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Thank a Veteran Today!
In observance of Veterans Day, one of our most patriotic and somber holidays, NACD would like to thank service members across the country, especially those in our membership, for their commitment and sacrifice in protecting our great country. Without their dedication to preserving the freedoms we enjoy every day, the United States couldn't continue to be the greatest economy and demonstration of democracy in the world. If you haven't already done so, make sure to thank a veteran today!
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Save the Date for NACD Webinar on Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Mark your calendar for the next NACD Regulatory Webinar taking place on Thursday, Dec. 4, from noon to 1 p.m. EST, discussing chemical distributors' obligations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA and state inspectors regularly look for RCRA violations and often impose six-figure fines against facilities that do not follow this complex regulation's requirements. Join NACD on Dec. 4 to learn how to stay in compliance and avoid fines.
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NACD Adds New Talent to Legislative Affairs Team
NACD has appointed Mandy Gunasekara as senior director of legislative affairs. Mandy brings a wealth of experience on Capitol Hill, cultivating relationships with congressional stakeholders, as well as proven leadership skills to advance NACD's legislative activities in the future.
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NACD Asks President Obama to Help Resolve West Coast Port Dispute
Last week, NACD joined over 100 other organizations in sending a letter to President Barack Obama requesting action to help prevent a shutdown of West Coast port operations. NACD and others are concerned the tense situation between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association could further deteriorate into a full shutdown, and now is the time for the federal government to use all of its options to prevent this potential outcome.
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NACD Asks California to Drop Proposal to Require Warnings for 12 Specific Chemicals under Prop 65
Last week, NACD joined numerous organizations in sending a letter to the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) asking the agency to remove a proposed amendment to the Prop 65 regulations requiring businesses to call out 12 specific chemicals on warning labels. The letter stated that the additional warning would confuse consumers, create an unwieldy process for businesses, and open businesses to a new area of bounty hunter litigation.
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REGULATORY UPDATES


NSF to Adopt Sustainability Standard for Water Treatment Chemicals; Distributor Comments Invited
NSF International is in the process of adopting a new standard — Sustainability Assessment for Water Treatment Chemical Products. NSF invites NACD members who distribute, repackage, or re-label water treatment chemicals to provide comments on the standard.
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Get Ready for a Wave of Trucking Regulations
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Dave Osiecki, executive VP and chief of national advocacy for the American Trucking Associations (ATA) trade group, recently addressed what's coming down the "regulatory pipeline" for trucking - a discussion that included his take on the potential implications for the industry regarding mid-term Congressional elections.
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Liability Insurance Increase for Carriers Could See Delay, May Never Come
Overdrive
Owner-operator concerns over regulators' seemingly quick work to produce a rule to raise the minimum amount of liability insurance trucking companies must have could be much ado about nothing, says the American Trucking Associations' chief of advocacy, Dave Osiecki.
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EPA Refinery Plan Could Cost Industry Billions, Add Carbon Emissions
Bloomberg BNA
An Environmental Protection Agency proposed rule (RIN 2060-AQ75) targeting emissions of hazardous air pollutants from petroleum refineries could cost the industry more than $20 billion and increase greenhouse gas emissions, according to industry groups.
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Combustible Dust Covered by OSHA's HazCom Standard, Court Rules
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Combustible dust hazards must be addressed on labels and safety data sheets and in training as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) hazard communication standard, a federal appeals court has ruled.
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8 EU Countries Call on Commission to Strengthen Chemicals Legislation
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Sweden and seven other Nordic countries want to see a crackdown on chemicals from the incoming European Commission, with endocrine disrupters particularly singled out as an important area.
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Discarded Polyvinyl Chloride; TSCA Section 21 Petition: Agency Response
Federal Register
This document announces the availability of EPA's response to a petition it received under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The TSCA section 21 petition was received from the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) on July 29, 2014.
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LEGISLATIVE NEWS


Elections Bolster Industry Agenda
With Republicans consolidating their power on Capitol Hill in the midterm elections, chemical industry officials hope to see major progress next year on several priorities, including an overhaul of the principal law governing chemical production in the U.S.
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House to Vote on EPA 'Secret Science' Bills
The House is planning to vote later this month on a pair of bills aimed at increasing transparency in the scientific process behind President Barack Obama's environmental rules.
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As Lame-Duck Session Begins, Congress to Focus on Approps, Ebola, and Islamic State
Fiscal matters, foreign policy issues, and residual partisan haggling await lawmakers in the lame-duck session that starts this week, with the elephant in the room being that Republicans will shortly take over the Senate and full control of Congress.
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INDUSTRY TOPICS


Market Outlook: The Great Unwinding Will Hit Petrochemical Markets
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The removal of central bank stimulus and a major policy shift in China will have broad implications for chemical markets. Are companies prepared for a China recession?
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China's Chemical Industry: Competitive Advantages
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McKinsey, in a report on Chinese chemicals, has said the country offers four competitive advantages over other countries. These advantages give domestic companies a leading edge as they have easy access to all four. However, foreign companies are not completely excluded when it comes to some cost saving areas.
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