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Since 1971, NACD has united an international community of distributors and supply-chain partners who formulate, blend, re-package, warehouse, transport, and market chemical products for over 750,000 customers.

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NACD Lauds Passage of Indiana Legislation Acknowledging Responsible Distribution
NACD welcomed the passage of Indiana Senate Resolution 8 (S.R. 8) introduced by State Senator Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis) acknowledging that chemical distributors verified under NACD Responsible Distribution® meet the mission of the state’s Environmental Stewardship Program.
NACD Signs Coalition Letter Calling for STB Reform Legislation
NACD joined with 33 industry associations urging U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-SD), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, to introduce legislation that would reform and reauthorize the Surface Transportation Board (STB). The Board largely oversees the regulatory compliance of the railroad industry and adjudicates disputes between shippers and rail companies.
Chemical Distributors Meet with Top Officials to Discuss Legislative, Regulatory Challenges
The NACD Government Advocacy and Regulatory Affairs Committees met with key policymakers and regulators in Washington to provide input and express concerns about some of the association’s key priorities for the coming year.
NACD Signs onto Coalition Letter to Congress Urging TSCA Reform
NACD joined a coalition of 144 other industry associations in sending a letter to both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate encouraging lawmakers to support introduction and passage of bipartisan legislation to update the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
On the Anniversary of the West Virginia Elk River Spill, Safety and Security Remain Top Priority
NACD issued the following statement on the anniversary of the chemical spill by Freedom Industries in West Virginia, which impacted the Elk River and surrounding communities in the Charleston area.
NACD Outlines 2015 U.S. State Advocacy Strategy
NACD unveiled its U.S. state advocacy initiatives for 2015, enabling the association to more effectively tackle the myriad challenges chemical distributors will face across the United States in the coming year.
NACD Applauds Senate EPW Committee Efforts on Chemical Facility Executive Order 13650
NACD issued the following statement lauding the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) for holding a joint hearing with the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions to examine the implementation of Executive Order 13650, “Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security.”
NACD Celebrates Congressional Approval of CFATS Legislation
NACD President Eric R. Byer praised the U.S. House of Representatives for passing legislation unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate that would reauthorize the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program.
NACD Welcomes Bipartisan Senate Passage of CFATS Legislation
NACD issued the following statement praising the U.S. Senate for passing H.R. 4007, the “Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act of 2014,” and urging the U.S. House of Representatives to quickly approve the bill before the end of the 113th Congress.

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