1. Continuing Saga over Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Costly for SOCMA Members

    After four long years of waiting and anticipation, both the Senate and House of Representatives last week introduced mirror bills that proposeda plan to move forward and revamp the process for enacting the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB). Brooke DiDomenico, an engineer and production manager at Nation Ford Chemical (NFC), had an opportunity to testify before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade a day after the bills were introduced to share Nation Ford’s story about how the MTB positively impacts the company:
  2. SOCMA Welcomes 19 New Member Companies

    Washington, D.C. – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) is pleased to welcome 19 new member companies that have joined the association throughout the past year and the first quarter of 2016. These new members represent manufacturers, distributors and specialty chemical industry service providers looking to enhance and grow their business through utilization of SOCMA’s tools and resources that not only connect them with others in the industry but assist them in staying abreast of the latest rules and regulations impacting specialty chemical manufacturing.
  3. Public Perception of Risk, REACh, TSCA Among Hot Topics on Day Two of GlobalChem

    Sloan shares perspective on TSCA reform, public relations challenges in the industry
    SOCMA President and CEO Lawrence D. Sloan delivered opening remarks on the final day of GlobalChem 2016, as attendees heard from a host of speakers discussing the perception of risk, REACh, Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform, among many other topics.
  4. Record Number of Members Participate in SOCMA's 9th Annual Washington Fly-In

    Almost 50 SOCMA members advocated on issues such as TSCA, MTB, others

    About 50 SOCMA members descended on Capitol Hill this week to advocate with members of Congress on key issues impacting their businesses and the specialty chemical manufacturing sector.
  5. SOCMA Welcomes Bipartisan Senate Bill That Would Move Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Forward

    Washington, D.C. – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) today welcomed the introduction of a bipartisan Senate bill that would overhaul the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) process. 
  6. SOCMA Applauds Introduction of American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016 in House of Representatives

    Washington, D.C. – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) today welcomed the introduction of the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) by House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX).
  7. SOCMA Welcomes Brittany Mountjoy as New Manager of Government Relations

    Washington, D.C. – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) is pleased to welcome Brittany Mountjoy as the new Manager of Government Relations, where she will focus on international trade issues, as well as manage the association’s International Trade Committee and International Regulatory Compliance Network (IRCN).
  8. Will a Threat to Chemical Innovation Snatch Defeat from the Jaws of Victory on TSCA Reform?

    If you read the March 29, 2016, blog post, “Will Private Interests Trump Bill Allmond, Vice President, Government and Public RelationsPublic Ones When It Comes to Our Right to Know Under TSCA?” by Dr. Richard Denison of the Environmental Defense Fund, you would come away thinking the chemical industry has never publicly disclosed information about health and safety studies, never publicly relinquished any confidential business information (CBI) on chemicals, and never been required to substantiate CBI claims with EPA.
  9. EPA Assistant Administrator Jim Jones Excited, Hopeful About TSCA Reform

    More than 450 attend GlobalChem to learn latest on global chemical regulations

    With Congress currently conferring on House and Senate versions of Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform legislation, more than 450 chemical industry professionals met in the nation's capital for the 2016 Global Chemical Regulations Conference and Exhibition (GlobalChem).

  10. Join About 50 of Your Fellow SOCMA Members for Annual Washington Fly-In April 11-12

    TSCA reform, trade among key issues as SOCMA members visit Capitol Hill

    We are less than two weeks away from SOCMA’s 9th Annual Washington Fly-In, and nearly 50 members are currently registered and will join us on Capitol Hill as we advocate for issues impacting the specialty chemical industry. Collectively, we can make a difference.
  11. Chemical Risk Management Committee Meets at GlobalChem

    Nearly 20 members of SOCMA's Chemical Risk Management Committee gathered in Washington, DC, last week for a meeting held in conjunction with the 2016 GlobalChem Conference. During the meeting attendees shared their thoughts and concerns on Toxic Substances Control Act legislation, which is currently in conference.
  12. Registration open for 10th Annual Chemical Sector Security Summit & Expo

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Protection and Programs Directorate, Office of Infrastructure Protection (NPPD/IP) and the Chemical Sector Coordinating Council are co-sponsoring the 2016 Chemical Sector Security Summit & Expo scheduled for July 19-21, 2016, at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, VA.
  13. Speech by SOCMA President at the 2016 GlobalChem Conference & Expo

    Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, Washington, DC - Good morning everyone and welcome to Washington, D.C., for Day 2 of this year’s Global Chemical Regulations Conference.  My name is Larry Sloan, and I am President and CEO of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA).  I am pleased to be with you to open today’s proceedings for our premier chemical regulations conference – an event we have hosted with the American Chemistry Council (ACC) for more than two decades.
  14. ChemStewards Regional Roundtables to Focus on EHS&S Trends and Methodologies, Operational Excellence

    Washington, D.C. – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) is pleased to announce ChemStewards®, its flagship environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) program, is hosting four Regional Roundtables this spring, focusing on the latest trends and methodologies used in the industry today to create a safe and secure manufacturing environment, as well as improving overall operational excellence at member facilities.
  15. Learn Latest Trends in EHS&S, Operational Excellence at SOCMA Regional Roundtables

    With spring now here, the ChemStewards® team is gearing up for our bi-annual Regional Roundtables that will kick off April 20 in Houston, TX. With our members located in various areas across the country, the Roundtables are a great opportunity for SOCMA members to network with chemical industry peers, discuss the latest trends and methodologies used in the industry today to create a safe and secure manufacturing environment, and learn about our ChemStewards® Performance Improvement Awards Program, all near their home facilities.
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