Q&A with David Wulf, Director of the Infrastructure Security Compliance Division (ISCD), the team within the Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate responsible for the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Program.
By Lawrence D. Sloan, SOCMA President & CEO
Last week’s passage of H.R. 4007 – The CFATS Authorization and Accountability Act of 2014 – by the U.S. House of Representatives is a huge step forward in gaining long-term authorization of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) and improving our nation’s chemical security.
SOCMA worked closely with Congressional staff in the creation and movement of this bill, and we are pleased to see the first piece of legislation calling for a multi-year extension of CFATS finally make it to the House floor for a vote this year. This is a big win for the specialty chemical industry and the br...
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Chances are your company is already involved in community outreach. Maybe you donate educational supplies or curriculum materials to local school districts. Or perhaps your employees volunteer in classrooms, perform science experiments with students, or work to improve local educational opportunities. Maybe your company has coordinated or funded continuing education workshops for local teachers.
If you’ve done any of these, you are eligible for the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) Educational Outreach Award! Any member company located in the U.S. and actively engaged with SOCMA is eligible to apply for this award, which is given in collaboration with the Chemical Educational Foundation® (CEF).
Applying is simple – just provide basic documentation that details the outreach activities your company has performed. For example, you could submit a letter from the head of the educational organization you have worked with, or from the school principal. You’l...
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