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12/18/14
SOCMA APPLAUDS CFATS MILESTONE - President signs multi-year authorization into law

Washington, D.C. – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) applauded the signing of H.R. 4007, the “Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act of 2014” into law today. The final version of the bill, which passed the U.S. Senate and House last week with bipartisan support, provides a multi-year authorization of the Chemical Facility Anti-terrorism Standards (CFATS) program and is widely supported by SOCMA member companies.

12/02/14
SOCMA President Calls on Senate to Pass CFATS Extension Before End of Year

Washington, D.C. – Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) President and CEO Lawrence D. Sloan today issued a letter to U.S. Senate lawmakers urging them to pass legislation providing a multiyear extension of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program. 

11/18/14
SOCMA Welcomes Congressman Paul Ryan as House Ways and Means Committee Chairman


Washington, D.C. – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) today welcomed U.S. Congressman Paul D. Ryan as the new Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means for the 114th Congress.  Ryan was selected this week by members of the House Republican Steering Committee to chair the powerful committee.  William E. Allmond, SOCMA Vice President of Government and Public Relations, issued the following statement on behalf of the association:

11/11/14
SOCMA Announces 93rd Annual Dinner in New York City

Washington, D.C. – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) is returning to the New York Marriott Marquis Times Square on December 8, 2014, for its 93rd Annual Dinner that will honor 2014 Performance Improvement Award winners and feature a Leadership and Business Development Speaker Showcase.

11/06/14
SOCMA Announces 2014 Performance Improvement Award Winners

Washington, D.C. – More than 28 member facilities will receive 2014 Performance Improvement Awards for their outstanding commitment to continuous improvement in environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) practices at the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) 93rd Annual Dinner on December 8 in New York.

10/20/14
Bio-Process Systems Alliance Elects Board Members for 2015-2016 Term

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Bio-Process Systems Alliance (BPSA) is pleased to announce that it has completed balloting for the election of its Board of Directors members who will serve two-year terms in leadership positions through December 31, 2016.

10/09/14
SOCMA Unveils New ChemStewards® Optimization Website

Washington, D.C. – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) has unveiled its new ChemStewards® Optimization website, a unique and easy-to-use resource available only for SOCMA members to help them save time and money by having all ChemStewards and related EHS&S documents in a centralized, web-based repository.

10/01/14
Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates to Offer Online Lean Six Sigma Training

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) recently announced it would offer Lean Six Sigma training to its members as part of its effort to bring progressive process improvement techniques to organizations in a convenient, cost-effective manner. 

09/26/14
SOCMA Issues Comments on EPA’s Proposed Rule on Disclosure of Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals

Washington, D.C. – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in response to its proposed rulemaking requiring companies to disclose the composition of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”). 

09/16/14
21 SOCMA Member Facilities Exceed ChemStewards® EHS&S Benchmarks

Washington, D.C .– The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) announced today that 21 member facilities are now exceeding key ChemStewards® benchmarks, qualifying them for the Excellence Tier – the program’s highest ranking.
Seven facilities are new to the Excellence Tier:

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