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TSCA Section 5 Extensions Issued Post-Shutdown

EPA has published a Federal Register Notice stating that it is extending the review periods for all TSCA Section 5 PMNs, SNUNs, MCANs, and exemption notices that were submitted to the Agency under TSCA section 5 before December 29, 2018 and for which the review period of those notices had not yet expired as of that date. This extension impacts 581 new chemical notifications.

February 5, 2019


TSCA Delays Anticipated Due to Government Shutdown

With the U.S. government shutdown moving into its third week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has signaled it anticipates delays related to its responsibilities under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

January 9, 2019

SOCMA Applauds Signing of Miscellaneous Tariff Bill into Law

ARLINGTON, VA - The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) applauds Congress and the Administration for reinstating the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) Act of 2018 on Thursday, September 13. The House of Representatives agreed in a voice vote on September 4 to Senate amendments made to the act last month, sending the legislation to the President for signature.

September 14, 2018

USTR’s New List of China Tariffs Includes Chemicals

U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer recently announced plans to levy 25 percent tariffs on an additional $200 billion in Chinese imports, also known as List 3. The new tariff proposals would add to the $34 billion in tariffs currently in effect, as well as List 2 worth $16 billion (if implemented)...

July 25, 2018


SOCMA Members Weigh in on Issues Critical to Industry During Annual Fly-In

Members of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill on June 6 to communicate the positive impact their businesses have on their communities and share concerns about issues critical to the industry as part of the association’s annual Specialty Chemical Industry Fly-In.

June 29, 2018