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June 11, 2024
Webinar Recording: Distributor Responsibility and the Safety Data Sheet
Safety data sheets (SDSs) play a vital role in communicating hazard information throughout the supply chain. By accepting an SDS from a supplier, you assume liability for any compliance errors listed on the documentation. As distributors broaden their service offerings, it's more important than ever to understand the implications of importing and exporting potentially hazardous materials, repacking, compounding, and more. Don't let a supplier's error put your business in jeopardy. In this session with Sharon Brody of Datacor, you will learn best practices for ensuring accurate SDSs, and explore strategies for minimizing risk.
June 6, 2024
Webinar Recording: How U.S. Importers Can Enforce Trade Compliance Through AD/CVD Laws and EAPA
David Schwartz and Kerem Bilge of Thompson Hine explains how importers can use the U.S. trade laws and regulations to combat customs fraud, the circumvention of AD/CVD orders, and the evasion of duty payments. The webinar focuses on such tools as the Enforce and Protect Act, the False Claims Act, circumvention and scope inquiries, the trade remedy laws and regulations, and e-Allegations.
May 8, 2024
Webinar Recording: ACD 2024 Fly-In Prep Webinar
The ACD Government Affairs team will walk attendees through what to expect at the 2024 Washington Fly-In and the issues that ACD will be advocating for.
March 15, 2024
Webinar Recording: Water Treatment Chemicals, How to Meet Regulatory Requirements
In the majority of U.S. states and Canada provinces, product certification to NSF/ANSI/CAN Standard 60 (Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals-Health Effects) is a regulatory requirement for chemicals used in the treatment of public drinking water supplies. Blake Stark, of NSF International, will provide a Standard 60 overview which is tailored for chemical distributors and will include information on the certification process for chemical repackagers/transporters as well as the process for private label certification of treatment chemicals.
March 11, 2024
Webinar Recording: Preparing for 2024 TSCA Chemical Data Reporting
Every four years, chemical manufacturers and importers are required to provide EPA with information on the production and use of chemicals in U.S. commerce. The information gathering process is often not straightforward and missteps in reporting can invite enforcement and commercial liability. The 2024 CDR submission period will be from June 1, 2024 to September 30, 2024, during which manufacturers (including importers) must report if they meet certain volume thresholds at any single site for each calendar year from 2020 ? 2023. CDR data is published and supports EPA's information needs for prioritization, risk evaluation and risk management under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). In this webinar Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.'s Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, will present best practices to prepare for this reporting cycle. This webinar will offer decision making training on identification of relevant reporting requirements and exemptions for companies and chemical substances. The electronic data reporting system, EPA's Central Data Exchange (CDX) system and its registration requirements will be reviewed, including role management.
February 22, 2024
Webinar Recording: Global Implementation of GHS: Current Status and Recent Updates
This webinar offers an in-depth look at the implementation of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for chemical classification and labeling across key regions worldwide. It will focus on the United States, the European Union, Asia-Pacific, and Latin American regions. In this session, Lucy Wang of CIRS will cover the unique aspects of GHS adoption in these areas, highlighting the latest regulatory changes and updates. Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of how GHS is applied globally, the variations in implementation across different regions, and the implications for international chemical compliance and trade.
January 18, 2024
Webinar Recording: 2024 ACD Legislative and Regulatory Outlook
Please join the ACD policy team for our annual beginning-of-the year Legislative and Regulatory Outlook webinar. Entering this crucial election year, 2024 promises to bring more regulatory activity from the agencies and more oversight from Capitol Hill. Jennifer Gibson, Analisa Puzzanghero, and Nick Breslin of the ACD Regulatory Team will discuss the latest developments on the Superfund Tax, EPA, and OSHA regulations, the long-awaited OSHA Hazard Communication Standard updates, predictions for trade policy, and more. Doug Leigh and Brian Callahan of the Legislative Team will discuss what to expect from Congress on these and other issues, including updates on the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards, for which authority lapsed and funding is set to expire on January 19. Be prepared for what 2024 has in store on the policy front by participating in this timely webinar.
January 10, 2024
Webinar Recording: ACD Town Hall 2024
ACD welcomes you to our 2024 kick-off town hall meeting. Led by President and CEO, Eric Byer, this meeting includes topics such as: 2023 Highlights ACD U Updates: New Learning Management System 2024 Events Calendar Policy Agenda Briefing
January 5, 2024
Webinar Recording: A Hazardous Waste Refresher
This webinar will provide a simple overview of the hazardous waste regulations under RCRA-Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and how they may impact your facility. Participants will learn how to classify waste as hazardous or non-hazardous, profile the waste for safe disposal, and identify the appropriate land disposal methods for each. While the topic will be mentioned briefly, a more in-depth online training entitled, "Completing the Biennial Waste Generators' Report" will be presented on January 25, 2024.
