For over a year, chemical distributors that import ingredients from foreign countries have been dealing with severe supply chain disruptions that threaten the viability of their businesses. Yet, while President Biden has taken actions to address these problems along our supply chain, his United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a rule that could undercut that progress.
In just a few weeks, the last of this year’s regional meetings will take place in Portland, Maine.
Regional meetings have become a staple of NACD’s calendar, allowing members to meet and network, learn about the association’s activities and achievements and discuss policy and all the latest issues affecting the industry. It also provides an excellent education opportunity, with a selection of handpicked speakers offering insight and guidance about how best to grow and develop your business.
When I fired up my computer earlier this week, the top tweet was how there were 44, yes 44, container ships sitting in the water off the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. This number is the highest since the pandemic began!
If the last 18 months have taught us anything, it is to expect and prepare for the unexpected. Just as chemical distributors continue to safely process, formulate, blend, re-package, transport, and market chemical products throughout the pandemic, NACD continues advancing important legislative affairs work on behalf of the industry. Met with the unexpected, our industry doesn’t stall out. We pivot.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering changes to its Risk Management Program (RMP) rules to expand requirements and address environmental justice and climate change. NACD strongly believes changes to this program are unnecessary. EPA’s current RMP regulations are comprehensive, robust, and have proven effective in preventing chemical accidents.
The nature of the world we live in means we're facing a constant barrage of news across many different mediums. So, if the worst were to happen and there's an unfortunate incident at one of your facilities, would you know how best to respond when the media come calling?
Over the past year, the U.S. has faced an unprecedented number of natural disasters. Last July, the west coast experienced one of the most destructive wildfire seasons ever recorded in the western United States, resulting in $32 billion in damages. August’s derecho brought strong winds and tornadoes across the midwestern United States, resulting in billions in damages.
Did you know that just a few key behavioral traits are represented in about 86% of accidents? Fortunately, Chris Loomis of Loomis Safety Education will be discussing each of these in the opening session of this year's ChemEdge Trade Show and Conference on August 11.
While many of us are gearing up for summer vacation, Members of Congress are preparing for an extended district work period during August recess. When senators and representatives are in their home states and districts for summer recess, it’s the perfect time for NACD members to invite them to take a facility tour or convene a town hall with employees. By doing so, they can see first-hand why we need their support.
Addressing climate change and environmental injustice have been key priorities for President Biden since he took office. In the first month of his presidency, he signed multiple executive orders establishing the National Climate Taskforce, the White House Environmental Justice Interagency and Advisory Councils, and the Justice40 Initiative. Moving forward, it is apparent that under the progression of the new administration, environmental justice, and climate-focused policies will become integrated into all government activities.