Categories for Policy


OSHA Regulations and COVID-19

The following guidance addresses OSHA health and safety regulatory requirements related to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

March 24, 2020



TSCA CBI Substantion

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized its procedural rule for the review of TSCA CBI claims. This guidance document outlines and addresses the substantiation requirements for manufacturers and processors who seek to maintain CBI claims for specific chemical identities listed on the confidential portion of the TSCA Inventory.

March 18, 2020

FAQ: TSCA Risk Evaluation Fees

The following frequently asked questions address fee requirements for manufacturers and importers identified in preliminary lists as fee-obligated entities for the next 20 high priority chemical substances undergoing Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) risk evaluations by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

February 26, 2020

SOCMA Comments to U.S. EPA: TSCA New Chemical Determinations

SOCMA appreciates the opportunity to submit comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s framework document entitled: “TSCA New Chemical Determinations: A Working Approach for Making Determinations under TSCA Section 5”.

February 18, 2020

SOCMA Applauds President’s Signing of United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) applauds President Trump’s signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The new agreement delivers a substantial win for chemical manufacturing and SOCMA members who have long advocated to update and modernize North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

January 29, 2020

SOCMA Testifies Before EPA on More Practical Risk Assessment of Ethylene Oxide

SOCMA last week advocated for a more practical and representative risk assessment of ethylene oxide (EO) and outlined potential regulatory impacts to batch manufacturers and the specialty chemical value chain during an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hearing on proposed amendments to air emissions.

January 21, 2020

Comments: Enforcement of U.S. WTO Rights in Large Civil Aircraft Dispute

Thank you for the opportunity to comment regarding the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) review of action being taken in the Section 301 investigation involving the enforcement of U.S. World Trade Organization (WTO) rights in the Large Civil Aircraft dispute.

January 13, 2020

Comments: CSB Accidental Release Reporting

SOCMA appreciates the opportunity to submit comments on the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board’s proposed accidental release reporting rule.

January 13, 2020