SOURCE: National Association of Chemical Distributors

National Association of Chemical Distributors

March 12, 2015 14:01 ET

NACD Leadership Raises TCSA, STB Reform on Capitol Hill

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwired - March 12, 2015) - This week, the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) senior leadership traveled to Washington, DC to meet with Members of Congress and their staff about the top issues impacting their businesses and the chemical distribution industry as a whole. The discussions focused on the recently introduced Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (S.697) that would reform the nearly 40-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Additionally, the meetings addressed the importance of reforming the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to foster greater freight rail competition and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the STB.

The NACD delegation met with over a dozen Democratic and Republican Senate and House offices to express their concerns as industry leaders and to urge the lawmakers to support legislation reforming the outdated TSCA legislation and strengthening the STB.

"I am proud NACD has such an active and engaged membership," stated NACD President Eric R. Byer. "Time and again, our senior leadership has demonstrated its commitment to fighting for policies that help grow the economy while ensuring the safe and responsible distribution of chemicals. I thank them for their clear dedication to NACD, spending both resources and time away from their businesses to educate our nation's policymakers about chemical distributors' role in the chemical supply chain and the broader economy."

NACD and its nearly 450 member companies are vital to the chemical supply chain providing products to over 750,000 end users. They make a delivery every six seconds while maintaining a safety record that is more than twice as good as all manufacturing combined. NACD members are leaders in health, safety, security, and environmental performance through implementation of Responsible Distribution. For additional information on our members, their safety record or NACD, visit NACD at www.nacd.com.

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