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NACD Welcomes New Proposed Rule on RMP
NACD President Eric R. Byer issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's new proposed rule on its Risk Management Plan (RMP) program
 
NACD Lauds ACC President Cal Dooley for His Years of Leadership and Service
NACD President Eric R. Byer issued the following statement regarding the announcement of American Chemistry Council (ACC) President Cal Dooley’s retirement.
 
Chemical Distributors Advocate for Rail Reform and Counterterrorism Security Standards
Nearly 90 NACD members are heading to Capitol Hill to urge Congressional representatives and regulatory officials to support antiterrorism programs that keep our nation secure and to implement reforms that will help countless American businesses who rely on freight rail to remain competitive in today’s business world.
 
EPA Data Shows Chemical Distributors Had Lowest Average Emissions in 2016
According to an analysis by the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) of recently-released U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data for the year 2016, the chemical distribution industry had the lowest average emissions per facility of any reporting industry.
 
NACD Applauds Illinois Resolution Recognizing NACD Responsible Distribution®
NACD welcomed the approval of Illinois House Resolution 908 sponsored by Representatives Keith Wheeler (R-District 50), David Olsen (R-District 81), John Connor (D-District 85), and Natalie Manley (D-District 98). The bill recognizes the benefits of NACD Responsible Distribution®, the association’s mandatory third-party-verified environmental, health, safety and security program.
 
NACD Welcomes Reauthorization of GSP in Omnibus Funding Bill, Disapproves of Lack of MTB Language
NACD President Eric R. Byer praised the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate for voting to renew the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) while expressing disappointment that the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) was not included in their omnibus government funding legislation. The GSP program will provide importers with tariff relief on nearly 5,000 products from 120 developing countries. The MTB would have provided tariff relief on imported products unavailable domestically in the United States.
 
Immediate Past NACD Chairman Appointed to STB Council
NACD proudly announces the appointment of Mathew Brainerd, chairman and owner of Brainerd Chemical Company and immediate past chairman of NACD, to serve on the U.S. Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) Rail-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council (RSTAC). He was nominated by Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), and NACD for the position.
 
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 renewing the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program that expired at the end of December.
 
NACD Welcomes Association Health Plans Proposed Rule
NACD President Eric R. Byer applauded the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed rulemaking on the creation of association health plans that would allow businesses to band together to provide their employees with better, more affordable health insurance coverage.
 

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