Compliance Assistance Products

SOCMA has forged excellent working relationships throughout the federal agencies that regulate the chemical industry. These relationships enable us to influence development of regulations prior to issuance and create relevant and timely compliance tools designed specifically for use in the specialty chemical sector.

Compliance Tools

Chemical Manufacturing Area Sources (CMAS) Rule Audit Protocol
Produced by Dixon Environmental on behalf of SOCMA and the American Chemistry Council, the protocol is designed to help SOCMA members comply with the recently finalized Chemical Manufacturing Area Sources (CMAS) rule.
This comprehensive, one-stop EHS&S compliance assistance web resource is where you'll find answers to questions about chemical regulations, saving your company time and money. Its extensive cadre of tools can easily be used to orient new employees or keep current veterans.

SOCMA Chemical Site Security Vulnerability Analysis Methodology & Model
Chemical site security has emerged as one of the most important issues facing the industry. To assist our members, we created a security vulnerability assessment (SVA) tool that enables chemical facilities to identify and prioritize security risks at their facilities. SOCMA’s SVA tool allows flexibility and efficiency, while providing an approach that is easy to use.

Duty Suspension Guidance - The New Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Process
Per the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016, which was signed into law by President Obama in May 2016, the International Trade Commission (ITC) will now be in charge of reviewing petitions and domestic availability. Beginning on October 15, 2016, companies will be able to submit petitions to the ITC for their consideration. After a period of public comments, the ITC will submit a recommendation to Congress, which Congress will consider under existing rules. SOCMA remains engaged in the MTB process and will provide updates on how to submit petitions to the ITC, monitor submitted applications, and work with Congress to get ITC’s recommendation passed. 

If you have questions about the new process, how to submit petitions, or whether or not you are eligible for duty relief, email Brittany Mountjoy.

This service can help you efficiently file premanufacture notices (PMNs) with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for new chemicals being introduced into the U.S. marketplace. PMNs are required under section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Other TSCA and regulatory compliance services are provided as well. Contact PMNPro at (202) 721-4158 for guidance.

TSCA Manual and Checklists
This popular publication, which is the only TSCA tool written by chemical company practitioners, is the perfect solution for assistance in complying with the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). It includes section-by-section summaries of the act along with checklists and information to help companies prepare written programs for compliance and audits. The publication also includes an appendix with other sources of TSCA information.


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