Press Releases Archive

04/16/14
SOCMA President’s Statement on Year Anniversary of West, Texas, Explosion

Washington, D.C. — Lawrence D Sloan, President and CEO of the the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), issued the following statement regarding the one-year anniversary of the tragic events at the West Fertilizer Plant in West, Texas:

04/03/14
SOCMA Commends Administration’s Bold Trade Initiative

Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, April 3, 2014, the House Ways and Means Committee heard testimony from United States Trade Representative Michael Froman on the President’s Trade Policy Agenda.

04/01/14
Industry and Business Development Leaders to Headline SOCMA Leadership Forum

Washington, D.C. – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) has announced speakers for its 2014 Leadership and Business Development Forum, May 19-21, in Charleston, SC.

03/12/14
SOCMA to Congress: Draft Chemicals in Commerce Act an Improvement over Status Quo

Washington, D.C. – Dr. Beth D. Bosley, President of Boron Specialties, a member of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), told lawmakers March 12 the discussion draft of the “Chemicals in Commerce Act” is a “workable, good-faith vehicle for bipartisan [Toxic Substance Control Act] reform.”

03/10/14
SOCMA’S Bosley Returns to Capitol Hill for TSCA Bill Testimony

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dr. Beth Bosley will testify before Congress Wednesday on behalf of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) regarding a draft version of the “Chemicals in Commerce Act,” which would reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). 

02/27/14
SOCMA To Congress: Greater Regulatory Certainty of America’s Chemical Security Rules Is Needed

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Kate Donahue, President of Hampford Research, Inc., and a member of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates’ Board of Governors testified today before a House Homeland Security subcommittee, stating that specialty chemical manufacturers need greater regulatory certainty of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) through a long-term authorization.

02/27/14
ACC and SOCMA Announce Agenda for 2014 Global Chemical Regulations Conference

WASHINGTON (Feb. 27, 2014) – This year’s Global Chemical Regulations Conference and Exhibition (GlobalChem) will take place March 3-5, at the Hilton Baltimore in Baltimore, MD.

02/25/14
Hampford Research President to Offer Lawmakers Small Business Perspective on CFATS Bill

WASHINGTON, DC - Kate Hampford Donahue, President of Hampford Research, Inc., will travel to Capitol Hill on Thursday, February 27, 2014, to testify before Congress on behalf of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) and offer a small business perspective on the  reauthorization of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Safety Standards (CFATS), specifically, H.R. 4007, the “CFATS Authorization and Accountability Act of 2014,” which SOCMA supports (release here).

02/06/14
SOCMA Welcomes Multi-Year CFATS Authorization Bill

(WASHINGTON, DC) --  The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) applauds the introduction of bipartisan legislation to authorize the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) for multiple years, providing more regulatory certainty for SOCMA members required to comply with them.

02/03/14
Written Testimony of Dr. Beth D. Bosley to House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Economy

Washington, D.C. – Dr. Beth D. Bosley, President of Boron Specialties, delivered the following remarks on behalf of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Economy at Tuesday’s hearing - Testing of Chemicals and Reporting and Retention of Information under TSCA Sections 4 and 8: 

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