1. SOCMA Intervenes in TSCA Lawsuit on Behalf of EPA

    SOCMA recently intervened in a lawsuit on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) framework rules on Risk Evaluation and Prioritization...

  2. SOCMA to Host National Chemical Safety Symposium in Houston

    ARLINGTON, VA – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates is holding the 2017 National Chemical Safety Symposium – hosted by ChemStewards®, October 11-12, at the Houston Marriott West Loop by the Galleria in Houston, TX. 
  3. Top 5 Reasons to Attend the 2017 National Chemical Safety Symposium

    SOCMA is happy to host, once again, the 2017 National Chemical Safety Symposium in Houston, TX. This two-day event, set for October 11-12, provides not only educational sessions but several networking opportunities...

  4. Applications for the 2017 Performance Improvement Awards are Now Closed

    SOCMA would like to extend many thanks to all who have submitted applications for this year’s Performance Improvement Awards Program. We are the in process of reviewing submissions and will be contacting your company in the next month, if selected...

  5. Webinar: Understanding the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Plant Program

    The Department of Energy (DOE) will provide a description of its Better Plants program, including resources that can enhance your company's ability to improve energy performance during an upcoming webinar on October 3, beginning at 1:00 PM (EST)...

  6. SOCMA to Host Retrospective Panel on Disaster Planning & Response at National Chemical Safety Symposium

    ARLINGTON, VA – With Houston, Florida and the Southeastern United States impacted by flooding and storm damage as a result of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) is coordinating a retrospective panel discussion on disaster planning and response at the National Chemical Safety Symposium – Hosted by ChemStewards®, October 11-12, in Houston, TX.
  7. BPSA Awards Training and Education Grants to 3 University-Based Centers for Bio-Processing Skills Enhancements

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Bio-Process Systems Alliance (BPSA), the national trade association of the single-use bio-processing industry, is pleased to announce that North Carolina State's Biomanufacturing Training & Education Center (BTEC), Texas A&M's National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing (NCTM), and Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center (BETC) are the recipients of scholarships issued through the Jerold Martin Legacy Scholarship Fund for 2017.
  8. Having Hurricane Plan in Place Leads to Successful Shutdown, Reopening for KMCO, LLC

    With Hurricane Harvey approaching the Texas coast, KMCO, LLC, began preparations to meet the challenges the Category 4 hurricane would bring. And, through implementation of its hurricane preparedness plan and the dedication of its employees, KMCO weathered the storm, ensuring a safe shutdown and restart of its facilities, as well as the safety of its employees, communities and the environment in both the Crosby and Port Arthur, TX, locations. 
  9. Safety First Priority for SOCMA Members During Hurricane

    SOCMA's thoughts and best wishes are with our member companies in Texas and Louisiana that are dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The Category 4 hurricane made landfall in Texas Friday and has continued to pound the area with excessive rainfall, causing extreme flooding and damage that has shut down businesses and schools and driven many families from their homes. 
  10. CFATS: Re-Tiering Implementation Update for High-Risk Chemical Facilities

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program began implementation of the Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT) 2.0 and the enhanced tiering methodology nearly one year ago. 
  11. 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. 
  12. Synalloy Chemicals Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

    Synalloy Chemicals has received Certificate of Registration from Quality Systems Registrars, Inc., stating that it has been assessed and certified as meeting the requirements of ISO 9001:2015. 
  13. The “No-comment” Fallacy

    By: Christopher Lukach, APR
    President, AKCG

    Imagine this scenario: 

    You receive reports of an after-hours spill at your nearest facility.  Minutes later as you arrive on-site, you’re greeted in the parking lot by an aggressive, microphone-wielding reporter asking you antagonistically, “How could you let this happen?” In attempt to move quickly away from the exchange, you wave your hand dismissively, mutter “no comment,” and start toward the employee entrance to find out what’s really going on. 
  14. 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. 
  15. SBA Seeks Input from Small Businesses at Missouri and Kansas Regional Regulatory Roundtables

    The Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy is hosting a Regulatory Reform Roundtable in St. Louis, MO, on September 12 and Overland Park, KS, on September 14.
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