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Live! From #ACCaugust Round 2 – 2016

During the August recess, ACC’s Political Mobilization activities will be in full swing! Once again, we’ll be fanning out across the country to further our industry’s advocacy goals in a grassroots initiative called #ACCaugust. Through plant tours, in-district meetings, and industry roundtable discussions, we will meet with Members of Congress to raise awareness of the vital importance […]

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Safety expert joins ACC to lead emergency response program

Earlier this month the American Chemistry Council was fortunate to have John D. Modine sign on as the new Chief Executive for its CHEMTREC® Division, which serves as a critical source of information for emergency responders regarding incidents involving hazardous materials. Modine comes to CHEMTREC® with over 20 years of experience with the American Petroleum […]

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FAST Action by Congress helps keep chemical transportation on track

During the final legislative business days of last year, Congress passed a major and much-needed piece of legislation called the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act or “FAST Act,” which addressed many critical transportation issues. In addition to providing long-term funding to the Department of Transportation, the legislation contained important provisions to help improve the safe […]

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CHEMTREC® has saved my bacon more than once

You might imagine after serving as CHEMTREC®’s Director of Outreach & Special Programs for the past six years and engaging in hundreds of hazardous materials conferences from Sacramento, CA to Plymouth, MA, I have heard just about anything and everything. However, after meeting thousands of responders from coast to coast, the one comment that still […]

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Tragic event is reminder of the importance of safety and continuous improvement

The American Chemistry Council and our members would like to express our deepest sympathies to the families impacted by the tragic event that occurred in West, Texas. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the employees of the West Fertilizer Co., the surrounding community and the emergency responders. And while this incident did not […]

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New international partnership strengthens chemical incident response capabilities

A new partnership between CHEMTREC® and the National Registration Center for Chemicals (NRCC) of China will promote improved chemical safety worldwide by enhancing hazardous materials incident response capabilities for products within China, as well as for global imports and exports into and out of China. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for mutual assistance, which took […]

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CHEMTREC hosts local Virginia firefighters, invites other Fairfax County emergency response personnel to visit

For CHEMTREC®, the world’s foremost emergency call center for incidents involving chemicals, hazardous materials and dangerous goods, building relationships with firefighters, law enforcement officials and other emergency responders is one of the organization’s most valued priorities, according to Heather Rose, communications manager at CHEMTREC. When CHEMTREC’s offices were located in Rosslyn, VA, Heather and her […]

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