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Responsible Distribution is NACD’s mandatory, third-party verified environmental, health, safety & security program where members demonstrate their commitment to continuous performance improvement in every phase of chemical storage, handling, transportation, and disposal.

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Serving a critical industry and the customers it supplies and supports
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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Rep. Hultgren Visits NACD Member Producers Chemical Company
Producers Chemical Company welcomed Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-Ill.) back to their Sugar Grove, Ill. facility to show him the value and safety of chemical distribution companies that participate in programs like Responsible Distribution®, the National Association of Chemical Distributors’ (NACD) mandatory third-party verification environmental, health, safety, and security program. Producers Chemical is a member in good standing of the association.
NACD Urges DHS to Make Improvements to CFATS Program
NACD submitted comments to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regarding changes to Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) to streamline the program and increase chemical facility security. DHS requested input from industry stakeholders in advance of updates to the chemical regulations.
NACD Lauds STB Ruling Establishing Greater Rail Transparency
NACD issued the following statement on the Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) new data reporting requirements, which will increase railroad industry transparency and reduce shipping backlogs.
ICP Adds NACD as Its Seventh Alliance Partner Association
The Industrial Careers Pathway® (ICP), a multifaceted North American workforce initiative supported by an alliance of industry associations, is proud to welcome the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) as ICP’s seventh Alliance Partner. NACD joins the American Supply Association, the Industrial Supply Association Education Foundation, the National Association of Electrical Distributors, NAHAD–the Association for Hose and Accessories Distribution, NIBA-The Belting Association and the PTDA Foundation in taking coordinated action to secure a skilled industrial workforce for today and tomorrow.
NACD Cautions DOT on Proposed Tank Car Standards Rulemaking
NACD recently submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regarding its proposed rule titled “Hazardous Materials: Enhanced Tank Car Standards and Operational Controls for High-Hazard Flammable Trains.” The proposed rule would create stricter standards for the transport of hazardous materials by rail.
NACD Member Superior Oil Co. Educates Rep. Wagner on Chemical Distribution
Superior Oil Company, Inc. hosted Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) at their Arnold, Missouri facility to educate her on the chemical distribution industry and how the company ensures its facility and surrounding community are kept safe through programs like Responsible Distribution®, the National Association of Chemical Distributors’ (NACD) mandatory third-party verification environmental, health, safety, and security program.
NACD Applauds Committee Approval of STB Reform Legislation
NACD President Eric R. Byer issued this statement on the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation’s approval of S. 2777, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) Reauthorization Act of 2014.
NACD Member Companies Highlight Chemical Safety at West Virginia Workshop
Members of the National Association of Chemical Distributors joined together with chemical industry colleagues, state agency representatives and community leaders at a workshop focused on enhancing chemical safety and security. The workshop was co-hosted with the West Virginia Manufacturers Association (WVMA), the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and included a special training session run by the American Institute for Chemical Engineers’ Center for Chemical Process Safety.

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