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NACD supports efforts to ensure the nearly 40-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is improved in a way that recognizes the unique role of chemical distributors in the chemical supply chain.

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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 Welcomes House Passage of Generalized System of Preferences Renewal
NACD President Eric R. Byer praised the U.S. House of Representatives in the following statement for passing the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 (H.R. 1295) renewing through December 2017 the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program that expired in July 2013.
NACD Commends Senate Renewal of Generalized System of Preferences
NACD President Eric R. Byer issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed trade preferences legislation that, among other provisions, renews the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program that expired in July 2013 through December 2017.
NACD Applauds House Passage of TSCA Reform
NACD President Eric R. Byer issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the TSCA Modernization Act, which overhauls the nearly forty-year-old federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
NACD Urges House to Pass TSCA Reform Tonight
National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) President Eric R. Byer called on the U.S. House of Representatives to pass H.R. 2576, the TSCA Modernization Act, during a vote expected this evening.
NACD Applauds Senate Passage of STB Reform Legislation
NACD President Eric R. Byer made the following statement about the U.S. Senate’s passage of S. 808, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) Reauthorization Act of 2015.
As NACD Members Convene in Chicago, They Urge Congress to Reform STB
NACD members from across the Midwest begin meeting in Chicago on June 8 for the 2015 Central Region Meeting, an annual event where chemical distributors of all sizes will strategize on crucial issues that impact their industry. One issue at the forefront of the discussions that greatly affects Illinois rail shippers is the reauthorization of the Surface Transportation Board (STB).
NACD Praises Progress of TSCA Reform Legislation in Congress
NACD President Eric R. Byer made the following statement on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce markup of draft legislation that would reform the nearly 40-year-old Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA).
NACD Welcomes OSHA Guidance on Hazard Communication Standard
On Friday, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) issued Interim Enforcement Guidance to address NACD concerns on key deadlines under the agency’s Hazard Communication Standard 2012 (HCS 2012) rule going into effect June 1. HCS 2012 revises the way chemical hazards are communicated on labels and safety data sheets. NACD applauds OSHA for taking to heart chemical distributor concerns and for providing this guidance ahead of the June 1 deadline.
Rep. Costello Tours NACD Member Brenntag North America, Inc.
Brenntag North America, Inc. opened its doors to Rep. Ryan Costello (R-PA) at its Reading, PA, facility to show him the value and safety of chemical distribution companies that participate in programs like NACD Responsible Distribution®.
NACD Requests Administrative Stay on OSHA HCS Rule
NACD sent a letter and supplemental information to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) asking for an immediate, short-term administrative stay through December 1, 2015, regarding the agency’s enforcement of its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) rulemaking for companies’ chemical products previously labeled and stored in their existing inventory.
NACD Welcomes House Hearing on Rail Reform
NACD President Eric R. Byer made the following statement about the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials’ hearing titled “The 35th Anniversary of the Staggers Rail Act: Railroad Deregulation Past, Present, and Future.”

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