October 10, 2023
Webinar Recording: Product Segregation in Warehouses
This webinar focuses on segregation of chemical substances and products in warehouses and storage areas. Peter F. Downing of Environment and Safety Solutions, Inc. looks at the various regulations and standards governing segregation practices, including the Clean Air Act General Duty Clause. Having identified the regulations governing segregation, how to determine what can be stored together and what must be separated is also be examined. Learning Objectives: - Participants will be able to identify and implement the various regulations and standards governing segregation practices. - Participants will be able to assess the chemical inventory to group compatible chemicals and segregate chemicals that are incompatible. - Participants will be able to implement segregation practices to their individual facilities NACD is partnering with Strategic Partner, Environment & Safety Solutions, Inc. to offer this session.
July 5, 2023
Webinar Recording: CHIPS Act Funding Opportunities for NACD Members
In 2022, Congress passed the CHIPS and Science Act, which provides roughly $280 billion in new funding to boost domestic manufacturing of semiconductors in the United States. Part of this funding is meant for suppliers of the raw materials necessary to produce advanced semiconductors, including chemical distributors. On this webinar, the government procurement experts at McAllister and Quinn present about the opportunities for securing funding available to NACD members, along with considerations and requirements to apply for the funding.
May 4, 2023
Webinar Recording: Washington Fly-In Prep Webinar
The NACD Government Affairs team led a prep session discussing what to expect at our May Fly-In and how to make the most out of your visit.
May 1, 2023
Webinar Recording: IRS Issues Proposed Superfund Chemical Excise Tax Regulations ? What Now, What is Next?
Now that there are proposed regulations for the superfund chemical excise tax, tax attorney Douglas Charnas of McGlinchey Stafford and chemist Dr. Richard Engler of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. provide an update on the tax, share their thoughts on the proposed rule, and highlight any outstanding questions. For well over a year, NACD has been seeking more clarity from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on implementation of the Superfund Chemical Excise Tax, which took effect July 1, 2022. NACD has met with the IRS twice, sent four detailed letters to the Agency, and initiated numerous contacts from Capitol Hill requesting additional guidance and penalty relief.
April 5, 2023
Webinar Recording: Chemicals 101
Chemical hazards and toxic substances pose a wide range of health hazards (such as irritation, sensitization, and carcinogenicity) and physical hazards (such as flammability, corrosion, and explosibility). National Association of Safety Professional's Eric Gislason provides a cursory overview of the primary hazards associated with chemical hazards, and also discusses where to find additional information about hazards and methods to control exposure in the workplace. While not all hazards associated with every chemical and toxic substance are addressed, the webinar discusses where to find additional information about hazards and methods to control exposure in the workplace.
January 23, 2023
Webinar Recording: 2023 NACD Legislative and Regulatory Outlook
Join the NACD policy team for our annual beginning-of-the year Legislative and Regulatory Outlook webinar. With the Biden Administration going into its third year and a brand-new Congress that has Republicans now in control of the House, 2023 promises to bring more regulatory activity from the agencies and more oversight from Capitol Hill. Jennifer Gibson, Analisa Puzzanghero, and Nick Breslin of the NACD Regulatory Team discuss the latest developments on the Superfund Tax, EPA regulations, the long-awaited OSHA Hazard Communication Standard updates, predictions for trade policy, regulations, and more. Doug Leigh and Brian Callahan of the Legislative Team discuss what to expect from Congress on these and other issues, including the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards, which are set to expire in July. This webinar will help you prepare for what 2023 has in store on the policy front.
November 7, 2022
Webinar Recording: Reinstatement of Superfund Tax on Petroleum Products ? Impact on Chemical Distributors
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 reinstated the Hazardous Substance Superfund Financing Tax Rate on Crude Oil and Petroleum Products, effective January 1, 2023. This is in addition to the reinstated Superfund chemical excise tax that took effect on July 1, 2022. Certain liquid taxable substances subject to the chemical excise tax may also be petroleum products. When a chemical product is both a taxable substance and a petroleum product, it is taxed as a petroleum product, with the taxes due when entered into the United States. This is likely to have an impact on NACD members and cause even more confusion.
January 25, 2022
Webinar Recording: Superfund Tax Reinstatement ? What Does This Mean for Chemical Manufacturers/Importers and Distributors?
