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NACD Applauds Markup of TSCA Reform Legislation
NACD President Eric R. Byer made the following statement on the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works’ (EPW) markup of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act that would reform the nearly 40-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
NACD Members to Congress: It’s Time to Modernize TSCA and Reform the STB
Nearly 90 members of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) will descend on Capitol Hill today, making the case for modernizing legislation that impacts chemical distributors and the more than 750,000 end users they serve.
NACD Applauds Surface Transportation Board Legislation Markup in Senate
NACD welcomed the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation markup of the Surface Transportation Board (STB) Reauthorization Act of 2015 (S. 808). S. 808 strives to make the STB function better for shippers by expanding the number of board members for the STB from three to five, increasing transparency, and making changes to the arbitration and investigation provisions of previous STB reform legislation. S. 808 was adopted and reported favorably out fo the committee without amendment.
NACD Files Comments on DOT Proposal to Prohibit Comingled Hazardous Materials Shipments
NACD filed comments with the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) urging the agency to withdraw its proposal that would prohibit the shipment of hazardous materials in the same transport vehicle that, if mixed, could result in a potentially dangerous chemical reaction.
NACD Welcomes Surface Transportation Board Reform Legislation
NACD praised U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-SD), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-FL) for introducing the Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015 that would reform and reauthorize the Surface Transportation Board (STB). The STB largely oversees the regulatory compliance of the railroad industry and adjudicates disputes between shippers and rail companies.
NACD Leadership Raises TSCA, STB Reform on Capitol Hill
NACD senior leadership traveled to Washington, DC to meet with Members of Congress and their staff about the top issues impacting their businesses and the chemical distribution industry as a whole. The discussions focused on the recently introduced Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (S.697) that would reform the nearly 40-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Additionally, the meetings addressed the importance of reforming the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to foster greater freight rail competition and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the STB.
NACD Applauds Toxic Substances Control Act Reform Legislation
NACD welcomed the bipartisan introduction in the U.S. Senate of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, a bill that proposes substantial reforms to the nearly 40-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Sponsored by Senators David Vitter (R-LA) and Tom Udall (D-NM), the legislation aims to make significant improvements to the way chemicals are evaluated for safety and establish a federal standard regarding the treatment of chemicals.
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.

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