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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 Hires Lindsay Ryan as New Director of Legislative Affairs
NACD is proud to announce the hiring of Lindsay Ryan as the association’s new director of legislative affairs. Prior to joining NACD, Ryan was a legislative assistant for U.S. Congressman John Moolenaar (R-MI) working on issues related to national defense, energy, immigration, the judiciary, science and technology, telecommunications, and veteran’s affairs.
 
NACD Applauds Michigan State Resolutions Recognizing NACD Responsible Distribution®
NACD welcomed the approval of Michigan State Senate Resolution 64 sponsored by Senator Peter MacGregor (R-MI-28) and State House Resolution 107 sponsored by Representative Terry Sabo (D-Muskegon), which both recognize the benefits of NACD Responsible Distribution®, the association’s mandatory third-party-verified environmental, health, safety and security program. The resolutions also announce that today, May 24, is Responsible Chemical Distribution Day in the state of Michigan.
 
NACD Applauds Senate Markup of Regulatory Reform Legislation
NACD President Eric Byer issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs’ markup of several pieces of legislation aimed at streamlining the regulatory process and reducing burdens on small businesses, including the Regulatory Accountability Act (S. 951) and the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act (S. 584).
 
Chemical Distributors Advocate for Association Health Plans and Regulatory Reform on Capitol Hill
More than 90 NACD members descended on Capitol Hill to urge nearly 200 Congressional offices to support legislation that brings transparency to the agency rulemaking process to reduce the unnecessary burden of rapidly and unexpectedly changing regulations on American businesses, and to expand association health plans (AHPs) to help small businesses provide access to quality health care to their employees.
 
Inbound Logistics Podcast: Are You and Your Supply Chain Partners Shipping Chemicals Safely?
The logistics of shipping chemicals often comes with it’s own unique set of challenges. Ensuring the standards of safety and proper protocol falls to the National Association of Chemical Distributors who works with supply-chain partners across the globe to realize their mission to enhance and communicate the professionalism and stewardship of the chemical distribution industry.
 
NACD Welcomes House Passage of Association Health Plan Legislation
NACD President Eric R. Byer issued the following statement on the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of H.R. 1101, the Small Business Health Fairness Act, that would improve access and choice for small businesses to provide healthcare plans for their employees.
 
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.
 

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