trees in partnership with American Forests, the nation’s oldest non-profit conservation organization.
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