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Increased TSCA Fees Jeopardize American Supply Chains
September 15, 2021
Increased TSCA Fees Jeopardize American Supply Chains

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.

By Jennifer Gibson, NACD
Join NACD for the Northeast Region Meeting
September 8, 2021
Join NACD for the Northeast Region Meeting

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.

By Tracey Pierce, NACD
Who is Over the Current State of Shipping?
September 2, 2021
Who is Over the Current State of Shipping?

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!

By Eric R. Byer, NACD
'Content is King' as NACD Members Pivot to Virtual Site Visits
August 26, 2021
'Content is King' as NACD Members Pivot to Virtual Site Visits

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.

By Nicholas Breslin, NACD
Regulatory Clarity Key to Advancing Environmental Stewardship
August 18, 2021
Regulatory Clarity Key to Advancing Environmental Stewardship

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.

By Analisa Toma, NACD
Media Training – Making Your Message Count
August 11, 2021
Media Training – Making Your Message Count

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?

By Caroline Brooks, NACD
Be Prepared for the Next Natural Disaster
August 5, 2021
Be Prepared for the Next Natural Disaster

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.

By Jennifer Gibson, NACD
ChemEdge: Taking Safety Seriously
July 28, 2021
ChemEdge: Taking Safety Seriously

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.

By Tracey Pierce, NACD
Repeat and 'Three-peat' Site Visits Boost Impact
July 26, 2021
Repeat and 'Three-peat' Site Visits Boost Impact

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.

By Nicholas Breslin, NACD
Environmental Justice and Enforcement: What to Expect from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Under the Biden Administration
July 22, 2021
Environmental Justice and Enforcement: What to Expect from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Under the Biden Administration - Copy

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.

By Analisa Toma, NACD