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NACD Congratulates New U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on U.S. Senate Confirmation
NACD issued the following statement on Scott Pruitt’s confirmation in the U.S. Senate as the new Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
 
Chemical Distributors Applaud Association Health Plan Legislation
NACD President Eric R. Byer released the following statement on the introduction of H.R. 1101, the Small Business Health Fairness Act, by Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX) and Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) in the U.S. House of Representatives that would allow businesses to band together to provide their employees with better, more affordable health insurance coverage through the creation of association health plans.
 
NACD Members Meet to Discuss 2017 Legislative, Regulatory Issues
This week, the National Association of Chemical Distributors (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 as they advocate for the chemical distribution industry in the 115th Congress and with the Trump administration regulatory agencies.
 
NACD Applauds Resolution on EPA RMP Rule
NACD President Eric R. Byer issued the following statement on the introduction of a Joint Resolution offered by Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) that would provide for congressional disapproval of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Risk Management Program (RMP) rule under the Congressional Review Act.
 
NACD Congratulates Secretary Chao on U.S. Senate Confirmation
NACD issued the following statement on Elaine Chao’s confirmation in the U.S. Senate as the new Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
 
NACD Welcomes House Passage of Regulatory Accountability Act
NACD issued the following statement on the passage of H.R. 5, the Regulatory Accountability Act, in the U.S. House of Representatives. In December, NACD joined nearly 380 organizations in a letter of support to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) urging passage of this legislation, which would require regulatory agencies to choose the lowest cost rulemaking alternative when drafting new regulations.
 
NACD Applauds Introduction of Regulatory Accountability Act
NACD President Eric R. Byer issued the following statement on the introduction of H.R. 5, the Regulatory Accountability Act, by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) in the U.S. House of Representatives. In December, NACD joined nearly 380 organizations in a letter of support to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) urging passage of this legislation.
 
NACD Comments on Final EPA RMP Rule
NACD President Eric R. Byer issued the following statement on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) recently finalied Risk Management Program (RMP) rule on requireing facilities handling highly hazardous substances to develop risk management plans.
 
NACD Praises Hours-of-Service Fix in Continuing Resolution
NACD President Eric. R. Byer issued the following statement today lauding Congress for bipartisan passage of the continuing resolution to keep the government funded, which included a provision that will fix the hours-of-service restart provision for the trucking industry.
 
NACD and IWLA Sign Memorandum of Understanding
NACD and the International Warehouse Logistics Association have signed a memorandum of understanding pledging to work towards three main goals: increase cooperation on issues impacting the supply chain; increase mutual awareness of membership issues; and examine ways to expand the services offered by each organization.
 
NACD Attends International Chemical Trade Association Meeting
Recently, members of the International Chemical Trade Association (ICTA) joined together during the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) Annual Meeting in Phoenix to discuss issues critical to the global chemical distribution industry. Although not a current member of ICTA, NACD attended the event as an official observer.
 
Mathew A. Brainerd of Brainerd Chemical Company Inc. Named NACD Distributor of the Year
NACD today named Mathew A. Brainerd, chairman and owner of Brainerd Chemical Company, Inc., the 2016 Distributor of the Year. Recipients of this award demonstrate outstanding commitment to the chemical distribution community and work steadfastly on behalf of NACD and the entire industry.
 
NACD Members Meet in Phoenix for 45th Annual Meeting
The event brings together chemical distribution industry leaders and their suppliers, customers and colleagues to discuss ways to improve business performance, management skills, safety, security and more. High-profile speakers and panelists are discussing issues facing the chemical distribution industry ranging from improving cybersecurity to tackling regulatory challenges before a near record-breaking audience of more than 650 attendees.
 
NACD and ANIQ Sign Memorandum of Understanding
NACD and the Asociación Nacional de la Industria Química (ANIQ), the national chemical industry associations of the United States and Mexico, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreeing to recognize the value of each organization’s environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) programs known as Responsible Distribution and Responsabilidad Integral. The MOU also encompassed best practices, information sharing and additional support.
 

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