The newly enacted Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act ("Infrastructure Act") has revived and doubled the long-expired "Superfund" excise taxes on selected chemicals. Under the Infrastructure Act, beginning July 1, 2022, manufacturers, producers and importers will be responsible for an excise tax on a universe of 42 chemicals, or on substances made from them, which will be directed to the Hazardous Substance Superfund Trust Fund. Experts from the law firm of Baker Botts reviewed the details of the taxes, discussed how they will be implemented, and answered questions.
December 3, 2021
Webinar Recording: EPA's Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act ? An Overview
Tis the season to start thinking about the "reporting season". As this year winds down and we enter the dawn of a new one, we should begin preparing for our EPCRA reporting requirements. In this webinar, Pete Downing from Environment & Safety Solutions will review some of the annual reporting requirements to which chemical distributors are typically subject.
November 2, 2021
Webinar Recording: Exporting Chemicals 101
Exporting chemical products from the United States increasingly is challenging. Such exports are subject to regulation under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the program is administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. TSCA Section 12(b) requires chemical exporters to notify EPA, in writing, if they are exporting, or intending to export, certain chemical substances or mixtures that are subject to certain TSCA rules or orders.
September 16, 2021
Webinar Recording: Fire Protection Basics
This webinar, presented by Peter Downing of Environment and Safety Solutions, Inc., will focus on the basic fire protection requirements to be considered by a facility. It will include information related to the various fire codes, applicable NFPA standards, and OSHA standards. By providing an overview of the basics of fire protection, this webinar will give participants a broad outlook on fire safety and set the stage for more in-depth discussions.
July 16, 2021
Webinar Recording: California Chemical Regulatory Policy Update
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) provided a 60-minutes webinar for National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) members on key current and emerging California state legislative and regulatory initiatives directly relevant to NACD member company operations. The webinar topics that included new legislative and regulatory initiatives, status updates on pertinent initiatives NACD is tracking, and proposed rules that could invite substantial operational change if issued in final.
June 3, 2021
Webinar Recording: Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) 101
This webinar detailed critical information participants should consider when using or personally handling IBCs.
May 18, 2021
Webinar Recording: Hazardous Area Static Control ? Levels of Safety and Options that can be Implemented for Safely Transferring Flammables
Richard Puig, Regional Manager (Gulf Coast & Latin America) of Newson Gale, discussed the causes of static electricity and hazards in flammable transfers. This webinar provided a review of different levels of solutions and equipment that can be implemented to protect against a hazardous area static discharge, from using simple mechanical clamps to systems with visual indication and interlocks for process control.
April 9, 2021
Webinar Recording: Steel Drums 101
This webinar detailed critical information participants should consider when using or personally handling steel drums.
July 30, 2020
Webinar Recording: NFPA 30 - Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code
NFPA Code 30 is incorporated by reference into the Occupational Safety & Health Administration's (OSHA) hazardous materials regulations and outlines how to safely store flammable and combustible liquids. Presenter Mike Marando, Senior Engineer, NFPA, shares how to navigate NFPA 30 for containers and tanks, how to establish Maximum Allowable Quantities (MAQs) and sprinkler requirements, and how to approach emergency tank venting calculations and tank siting requirements. The webinar also covers the most recent revisions to the 2021 edition of NFPA 30 and how to participate in the NFPA Standards Development process.
July 9, 2020
Webinar Recording: Introducing the Food Chemical Codex (FCC) Standards for Food Ingredients Webinar
Listen in on the recording of our webinar on "Introducing the Food Chemicals Codex" presented by Steven Gendel, Senior Director for Food Science at USP. Practical and clear ingredient standards play an essential role in protecting the integrity and safety of the food supply. Therefore, it is important to understand what makes a standard useful and how to use food standards. This webinar introduces the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC), the leading independent international source of standards for all types of food-grade substances. It provides insights on how FCC standards are developed and how they can be used to protect products, companies, and consumers.
June 30, 2020
Webinar Recording: United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (July 2020)
Listen in for a webinar hosted by NACD and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on the "The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)". CBP presenters included Adam Sulewski, Project Lead for the USMCA Center, Maya Kumar, Director of the Textiles and Trade Agreements Division, and Tamica Solomon, Acting Director for the USMCA Center. The webinar shares the latest information on the transition from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to USMCA and how your company will need to adjust operations to qualify your products.
June 26, 2020
Webinar Recording: How to Prepare for an EPA Inspection Webinar Recording
Under Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA) Section 11, an U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) TSCA inspection can occur at any time. While no one looks forward to receiving such a notice from EPA, knowing what to expect and how to prepare will make the entire process easier. This webinar provides an overview of how an EPA audit occurs, what records EPA may ask for, and what EPA is looking for in those records. It also provides some recommendations on what companies can do now ? before receiving the dreaded notice ? to ensure the inspection goes well.
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