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SOCMA Salutes Bob Perciasepe's Service to EPA

Washington, D.C. –  The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) learned today that long-time Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe is stepping down from his post with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to serve as President of the nonprofit Center for Climate and Energy Solutions.

SOCMA Applauds Passage of Chemical Safety Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) today welcomed passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of H.R. 4007, the “Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Reauthorization Act,” that would authorize the CFATS program for three years, allowing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to continue working with chemical facilities on the program’s successful implementation.

ASTM International Launches New Committee on Industrial Biotechnology

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., July 8, 2014—Stakeholders in the field of industrial biotechnology, including representatives of the medical and pharmaceutical industries, the agricultural realm and other industries have joined together to form a new ASTM International technical committee.

ChemStewards Concludes Regional Roundtable Series on Process Safety

Washington, D.C. - ChemStewards®, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) flagship environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) program, recently concluded its successful 2014 Regional Roundtable series.

Capitol Hill Newspaper’s CongressBlog Runs SOCMA Op-ed

In many U.S. cities, exports of American goods account for all post-recession growth.  Global demand for our products and innovation is growing as millions of people around the world join the middle class. 

SOCMA Welcomes New U.S. International Trade Commission Chairman

Washington, D.C. – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) welcomes Meredith Broadbent as the new Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).

DHS Provides Insight on Authorization Inspections During SOCMA Webinar

Washington, D.C. – A webinar hosted on Monday by the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) gave participants the opportunity to hear directly from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) about how to best prepare for a chemical facility Authorization Inspection.

BPSA’s 4th Annual Summit to Focus on Risk-Management, Business Strategies for Single-Use Implementation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Bio-Process Systems Alliance (BPSA) is pleased to announce the 4th annual International Single-Use Summit (ISUS 2014) will be held July 9-11, 2014, in Washington, D.C., with a primary focus on risk management and business strategies for implementation of single-use manufacturing technologies.

SOCMA Announces New Guidelines, Updates to ChemStewards Performance Improvement Awards Program

Washington, D.C. – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) today announced new guidelines and application updates for its annual ChemStewards® Performance Improvement Awards program, which recognizes SOCMA member facilities demonstrating outstanding commitment to continuous improvement in environmental, health safety and security (EHS&S) standards. 

SOCMA Applauds Federal Effort to Involve Stakeholders in Improving Chemical Facility Safety

Today, a new report released by several federal agencies outlines official recommendations to the President in response to Executive Order 13650, Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security. 

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What Members Are Saying…

“Several of our facilities are involved in processes related to food and feed applications and must be certified under various initiatives. We have found that in many cases the systems we have established under the ChemSystems program serve as great building platforms for meeting the requirements for these other certifications, and as a result the approval process has been greatly simplified.” 

Donald Golden
EH&S Manager
Magnablend, Inc.